Wednesday Night Open Thread

I’m having a little situation with Google and my little blog.

Essentially, Google has warned me that my blog isn’t running https (secure connection), but it’s hosted by Google and they don’t allow https for blogs like mine.

I wrote a little more about it over at my blog.

Oh, IMAO isn’t running https either, and could begin generating security warnings as a result for those using Chrome. Unlike my situation, Frank J can enable https here, but it’ll be expensive. So go buy Frank J stuff, okay?

Right now, it’s Wednesday Night Open Thread. Your turn to pick the topic or topics to discuss.

What’s on your mind? And who wants to start?

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Satire News Sites Sue ESPN Over Intellectual Property Infringement

From BasilsBlog.com:

ESPN reporter Robert Lee

ATLANTA (AP) — Several satirical news Websites have file suit in federal court in Atlanta against ESPN alleging the sports network has infringed on their intellectual property. The suit comes days after ESPN announced that the network was removing reporter Robert Lee from the University of Virginia home game on September 2.

Kurt Mueller, COO of The Onion, said that the network’s actions are “a clear infringement of The Onion’s intellectual property. This should be an open and shut case. After all, when news of Mr. Lee’s reassignment was announced, social media exploded with questions asking if it was a post on The Onion.” The topic was trending on Facebook and Twitter.

The Onion was joined in the lawsuit by news satire Websites Weekly World News, Babylon Bee, DuffleBlog, and others. Paul Szoldra of DuffleBlog explained, “While we focus on satirical news from the military standpoint, an infringement against mainstream humor is an infringement against us all.”

Weekly World News spokesman Bat Boy said “The lawsuit speaks for itself.” Babylon Bee’s Adam Ford added, “Yeah, what he said.”

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Cartoon of the Day – Medicine


[Chip Bok – GoComics]

This worries me for all kinds of reason.

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Tuesday Night Open Thread

I like old music. Maybe because I’m old. Maybe because new music is awful.

Anyway, I like old music. Especially when it’s new. You know what I mean. Old music that I haven’t heard before.

I’ve heard this one before, but maybe you haven’t. Let’s solve that right now.

[The YouTube]

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Cartoon of the Day – Antifa


[Steve Kelley – GoComics]

Yep.

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Monday Night Open Thread

So, did you watch the eclipse today? I saw one back in 1970, standing in my front yard. It was awesome.

Today’s was too far — check that, too much trouble — to travel the relatively short distance to get in the path of totality. So, I missed my second chance for a once-in-a-lifetime event. I have to make do with my first once-in-a-lifetime event from 47 years ago.

In case you wanted to watch an eclipse, best I can offer is this Eclipse, preceded by some Brain Damage.

[The YouTube]

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Cartoon of the Day – Eclipse


[Michael P Ramirez]

Some pictures are worth more than 1000 words.

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Sunday Night Open Thread

Well, it’s been a busy week, and I wrote a bunch of Open Thread posts ahead of time.

Including this one.

Someone found out I’ll do this and asked why they couldn’t go ahead and post ahead of time, too.

Go ahead. Won’t bother me a bit.

For the rest of you, thanks for waiting. It’s Sunday Night Open Thread. Share whatever’s on your mind.

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Saturday Night Open Thread

I’m undecided on the new Doctor Who lead actor, Jodie Whittaker.

Why?

Nothing to do with her talent. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen her in anything. No, it’s with her casting.

I don’t mind a female Doctor. But, I despise stunt casting, which is what this feels like.

But, what’s wrong with casting women in a role just to cast women in a role? What could go wrong?

Here’s one answer:

[The YouTube]

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Friday Night Open Thread

Ain’t nobody got no sense no more.

I love animals.

Some are cute to look at. Some taste good.

So, I love animals.

But some people go too far.

[The YouTube]

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Cartoon of the Day – Soon


[Mike Lester – GoComics]

I’m actually surprised it hasn’t already happened.

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Thursday Night Open Thread

I enjoy the YouTube channel “Today I Found Out.” You probably figured that out by now.

Sometimes, they tell about things I didn’t know. Sometimes they tell about things I already knew. But, they’re usually interesting.

This has nothing in particular to do with the video I’m about to post. Just thought I’d mention it.

[The YouTube]

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Cartoon of the Day – Fire


[Glenn McCoy – GoComics]

You could also have every idiot that voted for Obama hiding there with them. The blame lies with them, too.

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Wednesday Night Open Thread

Wednesday.

What comes to your mind when someone says “Wednesday?”

This.

[The YouTube]

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Cartoon of the Day – Bad


[Glenn McCoy – GoComics]

Heh.

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