Friday Night Open Thread

I want to be “Weird” Al Yankovic when I grow up. If I grow up.

[The YouTube]

Is there something you’d like to share with us? It is Friday Night Open Thread, and you’re turn to offer something for the group.

What’s on your mind?

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Would You People PLEASE Stop Trying to Mix Metal and Sentience?

Ford is working on a new “Robocop” car that can catch crooks all by itself.

Great idea. As I recall, “Christine” had a happy ending.

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I Can Drop Bombs on Your Head and Then Land on What’s Left of Your Front Lawn

[The Real Life Sci-Fi of Vertical Take-Off Planes] (Viewer #381,488)

The fact that these exist sorta boggles my mind. No moving part should ever have to withstand that much stress.

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Link of the Day: In 10 Years, Disney Will Reboot Star Wars, Except Luke Will Be a Strong, Independent Woman

[High Praise! to Your Daily Dose of Vitamin Fred]

Go to hell, boys.

[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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Icebreaker: What Are You Reading Right Now?

I found a list called “The 25 most popular icebreaker questions based on four years of data“. So I’m gonna post a few, and see what happens.

Your mission: answer the question in the comments with a good story.

If you don’t have a good story, you are encouraged to make one up.

What are you reading right now?

I’m still reading the Constitution. They haven’t written anything new in the series since 1992. It’s worse than waiting on George R.R. Martin.

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Punxsutawney Phil Offended by Comparison

[High Praise! to Freedom Is Just Another Word]

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Straight Line of the Day: Caption Nancy Pelosi’s Picture

San Fran Nan made a mighty peculiar face during the SOTU:

Go ahead and leave a caption in the comments.

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The Illustrated Frank J: And Why Can’t They Use a Litter Box Like Cats? Any Other Time, You Can’t STOP Them From Digging…


On the other hand, I used to have a 120-pound horse-dog named Jake who once ate an entire 1 pound bag of Hershey’s kisses – wrappers and all – with no ill effects. Other than having sparkly poo for a while.

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Mentor Needed

The city of Stockton California – which filed for bankruptcy in 2012 – has decided to experiment with Universal Basic Income by cutting its citizens no-strings-attached checks for $500 a month.

Wow. The only city in the world that would actually improve by asking Venezuela for financial advice.

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