Thursday Night Open Thread

Yeah, it’s May the fourth. They did that sill “May the Fourth Be With You” silliness at work. Really. Yeah, I watched the Star Wars movies when they came out. Loved the originals. Saw the first two movies (Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back) several times each. Star Wars was the first movie I ever paid to see more than once in a theater. But this “May The Fourth” stuff? Not my cup of tea.

That’s just me, though. What about you? I’m not asking about Star Wars or silly “May The Fourth Be With You” nonsense — unless that’s what you want to talk about. I’m just asking what’s on your mind.

It’s Thursday Night Open Thread. The topic, the topics, are up to you.

Who wants to start?

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Science? Isn’t That the Thing That People With Cool Signs March for?

A shocking report claims that less than 1% of scientific papers actually adhere to the 8-point scientific method.

Apparently point 9 is “science is whatever gets you a check that clears the bank”.

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How to Draw Dotted Lines on a Chalkboard

[Learn to Draw Dotted Lines on a Chalkboard || Learn Quick] (Viewer #568,398)

He finally explains the technique at about 2:37, so skip ahead if you get bored, although there is some entertainment value in watching him both puzzle it out and revel in his discovery.

I was successfully doing dotty lines with about 15 seconds’ practice, so if you use chalkboards at all, it’s worth the effort.

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Link of the Day: Satire – Coast Guard Under Fire For Saving Too Many Straight White Males

[High Praise! to DuffelBlog]

(NOTE: Contains adult language)
Coast Guard under fire for saving too many straight white males

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

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It Never Works Out As Well As People Imagine It Will

Without telling users, Twitter is now blocking certain terms from showing up on the platform’s built-in search engine.

Good luck with that, Mr. Dorsey #GilmoresLaw

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This Is a Travesty! Not a Jackboot in Sight!

[High Praise! to Freedom Is Just Another Word]

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Straight Line of the Day: Buried Deep in the New Budget Bill…

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

Buried deep in the new budget bill

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The Illustrated Frank J: Also, a Mugger Only Has One Gun


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Oddly, Not Setting One Up at a Leafs Game

A Canadian university hosted a “masculinity confession booth” along with a number of other workshops in an effort to combat “hypermasculinity”.

Well, they certainly don’t have to worry about THAT in Bieberlandia. Had they held the event in America, Chuck Norris would’ve showed up and roundhouse-kicked that booth into the sun.

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Cartoon of the Day – Protected

[Dana Summers – GoComics]

I really don’t have a problem with what Colbert said. It lets people know, without any doubt, what kind of person he is. As for me, I stopped watching him when he was still a sideline reporter on The Daily Show.

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