Monday Night Open Thread

When I went to Egypt several years ago, I had the opportunity to go inside the Great Pyramid. I wrote about it on my little blog back in 2006:

… When we got to the top, it was pitch black. I didn’t have a light, but some were coming behind me. I stood up and felt along the wall on my left. I slowly inched along, feeling the wall and shuffling along the floor. Still dark. After several tentative steps, I grew a little bolder, taking larger steps and moving further. Others came in, some with chem-lights. They stood back waiting for their eyes to get adjusted to the dark. I continued moving along, then felt the edge of the wall. Instead of reaching an inside corner, I had reached an outside corner. The wall on my left angled 90 degrees to the left. So I felt around the corner and stepped onto … nothing.

The ground wasn’t there! I had already committed to the step and couldn’t stop. I was in an Ancient Egyptian Pyramid, it was dark, and the floor had disappeared. Every trap that Indiana Jones had ever encountered came to my mind. I was going to fall into a grave-robbers trap and never see anyone again. …

Spoiler: I survived.

What reminded me of this? Well, I saw a video about ancient booby traps.

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Careful What You Wish for

A new report based on a secret trove of seized Iranian nuclear documents shows that Iran had concrete plans to manufacture and build at least five nuclear weapons.

Seems like such a waste of time. I’m sure President Trump could be persuaded to deliver at least 5 nuclear weapons right to their doorstep.

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Try It on Dance Dance Revolution

[ONLY 1% CAN PLAY THIS SONG on BASS] (Viewer #874,580)

I can’t even play this on an iPod

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Link of the Day: This Time She Means It!

[High Praise! to The Babylon Bee]

Pelosi: ‘If I Am Not Elected Speaker, Millions Will Die’

[Think you have a link that’s IMAO-worthy? Send it to 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: Amendments

President Trump taking away Jim Acosta’s press pass may have been a violation of Acosta’s 5th Amendment rights, but surely being forced to quarter a #Resistance foot-soldier in the White House was a violation of Trump’s 3rd.

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Democrats: Explained

[High Praise! to Freedom Is Just Another Word]

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Straight Line of the Day: Scientists Have Discovered a Previously Unknown Part of the Human Brain. Its Function…

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

Scientists have discovered a previously unknown part of the human brain. Its function…

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The Illustrated Frank J: I Still Remember When NBC Rigged a Truck to Explode

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Not Reading the Papers

In a new paper published in the journal Science on Thursday, researchers suggest that the best way to protect genetic information might be for all Americans to deposit their data in a universal, nationwide DNA database.

Adjacent headline: “US Postal Service Exposes Data of 60 Million Users for Over a Year”

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