Saturday Night Open Thread

It’s getting late…

[The YouTube]

What’s on your mind? What would you like to discuss tonight? It’s Saturday Night Open Thread.

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Friday Night Open Thread

Seeing isn’t always believing.

All the hoopla over “fake news” is kinda silly. Sure, some people will fall for anything. I don’t really mind it, though. It helps me identify who the real idiots are. Hint: almost everyone you meet.

Of course, misrepresenting the facts is nothing new. Sometimes, it’s just a joke. Sometimes, it’s something taken out of context. Sometimes, though, it’s an out and out lie.

One that was missed? Sure. The flag raising at Iwo Jima.

What? You didn’t know that iconic photo wasn’t real? Well, it was. However, it was the second flag raised. The first was a smaller flag, and there was not film crew taking pictures during the raising.

Oh, well. That’s what’s on my mind. But this is about you. What’s on your mind? What do you want to talk about? It’s Friday Night Open Thread, and it’s time for you to take over and discuss whatever you want.

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Thursday Night Open Thread

It’s your turn.

What’s on your mind? Have anything you’d like to share? A joke? A link? Advice?

It’s Thursday Night Open Thread! The floor is yours.

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Wednesday Night Open Thread

I’ve always enjoyed going to the movies. Well, not so much anymore, because it’s expensive. Still, there is something to be said with going out to the movies and watching something really entertaining on a big screen.

I have several hundred movies available for streaming, or ripped from DVD onto a local server, meaning that I don’t need to go out to the movies. I can watch a movie any time I want.

[The YouTube]

It’s the middle of the week, and it’s Wednesday Night Open Thread time. What’s on your mind? Got a topic to discuss? The floor is wide open.

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Tuesday Night Open Thread

I had the chance to babysit for the youngest grandson this weekend. Twice.

One of the things he likes to do is watch Finding Dory. He calls it Fish, probably because he’s 20 months old. “Papa, I wan’ watch Fish.”

So, we got to watch Fish, um, Finding Dory.

[The YouTube]

It’s Tuesday Night Open Thread! What’s on your mind? What do you want to share? Or get off your chest? Got a joke? Just something to say? Now’s the time.

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Monday Night Open Thread

It’s Monday night! Don’t look at that like it’s a bad thing. You see, that Monday at work? It’s over. Behind you. Done. In the past.

Oh, and in less than 96 hours, it’ll be Friday night and the beginning of the weekend.

So, it’s a mix of happy and sad. And that made me think of this:

[The YouTube]

The topic, or topics, discussed tonight are entirely up to you. Tell a joke, make up a lie, share your darkest secret, whatever you like. It’s Monday Night Open Thread.

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Sunday Night Open Thread

Yes, it’s still an Open Thread. That usually means fun discussions, silly jokes, and a general good time.

Beth Cleaver is on my mind, though. She lost her latest battle with cancer yesterday. Some of you may remember her old blog, “My Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.” Some of you may have followed her when she moved to The Facebook. Of course, some of you may never have followed her at all.

Briefly, and quite insufficiently, she was a loving mother, an Air Force veteran, and a patriot. Each of those is more than many people ever are or were. She was all that and much more.

Yes, it’s Open Thread. And yes, that’s usually happy stuff. So let’s keep it happy. If you knew or followed Beth, and you have some fun or funny stories to share, please do. Try keeping it PG-13, as she had a mouth on her.

If you didn’t, but have a fun story to share about a friend you’ve lost, please do.

And, of course, if you just want to have some other fun, feel free. We could all use a laugh right about now.

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Saturday Night Open Thread

Hey, tonight’s the night of the lottery drawing, isn’t it? What’s it up to? Eh, doesn’t matter.

You know, some people don’t play the lottery until it gets up to $200-million or more. I suppose they don’t want to waste their time on a measly $10-million chump change, right?

Still, if you played the lottery, you’ll be watching the drawing to see if you won, right? Good luck with that.

[The YouTube]

Now for the nightly IMAO lottery. It’s Saturday Night Open Thread! Yay! That means it’s totally random what you’ll read here, because other readers, some funnier than you, will type something on to their computer machine and it’ll magically appear here for you to laugh at. Then others will type something, maybe on the same topic, maybe on some other topic, and it’ll be funny, and everyone will laugh. Then you get to type something and maybe they’ll laugh at it. Maybe they’ll laugh at what you wrote. Who knows? Better odds than the lottery.

So, tell a joke, post a link, say what’s on your mind.

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Friday Night Open Thread

It’s the weekend! Happy dance!

Of course, weekends means sports. Well, there are some sports that play through the week. I mean, there’s baseball, right? Great sport. My team sucks.

Still, we like sports.

[The YouTube]

It’s Friday Night Open Thread. That means you don’t have to talk about sports. You pick the topic. Or topics. Lots and lots of topics. But you can talk about sports if you want. Or tell a joke. Or share a link. Or anything.

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Thursday Night Open Thread

I was going to write something, but I haven’t finished watching all the new episodes of MST3K. Yeah, I had to subscribe to The Netflix to watch them. So, I’m kinda on a schedule.

If you want to watch it, too, just fire up The Netflix, then log on The Twitter and be sure to tell everything that happens. Don’t worry about spoilers; they’ll get over it.

[The YouTube]

Or… you could post a link to something you want to share, tell a joke, comment on something, whatever’s on your mind. It’s Thursday Night Open Thread.

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Wednesday Night Open Thread

It’s the middle of the week, but not yet the middle of the night. But we can certainly help you make it through the night.

Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge – Help Me Make It Through The Night by Bodhisattva1956

It’s Wednesday Night Open Thread. Got a joke, a comment, an insult, a link to share? Now’s the time.

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Tuesday Night Open Thread

You ever take a tennis ball, show it to a dog, whistle at him, say “Go get it, boy!” and then fake a throw?

Sure you have.

No connection — at least, not that I’m admitting to — but you came along here, saw a new post at IMAO, thought “Hey, more funneh!” and am just now discovering it’s an Open Thread.

But that’s okay. You have something to say. Others do, too. Jokes, comments on things, naughty things to say about your sister, all kinds of stuff.

Join the fun. It’s Tuesday Night Open Thread. What’s on your mind?

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Monday Night Open Thread

Harvey’s back, as you noticed. I guess that means he made bail.

He didn’t waste any time getting back to business, though. He called me into his office, checked the time cards and IIS logs, and proceeded to let me know that I wasn’t pulling my weight around here. You see, Frank J simply signs the checks. Harvey makes them out. And he told me that if I wanted to say on the payroll, I’d have to be posting at least one more post per day. And do a better job of keeping soap in the dispensers in the restrooms.

So, now that the soap dispensers are full (well, there’s the broken one on the 3rd floor, but I’m waiting on maintenance to replace that), it’s time for me to write a post.

I looking in the Employee Handbook — they call it Team Member’s Guide, if you can believe that — and found out there was nothing to keep me from doing an Open Thread post.

So, being the goldbrick I am, I’m turning it over to you. What’s on your mind? Know any good jokes? Any bad jokes? Got a link to share? It’s Monday Night Open Thread.

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Sunday Night Open Thread

The good news is … Harvey is back tomorrow. We think.

Heck, he may have enjoyed his time off so much he just decides to sit around the house eating cookies and watching Netflix.

Nah, he’ll be back. And he’ll have more good stuff on a regular basis. Me? I don’t have the energy young kids like Harvey have. Plus I’m fat and lazy. I’ll just sit at the computer and come up with some nonsense that leads to me letting you do all the work. Then I call it “Open Thread.”

Or, another way of looking at it, you guys really are funny. That’s one of the reasons I stayed when I first dropped by IMAO all those years ago. Besides all the Frank J. funneh — remember when there was a lot of that because he didn’t have a life? — there was the funny stuff in the comments. Well, Frank J. has married, fathered some children with the lovely and talented Sarah K., and moved a few times, changed jobs, and basically became an adult.

The blog changed. Frank J. opened it up to others blogging here. Some of those have come and gone.

You, though, haven’t changed. Well, yeah, you have. Some of you have gone on to other things, some got pissed and left, some died, but then some of you stopped by and stayed. But you all have one thing in common: you are some funny people. Well, not all of you. Some of you are really really scary. But most of you are really really funny.

Truth is, that’s what I like about the Open Threads we’ve done this week. That and it keeps me from having to write something.

So, with that out of the way, it’s the Sunday Night Open Thread! Nothing is off limits (well, as long as it’s not worse than PG-13). Tell a joke. Ask a question. Comment on something. Leave a link. Have at it.

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Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting

I’m not trying to start a fight or anything, but I would like to see some “lively discussion.” The topic? Well, you choose it. Or them.

It’s Open Thread Saturday! We’re turning it over to you to discuss what’s on your mind (about 20% of you_, tell a joke or two (around 15% of you), drunk post (60% of you), or whatever (5% of you).

Take it away.

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