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October 23, 2019

Overnight Open Thread (10/23/2019)


(From a mostly-lurking Moron's trip through New England.)

I must get out of these wet clothes and into a dry martini
-- Robert Benchley
All propaganda has to be popular and has to adapt its spiritual level to the perception of the least intelligent of those towards whom it intends to direct itself
-- Adolf Hitler
Tom appeared on the sidewalk with a bucket of whitewash and a long-handled brush. He surveyed the fence, and all gladness left him and a deep melancholy settled down upon his spirit. Thirty yards of board fence nine feet high. Life to him seemed hollow, and existence but a burden
-- Mark Twain
Is man an ape or an angel? I, my lord, I am on the side of the angels. I repudiate with indignation and abhorrence those newfangled ideas
-- Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield



Did I use this one already? Ah...the joys of middle age!


This is not pure click-bait, and it is a lot of fun...seeing the evolution of automobiles over the years. Be sure to check out the hot car the year you were born. I am very pleased with mine, but some of you may be disappointed.

From Model T to Model 3: How Driving Changed Over a Century


My enjoyment of Cowboy Junkies has nothing to do with how sexy Margo Timmins' voice (and other things) is.


Velvet Underground and Lou Reed are definitely acquired tastes, but even if you hate them this is a ballad for the ages...


Floccinaucinihilipilification: the estimation of something as valueless.

Char­gogg­a­gogg­man­chaugg­a­gogg­chau­bun­a­gung­a­maugg: It's a lake in Webster Massachusetts. Typical Masshole crap.

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious: Damned if I remember what it is supposed to mean...if anything...but I like it, and it brings back fond memories.


Anonymity is a very big deal in a free society, and we ignore it at our peril. It goes hand in hand with the more obvious public free speech, but just think back to the Federalist Papers for a sense of why it is so important.

Yeah, I'm being serious, but I just checked the contract and apparently there is supposed to be one thought-provoking section in every ONT, or the next five will be Yoko tributes. They're not my rules, and I need the dental insurance, so...


The Tweeter is a bit of a douche, but it is funny, no matter how you slice it.


This is a joy, and rather timely, because apparently Shaquille O'Neal ripped Lebron James a new one for being a Chi-Com cheerleader.

Hat Tip: Bitter Clinger

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