Sponsored Content

Intermarkets' Privacy Policy

Donate to Ace of Spades HQ!

Recent Entries
Absent Friends
GnuBreed 2024
Captain Hate 2023
moon_over_vermont 2023
westminsterdogshow 2023
Ann Wilson(Empire1) 2022
Dave In Texas 2022
Jesse in D.C. 2022
OregonMuse 2022
redc1c4 2021
Tami 2021
Chavez the Hugo 2020
Ibguy 2020
Rickl 2019
Joffen 2014
AoSHQ Writers Group
A site for members of the Horde to post their stories seeking beta readers, editing help, brainstorming, and story ideas. Also to share links to potential publishing outlets, writing help sites, and videos posting tips to get published. Contact OrangeEnt for info:
maildrop62 at proton dot me
Cutting The Cord And Email Security
Moron Meet-Ups

Saturday Evening Movie Thread 08-22-2020 [Hosted By: Moviegique] | Main | EMT 08/23/20
August 22, 2020

Saturday Overnight Open Thread – 8/22/2020 [Buck Throckmorton]

Oil Platform Sunset.JPG



I don’t fully know the risks or benefits of wearing / not-wearing a mask in certain situations. Neither do public health experts. But I do know that they’ll enthusiastically lie through their teeth in service to a left-wing political agenda. So, if public health experts don’t want to be thought of as lying frauds, then they should stop being fraudulent liars.

Risk of Transmission.JPG



Raccoon Mountain Lake.JPG

Raccoon Mountain Lake is not your typical Tennessee Valley Authority lake. Carved out of the top of a mountain just west of Chattanooga, its purpose is to store excess energy produced by the TVA when it is generating more hydro and nuclear electricity than is being consumed. The excess energy is used to pump water uphill from the Tennessee River. During periods of peak demand, the water is sent back down, running 1,080 feet through a tunnel in the mountain and generating electricity as it returns to the river. In effect, the lake is a battery. It can generate 1.6 million kw hours of electricity per day. Here’s a time-lapse video of it filling back up after being emptied to generate electricity.



Since Vince Gill keeps getting discussed in the ONT comments, here is Vince along with Rodney Crowell doing a sweet love song.

“It’s Hard To Kiss The Lips At Night That Chew Your Ass Out All Day Long.”

It’s only fair to give the ‘ettes an equal shake, so here is Loretta Lynn not feeling it for her man.

“Don’t Come Home A Drinking With Loving On Your Mind”



In your young & single days (which may be now for some of you) did you have a “go to” dish when you had to do some real cooking to semi-impress a date or a guest? All my guy friends seemed to have their one dish they could cook. Spaghetti, of course, was common. One roommate of mine could make beef stroganoff and absolutely nothing else. My “go to” was pan-fried caramelized chicken. (Chicken breast and onion, seared in italian dressing, and served with colored pasta that had been buttered and sprinkled with parmesan.)

What was your go-to dish when you had to cook for others?



Airplane landings at St Maarten’s airport are insane, with the landing gear of the planes just a few dozen feet above beachgoers below. And until 2016, you could actually see a 747 land.

Trying to withstand the jet blast of a plane taking off from St. Maarten is apparently a Dutch West Indies version of running the bulls.



Miss America.JPG

It wasn’t that long ago that it seemed the whole nation sat down to watch certain shared events – Miss America, The World Series, The Academy Awards, The Indy 500, etc. Those still exist but they are now watched by just a fraction of their old audiences, and they’ve long since lost their mystique.

Indy 500.JPG

What are some events or cultural phenomena of our current era that will be looked back on nostalgically in a few decades? Or what will we have said good riddance too that commands a lot of attention now?



Glacier National Park is removing "glaciers will be gone by 2020" signs

Glacier Park.jpg

The glaciers were supposed to be gone by now, based on the most super-scientific models according to infallible scientists. It was such a scientific fact - based on their climate “models” - that they put up these signs at Glacier National Park stating that the glaciers would be gone by the year 2020. Of course they were wrong, because climate science is a fraud, a hoax, and a scam. But anyone who didn’t believe the glaciers would be gone by 2020 was a “science denier.”

Rather than manually remove their apocalyptic signs, maybe they should have manually removed the glaciers instead, so that their prophecy would come true.



SOS in Sand.jpg

Missing sailors rescued from Pacific island after SOS signal spotted in the sand



“Waste not, want not” is a value of thrifty, responsible people. Although this behavior overlaps with certain sacraments of The Sustainable Organic Church Of The Carbon Apocalypse, it doesn’t mean thrifty people embrace environmentalism as a religion.



Herb Alpert.jpg

If you’re Herb Alpert, making some great music, but seen as a mariachi-flavored Tom Jones, how do you go about expanding your audience to the husbands of your female fans?

This album somehow persuaded my dad to give The Tijuana Brass a listen.

Herb Alpert Whipped Cream.jpg

Here’s Herb and the Tijuana Brass with Lonely Bull.



In 1915, Ernest Shackleton and 28 crew members of his ship the Endurance were stranded in frozen Antarctic waters with their ship crushed by ice floes and separated by 800 miles of icy sea water from the nearest human settlement. Shackleton’s expedition intended to land in Antarctica then hike across the entire continent. He never made it to Antarctica, but what he actually did is even more amazing.

Here is an extremely abbreviated version of their story: The Endurance left the whaling station at South Georgia Island on Dec 5, 1914 and almost immediately got stuck in packed ice. In October 2015 the ship was crushed and disintegrated by the ice. The crew lived on ice floes until making their way on 3 lifeboats to Elephant Island in April 2016 - the first land they had been on in 497 days. Shackleton and a crew of 5 men then took off in a 22-foot lifeboat and navigated 800 miles through icy ocean waters to South Georgia island, the nearest human habitation. They landed at South Georgia Island and then had to trek 32 miles over snow covered mountains to reach the whaling village in May 1916. In August 1916 Shackleton returned by ship to Elephant Island to rescue the 23 crew members left behind. All 29 crew members survived the ordeal and made it back to civilization.

Some real cool pictures are at the link.



Mrs. Throckmorton insisted that we see Harry Connick Jr when he came to town. She is such a good sport about indulging my music, shows, and hobbies that I was glad to oblige. I had no idea, however, that it was going to be the best concert I’ve ever attended. Mr. Connick is a great entertainer, and his piano playing is unlike anything I’ve ever seen.


Tonight’s overnight thread has been brought to you by Hee Haw, with a reminder that your grandfather loved it because of the music.

Hee Haw.jpg


Thanks again to the horde for letting me play host. Please feel free to offer any helpful feedback, insults, or tips at buck.throckmorton@gmail.com

digg this
posted by Open Blogger at 10:05 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
Cicero (@cicero43): "[i]Yeah.. Organized gangs of super models... Happe ..."

Braenyard: "Found my crow's foot and 2' wooden handle screw dr ..."

bonhomme[/i][/i][/i][/b][/b][/b][/s][/s][/s][/u][/u][/u]: "Peter Hasson asked Google AI about his book. Gemi ..."

It's me donna : "Yeah.. Organized gangs of super models... Happens ..."

Alberta Oil Peon: "I avoid google as much as possible. It's impossibl ..."

Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight: "Am I the only person who despises Megan McArdle? ..."

Braenyard: "Finally, in the old tool boxes, the canvas role of ..."

Cicero (@cicero43): "[i]That picture looks like the opening scene of a ..."

Lemon Tree owner: "I can't stress strong enough how much I anticipate ..."

whig: "Ann Althouse is the lawyer version of McArdle posi ..."

Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come: "[i]37 11 >>>That picture looks like the opening sc ..."

Jake Tapper, Respected Journalist: "Republicans pouncing and seizing again! ..."

Recent Entries

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