Sponsored Content
« Open Thread | Main | The Morning Report - 8/6/19 »
August 05, 2019

Monday Overnight Open Thread (8/5/19)

late-night-randomness-20170228-110.jpg

***


The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

"[W]hat is conference going to achieve, other than a glamorous knees up for the rich? Also, and I may be out on a limb here, but I do believe there are scheduled flights and ferries to Sicily," BBC presenter Andrew Neil.


Quote II

“When men go to jail accused, convicted of hurting a child, there is no peace in jail.

“They have to constantly watch over their back.

“They have to hope they can befriend someone to look out for them. To protect them.”Ken Jefferson


Quote III

"Do you think that Google will attempt to influence the election outcome, attempt to prevent Trump from being reelected?" Carlson asked.

"I do believe so," Cernekee replied. "I think that’s a major threat. They have openly stated that they think 2016 was a mistake. They thought Trump should have lost in 2016. They really want Trump to lose in 2020. That’s their agenda." Kevin Cernekee


Quote IV

“It’s really embarrassing to have anything like this posted online,” “We certainly don’t condone what was said. We are quite disappointed. We support the men and women of the New York Police Department.” Patrick Ferraiuolo


***


But, but, but, but, but I thought the science was settled.

In fact, a study published in 2017 has overturned a 100-year-old assumption on what exactly makes a neuron 'fire', posing new mechanisms behind certain neurological disorders.

A team of physicists from Bar-Ilan University in Israel conducted experiments on rat neurons grown in a culture to determine exactly how a neuron responds to the signals it receives from other cells.

To understand why this is important, we need to go back to 1907 when a French neuroscientist named Louis Lapicque proposed a model to describe how the voltage of a nerve cell's membrane increases as a current is applied.


***


It is difficult to come by rat infestation statistics. However, it is not difficult to come up with crime stats. Baltimore's homicide rate ten times the national average.

The most recent homicide data from the FBI (2017) shows the city of Baltimore with a homicide rate of 55.8 per 100,000 population.That's a homicide rate comparable to El Salvador (60 per 100,000) and Venezuela (56 per 100,000). Baltimore has more homicides per capita than Honduras, Guatemala, South Africa, and Brazil.

In other words, Baltimore's homicide problem is worse than those in many of the world's most violent countries.

In contrast, the US homicide rate in 2017 was 5.3 per 100,000 making Baltimore homicide rate ten times larger than that in the US overall.


***

Did you miss last week's Democrat debates? This video explains what you missed. Language - NSFW


***


Do you remember all of the furor over President Trump calling the North Korean President Kim Jong Un, short, fat and rocket man? It was so upsetting that North Korea has released commemorative stamps featuring President Trump. Imagine Jonah Goldberg and the rest of the cucks licking Trump's ass.

North Korea has made headlines of late for launching new missiles, showing off its latest submarines, and publicly executing prisoners. Less noticed, it’s also recently released stamps featuring US president Donald Trump with Kim Jong Un.

According to Kyodo News, a set of stamps commemorating the one-year anniversary of the leaders’ Singapore summit was released on June 12, and is now for sale in Pyongyang. One stamp shows the first Trump-Kim handshake, while another shows the two signing a joint agreement after the historic meeting.


***


Sad and funny, all at the same time. The Democratic Socialists of America Convention was held in Atlanta.

Trigger warnings, jazz hands.............


***


What we have here is a failure to communicate. Ferrari is attempting to stop a Ferrari owner from posting certain things on Instagram.

These days, it’s clear that money doesn’t always guarantee taste, so much in fact that Ferrari is reportedly taking matters into its own hands with a particularly, erm, expressive customer. An affluent German fashion designer is supposedly under fire from the Italian automaker after the company disagreed with the designer’s sense of style as portrayed on his social media accounts, particularly Instagram.

Philipp Plein posted a photo of a “love letter” sent by associates at Orsingher Ortu, an Italian-based law firm allegedly representing Ferrari, asking him to remove certain photos of him, his belongings, and his outrageously green 812 Superfast from his personal Instagram account within a timeframe of 48 hours. The reason? Apparently, Ferrari disagrees with the appearance of his lifestyle and his odd taste for fashion.

***


The ONT Musical Interlude



On this day: 5 Aug 1957
American Bandstand first aired on US TV. Dick Clark had replaced Bob Horn the previous year when the show was still called Bandstand, Clark went on to host the show until 1989. Countless acts appeared on the show over the years, including ABBA, The Doors, Talking Heads, Madonna, Otis Redding, R.E.M. and Pink Floyd. via thisdayinmusic.com


&&&



On this day: 5 Aug 1975
Drummer Sandy West and guitarist Joan Jett formed the first ever all female heavy rock band after being introduced by producer Kim Fowley. The Runaways released four studio albums, among its best known songs: 'Cherry Bomb', 'Queen's of Noise' and a cover of the Velvet Underground's 'Rock n Roll'. via thisdayinmusic.com

***


My that's an awfully large vagina you have there. Genius Award Winner.

In what may be a United States record for currency hidden inside a body cavity, a woman had $6233 in stolen cash inside her vagina when she was collared this week, according to Louisiana cops.

Ashley Beth Rolland, 23, was the subject yesterday of a TSG story reporting that, following her July 31 bust for allegedly stealing cash from her boyfriend, she denied ownership of methamphetamine that was lodged inside her body.

A probable cause affidavit noted that a plastic baggie with meth was “inside Rolland’s vagina.” The cash, the affidavit reported, was located during “a consensual search of Rolland’s person” conducted by a female correctional officer.


***

The United States has its problems. But our country still has the best people. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

Blood Centers In El Paso Are Overwhelmed By Donations


Hundreds of people stood in the 101-degree sun for hours on Saturday in order to donate after El Paso police said there was an urgent need for blood.

***

Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by a Soy Boy Police Department.

soy boy pd.jpg


Notice: Posted with permission by the Ace Media Empire and AceCorp, LLC. This facility does not use soy, tree nuts or Russian potatoes.

digg this
posted by Misanthropic Humanitarian at 10:17 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Rodrigo Borgia: "> 11 " There are never any real cuts. Ever." Spot ..."

Indignacio Vindacatorem: "Though much is taken, much abides; and though we a ..."

CharlieBrown'sDildo: "when I click the link I get a 404 error. Could a C ..."

Skip : "Good morning JJ and horde ..."

Lost In Space: "Kevin gave an academy award performance as the lea ..."

Rodrigo Borgia: "Tranheiser Busch has reportedly signed a deal with ..."

Thomas Bender: ">>Good morning, kids. So congratulations, I guess ..."

Martini Farmer: "Failure theater defines winning as losing with dig ..."

Aetius451AD Work Laptop: "Wait, this is going to be a full service holiday? ..."

Check Out gp's Rehoboth Beach Tan!: ""My X 'upgraded' their Z software and now it's fvc ..."

sidney: "" There are never any real cuts. Ever." Spot on, ..."

Hadrian the Seventh: " [i]The "St. Gaudens" in Boston Common (Col. Shaw ..."

Recent Entries
Search


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)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64