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August 17, 2020

Monday Overnight Open Thread (8/17/20)



Quote I

"Tantra isn't about a sex technique. Tantra is about how you relate to your own body, how you relate to life, and how you dance with it. As funny as it sounds, I am tantra."Sasha Cobra

Quote II

Every man sees in his relatives, and especially in his cousins, a series of grotesque caricatures of himself. H. L. Mencken

Quote III

Except we cons will say whatever we want about her, including but not limited to providing commentary on her cheesy debut into the world of politics. And pointing out her history is not just mean. Her history is indicative of her pattern of behavior, and when the purported president is one broken hip away from 25th Amendmentville, everything about her matters. Kurt Schlichter

Quote IV

“Get those guns, run in that room, see what’s in there, find out what is being hidden in your house, take it out and turn it in,” Philadelphia City Councilmember Cindy Bass


If you can't tax them. Sue them. Local municipalities in Indiana sue satellite and streaming services.

Four cities in Indiana are suing Netflix and other video companies, claiming that online video providers and satellite-TV operators should have to pay the same franchise fees that cable companies pay for using local rights of way.

The lawsuit was filed against Netflix, Disney, Hulu, DirecTV, and Dish Network on August 4 in Indiana Commercial Court in Marion County. The cities of Indianapolis, Evansville, Valparaiso, and Fishers want the companies to pay the cable-franchise fees established in Indiana's Video Service Franchises (VSF) Act, which requires payments of 5 percent of gross revenue in each city.


Of course Hollywood doesn't have any original ideas.

EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Pictures has set a remake of the classic John Hughes 1987 road trip comedy Planes, Trains & Automobiles as a star vehicle for Will Smith and Kevin Hart. Hart’s Hartbeat Productions and Smith’s Westbrook Studios will produce. In her feature debut, Aeysha Carr will write the script. Her TV credits include Brooklyn 99 and the upcoming Hulu series Woke.

I can hardly wait........................


One of the specialists I see graduated from Stanford. That used to mean something.

Stanford University will remove admissions test requirements for the upcoming school year in response to COVID-19.

Most notably, Stanford Medicine, one of the top medical schools in the country, will not require the MCAT.





So California, how is all that renewable energy working out?

Update (17:47ET): CNN's Jon Passantino quoted California's top electricity manger as saying upwards of "3.3 million California households could lose power during rolling blackouts later today amid a record-setting heatwave."

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Update (16:20ET): California's top electricity manger warned Monday afternoon the state doesn't have enough energy to meet demand and will likely result in rolling blackouts for customers.

Steve Berberich, the chief executive of the California Independent System Operator (California ISO), told ISO's board that energy demand is exceeding supply and could result in "millions" of Californians without power on Monday and Tuesday.

Nothing that 4-5 nuclear power plants couldn't cure. Just spit ballin' here.


Dammit!!! If I have told you once, I told you a hundred times, stay out of my territory.

A bald eagle beat the crap out of a government drone mapping the shoreline of Lake Michigan, ripping off its propeller and sending it plunging to the lake’s bottom, according to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy.

Yes. The agency operating the drone murdered by an eagle goes by the acronym EGLE.

The agency says the incident happened near Escanaba in the Upper Peninsula area of Michigan last month. EGLE environmental air quality analyst and drone pilot Hunter King was using the drone to map shoreline erosion when the drama started. The drone started spinning as it was headed for home, King says, “like a really bad rollercoaster ride.” A couple of nearby eagle-watchers said they saw an eagle strike something, later confirmed to be the EGLE drone.


Paul Joseph Watson Language warning -May be NSFW


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Which of the following exist?
(1) [ ] Big Foot
(2) [ ] Lochness Monster
(3) [ ] Fraudulent Voter
(4) [ ] All of the above

Nearly 10% of rejected mail-in ballots in Michigan primary were because ‘the voter was dead’

Several states across the nation are processing the results for primary elections and have encountered significant issues with mail-in ballots, as many had predicted would be the case.


On the bright side, They haven't entirely destroyed this movie.

Blazing Saddles Will Now Air Online With Disclaimer About Racism & Social Context


The ONT Musical Interlude

Born on this day: 17 Aug 1958
Belinda Carlisle, singer, from all-female American rock band The Go-Go's, who had the 1982 US No.2 single, 'We Got The Beat', and the 1982 UK hit single 'Our Lips Are Sealed'. Their 1981 debut album, Beauty and the Beat, is considered one of the "cornerstone albums of US new wave music". Carlisle had the 1987 solo, US & UK No.1 single 'Heaven Is A Place On Earth'. via thisdayinmusic.com


On this day: 17 Aug 2012
Three members of the Russian feminist punk rock protest group Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years imprisonment after they had staged a performance on the soleas of Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior in a protest directed at the Orthodox Church leader's support for President Putin during his election campaign. via thisdayinmusic.com

Yes, the culture over runneth this evening.............


Special team's player? Nah just another Genius Award Winner.

NFL teams are always strict about not allowing unauthorized visitors into training camp, but this year especially so. As Seattle’s Kemah Siverand found out the hard way.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports that the Seahawks cut Siverand after he was caught on video trying to sneak a female visitor into the team hotel. The woman was reportedly wearing Seahawks gear in an effort to make her look like a player who had access to the hotel.


If you enjoy fishing. You'll enjoy: Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

Nursing Home Brings Fishing To Residents

A nursing home in Kentucky brought fishing to their residents.


Weekly commenter stats for week of 8-16-2020

Top 10 commenters:
1 [561 comments] 'Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo' [78.74 posts/day]
2 [498 comments] 'TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts'
3 [483 comments] 'AlaBAMA '
4 [407 comments] 'Tom Servo'
5 [377 comments] 'rhennigantx'
6 [364 comments] 'runner'
7 [357 comments] 'BurtTC'
8 [357 comments] '... '
9 [353 comments] 'CN'
10 [349 comments] 'Christopher R Taylor'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [289 names] 'Modern Medievalist Miklos' [40.57 unique names/day]
2 [60 names] 'Duncanthrax'
3 [35 names] 'Gilded Age II'
4 [33 names] 'Notorious BFD'
5 [29 names] 'LeftCoast Dawg'
6 [28 names] 'freaked'
7 [27 names] 'Cicero (@cicero)'
8 [27 names] 'Dirty Frank'
9 [25 names] 'andycanuck'
10 [24 names] 'Adriane the Political Hack Critic ...'


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