Monday Night Open Thread

I love “The Princess Bride.” In fact, a lot of people do. You probably do, too. Now, I don’t consider myself an expert on the movie. I’m just a fan. But it is nice to learn stuff about it.

If you’re a big big fan of the movie, you might already know all of this. If so, just remember what it was like when you first found out. Yes, this is from a year ago, but it was new to me.

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Do you have something you’d like to share? A link? A joke? Some words of wisdom? A topic to discuss? It’s Monday Night Open Thread.

What’s on your mind?

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I Thought Tucker Carlson Was to Blame

In a new book, Michelle Obama claims in her new book that President Trump communicates in a way “deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks.”

And, apparently, women who shop at Target.

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You Won’t See It Until It’s Too Late

[Former CIA Chief Explains How Spies Use Disguises | WIRED] (Viewer #5,300,281)

The whole discussion is fascinating, but the payoff at the end is even better.

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Link of the Day: Ask Me About My Scars

[High Praise! to Geeks Are Sexy]

Kindness [Comic]

[Think you have a link that’s IMAO-worthy? Send it to harvolson@gmail.com. If I use your link, you will receive High Praise! (assuming you remember to put your name in the email)]

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Trump Truths: Speech

The US Constitution’s First Amendment says that you can say whatever you want, and the government can’t stop you. However, it also says the government can’t stop President Trump from taking to Twitter and beating you like a rented mule if what you said was stupid.

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I Prefer We Tear Nothing Down, But It’s a Fair Question

[High Praise! to Freedom Is Just Another Word]

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Straight Line of the Day: Russia Unveiled Its New Superweapon…

Works like this: I feed you Moon Nukers a straight line, and you hit me with a punch line in the comments.

Russia unveiled its new superweapon

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The Illustrated Frank J: What’s the Computer Code for “Hurt Feelings”?

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Breaking News

Now becoming a thing: robot reporters.

Sound like a good idea, as long as they obey the 4th law: “give back microphone when told


Tangentially related, kudos to the White House for tweeting out a “fake” video of Acosta abusing an intern, because now every liberal site in the world is showing side-by-side comparisons of two videos both showing Acosta karate-chopping a twenty-year-old girl’s arm, along with the classic abuser’s defense “he didn’t hit her THAT hard”.

No bruise, no foul? Is that the new standard? Are they SURE that’s the lesson here?

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