Finally Friday … Open Thread

It’s finally Friday, the day we’ve been waiting for all week. And, it’s Friday night! So, if you’re not out partying, that’s okay, because it’s our own Friday Night Party. Or Open Thread. Same thing.

What’s on your mind? Got a joke to tell? Got a dirty secret to tell? It’s all good.

Who wants to start?

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It was 47 years ago tonight that Apollo 13, having lifted off from their launch pad at Cape Kennedy three days earlier, suffered an explosion en route to the moon. It nearly cost the astronauts their lives.

There have been a lot of things written, and even a decent movie made about the mission. But nothing really compared to actually watching unfold live. Unless you were part of NASA trying to get the astronauts back. Or were one of the astronauts.

I was not quite a teenager, and I remember being glued to the TV as much as I could. I watched the liftoff that Saturday, but wasn’t able to see much during the week, what with school and the TV networks not that interested in “routine” moon missions.

The routine turned into anything but when the explosion happened.

[The YouTube]

Yes, it’s a long video. That’s why I waited until suppertime to post this. Enjoy.

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MST3K Question of the Day: Favorite Song

As Mystery Science Theater 3000 returns, let’s take some time and think about the older series. There were 199 episodes, counting the KTMA season and the movie, but not the pilot/promo. But, for our purposes, we’ll not count the pilot/promo nor the KTMA season, okay?

So, here’s today’s question: Which song performed by the MST3K crew is your favorite?

For me, there are too many to list. I’ve always enjoyed “Tubular Boobular Joy,” “Hired! The Musical,” and “Where, O Werewolf.” But, it’s probably gotta be “Loving Lovers Love.” But what’s your favorite?

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That’s more like it…


[Tip: The Facebook – Molon Labe Industries]

Any other suggestions are welcome, but this one will be hard to beat.

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Cartoon of the Day – Trump!!1!


[Gary Varvel – GoComics]

Liberals that believe both are true. I’m not smart enough to understand that way of thinking. Or stupid enough.

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Thursday Night Fights. Or Open Thread. Whatever.

It’s been a long day. I know you’re looking for some funneh, but we’re going to need your help with that. What’s on your mind? What links do you have that you’d like to share? Know any good jokes?

The floor is yours, because it’s Thursday Night Open Thread.

Who wants to start?

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Finding a job

Just a reminder for those precious little snowflakes…


[Tip: The Facebook – The Federalist Papers]

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MST3K Question of the Day: Favorite Short

As we head into the last days before Mystery Science Theater 3000 returns, let’s take some time and think about the older series. There were 199 episodes, counting the KTMA season and the movie, but not the pilot/promo. But, for our purposes, we’ll not count the pilot/promo nor the KTMA season, okay?

So, here’s today’s question: Which short that MST3K riffed is your favorite?

For me, it could be Hired (either or both parts), A Case of Spring Fever, or The Home Economics Story. I’m leaning toward the latter for these 13 seconds alone:

[The YouTube]

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Nitpicking Deadpool

Cinema Sins is one of my guilty pleasures. I can be a little nit-picky at times. Like during daylight hours. Or dark. But only then. So, Cinema Sins if one of my favorite places to visit on the YouTube.

And, their take on Deadpool was one I found funny. Not as funny as I found the Deadpool movie to be, but still pretty funny.

[The YouTube – CinemaSins]

Did they miss any? Call something a sin that wasn’t? Whaddaya think?

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Cartoon of the Day – Strike


[Glenn McCoy – GoComics]

The world is on notice that Obama’s policies left the same time Obama left.

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Wednesday Night Open Thread

Okay guys, gals, and whatevers. It’s your turn. You pick the topic. Or topics. What’s on your mind? What do you want to discuss? Got a link you want to share? This is the time and place.

It’s Wednesday Night Open Thread. The floor is yours.

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The Official State Gun

Texas may soon have an official state gun.

I’m shocked they didn’t already have one. Of all the states to have one, you’d think it would be Texas. But they don’t have one. Six states do, though.

And that’s it, so far. Texas may finally get around to having a state gun. They actually have another proposal for the 1847 Colt Walker pistol to be the State Gun.

So, all you residences of Utah, Arizona, Indiana, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Alaska, and Texas that don’t already own one of your State Guns in your collection, hop to it. State Pride and all.

The rest of you? Just get what suits you.

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IMAO for Nerds

Word is that some of you people are nerds.

I know, I know. You’re shocked — shocked! — to find gambling going on at Rick’s. You and me both.

Anyway, here’s a story, and question, that IMAO Regular “Jimmy” related to us once:

One of my sisters is morbidly overweight. When she was visiting me one day, she asked that I get her a glass of water. I asked her if she wanted cold, filtered water from the fridge, or, room temperature filtered water. She said, “Cold. It helps me burn calories and lose weight.”

I chided her about that and asked if she’d ever done the math to know how many Calories an 8 oz. glass of 38°F water would force her body to burn. “No.” (This sister was valedictorian of her high school class and had a year of Chemistry so she should be able to do the math – at least how to approach getting an answer.)

So, I told her I had done the math long ago and gave her the answer and explained it.

IMAO nerds: How many calories will you burn by consuming an 8 oz glass of 38°F water? Provide your best answer in the comments.

“Jimmy”

Like Jimmy said, answer in the comments. Show your work, or everyone will know you simply Googled it.

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MST3K Question of the Day: Favorite Unriffed Movie

As we head into the last days before Mystery Science Theater 3000 returns, let’s take some time and think about the older series. There were 199 episodes, counting the KTMA season and the movie, but not the pilot/promo. But, for our purposes, we’ll not count the pilot/promo nor the KTMA season, okay?

Yeah, we know they only showed bad movies, but some of the movies maybe you actually enjoyed the movie on its own. So, here’s today’s question: Which movie that MST3K riffed was your favorite? Not the riffed version, but the original, uncut, unriffed movie.

I have to limit my answer to unriffed movies I’ve seen in full. As of this writing, that’s 74 of them. And, it would be one these: Marooned (shown as Space Travelers), Bride of the Monster, or The Amazing Colossal Man, all for different reasons. Marooned was actually a good movie with some slow spots. The Amazing Colossal Man was one I enjoyed as a child. Bride of the Monster is a guilty pleasure.

But what about you? What’s your favorite unriffed movie?

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Wednesday Staff Meeting


IMAO Headquarters, 9:00 AM


Phil?


Yes, Mr. Fleming.


Where is everyone?


Uh, they’re, um, they’re all at work. At their desks.


Don’t give me that. I’m Skyping in at 8:00 and you’re the only one at work.


Usually, Harvey’s here and does the meetings in the break room. It’s normal for me to be here alone, so I haven’t given it another thought.


Hey, I just stopped in to get a doughnut. What’s up?


Basil! I’ve been reading what you posted. Why are we suddenly the public relations team for Mystery Science Theater 3000?


I can do some Doctor Who posts. It returns this weekend.


Go write something. And quit drawing on the walls.


Sure thing. There are no doughnuts here anyway. See ya later!


I’ll be glad when Harvey gets back.


You, me, and all the readers, boss.

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