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Filed under History, Media, OOT, Satire, World War II at February 15th, 2015 - 10:00 pm
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Filed under History, Humor, OOT at January 23rd, 2015 - 8:00 pm
Especially Apropos for a Friday Night, wouldn’t you agree!
Overnight Open Thread!
Filed under Humor, OOT, Satire at December 26th, 2014 - 10:05 pm
It’s true. It uses no fossil fuels, has no exhaust, and emits ZERO pollutants. It uses no fuel whatsoever, making it the ideal transportation for eco-tards.
The vehicle comes with an optional 1hp engine, but you gotta house it, feed it and groom it, or the car doesn’t move. It eats a hella lotta carbon-based fuel and emits methane, but at least you can tool around town at the speed of about 20 miles per bale.
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Speaking of tooling around town, it’s always time for tools on a low-emissions edition of The Overnight Open Thread.
Filed under Barack Obama, Entertainment, History, Immigration, OOT, The Constitution at November 23rd, 2014 - 10:00 pm
Who all here remembers Schoolhouse Rock? I’m sure we all do!
Well, the liberal folks over at SNL make a mockery of Обама’s recent act, utilizing one of the classic tunes from that series, “I’m Just A Bill“:
Too bad they didn’t depict Обама’s character in regal garb. But no matter. lobo91 is right: it would indeed be funny if it wasn’t so accurate.
It’s The Overnight Open Thread!
Filed under College Football, OOT at November 22nd, 2014 - 7:00 pm
Its an OPEN THREAD AND OOT…Talk about whatever yinz want, the footbal games are going on on the TV’s behind the bar. Who wants a drink?
Ahhh yes…the playoffs draw near and all is just about right in the football universe. Oregon is in the top 4 and will choke in the playoffs against any given SEC team. ‘Bama is back in it. Let’s get to it shall we?
|College Football Playoff Rankings|
‘Bama, Ducks, Criminal Element, and Bulldogs round out the top 4. Ducks lose to each and every one of them.
Here’s the games I’ll be looking at whilst rebuilding the stairway on the main floor. We had the Amish guys make us some hemlock steps. They look pretty good so far.
Filed under Entertainment, History, OOT at November 10th, 2014 - 11:00 pm
Well, Der Führer didn’t show up in the open this season!
After what happened last leason, I’m looking forward to see exactly what happens to him! No matter…it’s The Overnight Open Thread!
Filed under Canada, Election 2014, OOT at October 27th, 2014 - 10:00 pm
Here are the three main candidates for Toronto’s Mayoral Election, which took place today. The polls closed at 2000 hours Eastern Time. All our Canadian Friends (yenta-fada and Paladin Phil come to mind!) are invited to add their commentary:
PICTURED (L-R): Olivia Chow (NDP), Doug Ford (Ford Nation), John Tory (CPC)
One article from the Toronto Red Star postulates how each of these candidates might fare in the first 100 days in office:
Mayor Olivia Chow’s first 100 days in office
A win for Olivia Chow would signal an appetite for the improvements to childcare and social housing that she promised during the campaign.
Mayor Doug Ford’s first 100 days
Mayor Doug Ford faces a tremendous hurdle: he is the inheritor of his brother’s administration, one characterized by three years of losing key votes at city council.
Mayor John Tory’s first 100 days
Mayor John Tory will have the wind at his back as he moves quickly to fulfill his promises to unite the city council and work well with other governments to break the traditional logjam at city hall and get things done.
Looks like the last guy will get his shot: as of 2044 hours ET, CBC, The Toronto Sun, and The Red Star have all called it for Tory! So…Chime right on in, Canadians! As for the rest of us, it’s just another Overnight Open Thread!
Filed under OOT, Open thread at October 25th, 2014 - 8:00 pm
They went that a way! —->
This is one of those times when I wish I could be the eye in the sky. A comedy of errors! If this were one of Mrs Coldwarrior’s Bollywood movies everyone would have broken into an extravagant song and dance number and the situation would have been all better!
Traffic snarls: Competitors had to battle traffic congestion and angry drivers. Photo: AFP
For professional runners on the international long-distance circuit, a marathon in the city of Bangalore must have seemed like a good idea at the time.
And why not?
The city of 9 million people is, after all, a gleaming metropolis famed as the “Silicon Valley of India”, the birthplace of multinational titans such as Infosys and Wipro.Safety first: Security guards form a human chain in front of participants of the Bengaluru marathon. Photo: AFP
Little did the competitors who assembled at the start last Sunday know what was in stall for them as they leapt into action.
The trouble began almost as soon as Ethiopian marathon legend and Olympic gold medallist Haile Gebrselassie dropped the starter’s flag when a team of burly security guards refused to get out of the way, tripping over many of the elite runners who had been selected for pole position.
Others who managed to avoid being tripped over soon ran into trouble of a different kind.
While Bangalore’s municipal authorities might have been willing enough to host the event, city motorists fed up with endless traffic jams decided to ignore the signs and placards cordoning off the race route.
Not only was the course clogged with trucks, buses, cars and motorbikes, but competitors also had to fend off abuse from angry motorists shouting insults at them for causing such a disruption to their Sunday morning routine in the first place.
The leading runners probably felt secure enough following the pilot car to the finish line, when it too sailed off course, taking a wrong turn at the 16-kilometre mark and leading the runners for another four kilometres literally into the middle of nowhere.
“There were no officials on the road where we were supposed to take the U-turn,” one of the runners, Inderjit Patel, told The Times of India. “We were just following the pilot car.”
Realising they no longer had a hope of winning and abandoned by the pilot car, Patel and the rest of the ex-front runners were left to beg a few rupees from passers-by so they could catch public transport to the finish line.
“It was too late when we were told what had happened,” Patel said. “There was no point continuing the race. I am not bothered about missing the prizemoney, but disappointed that we had to suffer this humiliation.”
Another runner who got lost, Soji Mathew, told The Wall Street Journal that he had to ask people on the street for directions back to the course.
“Probably after the 15-kilometre mark we had doubts whether the route was correct as we saw only the full marathon hoardings. But then we were following the lead vehicle and at least nine of the runners lost their way,” Mathew said,
“We borrowed 30 rupees (56¢) from a few morning joggers to take a metro train to reach the station closest to the finishing line,” Mathew said.
One woman who was running the full 42.2-kilometre marathon managed to charge five kilometres in the wrong direction before race organisers managed to bring her back onto the course and point her in the right direction.
According to race organiser Dharmendra Kumar, the fiasco was the fault of a media vehicle that was part of the team leading the race that missed a crucial turn.
Filed under OOT, Open thread at October 20th, 2014 - 6:44 pm
Pittsburgh voted as having the worst accent Updated: Monday, October 20 2014, 08:31 AM CDT By: KDKA-TV PITTSBURGH — The city known for steel, Super Bowl rings and repeatedly hailed as one of the best places to live has a more nefarious title: ugliest accent in America. Yinz might disagree, but Gawker’s “America’s Ugliest Accent” poll closed with Pittsburgh taking 54.32 percent of the vote. The Steel City won the title over Scranton, which had 45.68 percent of the vote. According to the website, 19,000 people voted in the final round. The NCAA-style bracket started several weeks ago with 16 cities around the country, including Pittsburgh, Scranton and Philadelphia. Pittsburgh also beat out Atlanta, Philly and Boston before taking the title.
After weeks of close contests and national debate, the fraught competition to decide America’s ugliest accent has finally come to a dramatic close. And the winner is that moonlit, magical city—the Paris of Allegheny County, the Venice of the Ohio Valley—Pittsburgh, City of Jagoffs.
By some unusual providence, our two finalists—Pittsburgh and Scranton—were from the stretch of land between Ohio and New Jersey that we call Penn’s Woods. The western steel town of Pittsburgh managed to make it out of the woods alive with the bloody body of Scranton in its raw mitt.
Filed under College Football, OOT, Open thread, Sports at October 18th, 2014 - 5:00 pm
Good Evening all! Its the D1 NCAA football OPEN THREAD AND OOT.
OPEN THREAD MEANS TALK ABOUT WHATEVER YINZ WANT.
Lets look at the standings, shall we?
|AP Top 25|
|1||Mississippi State (45)||6-0||1480|
|2||Florida State (12)||6-0||1415|
|3||Ole Miss (3)||6-0||1413|
Mississippi State AND Ole Miss in the top 5 at the same time??? It is truly the end times as prophesied by Jimmy the Greek! Oh, and Army is at Kent this weekend. The hippies will be out in force.
Tim Tebow has found his thing, he is an analyst for ESPN now. Had he agreed to move to tight end he’s be playing on Sundays.
The top 4 teams get into the playoffs.
3:30 PMNo. 21 Texas A&M at No. 7 Alabama. The Aggies, who let me down YET AGAIN last week are to ‘Bama and they are 13point dogs. ‘Bama needs big wins to get back into the playoff hunt. I can see them trying to beat the spread and hang a big win against the Aggies.
4:00 PMNo. 10 Georgia at Arkansas. Arkansas hasn’t won in the SEC in a coon’s age. They lost by one against ‘Bama last week and they looked really good. The Bulldogs are only 3 point favorites, the Razorbacks have been so close to getting off the Scnied. G loses and Arkansas gets their first SEC win.
4:00 PMNo. 15 Oklahoma State at No. 12 TCU. Cowboys versus Frogs. Evil exploiters and raisers of evil meat versus the dear protected lizards who love mother gaia. TCU are 12 point favorites. If I were to bet I would go against the spread. It seems too large.
7:00 PM Tennessee at No. 3 Ole Miss. Rain of Lead’s Vol’s are due due due for a big big big win. They are also 16 point dogs against the mighty Ole Miss Rebels (mighty ole miss rebels…it felt weird typing that). T was within one against Georgia…Sorry Rain. It aint gonna happen this week. That Ole Miss Defense is too good. But, 16 points…they can cover the spread.
8:00 PMNo. 5 Notre Dame at No. 2 Florida State. Rix’s Good Catholic Boys versus the Criminal Element. The winner of this game is guaranteed a playoff spot if they remain undefeated; this should be fairly easy to do as neither team has a ranked opponent left to play. This game rests on that stingy ND defense and the Stout O line. ND is a nine point dog. They beat that spread and I hope they win this game.
We have a full plate of games today. That ND at FSU looks like it could be a great one. I would love to see the Golden Domers beat the criminals.