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April 30, 2017

Sunday Overnight Open Thread (4/30/17) Good-Bye April Edition


It seems many of us lately know what Noah experienced.

Quotes of The Day

Quote I

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. Auguste Rodin

Quote II

Shouldn't the issue of Middle Eastern Christians wake up European civilization to its core identity? Shouldn't we in Europe and the West be telling ourselves that these attacks are also aimed at us? Mathieu Bock-Côté,

Quote III

A large group of Hollywood actors and Washington media are consoling each other in a hotel ballroom in our nation's capital right now. They are gathered together for the White House Correspondents' dinner -- without the President. And I could not possibly be more thrilled than to be more than 100 miles away from Washington's swamp, spending my evening with all of you and with a much, much larger crowd and much better people. President Donald J. Trump


April rain got you down? Sunday night blues? Here's a historical tid-bit with a happy ending. 72 years ago, Adolph Hitler put an end to his life.


Speaking of swamps.

Drain. The. Swamp. One drainee, is kicking and screaming the entire way.


(Former Rep. Corrine Brown (D., Fla.), resplendent in furs on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court / Getty Images)


Nature, unpredictable and brutal at times. Stunned onlookers watch survival of the fittest.

Nine orcas circle a grey whale and her calf as people on tour with Monterey Bay Whale Watch look on. Several other killer whales join in on the attack.
They grey whale appears skinnier than the average grey whale making her easy prey. She tries to protect her calf, but the orcas prevail.
It only takes four minutes for the whales to complete the kills. It usually takes about 20 minutes for a killing according to Black


Besides the last day in April it is also National Honesty Day.

This clown will never be the poster boy for Honesty. The flies are attracted to the bullshit which spews from his mouth.



Quite a few parents here. Ever leave any babysitting rules like these for your sitter?

The best bit to me- "Don't answer the house phone unless you feel like paying bills". Sounds about right!


Vanity plates, we have all seen them. You apply with an extra fee and then some little pencil neck geek stamps approval or throws the application away. A new word on plates has been banned.

A Star Trek fan in Canada has been forced to turn over his personalized license plate after people complained its message, ASIMIL8, was insulting to indigenous people.

Manitoba Public Insurance revoked Nick Troller’s personalized license plate that read ASIMIL8, a nod to the Borg in Star Trek.

I wonder if FOAD has been taken?


Depending on your view the earth has been around from a million + years to about 6,000. Procreation has kept us going. Birds/Bees etc., need to study?

More government waste, Penis Study. Is it the size of the penis or how one use's it?

When an orca whale penis recently was delivered from Sea World to her lab, Brennan exclaimed, “Holy cow. Oh wow. Oh my goodness. It’s enormous! So this is the tip right there. It’s not super long, it’s just wide.”

New England Public Radio reported that “Although Brennan has spent 20 years studying the sex organs of marine animals, she’s never seen anything this big. It takes up an entire lab sink.”

The ONT Musical Interlude

April 30, 1976, The Who's drummer Keith Moon paid nine cab drivers to block-off both ends of a New York street so he could throw the contents of his hotel room out of the window. via thisdayinmusic.com

April 30, 1983, American Blues legend Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) died in his sleep at his home in Westmont, Illinois, aged 68. Major influence of many acts, Cream, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones named themselves after Waters' 1950 song 'Rollin' Stone.' Best known songs include 'I Just Want To Make Love To You', 'I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man', 'Got My Mojo Working.' via thisdayinmusic.com


My parents came from a time and place where sparing the rod was considering spoiling the child. What caused the collapse of parental authority?

You’ve been there. You’re in the store, minding your own business when suddenly you hear the angry screams of a child, interspersed with:

“Johnny, get up off the floor this instant!

I mean it, Johnny! By the time I count to three…

Johnny, mommy will give you a cookie when we get to the car if you get up off the floor.”

Unfortunately, such a scenario is all too real in a society which no longer seems to value parental authority. In fact, parental authority seems to have all but disappeared in many families. Instead, children are given the velvet glove treatment – their desires must always be fulfilled, their whims never crossed.


Do Minimum Wage increases influence worker health?

Among men, we find no evidence that minimum wage increases improve health; instead, we find that such increases lead to worse health outcomes, particularly among unemployed men........


When one thinks of Buddhist Monks, what do you think of? Dedication? Non-vioent? Peaceful? Well, if you thought of peaceful you aren't alone. However, Monks with guns.

But when I asked them about the attacks on Buddhist monks, their cool analysis changed to passionate outrage. They said that murdering a Buddhist monk was the very worst thing a person could do – and if they caught the perpetrators, they would kill them. The expression of such rage, and their justification for violence in response to an attack on Buddhist monks, was shocking. I, like many, had thought that Buddhists were peaceful and that their religion abhorred violence.


Human Fails


Children & goats, Genius Award Winner.


You never get anywhere without asking questions.Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.


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