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October 22, 2018

Monday Overnight Open Thread (10/22/18 )



The Quotes of The Day

Quote I

“As when Christoph Waltz’s character in Inglorious Bastards drinks a glass of milk, and a character in a pivotal scene of Get Out sips the cow secretion, dairy milk has long been embraced as a symbol of white supremacy,” PETA

Quote II

Their extraordinarily venomous attacks on Trump, the sheer volume of hatred, has no precedent. Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Franco never had it so bad. The left in America has lost it. I listened while a Washington Post writer made unhinged smears against Trump rather than say a word against the Saudis. Something is obviously very wrong here. The grisly end of a journalist should have the hacks up in arms, but they are strangely quiet. Are all the New York Times and Washington Post people on the Saudi take? Nothing would surprise me.Taki Theodoracopulos

Quote III

The ruling class and their media organs will never admit it, but one main reason for Trump is that white people grew tied of fighting wars for a ruling class that despises them. The Z Man.

Quote IV

We’re not in a civil war. This is just not true. American troops are attacking al Qaeda. They’re attacking some elements of the Shi’a militias. They’re doing other things, helping with reconciliation. They are not in the middle of a civil war. It’s not true. Bill Kristol -July 15, 2007

Quote V

My view is that we need to indict public leaders who are trafficking in science denial as a form of misconduct and a form of putting the American public into danger. However, I do think that we as scientists have engaged nonstop in trying to confront denialism and often that engagement is a very—it's coded male power brokering that is very problematic in the culture because it pits people against each other instead of focusing on shared values." Dr. Sarah Myhre


A Canadian in the U.S.A. 'My life on the road: A lost passport, no ID, and bullshit paperwork trying to get back to Canada'

In the hotel's front door to the hotel's front desk. I have my luggage. I have a reservation. I have a credit card for incidentals.

I do not have a passport.

I don't have a driver's license, either. I haven't had one for years: my PTSD makes my being behind the wheel a bad idea. When we move our RV, my wife drives. I write.

I tear ass through my jacket and both of my bags to find the missing document. Bupkis. I talk my way into a room key without the aid of photo identification. I enter my room. It's nicer than I deserve: leather, feathers and curated hooch.

All of the fancy fails to return my passport to me. Calling the Chicago Police, O'Hare's customs agents and Calgary International's lost and found office inspires no joy. I flew into town with United (do not do this). I am directed by their people to fill in a web form. I do. If anything is found, they'll let me know.

At least everyone involved spoke English, eh?


Don't snicker too loudly. Do you want to discriminate? Get ready to pay the price.

Women-Only Craft Beer Forum Shut Down By Men’s Rights Activist
Ting Su, co-founder of Eagle Rock Brewery and host of the event, now finds herself needing to raise money for a legal defense fund.


An interesting event has taken place. A majority of people oppose gun control of semi-automatic weapons.

Americans' support for a ban on semi-automatic guns in the U.S. has dropped eight percentage points from a year ago, when opinions were more evenly divided after the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Last year's measure was unusually high for the trend over the past several years; the current 40% is back to within a few points of where it was between 2011 and 2016.


'My Teenage Son and I Went to the Same Music Festival. Our Experiences Were Totally Different.'

Neal—author, editor, satirist, curmudgeonly dad: I had a pass to the Austin City Limits Festival, weekend one. My experience could be summed up as: I skipped one day, and when I did go, I spent as much time as possible in the press tent because there was free pizza, couches, Topo Chico and nice air-conditioned bathrooms. I like live music, but usually in small settings with obscure costume-wearing bands playing dumb punk rock. Or 1960s-style soul music or maybe some rockabilly. The ACL Festival featured none of that, plus no comedy and no movies. Those are all part of South By Southwest, which I greatly prefer. Instead, I walked around the hot fields miserably, sucking on the tube of my CamelBak like a baby goat.

For my 15-year-old son, Elijah, who still has energy and enthusiasm for life, it was a very different experience. He partied his ass off, sober (I think). On Monday morning, he staggered out of his bedroom, groggy and sore. There was no school that day because of some stupid teacher in-service. He told me about his weekend. It sounded to me like hell on Earth, but he seemed happy.


The ONT Musical Interlude

Nostalgia music.


October 22,
2017, Australian musician, songwriter and record producer George Young died aged 70. Young, the brother of AC/DC's Angus and Malcolm Young, was a member of the Easybeats and co-wrote the band's 1966 hit 'Friday On My Mind'. Born in Scotland in 1946, he migrated to Australia with his family as a teenager, forming The Easybeats after he met Dutch-born artist Harry Vanda in Sydney. After the band broke up in 1969, Vanda and Young embarked on a songwriting career that saw the pair produce dozens of hits. They became two of Australia's best-known songwriters, with Young's work including 'Love Is In The Air' and 'Yesterday's Hero' both hits for John Paul Young. via thisdayinmusic.com


Since we are talking about Youngs, why not another one.


Last week The ONT covered this story. You Morons had excellent commentary. Now Paul Joseph Watson weighs in.

Vagina = girl
Penis = boy
Girl who thinks she's a boy who thinks she's a dog = F*cking nutjob


The ONT doesn't know if this shit is true or not. That's why it has you. Embarrassing facts about every state in the union.


Rent a mob? Sure. Rent some trouble? Allegedly. A company that hires "mob protesters" faces extortion charges.

Paid protesters are a real thing.

Crowds on Demand, a Beverly Hills firm that’s an outspoken player in the business of hiring protesters, boasts on its website that it provides its clients with “protests, rallies, flash-mobs, paparazzi events and other inventive PR stunts.… We provide everything including the people, the materials and even the ideas.”

The company has hired actors to lobby the New Orleans City Council on behalf of a power plant operator, protest a Masons convention in San Francisco and act like supportive fans and paparazzi at an L.A. conference for life coaches.

But according to a lawsuit filed by a Czech investor, Crowds on Demand also takes on more sordid assignments. Zdenek Bakala claims the firm has been used to run an extortion campaign against him.


Living a sedentary life is more dangerous than smoking.

We've all heard exercise helps you live longer. But a new study [published in the journal JAMA Network Open] goes one step further, finding that a sedentary lifestyle is worse for your health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease. Researchers retrospectively studied 122,007 patients who underwent exercise treadmill testing at Cleveland Clinic between January 1, 1991 and December 31, 2014 to measure all-cause mortality relating to the benefits of exercise and fitness. Those with the lowest exercise rate accounted for 12% of the participants. Dr. Wael Jaber, a cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic and senior author of the study, said the other big revelation from the research is that fitness leads to longer life, with no limit to the benefit of aerobic exercise. Researchers have always been concerned that "ultra" exercisers might be at a higher risk of death, but the study found that not to be the case. "There is no level of exercise or fitness that exposes you to risk," he said. "We can see from the study that the ultra-fit still have lower mortality."


She certainly is a legend in her own mind. Amy Schumer puts her spoon foot down, no Super Bowl commercials for her.

Amy Schumer was hating on whitey Friday, taking to Instagram to call out white NFL players for not kneeling “next to your brothers,” accusing the players of being “complicit” with “endless racism,” not to mention “police brutality and murders.”

And to do her part be hip to the scene and stick it to the NFL, Schumer announced that she will not do a Super Bowl commercial — she appeared in a Super Bowl 50 ad with Seth Rogen in 2016.

(The fact that Schumer wasn’t slated to appear in any Super Bowl commercials being an interesting side note.)


Some kids want to be athletes, some want to be musicians, some want to be Cobs. Meet David Hahn who wanted to build a nuclear reactor. And did.

The story of David Charles Hahn (1976-2016) is not an ordinary one. The boy, since his early years, was always fascinated with chemistry and science and conducted numerous chemical experiments just for fun. However, no one really expected that one day he would actually build a fully functioning nuclear reactor in his own backyard.

Back in 1994, in a shed next to his mother’s house, the then 17-year-old David Hahn made a nuclear reactor from batteries, old clocks, lanterns, uranium from Czechoslovakia and duct tape. The story attracted media attention and David was named the ‘Radioactive Boy Scout.’


Tonight's Deep Thought



Hmmm, drinking and needles, not a good combination unless you are a Genius Award Winner.

unclear where the video was filmed and the student has not been identified.

But what is clear is that the stunt is very dangerous and should not be tried at home.

The footage shows one person injecting the frat boy before he gulps it down.

In the background people can be seen visibly shocked.


Never grow up, never grow old. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.


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