Tuesday Night Open Thread

It’s not been a good day. It started with learning of the death of Bob Owens. I won’t dwell on it here, but I did say my piece over at my little blog.

I hope you have had a better day. If so, let’s hear about it. Or whatever you want to talk about. It’s your turn, because it’s Tuesday Night Open Thread.

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Choose and Perish!

After interviewing him, a weirdly paranoid-sounding Rachel Maddow said that Donald Trump “wants to kill us”.

Interesting. In the new all-lesbian Ghostbusters, Donald Trump will play the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man.

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Slinky Physics

[How Does A Slinky Fall?] (Viewer #421,478)

I completely guessed wrong on this one, but the explanation makes perfect sense, so I’m happy. See also the follow-up video with the 15-foot slinky.

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Link of the Day: I Wish I Could Parody Like the Left Self-Parody – Glue Gun Racial Profiling!

[Submitted by Seanmahair via The Washington Times (High Praise!)]

Hot glue gun causes lockdown at Colgate University

[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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A *Real* Country Would Target a Celestial Body

NORTH Korea has threatened to nuke the White House and reduce it to ashes

Let me guess, their next video will have a clip from Independence Day

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Protesting: Clarified

[High Praise! to Freedom Is Just Another Word]

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Zuckerberg Admits Story of Facebook Going After Fake News Is Fake News

This is my concerned face. Yeah… it’s fake, too.

MENLO PARK (AP) – A recent much-publicized effort by Facebook to stop the spread of “fake news” on its social media pages turned out to be nothing more than fake news propagated by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as a cheap PR stunt.

“After I found out ‘#fakenews’ was trending on Twitter – not that I read Twitter… nobody should read Twitter… Don’t read Twitter! – I decided I could sorta ‘ride the wave’ and get some free publicity,” explained Zuckerberg. “It’s a meaningless phrase anyway, and my ‘trying to stop it’ is mostly just cover for banning people I don’t like. Like racists, Tea Party dweebs, Trumpers, and Albanians – that last one’s a long story, but suffice it to say that this close to getting Jim Belushi deported.

Zuckerberg explain, that although it started as a joke, it quickly got out of hand.

“Facebook just kept publishing more and more ridiculous items,” continued Zuckerberg, “and nobody said anything. Eventually, I just thought ‘why not just keep posting increasingly ridiculous things until people finally get that we’re pulling their legs, then we all have a good chuckle & go back to the serious?’ Next thing I know Trump’s President, and 90% of my revenue depends on lies about him or from him and I can’t let the truth come out anymore. Then I realized that people love to believe fake news, so I made up a story about cracking down on it. Sure enough. They bought that, too.”

I don’t know why anybody is surprised by this,” said Zuckerberg. “I mean, it’s all over the internet that Facebook is an unreliable gossip-factory that’s lousy with made-up stories, then people are shocked – SHOCKED! – that the unsourced stories that all point in the direction of making Facebook’s credibility problem go away are – get this – also made-up stories. Good heavens! These gullibidiots are probably shocked when cows go ‘moo'”.

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Straight Line of the Day: Now on the Rise in California…

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

Now on the rise in California…

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The Illustrated Frank J: I’m Not stuttering, I’m Being Accurate


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Open Season

Paris’ main Mosque said that the election of centrist Emmanuel Macron as France’s next president over far-right leader Marine Le Pen “gives hope to Muslims”.

And terror to everyone Macron is too chicken to protect from being targeted by them.

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Cartoon of the Day – Temptation

[Michael P. Ramirez]

Seriously, what could possible go wrong?

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