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October 19, 2022

Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (10/19/22)

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The Quotes of The Day

Quote I

Prisoner Calmly And Logically Explains Why He Had To Murder His Cellmate

Quote II

"The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts." James Joyce

Quote III

There is a destiny that makes us brothers; None goes his way alone: All that we send into the lives of others comes back into our own. Edwin Markham

(H/T Legally Sufficient)

Quote IV

"The people who must never have power are the humorless. To impossible certainties of rectitude they ally tedium and uniformity..." Christopher Hitchens


Forever is forever. Until it isn't.

Alumni of the College of Law, San Francisco (CLSF) and descendants of Serranus Hastings filed a lawsuit earlier this month against CLSF for removing the word Hastings from the name of the law school.

Campus Reform reported in June that the law school, formerly known as the University of California Hastings College of the Law (UCHCL), changed its name after the state legislature proposed an assembly bill advocating for the name change.

“S.C. Hastings, perpetrated genocidal acts against Native California Indigenous Peoples, most especially the Yuki Tribe,” the bill read. “In connection with the name change authorization, the Board of Directors of the College determined that changing the name of the College is in the best interests of the continuation of the College in perpetuity, and is an element of the College’s ongoing work to address the needs of the current generation of Yuki Tribal members.”

Nearly a dozen officials of the university and the state of California are listed as defendants.

The lawsuit details the 1878 agreement between Hastings and the State of California entitled “An Act to create Hastings’ College of the Law, in the University of the State of California.”

Hastings was required to provide a $100,000 payment to the state treasury, which he did, and in return, the college was “to be forever known and designated as ‘Hastings College of the Law.’”


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Gas doesn't burn, it blows the F up.

Up to 40 hurt, some seriously, in Wisconsin bonfire incident

Authorities investigating a bonfire explosion over the weekend in eastern Wisconsin say that as many as 40 people might have been injured in the blaze, including some who were seriously hurt



On this day: 19 Oct 1997
Original Alice Cooper band guitarist Glen Buxton died from pneumonia, aged 49. Born in Akron, Ohio, he attended High School in Phoenix, Arizona, where he met Dennis Dunaway and Vincent Furnier, later to call himself the titular Alice Cooper. Buxton co-wrote several classic Alice Cooper hits, including 'School's Out', 'I'm Eighteen' and 'Elected.'via

Speaking of Alice Cooper and his original band.


On this day: 19 Oct 2020
Spencer Davis, one of the key figures of the 60s beat scene, died at the age of 81. The Welsh guitarist was the driving force behind The Spencer Davis Group, who scored transatlantic hits with 'Keep On Running' and 'Somebody Help Me'. The band, which also featured a teenage Stevie Winwood, toured with The Who and The Rolling Stones in the 60s. via


Born on this day:19 Oct 1944
Peter Tosh, guitar, vocals, The Wailers, left in 1974, (1978 UK No.43 single 'You Gotta Walk, Don't Look Back'). Tosh was murdered by burglars at his home on 11th September 1987 via


Oh Shit!!! Genius Award Winner.

Japan’s oldest existing toilet, dating back hundreds of years, has been damaged after it was accidentally rammed by a car driven by an employee of an organisation that preserves cultural relics.

The 30-year-old man, who works for the Kyoto Heritage Preservation Association, damaged the communal toilet, located inside Tofukuji temple in Kyoto, after he mistakenly accelerated while the vehicle was in reverse, crashing into the building’s wooden door, according to media reports.


Saving babies, just another day on the honeymoon. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

Doran Smith and David Squillante, from Bristol, Rhode Island, were on their honeymoon in Barcelona when they said they noticed a group of women panicking.

"I saw a flame coming out of the doorway, next to the door that these women had come out of," Doran told WJAR. "So, I said 'Oh my God there's a fire'."


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