The Chickens Have Come Home to Chew Gum and Kick Ass and They're All Out of Gum | Main | EMT 07/22/17
July 21, 2017

Overnight Open Thread (21 Jul 2017)

FTC probing allegations of Amazon's deceptive discounting. Too many folks focus on percentage supposedly saved and not on the reference price trend of the item before the "sale".

An analysis found that in 61 percent of products with reference prices, Amazon's reference prices were higher than it had sold the same product in the previous 90 days, Consumer Watchdog said in a letter to the FTC dated July 6.

Also, their QA process has some issues. I ordered something electronic advertised as new and I received a previously opened item as the outside sticker had been sliced already, the device inside the box was upside down, the usb cable was a mess, and there was a missing screw on the bottom. A friend of mine the next day had the same issue of a "new" item having been previously opened.


Fossils

Man, I never found anything cool like this when I was growing up and hiking in the mountains. Boys find a 1 million-year-old Stegomastodon while on a family hike in the desert. What's the coolest or strangest thing you found while out on a hike in the wilderness?

Fighting

Yeah we should. Why we should allow boys to fight. I do practice self defense moves with both my kids and we also do quite a bit of the lightsaber dueling. The banging of light sticks at night is quite a bit of fun. Seriously though, you never know when you will find yourself in a dangerous situation and you will need to fight. Better to be ready and you can only be ready if you have practiced and or have experience.
h/t

Su-35

Dayum. It's like he had a handbrake he could use in flight on some of those moves.

Climate Change

Can sea monsters be far off? Sure, why not? It's not like they are held to account for their previous failed predictions.

Dumbassery

Minnesota schools adopt transgender toolkit for kindergartners. Kindergartners? Are you shittin' me?

Dunkirk

Here's the complete score for Dunkirk. I do intend to see it this weekend.

Milk

Political Hat notes that SF schools have apparently embraced the white supremacy of white milk by banning chocolate milk.

Dog Stories

We still don't really know where dogs came from.

Heroic dog plunges into harbor waters to rescue a tiny baby deer from drowning.

Dog Video

Tonight's ONT brought to you by squishy dog cheeks:

Top image via.

Notice: Posted by permission of AceCorp LLC. Please e-mail overnight open thread tips to player to be named later or CDR M. Otherwise send tips to Ace.

digg this
posted by CDR M at 10:31 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Steve and Cold Bear: "[i]More likely than not, at least some of the clai ..."

freaked: ""Once you notice it (and someone pointed it out to ..."

Skandia Recluse [/i][/b]: "In case anyone missed it, an article in the UK 'Th ..."

freaked: "The "Goebbels' campaign" , which is what it is btw ..."

TheQuietMan: "And Scankles still will not give up on the 2016 el ..."

Under Fire: "Ron Johnson is a mental defective and yes, a McKon ..."

weirdflunky: "So what you are admitting is that the Goebbels' ca ..."

Anon a mouse...: "Morning, y'all. Nice coffee AM here... Oh, and ..."

Mama AJ: "Once you notice it (and someone pointed it out to ..."

Ian S.: "[I]The FCC kills another long held regulation. I a ..."

Jean: "Good Morning Morons today is Saturday, November 18 ..."

freaked: "'You mean Senator Moore? Posted by: Jean' More ..."

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