Monday Night Open Thread

Got a new phone last month. Yeah, I got the iPhone X. And it’s pronounced “ten” because that’s a Roman numeral.

I may be wrong, but someone getting an iPhone X would seem to bring up two questions:

1) Why would you spend $1000 on a phone?

2) How does that work not having a button on the front?

To which I say:

1) I didn’t. Read my post from a few weeks ago to see how I managed to effectively pay less (and why you probably can’t).

2) It didn’t take long to get used to and it works just fine, as I posted recently.

If you don’t want to read my posts over at my little blog, that’s fine. Bottom line is, I like the iPhone X.

But what about you? Got something you want to share? It’s Monday Night Open Thread after all.

Who wants to start?

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Yes, Please Protect Me From Fraud, Mr. Government Man

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau paid a fortune to advertise on a website, but it turned out most of the site’s “visitors” were actually just “cheap junk traffic with a share of bots.”

Our vigilant hero the CFPB. Turns out that Clark Kent without his glasses wasn’t Superman, he was Mr. Magoo.

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I Think Styx Did It on Purpose, But Other Than That, It’s About As Deliberate As the Face on Mars

[Stairway to Heaven backwards] (Viewer #311,092)

Was Robert Plant a Monty Python fan? Because that last bit might be “two sheds”, as in Arthur “Two Sheds” Jackson.

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Link of the Day: You Wouldn’t Believe How Many Times I’ve Gotten the “I Will Lead the Fight” One

[High Praise! to XKCD]

Campaign Fundraising Emails

Bonus Link:

I got a flattering email from Alex at, who said nice things about our pro-gun, pro-2A, pro-freedom attitude here at IMAO. In return, I’ll direct you to his site, because he’s got a nice selection of pro-freedom writings and informational articles over there (I found the one about aluminum casings informative, because I had no idea why they existed).

While you’re over there, browse the catalog and let me know how his prices compare to other places you’ve bought ammo.

I can’t vouch for his service, products, or shipping, because I’ve never ordered from (I don’t live next to a range anymore, so I rarely get my gun dirty these days). If you HAVE ordered from before, please leave your opinion of the experience in the comments.

[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: If You Could Pick Up a New Skill in an Instant What Would It Be?

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.

If you could pick up a new skill in an instant what would it be?

I would learn piano for the specific purpose of playing “Believe Me, if All Those Endearing Young Charms” badly and tricking my enemies into blowing themselves up.

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Always #1 on My List of President Trump’s Accomplishments

[High Praise! to Freedom Is Just Another Word]

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Straight Line of the Day: Easy Fix for the North Korea Problem – Three Words:…

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

Easy fix for the North Korea problem – three words…

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The Illustrated Frank J: I’m Guessing He’s the “New Coke” of the Kennedy Clan

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I’ve Felt This Way About Every Tax Cut Ever Passed

Democrats’ new plan for victory in 2018: “repeal and replace” the Trump tax cuts.

I absolutely support this. They do mean with bigger cuts, right?

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