Saturday Night Open Thread

You know, I should post something tonight.

[The YouTube]

What’s on your mind? Got something you’d like to share? It’s Saturday Night Open Thread, after all.

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Making Holes in Things from a Distance

[This Week I Learned to Slingshot] (Viewer #492,738)

Now he just needs to team up with Jeorg Sprave.

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Friday Night Open Thread

I love Weird Al.

[The YouTube]

Do you have something you’d like to share? A link? A joke? Some words of wisdom? A topic to discuss? It’s Friday Night Open Thread.

What’s on your mind?

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Today’s Cosmological Physics Lesson

[Einstein-Rosen (English subtitles)] (Viewer #8)

Slow start, but worth wading through the subtitles for. I found the characters likeable and the situation oddly charming.

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Thursday Night Open Thread

Remember when it was okay to like Michael Jackson? Yes, it actually was at one time. I enjoyed a lot of the songs on the “Off the Wall” album, but most people loved the “Thriller” album. That album had a lot of hits on it, too. More than “Off the Wall.” Anyway, here’s one of them.

[The YouTube]

But what do you want to talk about? It doesn’t have to be anything about music or Michael Jackson or about anything in particular. Since it’s Thursday Night Open Thread, you choose whatever you want.

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Old School Wayfinding

[Caught Mapping (1940)] (Viewer #3,579)

If you didn’t appreciate Google Maps and GPS before, you will now.

Back in the day, I remember delivering pizza in a strange town with nothing but a third-generation photocopy of a city map as my guide. In the snow. Uphill. Both ways.

Get off my lawn.

[title reference link]

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Wednesday Night Open Thread

So, the jokes about Michael Jackson transforming from a black man to a white woman? Maybe they were over the line.

[The YouTube]

What got me thinking about Michael Jackson? You’ll find out tomorrow night.

Tonight, though, it’s Wednesday Night Open Thread. You get to pick what to talk about. Anything at all.

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Either Way, Wear Your Seatbelt

[Calculating a Car Crash – Numberphile] (Viewer #276,433)

I guessed 50, just based on knowing the answer had to be non-intuitive, or else the video wouldn’t exist. The real answer makes sense once he explains it, though.

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Tuesday Night Open Thread

One of the first songs I could “play” on the piano was part of “Heart and Soul.” Now, to be clear, I can’t play the piano. And what I’m calling “playing” is actually one finger hitting of notes in the approximate correct time. I’m no musician.

But, just because I can’t play music doesn’t mean I don’t like music. And because I can sort of play parts of “Heart and Soul” I do kinda like the song. And maybe you do, too.

Have you ever heard the original recording of it?

[The YouTube]

Now, what about you? What would you like to talk about? It’s Tuesday Night Open Thread and you have the floor.

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The “Danger: Corrosive” Sign Seems Pretty Self-Explanatory

[Why danger symbols can’t last forever] (Viewer #1,378,736)

I like the glowing cats idea. I avoid those like the plague.

[title reference link]

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And I Thought My ’87 Ford Ranger Was Old

[World’s First Car!] (Viewer #997,917)

It’s like a 19th century Segway.

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Sunday Night Open Thread

I love old movies.

[The YouTube]

What’s been on your mind? Got something you’d like to share? A topic to discuss? It’s Sunday Night Open Thread.

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I Found Myself Rooting Against the Roundabouts. I Hate Roundabouts

[Traffic flow measured on 30 different 4-way junctions] (Viewer #1,217,789)

That last one… I think they have some of those around Chicago.

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Saturday Night Open Thread

I enjoyed watching Breaking Bad. Some of the music in the show was fantastic and really fit well into the storyline. The last song played, in the finale (called “Felina”) was always a song I liked. I never thought of it terms of making meth, though.

[The YouTube]

Now, what’s on your mind? It’s Saturday Night Open Thread. The floor is yours.

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Far Less Scary in Black and White

[Monsters Size Comparison (Movies)] (Viewer #2,077,065)

I think I’m the only person who paid money to see “The Mist” in the theater. Or anywhere else, for that matter.

Anyway, I know what a Behemoth is.

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