Thursday Night Open Thread

Remember Meat Loaf? Not the entrée but the singer Michael (nee Marvin) Lee Aday? When he had his first hits back in the ’70s, I liked them. Still do. Jim Steinman wrote the songs, as well as songs for other artists. You can usually tell a Jim Steinman song:

  • “Read ‘Em and Weep” (Barry Manilow)
  • “Making Love Out of Nothing at All” (Air Supply)
  • “Total Eclipse of the Heart” (Bonnie Tyler)
  • “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” (Celine Dion)

Yeah, that guy. Now you know why those songs sounded like Meat Loaf songs but weren’t.

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Anyway, what’s on your mind? Got something to share? It’s Thursday Night Open Thread, and your turn to run things.

Who wants to start?

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Screwier Every Year

An elementary school in Staten Island cancelled a scheduled father-daughter dance out of concerns it would violate state Department of Education “gender-based” guidelines.

What’s the problem? Caitlyn want an invitation?

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Makes “Grizzly Adams” Look Like “The Great Outdoors”

[Log Cabin TIMELAPSE Built By ONE MAN In The Forest (Real Life Minecraft)] (Viewer #946,987)

Pioneer? Me? Nope, I’d have been eaten by a bear inside a week.

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Link of the Day: UFO Government Conspiracy Theory Explained

[High Praise! to Sheldon Comics]


[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: Got any favorite quotes?

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.

Got any favorite quotes?

Not wanting to incur a copyright suit by copy/pasting the entire Princess Bride script, I’ll go with “You’re gonna need a bigger boat“.

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The Nancy Pelosi Filibuster Song

[Submitted by Oppo, w/help from walruskkkch and DBDukes (High Praise!)]

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(To the tune of “Still Crazy After All These Years“)

I saw an old loser
On TV last night
She seemed so mad, unseemly, I just smiled
And she talked about some odd things
Like she had too many beers;
Still Crazy After All These Years

I’m not the kind of man
who likes life socialized.
better off with the old familiar ways.
And I’m not tempted by the free stuff
You keep whispering in my ears;
Call me crazy after eight long years.

Four in the morning
Crapped out, droning
Wrong, but she lies away
I never watch her — Why should I?
Nothing of value to say

So I sit by my Windows
And I watch the carnage
Fearing she’ll do more damage one fine day
Yet she will not be convicted
By a jury of her peers:
Still Crazy After All These Years

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Straight Line of the Day: Forget Bitcoin. There’s a New Currency Whose Value Is Based on the Price of…

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

Forget Bitcoin. There’s a new currency whose value is based on the price of…

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The Illustrated Frank J: Where It’s Due


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Obamacare’s Future

The UK is upset because President Trump tweeted that their healthcare system “is going broke and not working“.

Not true! In fact, I heard it had another survivor just last week.

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