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August 02, 2021

Monday Overnight Open Thread (8/2/21)

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The Quotes of The Day

Quote I

“I don‘t really care about the money. It’s more about making a statement that things like this are unacceptable. I want them to be known that what was done shouldn’t happen to me or anyone else for even the smallest disability. Ryan Pacheco

Quote II

Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future, without fear.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Quote III

“I know D.C. residents have been very closely following the public health guidelines and they will embrace this,”Washington D.C Mayor Muriel Bowser

Embrace? Project much Muriel?

Quote IV

"Although her political rhetoric is skeletal and her skin is thin to ­criticism, surely that is the next step on her Crusade for ­Goodness." Meghan Markle's biographer Tom Bower

Quote V

“It has been built in bad faith. It’s a desecration of our burial ground.” Julie Seitz

Quote VI

"Running any national service on this scale means that, on extremely rare occasions, high standards are not always met and from the millions of calls answered, a very small number of safeguarding incidents were identified,Samaritans chief executive Julie Bentley


Coffee canisters are smaller. Bacon packages are smaller. Oh goody a new word in The ONT's lexicon: Shrinkflation

Shrinking Rolls Of Toilet Paper? Blame The Fed!

We’ve been talking a lot about rising prices. The CPI has come in hotter than expected every month this year. We’re paying more to buy less.

We see the impacts of inflation on price tags, but sometimes it squeezes us more subtlety. It’s known as “shrinkflation.”


Are you an Enemy of The State?

But given the direction this country is headed, should I contemplate the reasons a person might contrive a persona for me that makes me an enemy of the state?

I decided to work my way through this exercise and to see where it might lead me. At the end of the process, I have to admit that I felt just a bit uneasy.

Now keep in mind that there could be a vast difference between the data that the government gathers that it determines makes me a national threat and data that only relates to my exercise of free speech without my intending to do anything insidious in this country. But the differences are just a matter of perspective, right? The list below identifies their potential conclusions about me, and I follow up that information with my own assessment. Here is what I identified:


No kidding he it didn't have a valid snatch. New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard crashed out of the Olympics today after making history as the first trans woman to compete in a solo event.

The 43-year-old, who transitioned in 2012, was competing in the 87kg+ category but failed to record a single valid 'snatch' lift in Tokyo.

Hubbard's appearance at the Games on Monday night was mired in controversy - not least because she was well-backed to batter most of her opposition and pick up a medal.

Apparently It’s Very Hard Not to Sexualize Female Athletes

Broadcasts of the Olympics are trying to focus on "sport appeal, not sex appeal," which is apparently harder than it sounds


Once upon a time the Fabulous Mrs. Mis. Hum. and I had children at home. We avoided arrest by just giving them away.

A MOTHER in Brazil has been arrested by police after she allegedly sold EIGHT of her ten children in order to get money to buy drugs.

Marilza Medeiros da Conceicao, from Sao Pedro da Aldeia, Rio de Janeiro, was taken into custody on Tuesday for "promising or carrying out the delivery of a child to a third party, upon payment or reward."

Oh lighten up, I'm only kidding. They all grew up to be productive members of society.


Speaking of kids who will be screwed up as adults. Oh yeah, parenting Do's and Don'ts.

Coco Austin Defends Breast-Feeding 5-Year-Old Daughter Chanel: She ‘Still Likes My Boobs’

Normalizing nursing! Coco Austin explained her decision to continue breast-feeding her 5-year-old daughter, Chanel.

“Chanel still likes my boobs,” the model, 42, exclusively told Us Weekly recently while sharing her parenting dos and don’ts. “It’s a big bonding moment for a mother and your child.”


Are you tired of listening to people complain about the minimum wage and the right to make $15/hr minimally. Tell them politely of course, "Don't let the door hit you on the ass on your way out to one of these fantastic municipalities.

The Best (and Worst) Cities for Living on $15/Hour


Hey Sis! Which new hole in your head did your brains leak out of?


A for effort. F for results. Hundreds of AI tools have been built to catch covid. None of them helped.

When covid-19 struck Europe in March 2020, hospitals were plunged into a health crisis that was still badly understood. “Doctors really didn’t have a clue how to manage these patients,” says Laure Wynants, an epidemiologist at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, who studies predictive tools.

But there was data coming out of China, which had a four-month head start in the race to beat the pandemic. If machine-learning algorithms could be trained on that data to help doctors understand what they were seeing and make decisions, it just might save lives. “I thought, ‘If there’s any time that AI could prove its usefulness, it’s now,’” says Wynants. “I had my hopes up.”



'Til death do us part. At least get through the honeymoon before you try to off your spouse.

Groom — reportedly in tuxedo after wedding — accuses bride of affair with friend while the three of them are stuck in traffic. Then groom shoots friend


The ONT Musical Interlude

Born on this day: 2 Aug 1951
American singer, guitarist, songwriter Joe Lynn Turner, who has worked with Rainbow, Deep Purple and Billy Joel, Cher, and Michael Bolton. via thisdayinmusic.com

Born on this day: 2 Aug 1937
Canadian multi-instrumentalist and a master of the Lowrey organ, Garth Hudson, The The Hawks (Ronnie Hawkins's backing group), who then became known as The Band and also backed Bob Dylan on his US tour in 1965 and world tour in 1966. The Band had the 1969 US No.25 single 'Up On Cripple Creek', 1970 UK No.16 single 'Rag Mama Rag'. via thisdayinmusic.com


Drinking. Guns. Sex. Genius Award Winners.

Woman accused of killing husband after he tried to get in bed with her friend


7 year old wanted to be a superhero. He is and Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

'I Felt Like Spiderman': 7-Year-Old Boy Rescues Elderly Neighbor

A seven-year-old boy in Crewe, England, helped rescue his elderly neighbor who had fallen down and was trapped inside her house.

How about another Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day?

5-Year-Old Who Fought Cancer Becomes Honorary Deputy: ‘The Smile on His Face Was Priceless!’


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