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May 02, 2014

Overnight Open Thread (2 May 2014)

Court jester journalists. Pretty sad the President thinks that the toughest interview he faced in the 2012 election year was from a comedian.

Hopefully with the Benghazi coverup unraveling and some Presidential fluffers masquerading as journalists starting to realize how stupid they look parroting administration talking points, maybe future interviews will actually be tougher than those from comedians. I'm not holding my breath. One or two or three journalists asking hard questions will be marginalized. A large majority will have to remember what a journalist is supposed to do if they are going to save their profession and regain the public trust.

I don't want to hear one more damn thing about the reason why things suck is because of Bush. Evidently, two years is enough to get past something according to this dude. I dare this POS to say "dude, it was so two years ago" to the families of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, and Tyrone S. Woods. The President is fond of saying "I got your back". Well, evidently not when it is politically inconvenient to his personal fortunes.


Did You Know

Did you know that superbugs killed more people last year than guns did? Clearly, we need some superbug free zones or somethin'.

The new report on the global threat adds to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report last year showing that two million people in the United States are infected annually with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and 23,000 of them die each year as a result.

Lies

Songs about lies and liars. Befitting of our current administration.

Cronut Sequel

The maker of the cronut has come out with something new. It's called the waffogato.

Vanilla ice cream waffle with Belgium waffle bits, slightly salted, and topped with maple-syrup espresso poured on top. As the ice cream melts, little tapioca pearls are revealed and float in the melted ice cream espresso sauce.

Liquid Nitrogen Bottle Rockets

Space Stuff

This is pretty cool. 360 degree Mars panorama view from Curiosity.

NASA has turned on the live HD camera feed from the ISS. Pretty sad we have to rely on Russia to get our astronauts back and to launch our spy satellites.

Star Wars

How is J. J. Abrams going to ruin Star Wars? Heh. They forgot to mention lensflare.

3. The dream scenario: Abrams miraculously doesn't fuck it up and comes up with an original story that pays homage to the truly great things the Star Wars movies have accomplished and the good parts of Lucas's legacy while not getting bogged down in the minutiae that tends to plague well-loved franchises with annoying, protective fan bases. This movie would allow each original cast member to have a significant role in the film while also managing a seamless torch-passing between them and the next generation of Star Wars actors. The plot of this film would resemble that of a Kurosawa movie, there would be zero Ewoks or Jedi academies, and the dude from Girls would die in, like, the third scene.

Ben Folds singin' I Shot An Ewok was worth the watch.

I shot an Ewok baby.
The sad memories kill me.
Whipped out my master blaster baby.
I shot the furry little feller from his tree.

Pin-Ups For Vets

God bless these ladies. Pin-Ups for Vets: Group of women tour VA hospitals dressed as 40's era pin-ups.

With their hot red lips, swing skirts and flowered hair pins, there’s a group of gals turning heads around Veterans Affairs hospitals and military bases across the country.

“Am I dreaming?” asked one perplexed Vietnam veteran at the Long Beach, Calif. VA hospital last week as three vivacious women – Gina Elise, Julia Reed Nichols and Kelli Serio – with their Bettie Page looks and big smiles came to his bedside with goods to give out. “This is the best thing that has happened to me in a long time.”

Here's their website.

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