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March 28, 2017

Tuesday Overnight Open Thread (3/28/17) It's Only Tuesday - Fingers Crossed Edition

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Isn't that the truth?


Quotes of The Day

Quote I

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
― Albert Einstein

Quote II

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Quote III

“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.”
― Thomas A. Edison

March 28, 1979 Three Mile Island Nuclear accident occurs.

At 4 a.m. on March 28, 1979, the worst accident in the history of the U.S. nuclear power industry begins when a pressure valve in the Unit-2 reactor at Three Mile Island fails to close. Cooling water, contaminated with radiation, drained from the open valve into adjoining buildings, and the core began to dangerously overheat


Today was National Something On A Stick Day. The ONT is hoping that you didn't skewer your boss. Just hopin'.

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Men are women. Women are men. Some men don't have a gender. Some women don't have a gender. Now rivers are people. That's right, rivers are people. The ONT can't make this shit up. Truth is stranger than fiction.

Just days after New Zealand declared the Whanganui River a legal person, the world’s population of river people (not people who live on the river, but rivers who are people) tripled, when a court in India waved its judicial wand and transformed the Ganges and Yamuna rivers:

[T]he Rivers Ganga [Ganges] and Yamuna, all their tributaries, streams, every natural water flowing with flow continuously or intermittently of these rivers, are declared as juristic/legal persons/living entities having the status of a legal person with all corresponding rights, duties and liabilities of a living person ….


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Populism Is The New Punk


The Old Punk

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The United States of America and its refugees.

The United States has long been the global leader in resettling refugees, strictly defined as people forced to flee their home country to escape war, persecution or violence. Since October 2001, more than 895,000 refugees have settled here, typically after being referred by the United Nations and vetted by the State Department in a process that takes at least 18 months. (By comparison, a million or so legal immigrants arrive annually.)


All major meteor showers, as seen from space. Pretty cool!


I'm a man. But I can change. If I have to. I guess. Might as well recite the Man's Prayer inside the Masculinity Booth.


Was it good for you?

A STUDY has shed light on the worst thing men can do in bed — and it seems women are united in hating this unattractive habit.
This new report, titled Do Women’s Orgasms Function as a Masculinity Achievement?, reveals some interesting insights into heterosexual relationships.
The paper explores how “masculine” men feel after making their partner orgasm, and reveals how men can hijack a woman’s big moment to inflate their own ego


Follow the money. The Teamsters vs. Government. The fight who controls CA pot distribution.

When Californian’s went to the polls this November to approve the legalization of marijuana for personal use, little did they realize it would morph into a battle between unions and business.

The state is now slated to begin distributing licenses to marijuana businesses on Jan 1, 2018. Therefore, the Golden State’s legislature is attempting to iron out discrepancies between the already existing medical marijuana rules and the approved ballot measure.

The crux of the disagreement between the Teamsters union and business groups is deciding who is in charge of pot distribution.


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The ONT Musical Interlude


March 28, 1981, Blondie started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Rapture', the group's fourth US No.1 and the first No. 1 song in the US to feature rap and its lyrics, notable for name-checking hip-hop pioneers Fab Five Freddy and Grandmaster Flash. via thisdayinmusic.com


March 28, 1954, Born on this day, Reba McEntire country music artist and actress who has scored 35 No.1 singles and released over 25 albums. Sometimes referred to as "The Queen of Country", she has sold more than 70 million albums worldwide as well as starring in her television sitcom, Reba for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance in a Television Series–Musical or Comedy. via thisdayinmusic.com

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Weird laws from around the world. Could be considered NSFW, so there is that.


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The most iconic product for each state. Is yours correct? Mine is.


Somethings just go together. Bacon and eggs. Gin and tonic. Democrats and hypocrisy.

Democratic U.S. senators are considering denying Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch a floor vote by filibustering his nomination. Yet it was only a few months ago that Senate Democrats declared anything less than an up-or-down vote on a Supreme Court nominee a failure to perform the Senate’s constitutional duty.

Will these senators stay true to their word and allow a vote on Neil Gorsuch?

In the 1500s The Catholic Church involved in the art/pron debate.

I Modi (The Ways) is best known as The Sixteen Pleasures, an illustrated sex guide published by Marcantonio Raimondi in 1524. Based on paintings by Giulio Romano, The Sixteen Pleasures carries the proud boast of being the first work of pornography banned by the Catholic church. For his gross indecency, Raimondi was imprisoned by Pope Clement VII. All copies of the book were destroyed. Romano got away with it. And so began a long debate whether art and porn can ever be the same thing?


The "Boy Socialist of Oakland", Jack London. Jack London's political views and writing.

Jack London was no philosopher, nor did he aspire to be. In both fiction and nonfiction, he sought to observe the world around him closely and to describe what he observed accurately, concretely, and in detail. London’s devotion to close observation and to accurate description of the concrete informs his best fiction. In stories such as “To Build a Fire” and “War,” London shows us in detail the material world in which and of which we are. His observations of the material world also tell us about the psychological and emotional dimensions of his characters. The prophetic aspect of The Iron Heel is best understood as a result of the same materialistic habit of thought. By disciplined and relentless attention to detail, and a corresponding avoidance of intellectual abstractions, London could discern the shape of coming events. He needed neither a Christian God nor a Hegelian History to analyze the dynamics of his society.

Do you think authors are perfect at grammar? Perfect spellers? F. Scott Fitzgerald, wasn't.

F. Scott Fitzgerald was an amazing writer, but his spelling was, according to one of his editors, "lamentable."


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Forget where your child is? Sure, you call the cops when you're the Co-Genius Award Winner.


Here, watch this. Co-Genius Award Winner.


An American Hero and Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.


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