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March 17, 2019

Sunday Overnight Open Thread (3/17/19)




The Quotes of The Day

Quote I

“My ham-handed attempt to try to highlight the fact that Amy has the lion’s share of the burden in our family — that she actually works but is the primary parent in our family, especially when I served in Congress, especially when I was on the campaign trail — should have also been a moment for me to acknowledge that that is far too often the case, not just in politics, but just in life in general,” Presidential candidate Robert Francis O'Rourke

Quote II

If Beto had an R after his name instead of a D, you’d hear he was boarding-school-attending judge’s son who dodged serious charges for the DUI & burglary, used eminent domain to gentrify poor Latino neighborhoods & married into a billionaire’s family. Jim Geraghty

Quote III

“I explicitly denounced violence. And I criticized the establishment for pandering to Islamic fundamentalism. So Australia banned me again.” Milo Yiannopoulos


St. Patrick's Day Joke

One foine winters evening, the door into Murphy's Irish Bar in South Boston bursts open and a big red-haired Mick walks in. He goes up to the bar and and says "Bartender, O'Shaughnessy’s here for a drink, and when O'Shaughnessy drinks, everybody drinks, and I'll have a Guinness!"

Everyone in the bar cheers and crowds around the bar, ordering whatever they've been drinking.

O'Shaughnessy throws down his Guinness and says "Bartender, O'Shaughnessy's here for a drink, and when O'Shaughnessy drinks, everybody drinks, and I'll have another Guinness!"

Everyone in the bar cheers and crowds around the bar again, ordering whatever they've been drinking and they even go out into the street and invite passersby in for a drink.

O'Shaughnessy throws down his Guinness and says "Bartender, O'Shaughnessy's here for a drink, and when O'Shaughnessy drinks, everybody drinks!"

Everyone in the bar cheers again and crowds around the bar, ordering whatever they've been drinking and they even go out into the street and invite passersby in for a drink, even the cop on the beat comes in for a drink!.

Then, O'Shaughnessy throws down his Guinness and says "Barkeep, when O'Shaughnessy pays, everybody pays!"
Listener supported ONT............H/T Hrothgar


Everything you ever wanted to know about St. Patrick's Day and Corned Beef and cabbage dinner but were afraid to ask.

Just wanted to set the record straight on the historical facts. Even worse, his name wasn't Patrick.

He was an England-born slave of Irish raiders. Since England was still Roman in 400, he really was a colonial Roman.

Some moar historical stuff for you.




We have all seen him one time or another, but most of us didn't know his name. RIP character actor Richard Erdman.


You had one fucking job to do. Houston drag queen with child assault conviction is hired read to the children.

- Houston Public Library is apologizing after a man charged for sexually assaulting a child was allowed to entertain children at Drag Queen storytime.

The library said Friday that a review revealed the volunteer never completed a background check before he was allowed to participate in the program.

Albert Alfonso Garza, 32, was last seen reading to children at the Montrose Library in September 2018.

Sometimes "Sorry" doesn't f*cking cut it. Damn right it should never happen again someone should lose their job.


Space travel. What could go wrong beside the obvious? How about your herpes reappearing?

The herpes viruses was reactivated in more than half of the crew aboard Space Shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) missions.

"NASA astronauts endure weeks or even months exposed to microgravity and cosmic radiation - not to mention the extreme G forces of take-off and re-entry," said senior author Dr. Satish K. Mehta of KBR Wyle at the Johnson Space Center.

"This physical challenge is compounded by more familiar stressors like social separation, confinement and an altered sleep-wake cycle."

Mehta and colleagues monitor the physiological impact of spaceflight by analyzing saliva, blood and urine samples from the astronauts. What they found was problematic.


The ONT Musical Interlude - Irish Style

Ten best Irish bands of all time? They left off Thin Lizzy, so I call Bullshit.


Born on 17 Mar 1951
American guitarist and songwriter Scott Gorham Thin Lizzy, who had the 1976 hit single 'The Boys Are Back In Town' and the UK No.2 album Live and Dangerous. Gorham joined the band at a time when their future was in doubt after the departures of original guitarist Eric Bell and his brief replacement Gary Moore. via thisdayinmusic.com


There is no 1st Amendment in New Zealand.


"This is clearly a foolish act by one of our meter readers and is in no way representative of meter reading colleagues across E.ON, all of whom will be feeling let down by this behaviour. Genius Award Winner.


Seeking input tonight. Does this story qualify for Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day or Genius Award Winner.

When Indiana homeowner George Hollingsworth noticed some damage Tuesday to the door frame on his garage, he suspected a break-in, the Marion Police Department wrote in a statement.

On Wednesday, Hollingsworth began cleaning out his cluttered garage to determine if anything had been stolen, police reported. That’s when he found the body of a suspected burglar crushed beneath a 900-pound antique floor safe that had apparently toppled onto the stranger, police wrote.

“My mind couldn’t comprehend it,” Hollingsworth said, WXIN reported. “This can’t be real. It’s like some strange tale.”

Police were called to the scene at 8:20 p.m., officers wrote.

Police wrote in their statement that the safe, which had been held up by a floor jack, appeared to have fallen over onto the intruder as he rummaged through the tightly packed garage.


Overcoming a major physical disability and Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.


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