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April 21, 2021

Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (4/21/21) Recycled Material Edition

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The Quotes of The Day

Quote I

“I know that justice is slow, sometimes elusive, and sometimes never comes. The Justice Deptartment will be unwavering in its pursuit of equal justice under law.” US Attorney General Merrick Garland

Quote II

“I was so shocked. It’s such a big amount. It’s not like I can say, ‘Oh, for the next month or two, I’ll dial down my expenses and I’ll save $16,000.’” Louis Goffinet, a middle school science teacher in Connecticut

Quote III

“The MI Bureau of Elections recommends that the #UnlockMichigan petition be certified. With over 460,000 VALID signatures, it’s not even a close call…. @GovWhitmer maybe now you’ll try working WITH the legislature, instead of governing by decree?” Unlock Michigan spokesman Fred Wszolek

Quote IV

“Teenagers have been having fights including fights involving knives for eons,” “We do not need police to address these situations by showing up to the scene & using a weapon against one of the teenagers. Y’all need help. I mean that sincerely.” Longtime activist Bree Newsome

Quote V

"As soon as the supply disruptions sort themselves out and everything gets back to normal, we expect a major correction in prices," "But right now, if you're producing lumber in the US South -- or anywhere for that matter, but particularly in the US South, where your log cost hasn't come up -- it's very profitable."Joshua Zaret, a senior analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence

Quote VI

The United States could go to zero tomorrow. I mean, we can’t, but if you figuratively speaking, could go to zero, we’d still have a problem. The world would still have a problem. If China went to zero tomorrow with the United States, we’d still have a problem. So, every country has to come to the table. This is the single biggest multilateral, global negotiation that the world has ever needed, and the stakes could not be higher because, I mean, we hear people talk about this being existential. For many people on the planet, it already is.”U.S. special presidential envoy for climate John Kerry

The Quotes of Day have been brought to you by John F. Kerry's Favorite Dessert.

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So when the Great Easter Hamster Fire of '21 occurred I was out of state visiting one of my former tax exemptions. Needless to say, I had a majority of my ONTs partially completed before the tragic event.

Here is some of the material I had for you. To be honest with you I'm not sure anymore how much of this might have been presented. Hopefully you'll enjoy or you can jump to the bottom where there is Fresh ONT Pickings.


Lewis Black examines Handicap Parking. NSFW


The ONT Musical Interlude

On this day: 5 Apr 1998
British drummer Cozy Powell (Colin Flooks) was killed when his car smashed into crash barriers on the M4 motorway near Bristol, England. Powell had worked with the Jeff Beck Group, Whitesnake, Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Brian May, Peter Green and the ELP spin-off Emerson, Lake, and Powell. Powell, known as one of the most driving drummers in rock, had also had hits as a solo artist, including Dance WithThe Devil and The Man In Black, and had fronted his own band, Cozy Powell's Hammer. via thisdayinmusic.com


On this day: 5 Apr 1994
Kurt Cobain committed suicide by shooting himself in the head at his home in Seattle. Cobain's body wasn't discovered until April 8, by an electrician who had arrived to install a security system, who initially believed that Cobain was asleep, until he saw the shotgun pointing at his chin. A suicide note was found that said, "I haven't felt the excitement of listening to as well as creating music, along with really writing . . . for too many years now". A high concentration of heroin and traces of Valium were found in Cobain's body. His death was officially ruled as suicide by a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head. via thisdayinmusic.com


Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Living The Ahoy Life With Bill Kristol.

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Notice: Posted with permission by the Ace Media Empire, AceCorp, LLC., and Misanthropic Humanitarian Enterprises. Kristol complaints to someone who cares.


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The Quotes Of The Day

Quote I

Man, I think most white people and black people are great people. I really believe that in my heart. But I think our system is set up where our politicians, whether they are Republicans are Democrats are designed to make us not like each other so they can keep their grasp of money and power. They divide and conquer. Charles Barkley

Quote II

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The ONT Musical Interlude

Born on this day: 6 Apr 1965 Frank Black, (born Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV) guitarist, singer, with American alternative rock band Pixies, who released the 1988 album Surfer Rosa. They influenced bands such as Nirvana, Radiohead, Bush, Blur and Weezer. Formed Frank Black and the Catholics in 1993, Pixies reformed in 2004. Black has released over 10 solo albums. via thisdayinmusic.com


Born on this day: 6 Apr 1937
Merle Haggard, American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and fiddler. Along with Buck Owens, Haggard and his band the Strangers helped create the Bakersfield sound, which is characterized by the twang of Fender Telecaster and the unique mix with the traditional country steel guitar sound. Haggard scored over 10 US Country No.1 albums during his career. He died on 6 April 2016 of complications from pneumonia at his home in Palo Cedro, California.

Died on this day: 6 Apr 2016
American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and fiddler, Merle Haggard died of complications from pneumonia at his home in Palo Cedro, California. Along with Buck Owens, Haggard and his band the Strangers helped create the Bakersfield sound, which is characterized by the twang of Fender Telecaster and the unique mix with the traditional country steel guitar sound. Haggard scored over 10 US Country No.1 albums during his career. via thisdayinmusic.com


Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by The Breeze.

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OK, The New Stuff

Mankind is imperfect. There will always be prejudice. There will always be hate. This is not an endorsement of those actions. However, our country has made great strides in race relations. It's the politicians of the left who continue to agitate the situation to keep troubles fomenting. Take for example the loudmouth Rep. from NYC.

“It’s not justice because justice is George Floyd going home tonight to be with his family,” she said, continuing to list off a series of examples:

Justice is Adam Toledo getting tucked in by his mom tonight. Justice is when you’re pulled over, there not being a gun that’s part of that interaction because you have a headlight out. Justice is your school system not having or being part of a school-to-prison pipeline. Justice is a municipality and a government that does not — because it trickles down right? — that does not value military and armaments more than it healthcare, and education, and housing.

So justice is Adam Toledo being tucked in at night by his mom. With all due respect Congress woman Cortez, how could his mom tuck him in bed when he was running the streets of Chicago at 2:30AM with a firearm?

On March 29, just after 2:30 AM, Chicago’s ShotSpotter alert system detected eight or nine gunshots in the West Side, largely Latino, neighborhood of Little Village, where gangs like the Latin Kings and Two Six have made gunplay a regular part of life. Chicago police officer Eric Stillman and his partner sped toward the gunshots once they received the ShotSpotter alert, doubtless hoping to nab the perpetrators and spare the community additional carnage. When they arrived on the scene, almost immediately after those shots were fired, they happened upon two individuals. One of them—who we now know to be 13-year-old Adam Toledo—took off on foot and, at one point, pulled a gun with his right hand. Stillman gave chase, and the world saw what happened next—at least the part highlighted (and, in one case, deceptively edited) by media outlets, many of which elided the actual events of Toledo’s shooting.

The immediate cause of Toledo’s death was the bullet fired by Officer Stillman. But it’s worth examining how a 13-year-old boy ended up in a full sprint through a dark alley at 2:30 AM with a gun in his hand and a police officer on his tail.

Start a few minutes before the shooting. Though it hasn’t gotten much attention, a video compilation that the Chicago Police Department released includes footage that seems to show Toledo walking with a young man before one (or both) fired the eight or nine shots at a passing vehicle near the alley where the police encountered Toledo. Exactly who pulled the trigger remains unclear (the footage is grainy), though CNN reported last Friday, citing prosecutors, that both Toledo’s hand, and the gloves of the man he was with, tested positive for gunshot residue. According to police, that man is a 21-year-old named Ruben Roman, who was arrested at the scene for allegedly obstructing Officer Stillman as he gave chase.


Over the years while yours truly has been hosting The ONT there has been commentary about avoiding jury duty. Although for some of us it is our reluctant civic duty. But if you do get selected here is a sure fire way to get excused. Pronto.

A juror in the horrific dismemberment death of Florida woman Nicole Montalvo, 33, was kicked off of the trial on Tuesday morning for getting shuteye in court. Prosecutors voiced concern that the juror missed testimony against the defendants, the victim’s estranged husband Christopher Otero-Rivera, 33, and his father Angel Luis Rivera, 64. After that, the judge claimed to see the juror fall asleep Monday afternoon.


What's our science course tonight? How many bubbles are there in a glass of beer?

“How Many CO2 Bubbles in a Glass of Beer?”

After pouring beer into a glass, streams of little bubbles appear and start to rise, forming a foamy head. As the bubbles burst, the released carbon dioxide gas imparts the beverage’s desirable tang. But just how many bubbles are in that drink? By examining various factors, researchers reporting in ACS Omega estimate between 200,000 and nearly 2 million of these tiny spheres can form in a gently poured lager.

Worldwide, beer is one of the most popular alcoholic beverages. Lightly flavored lagers, which are especially well-liked, are produced through a cool fermentation process, converting the sugars in malted grains to alcohol and carbon dioxide. During commercial packaging, more carbonation can be added to get a desired level of fizziness. That’s why bottles and cans of beer hiss when opened and release micrometer-wide bubbles when poured into a mug. These bubbles are important sensory elements of beer tasting, similar to sparkling wines, because they transport flavor and scent compounds. The carbonation also can tickle the drinker’s nose. Gérard Liger-Belair had previously determined that about 1 million bubbles form in a flute of champagne, but scientists don’t know the number created and released by beer before it’s flat. So, Liger-Belair and Clara Cilindre wanted to find out.

Moar science. The older you get, the easier the hangovers are to deal with.

As you get older, you may have found hangovers have gone from something you could laugh off with a McDonald's to a three day event.

But despite the painful experiences we've all suffered first-hand, an expert study has found that "hangover severity declines with age".

Looking at feedback collected from 761 people with an age range of 18 to 94 years old, it says that when participants consumed the same amount of booze, older people suffered less the following day.

It put this partly down to a decline in pain sensitivity as we age, hinting that we simply get better at dealing with it as we get older.


The ONT Musical Interlude

On this day: 21 Apr 2016 Prince was found dead at his home in Minnesota at the age of 57, after Police were summoned to his Paisley Park estate and found his body in a lift. The acclaimed and influential musician became a global superstar in the 1980s, with albums such as 1999, Purple Rain and Sign O' the Times and recorded more than 30 albums. via thisdayinmusic.com


On this day: 21 Apr 2016
American rock, blues and country singer-guitarist Lonnie Mack died of natural causes in hospital near his log-cabin home, seventy miles east of Nashville, Tennessee. In the early 1960s, he was a "pioneer" in virtuoso rock guitar soloing whose recordings were pivotal to the emergence of the electric guitar as a lead voice in rock music. For this, it has been said that he launched the era of "modern rock guitar". He scored the hit single instrumentals, 'Memphis' and 'Wham!' via thisdayinmusic.com


Genius Award Winners will be Genius Award Winners until their peckers weigh a pound.

Future pranksters might want to take note: faking your own kidnapping for laughs is never a good idea.

According to KAGS, Vincent Oggero, of College Station, Texas, learned this lesson the hard way after being charged with filing a false police report late last week. The incident occurred on February 11, when Oggero reportedly tried to pull a prank on his friends as they were leaving a restaurant.

The joke? A terrifying message written on their receipt, alleging that he was a victim of kidnapping. After he and his party left, restaurant staff found Oggero's note, which read, "I NEED HELP I got kidnapped" in addition to a phone number. Presumably, the 19-year-old Oggero did not imagine his prank would lead to such serious repercussions.


She said FUCK CANCER! Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

Japanese Swimmer Beats Leukemia, Qualifies For Summer Olympics

Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee has qualified for the 2021 Summer Olympics just two years after she was diagnosed with leukemia.


Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Retarded Humor.

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