Is Your Cat's Poop Making You Homicidal? The Answer After The Next Commercial Break | Main | Morning Thread (4-12-2016)
April 11, 2016

Overnight Open Thread (4-11-2016)

Quote of the Day I

In the first three months after Maine's [SNAP] work policy went into effect, its caseload of able-bodied adults without dependents plummeted by 80 percent, falling from 13,332 recipients in Dec. 2014 to 2,678 in March 2015.

Quote of the Day II

Shapiro's talk, video of which is here, was on what happens when "diversity" ideology and leftist censoriousness stifle free speech and intellectual pluralism. An irony that may have escaped the protesting students, who were busy feeling pleased with themselves while threatening violence if the talk didn't stop and drawing swastikas on the face of a Jewish visitor.

Quote of the Day III

[Jerry] Brown, traveling to the state's largest media market to sign the landmark bill, remained hesitant about the economic effect of raising the minimum wage, saying, "Economically, minimum wages may not make sense."

..."Morally and socially and politically, they (minimum wages) make every sense because it binds the community together and makes sure that parents can take care of their kids in a much more satisfactory way," Brown said.

Quote of the Day IV

I've noticed before that our distant ancestors, even the ones often thought to be brutish and boorish, seemed very intent on creating things of beauty even on utilitarian objects.

-- NeoNeocon reflecting on the Vikings.

Comment of the Day

385 All the talk about bathrooms misses their point.
Every knee must be made to bend.
It's not about the knee.
It's not about the bending.
It's always about the making.

Church Ladies off their meds.

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at April 11, 2016 03:30 AM (3Mimg)


Milo Yiannopoulos Explains Everything in Four Minutes

The Scottish Government is Going to Spy on All Scottish Children and Their Families

For their protection of course.

The handwritten note on an official form read: "Mr Smith feels it is impossible to stop his youngest son from sucking his thumb as he needs it for comfort. Did not appear to take advice on board fully."

The words, written by the two-year-old thumbsucker's Named Person, sent a shiver down the spine of Andrew Smith [not his real name], a father-of-two young boys and a respected academic at one of Scotland's leading universities.

...The surviving extracts appeared to indicate that the minutiae of his family life had been recorded in painstaking detail for almost two years, under a Named Person scheme which has been introduced in his part of the country ahead of its final roll-out across all of Scotland in August. A separate note made by the Named Person charged with keeping an eye on the academic's two little boys was concerned with nappy rash.

You Will Be Made to Applaud: Caitlyn Jenner Is Officially a Beauty Spokesmodel

The Kentucky Derby Is Now Racist Apparently

Neil Cavuto's Burden

Neil Cavuto survived a case of advanced Hodgkin's lymphoma and then was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis which causes him to go blind occasionally along with other effects.

I've heard MS described as a mercurial menace in that it can rob senses and muscles indiscriminately, anytime and anywhere. It's a disease that doesn't much care about what you're doing when one, or several, of its infamous exacerbations hits. All I know is it hits hard, and to this day, I never seem quite ready when it does. Over the years, it has literally taken the legs right out from under me. There are times when I can't walk, other times when I am walking as if I'm dragging an anchor, as I'm trying to "be" an anchor.

Its vagaries are as weird as their fallout is fast. Mid-shows, I've been blinded, literally, as my vision is all but blacked out. Adjusting to that alone took years. I'm now at the point I no longer use a TelePrompTer at all, not because I'm smooth, but because I have no choice. I've taken to memorizing scripts and bullet points, even guests' points of views and myriad of segment facts, so I'm ready for anything, any time. These weren't choices I wanted to make; these were choices I "had" to make. It's all about compensating - and recovering. I've gotten pretty good at this, or at least faster reacting to this - adjusting for muscles that might suddenly fail me or a brain that might short-circuit on me. It's always the same drill - work with what works in my body, and don't panic over what's not.

Don't get the idea I'm some unique talent; it's more like a desperate gambler trying not to have others see my very weak hand. MS is about playing on with the cards you're dealt - and just dealing.

neilcavutoms

Movies That Roger Ebert Really, Really Hated

"Magoo drives a red Studebaker convertible in 'Mr. Magoo,' a fact I report because I love Studebakers and his was the only thing I liked in the film. 'Mr. Magoo' is transcendently bad. It soars above ordinary badness as the eagle outreaches the fly."
"Spice World is obviously intended as a ripoff of 'A Hard Day's Night' which gave The Beatles to the movies...the huge difference, of course, is that the Beatles were talented--while, let's face it, the Spice Girls could be duplicated by any five women under the age of 30 standing in line at Dunkin' Donuts."
"It's not bad in any usual way. It's bad in a new way all its own. There is something extraterrestrial about it, as if it's based on the sense of humor of an alien race with a completely different relationship to the physical universe. The movie [Clifford] is so odd, it's most worth seeing just because we'll never see anything like it again. I hope."
"John Waters' Pink Flamingos has been restored for its 25th anniversary revival, and with any luck at all that means I won't have to see it again for another 25 years. If I haven't retired by then, I will. ... Note: I am not giving a star rating to Pink Flamingos because stars simply seem not to apply. It should be considered not as a film but as a fact, or perhaps as an object."

Punishing others makes us seem more trustworthy: People scold others for selfish acts to avoid being tarred with same brush

Related: Any of Ace's posts on altruistic punishment.

On Cartoon Dyslexia

Do you get this visual joke?

krispykremeprank2

Sometimes This Works

castawayshelppalms

In a scene straight from Hollywood, or a New Yorker cartoon, a US Navy plane spotted the word "help" spelled out in palm fronds on a beach on a deserted island in the remote Pacific.

The three men, missing for three days after a wave overtook the skiff they were traveling in, were found waving their orange life jackets on the tiny Micronesian island of Fanadik, several hundred miles north of Papua New Guinea, officials said Saturday.

The men's families reported them missing Tuesday after they failed to show up at the Micronesian island of Weno, where they were traveling from their home island, Pulap.

"Fortunately for them, they were all wearing life jackets and were able to swim to the deserted island," US Coast Guard spokeswoman Melissa McKenzie said.

The US Navy does a lot of unsung search and rescue work like this for smaller nations that lack the resources to do it themselves.

A Peek Inside Classic Electronic Calculators

Functional works of mechanical art.

Calculating Machine

Back When Sex Sold Everything

sexymsad

25 Weird and Wacky British Sports

bikejousting

The Yahoo AoSHQ group - it's got electrolytes and shit.

And my twitter thang.

Tonight's post brought to you by a dose of truth for the parents:

2333true

Notice: Posted by permission of AceCorp LLC. Please pass overnight open thread tips via your handler if the all-clear sign is present.

digg this
posted by Maetenloch at 11:08 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Mike Hammer, etc., etc.: " I suspect he bought his materials, planned his at ..."

Lizzy[/i]: ">>Let's say for the sake of argument that he ..."

FenelonSpoke: "Posted by: Yor, the Hunter from the Future at Dece ..."

Tom Servo: ""I wasn't paying attention to that sh*t pot story. ..."

Mr. Peebles: "I want Fox held responsible for the Jones+10 poll ..."

joncelli, because somebody had to: "341 I suspect he bought his materials, planned his ..."

The Great White Scotsman: ">>>>Posted by: The Great White Scotsma ..."

GWB: ""filed a unique lawsuit" No, it's not unique. Th ..."

Yor, the Hunter from the Future: "Whoa Nellie (Ohr), said no one ever. WTF is with t ..."

Insomniac - Nobody in Particular: "Almost forgot - Happy Rapey Tuesday everyone! Time ..."

Jean: "I suspect he bought his materials, planned his att ..."

Mike Hammer, etc., etc.: "Why is it that Menendez, actually charged and pros ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64