Monday Night Open Thread

It’s your turn. And the pressure is on. Everyone is expecting something funny, and there you sit, realizing the pressure is on.

It’s okay. You can do this. I’ve been coming to this Website for years, and you never fail to disappoint.

Well, a couple of you. You know who I mean. But not you. No, you always come through. And now’s the time.

What’s on your mind? What would you like to talk about? Got a link to share? A joke to tell?

It’s Monday Night Open Thread. Who wants to start?

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You Can’t Lean a Ladder on This Because It’ll Melt

Authorities report that a large quantity of radioactive material has been reported stolen in Mexico.

Don’t worry, Mexi-fellas… we’re just going to build a REALLY secure wall out of that.

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This Is Some Good Slo Mo

[.38 Special vs Prince Ruperts Drop at 170,000 FPS – Smarter Every Day 169] (Viewer #1,212,201)

I’d always heard Prince Rupert Drops were tough, but I was NOT expecting the results captured in this video.

Oh, and the video’s over at 4:43. Feel free to jump out.

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Link of the Day: Was It Manuel Garcia O’Kelly-Davis?

[Mental Floss]

Who Took the Photo of the First Man on the Moon?

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[Think you have a link that’s IMAO-worthy? Send it to harvolson@gmail.com. If I use your link, you will receive High Praise! (assuming you remember to put your name in the email)]

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Trump Destroys Real Estate Buyers’ Market

The current American real estate situation, as it exists in the heads of people who don’t understand how real estate markets work.

NEW YORK (AP) – With demand for new homes skyrocketing, the housing market that for so long favored the home buyer is rapidly falling apart, and most analysts say the blame lies squarely with America’s new President, Donald Trump.

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, who once bought a house, explained why Trump’s presidency is already a disaster for innocent victims of the real estate game:

“Under Obama, life was great for everyone. People were moving into apartments, their parents’ basements, or just going homeless,” said Matthews, shaking his fist at a picture of Donald Trump taped to a dartboard. “Sure, they couldn’t afford their mortgage, which was probably underwater anyway, but you could buy a house for a song, assuming you had a job and enough left over after your Obamacare premium payment. But now, businesses are booming, people are working, people want stuff, people can AFFORD stuff… naturally this so-called prosperity will only punish women and minorities. Which will probably make that Nazi, Steve Bannon, happy.”

Concurring with Matthews’s insights, his fellow MSNBC-ite and rising progressive star Rachel Maddow added “Trump is an epic disaster. The worst thing to ever happen to this country. Fully half the housing market is now at a disadvantage to the other half. And it’s exactly the opposite of the half that was disadvantaged during Obama’s administration, which should tell you how ill-considered – if not downright racist – Trump’s economic policies are. And now, whether you’re an illegal immigrant or just a former Gitmo detainee looking for a little place with a nice kitchen for cooking bomb-belt explosives, you won’t be able to afford anything on the market anymore. How unfair is that?”

Lou Dobbs, from Fox Business, opposed Maddow’s analysis and defended Trump.

“Technically, it’s always going to be either a buyer’s market or a seller’s market,” explained Dobbs, “with the latter being indicative of economic growth and prosperity. In this case, a prosperity that spread beyond just the real estate sector. Even idiot-lefty capitalism-bashers got sprinkled with good fortune. Heck, I heard Maddow herself actually added a third viewer this year, so what’s she so grouchy about?”

Although Ms. Maddow was unavailable by telephone for official comment, the last 20 items on her Twitter feed consisted solely of emojis making obscene gestures “@LouDobbs”.

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Well, With the Number of Jobs It’ll Create, We Won’t Need the Department of Labor Anymore

President Trump is calling for taxes on businesses to be cut by more than 50%.

That’s a good idea. We should apply that to the number of government bureaucrats, too.

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Gotta Draw the Line Somewhere

[High Praise! to Freedom Is Just Another Word]

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Straight Line of the Day: And During Trump’s Second Hundred Days, You Can Expect…

Works like this: I feed you Moon Nukers a straight line, and you hit me with a punch line in the comments.

And during Trump’s second Hundred Days, you can expect…

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The Illustrated Frank J: All This Marching… Why Is There Still an Obesity Problem?

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Thank Goodness They Didn’t Attack Us With a Protest March!

North Korea released a new video showing their military destroying a US aircraft carrier, the US Capitol, and the White House.

Guys, guys, guys… I know what you’ve been told, but videos don’t actually kill people.

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Cartoon of the Day – Berkeley


[Michael P. Ramirez]

I remember the “free speech movement” from the 1960s. I was young, and didn’t fully grasp it all, but I wasn’t too sure about it. Of course, Berkeley and free speech became associated with each other in mainstream. One of the top grossing films of 1986 had it as a throwaway line.

[The YouTube]

History didn’t change. Leftists were never about free speech, just wanting their way, and woe be unto you if you disagreed in any way.

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