Tuesday Night Open Thread

Sometimes, I’ll find an earlier version of a popular song than I was previously aware. For example, in 1950, there was a big hit called “Nevertheless.” You’ve heard it. It was made popular in 1950 with its appearance in MGM’s “Three Little Words” starring Fred Astaire and Red Skelton.

Of course, that’s a movie about a real-life pair of songwriters, Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby. Which means it would feature songs they wrote and were famous for. Which means the song would pre-date that movie. How far? By a couple of decades. It was a moderate hit for Jack Denny, with Bob May on vocal. No, not the Bob May that wrote “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” but a different person.

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It was also recorded in 1931 by Ruth Etting but was a B-side release.

Now, what about you? Got something on your mind? Something interesting to share? Something profound? Something stupid? It’s Tuesday Night Open Thread.

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I’m Surprised They Didn’t Steal the Ts Off the Keyboards on Their Way Out

During a recent interview, Michelle Obama said “All we have is hope“.

Yeah, plus $20 million in book sales and, ironically, your husband’s bookless presidential library. Also, that hobo suit you wore while shopping at Target.

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The Mutton Is Nice and Lean, and the Tomato Is Ripe. They’re So Perky. I Love That

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My takeaway – do not eat organic food. Ever.

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Link of the Day: A Perfect Metaphor, I Think, For How President Trump Handles The Predatory MSM

[High Praise! to Neatorama]

Predator and Prey on the Savannah

“researchers confirmed that lower speed wasn’t a terrible disadvantage for prey, and that the best escape strategy is to turn at the last possible moment, taking a path the predator couldn’t possibly follow. Ironically, the faster the predator is going, the better it is for the prey – even if it’s caught. An exhausted predator may not be able to hold onto its prey.”

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Icebreaker: Who’s Someone You Really Admire?

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.

Who’s someone you really admire?

As I was descending Mt. Everest, I passed Sir Edmund Hillary on his way up. Guy paid me $500,000 to keep my mouth shut about him not getting there first.

I deeply admire anyone who gives me a lot of money.

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Poverty? It’s the Only Thing Government Can Successfully Manufacture

[High Praise! to Freedom Is Just Another Word]

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Straight Line of the Day: It’s an Election Year. California’s Next Governor Will Probably Be…

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

It’s an election year. California’s next governor will probably be…

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The Illustrated Frank J: My TV Cabinet Will Only Hold a 42″ HD Flatscreen. I Had to Watch the Super Bowl Like a Caveman!

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Stop Talking Like a Warmonger!

Now circulating: a video showing college students being offended by a SOTU speech, until they find out that it was one of Obama’s.

Wait’ll they find out “I just want to do God’s will” is an MLK quote, not George W. Bush.

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