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June 17, 2012

Overnight Open Thread (6-17-2012) – Father's Day Edition

Since I was out most of the day doing Father's Day-family kinda stuff, you get the semi-cop-out ONT. But you also get the Daddy Saddle to go along with it.

 Daddy Saddle

Beau Biden: Keeping The Retarded Family Tradition Alive

Like high-functioning, gaffe-prone father like son I guess.

[Son of VP Biden and former DE AG Beau] Biden mentioned that Romney didn't seek a second term as Massachusetts governor, suggesting his failed economic policies hurt him. "I've never met a successful politician who didn't run again," said Biden, the Delaware attorney general.

The crowd collectively groaned.

Why? Well this is why:

Third, and most immediately importantly: Beau Biden made these comments at a North Carolina Democratic fund-raising dinner. North Carolina's current (Democratic) governor is Bev Perdue - who is, of course, not running for re-election, and not by her own choice. Which is why the crowd, as put it, "collectively groaned.

And like his father he also had a stroke while still young.


15 Dad Facts for Father's Day

8. According to a 2005 survey commissioned by TiVo, here are the top ten TV dads of all time: 1. Cliff Huxtable (The Cosby Show); 2. Sheriff Andy Taylor (The Andy Griffith Show); 3. Pa Ingalls (Little House on the Prairie); 4. Howard Cunningham (Happy Days); 5. Ward Cleaver (Leave it to Beaver); 6. Jim Anderson (Father Knows Best); 7. Mike Brady (The Brady Bunch); 8. Tim Taylor (Home Improvement); 9. Reverend Eric Camden (7th Heaven); 10. Danny Tanner (Full House).
11. The only father-daughter collaboration to hit the top spot on the Billboard pop music chart was the 1967 hit single "Something Stupid" by Frank & Nancy Sinatra.

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Over-simplified premise. Mention of a brain part and an inadequately explained technology in the same sentence.

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Researcher and affiliation. Description of motivation related to a minor personal detail.

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Rhetorical question?

Allusion to a controversy.

Quote from the researcher. Quote from another researcher.

Caution about over-interpretation. Over-interpretation. Mention of future work.

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Unintentional irony.

Earnest but misleading conclusion. Optimistic ending.


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