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May 14, 2017

Sunday Night Overnight Open Thread (5/14/17) Mother's Day Edition

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Quotes of The Day

Quote I

"God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers" - Jewish proverb


Quote II

"A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dates all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path." - Agatha Christie

Quote III

“[Motherhood is] the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary - it’s an act of infinite optimism.” Gilda Radner


Yes, rather predictable but what the heck.

'Moms: Your kids hijacked your brain for life.'

ONE DAY, A woman is spending her Saturdays doing her normal Saturday stuff—blueberry pancake brunch, curling up on the couch with the cat reading a novel, grabbing a beer with friends. By the next, her life is suddenly and completely about keeping a screaming, floppy, red-faced, cone-headed thing alive using fluids secreted from her chest. Happy birthday to that.


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If you are going to go on a hunger strike. Leave the candy bars alone.

On May 7, Israeli authorities released a video showing imprisoned Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti, who is leading a "hunger strike" of more than 1,000 inmates held in Israeli prisons, secretly eating a candy bar in the bathroom of his prison cell. Israeli media outlets and journalists, like many of their Western colleagues, reported on the video, which has seriously embarrassed Barghouti and many other Palestinians.

A real hunger strike? You'll be dead in approximately 66 days.


How would you like to have this bitch woman as your Mom? She wouldn't know crap if it her in the head. Woman who changed hot lunch for school kids rips PDT.

But the Donald Trump administration has weakened some of the Obama school-lunch policies, and on Friday, Michelle Obama let loose, wondering why the administration thinks it’s OK for kids “to eat crap.

Go. Away. Far. Far. Away.


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I think we can all agree that most Network Television is pure shit. One show that isn't is ABC's 'Last Man Standing'. In case you have never seen it, it stars Tim Allen. It looks like Trump Derangement Syndrome has claimed another victim.

ABC has opted not to renew the longtime Friday 8 PM anchor for Season 7 despite the fact that the blue-collar sitcom was ABC’s second most watched comedy this season with 8.1 million viewers in Live +7, only behind flagship Modern Family (8,7 million). It was the third most watched ABC scripted series overall behind Grey’s Anatomy and Modern Family….

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New cars are expensive. New autonomous auto technology adds an additonal $5K to the price of a new car.Is it worth it?

Future, asked 1,260 people from around the country a number of questions in a “discrete choice experiment focused on energy efficiency and autonomous features.”

After running the data from the responses through several models (you can read all about their methodology in their full report), the study estimated that the average American household would be willing to spend $3,500 on partial automation and $4,900 on fully autonomous car tech. This, of course, is in addition to the already high prices of new cars today.

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Dramatic Go Pro video or Crazy Pro video award. You be the judge.

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"The Perils of Humanitarian Intervention" 'Here’s a look at four times when humanitarian interventions failed in their stated aims.

Congo Crisis

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has tragic history defined by its horrific abuse at the hands of Western colonial powers. After 75 years of occupation by Belgium—notable for a cruelty of rule that shocked and outraged even the French and British—the country was granted independence in 1960.

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Feeling alone? Nope. Muslim girls want segregation.

With the goal of creating a “safe space” in mind, a Detroit school has set out to hold a girls-only prom to celebrate traditional Muslim customs. It’s being created for girls who would otherwise be prohibited by their ultraconservative Muslim families from going to regular proms, where attendees are allowed to have fun and dance with members of the opposite sex in good old American tradition.

And the Balkanization of America continues.

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The ONT MUSICAL INTERLUDE

The Mothers of Invention

It's a Mother kind of thing.


May 14, 1998, American singer and actor Frank Sinatra died at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles aged 82, after suffering a heart attack. Sinatra had his first hit in 1940, working in the Swing era with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the 1953 film 'From Here to Eternity'. He went on to score over 25 Top 40 singles including the 1966 No.1 'Strangers In The Night'. His 1969 single 'My Way', re-entered the UK charts eight times and spent a total of 165 weeks on the UK chart. via thisdayinmusic.com


May 14, 2015, Blues singer, songwriter and guitarist B.B. King died in his sleep aged 89 from a series of small strokes caused by type 2 diabetes. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential blues guitarists of all time, Rolling Stone magazine placed him behind only Jimi Hendrix and Duane Allman in its list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. via thisdayinmusic.com


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To celebrate Mother's Day, one must be a mother. Obvious, I know. So what are these mothers naming their kids these days, 2016 Top 10 Baby Names.

No. Dammit, Knock It Off, Get Over Here Are are not on the list. Neither is Shit For Brains.

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One of the toughest professions in the USA? Being a policeman. Damned if you do, damned if you don't.

A former West Virginia police officer is suing the city where he was employed, claiming that he was fired for not shooting a 21-year-old suicidal black man.

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We coffee addicts have been telling you this for years. It turns out we were right all along — we actually would die without our coffee.

Research the world over is confirming that drinking coffee keeps you alive … but it doesn’t work if you drink it in moderation. In fact, Harvard researchers found that low consumption of coffee is linked to deaths from heart-related illnesses. To get the health benefits of coffee, you have to drink it like you mean it.

Wonder how my coffee consumption will go over with my doctor at the upcoming physical?

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Somethings are just wrong, Yoko, Lena and broccoli gum.


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Fapping. Drugs. Lincoln Tunnel. Genius Award Winner.


Good guy on the ice. Great guy off the ice. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.


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