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RIP Johnny Winter (1944-2014)

by Bunk X ( 102 Comments › )
Filed under Music, OOT at July 19th, 2014 - 8:00 pm

Johnny Winter 1944-2014

Johnny Winter, legendary guitarist and one of the most recognizable icons of Texas blues and rock passed away at the age of 70 earlier this week after a long career.

In a documentary released this year entitled “Johnny Winter Down and Dirty,” he laughed, “Made my first record when I was 15, started playing clubs when I was 15. Started drinking and smoking when I was 15. Sex when I was 15. Fifteen was a big year for me.”

According to Wiki, at age 10 he and his 8 year old brother Edgar played on local TV in his hometown of Beaumont Texas. Johnny Winter performed for an astounding 60 years, and he died while on still on tour.

RIP, Johnny. You made our roadtrips hellalotta fun.

Let’s turn up the volume and put the pedal to the metal for this Saturday Night Edition of The Overnight Open Thread.

[Update: After scheduling this I see that Coldwarrior beat me to it, so consider this a continuation.]

R.I.P. Erdélyi Tamás, aka Tommy Ramone

by Bunk X ( 112 Comments › )
Filed under History, Music, OOT, Open thread at July 13th, 2014 - 10:00 pm

Tommy Ramone RIP 2014

Another punk bit the big one.

Erdélyi Tamás, aka Tom Erdelyi, aka Tommy Ramone, assembled and helped create one of the most influential bands ever.  The Ramones never had a hit single, despite hiring the legendary (and mentally disturbed) Phil Spector.

Tommy Ramone was not new to the recording industry when he and other Brooklyn friends decided to form a band to provide an alternative to the pre-packaged marketing-department formulaic garbage that infested the airwaves in the mid to late 1970s. The Ramones went back to rock and roll garage-band basics, with a twist – they played louder and faster.

That The Ramones rose to popularity by playing 3-chord rock in an obscure venue in the New York City Bowery district says a lot.  Punk was born at CBGB’s, and although The Ramones’ garage-band style never garnered them a hit, their influence was huge.

Their message was, “Screw Emerson Lake and Palmer, Yes, Kansas, Foreigner and ELO! Screw CSN&Y and Boston! Listen to C, F & G!”

And The Ramones were spot on. R.I.P. Erdélyi Tamás, and thanks.

And yes, this is The Overnight Open Thread.

The Gunfighter OOT

by Macker ( 69 Comments › )
Filed under Entertainment, Humor, OOT at July 11th, 2014 - 10:00 pm

A Narrator sets up the story of a lone Gunslinger who walks into a saloon. However, the people in this saloon can hear the Narrator and the Narrator may just be a little bit bloodthirsty:

Sit back and laugh at this entry in tonight’s Overnight Open Thread!

Castle OOT

by lobo91 ( 82 Comments › )
Filed under Entertainment, Humor, Media, OOT, Open thread at July 4th, 2014 - 11:00 pm

I noticed the other night that we seem to have a good number of fans of the show Castle (or at least of its star, Nathan Fillion, whose previous credits include playing Captain Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds on the cult classic series Firefly). One of the amusing things the writers on Castle do from time to time is inserting little Firefly references. One of the most blatant involved Castle trying on a Halloween costume that was basically identical to his Firefly costume at the beginning of an episode, which can be seen here:

While I was searching for this clip, I happened upon a series of clips of a panel discussion from San Diego Comic Con 2010 involving the cast and producers of the show, which turned out to be pretty entertaining. It’s in six parts. All together, they total a bit under an hour.

Part 2 is particularly funny, because Fillion and co-star Stana Katic (who plays Detective Kate Beckett) staged a dramatic reading of a steamy passage from the novel Heat Wave. For the uninitiated, Castle is a mystery writer whose most recent series of novels feature a character named Nikki Heat, who he based on Beckett (although with significant liberties, much to her chagrin). What many people don’t realize is that ABC actually hired a ghostwriter to create the books mentioned on the show, which are credited to the fictional Castle. While there has been quite a bit of speculation as to the identity of the real writer, so far, it remains a secret. Fillion actually does book signings in character as Castle, in fact. Shiny!

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Bar Chalkboard Signs, OOT

by coldwarrior ( 222 Comments › )
Filed under Food and Drink, OOT, Open thread at June 18th, 2014 - 7:00 pm

darkwords started it with this link

I’ll add one of my own:


That sign is for this wonderful place, that is part of this wonderful place.

Enjoy your OOT!

House Of The Rising Sun OOT

by Macker ( 146 Comments › )
Filed under Entertainment, Music, OOT, Open thread at June 5th, 2014 - 8:00 pm

But not just any cover version…this one’s done by 7-foot-tall Musical Tesla Coils! Not to mention it’s mesmerizing to say the least.

All I can say is WOW! Time for The Overnight Open Thread!


by coldwarrior ( 46 Comments › )
Filed under OOT, Open thread at May 28th, 2014 - 9:44 pm




Jihad declared on Cadbury: Malaysian Muslims upset with confectionery giant after two batches of chocolate ended up with pork DNA

  • Muslim groups in Malaysia call for holy war against chocolate maker
  • Confectionery giant accused of ‘crossing the line’ after pork traces found
  • Dairy Milk Hazelnut and Almond ‘tested positive for traces of porcine DNA’
  • Company recalls two batches of their product amid threats of legal action
  • Groups call for Cadbury factories to be ‘shut down immediately’


Malaysian Muslims have called for a holy war against the confectionery giant Cadbury – after pork DNA was found in some of its products.

A group of more than 20 Malay-Muslim organisations say they want to declare jihad against the chocolate maker after two batches of chocolate products were recalled.

The company has said that it was informed that samples of its Cadbury Dairy Milk Hazelnut and Cadbury Dairy Milk Roast Almond had ‘tested positive for traces of porcine DNA’.

Two batches of Cadbury's chocolate were recalled in Malaysia after traces of porcine DNA were found (file picture)


Two batches of Cadbury’s chocolate were recalled in Malaysia after traces of porcine DNA were found (file picture)


According to Malaymailonline, a news conference was held in Kuala Lumpur where the groups claimed Cadbury had ‘crossed the line’ and that quick action was now needed.

The website quotes one of the group presidents, Ustaz Masridzi Sat, as blaming social ills in Malaysia on Muslims eating food that was not halal.

He told the news conference: ‘Because the person eats pork it is difficult to guide him to the right path.

‘When the day of judgment comes, that person will be wearing a pig-face because of what he has eaten.

‘We need to unite, we must declare jihad.’

Cadbury said it had been informed of porcine traces in some of its products following tests carried out by the Health Ministry in Malaysia (file picture)


One group chief, Abu Bakar Yahya, claimed the pork traces were part of a wider attempt to ‘weaken’ the faith.

Another called for a nationwide boycott on the Cadbury’s products saying its factories should be ‘shut down immediately’, Malaymailonline reports.

The organisations involved included the Muslim Consumers Association of Malaysia (PPIM), Perkasa, Pertubuhan Kebajikan Darul Islah Malaysia, Ikatan Muslimin Malaysia and the Halal Muslim Entrepreneurs’ Association.

One woman, described as ‘hysterical’, asked the conference whether Cadbury would now ‘wash away the tainted blood in our veins’. 

I must say though, chocolate covered bacon is a wonderful taste sensation!



Dude…It’s Just Soccer…OOT

by coldwarrior ( 45 Comments › )
Filed under OOT, Open thread at May 27th, 2014 - 10:01 pm

I’m intimidated… :lol:


Go ahead…caption this OOT

Calvin and Hobbes Live Action OOT

by Macker ( 6 Comments › )
Filed under Entertainment, OOT at May 23rd, 2014 - 10:00 pm

I can see why Bill Watterson keeps a very tight leash on this comic strip…

That said, I totally agree with the following comment: “I would watch the shit out of this movie.” How many of you would do the same? More Gritty Reboots here.
Into The Overnight Open Thread!

Strange Sights OOT

by Macker ( 117 Comments › )
Filed under OOT, Open thread at May 18th, 2014 - 9:07 pm

For a twist different than the last few posts…
Batman: That’s right chum.

I found this on @EarthPix’s Twitter account…like, Cowabunga dudes? Time for The Overnight Open Thread!