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Cocaine Parody OOT

by Macker ( 19 Comments › )
Filed under Barack Obama, Healthcare, Humor, Music, OOT, Russia, Satire, Ukraine at April 7th, 2014 - 11:00 pm

Eric Clapton’s Classic Hit lends itself very well to Joe “Pags” Pagliarulo, as he turns it into the latest Parody. Courtesy of The People’s Cube:

Here is the mp3. The lyrics are below:

The world says get out. But, Putin says.. no doubt, Ukraine.
Obama frowns, but Putin’s getting down in Ukraine.
He don’t buy, or stand by, or say why; Ukraine.

Obama talked tough but, Putin called his bluff Ukraine.
When the day is done Putin won; Ukraine.
BO lied by the side watch Vlad ride – in Ukraine.

He sanctioned some guys hoping to turn the tide: Ukraine.
Don’t forget this fact, Putin won’t give it back; Ukraine.
Let’s talk gays, women’s raise, ACA – ignoring Ukraine
BO’s weak, Putin streaked moved his fleet – to Ukraine.

Remember to stop snorting in laughter for a few moments…and proceed directly into The Overnight Open Thread!

R.U.R. Genesis OOT

by Macker ( 49 Comments › )
Filed under Entertainment, Movies, OOT at April 5th, 2014 - 11:00 pm

If you’ve ever wondered where the word “robot” comes from…someone is finally bringing that vision to film! Here is a standalone short film and sizzle reel at the same time:

The year is 1919. Somewhere in modern day Czech Republic, the soon-to-be acclaimed playwright Karel Čapek is creating his vision of the future: a ground-breaking sci-fi story called R.U.R., which would eventually become the inspiration for such masterpieces as Metropolis and Blade Runner. (Not to mention the modern Battlestar Galactica – Ed.)
In his version of the year 1969, genetically engineered workers inhabit the Earth. The perfect, made-to-order people – which would eventually become the basis for the concept of robots – are seen as lesser beings that lack basic human rights and provide a vehicle for commentary on modern politics, progress, and relationships.
Fast forward to today when award-winning writer/director James Kerwin looks back at Čapek’s look forward. His short film R.U.R.: Genesis presents a fresh yet faithful take on the classic sci-fi story. Set in an alt-history 1969, Kerwin masterfully combines Čapek’s surprisingly accurate predictions of future advances in biotechnology with the groovy go-go girl ’60s we know and love.

Ushering in tonight’s Overnight Open Thread is R.U.R. Genesis, which stars Chase Masterson (ST:DS9), Kipleigh Brown (Yesterday Was A Lie), and Vic Mignogna (Fullmetal Alchemist and Star Trek Continues):

Ronald McDonald Loves Taco Bell OOT

by Macker ( 36 Comments › )
Filed under Food and Drink, Humor, OOT at March 30th, 2014 - 10:00 pm

One can only wonder what the Golden Arches will think about this ad for Taco Bell’s new Breakfast Menu:

But first, another installment of The Overnight Open Thread!

#Caturday Overnight Thread: Cat whisperer heading to Oregon to rehabilitate “attack cat” Lux

by 1389AD ( 43 Comments › )
Filed under Caturday, OOT, Open thread at March 30th, 2014 - 12:23 am

Yahoo! News has the story:

Alleged 'attack cat' Lux
This undated file photo provided by Lee Palmer shows Lux, a 22-pound Himalayan cat that attacked a seven-month old baby…(AP Photo/Lee Palmer, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The large cat that attacked a baby and trapped an Oregon family in a bedroom touched off an Internet uproar that worries Jackson Galaxy, star of Animal Planet’s “My Cat from Hell.”

Cats don’t become ferocious felines that turn on their families for no reason, says the cat behavior expert, who is heading to Portland soon to work with the 4-year-old part-Himalayan pet named Lux. Galaxy will film the visit for his show’s fifth season, which kicks off April 26.

“Every parental site on the Internet blames the cat for this confrontation. Every pet site blames the family,” he said, adding that something is wrong if the cat is acting out. “We need to step away from the hysteria. There is a story behind all this. Don’t assume anything.”

Lux became a worldwide phenomenon after owner Lee Palmer called 911 and said the cat had cornered him, his girlfriend, their baby and the family dog inside a room.

Palmer says his 7-month-old pulled Lux’s tail, and he kicked the animal after it scratched the child. Then, the cat “just went off over the edge,” Palmer told an emergency dispatcher after the family barricaded themselves. “He’s charging us,” Palmer said, as the cat was heard screeching in the background. Officers arrived and caught Lux with a dog snare.

Palmer said the cat had a history of violence, but the family kept Lux until Monday, when they turned him over to a Portland-area shelter. But the family assured Animal Planet they were going to keep the cat and agreed to therapy with Galaxy.

Palmer didn’t return a call from The Associated Press seeking comment Tuesday.

There are many reasons a cat can turn aggressive, and there is no universal way to deal with it, Galaxy said. But the star feline behaviorist provided five ways to tame out-of-control cats:

— Never leave a young child unsupervised with a cat.

— Take it to a vet at least once a year. If a cat is acting suspiciously, the owner needs to pay attention. “Know what suspicious looks like,” Galaxy said. “If they’re not feeling well, cats will socially withdraw themselves, or they will lose weight, or they will gain weight, or they’ll be howling in the middle of the night when they never did before.

“I’ve known cats who acted out similarly to Lux because of an abscessed tooth, a brain tumor, hyperthyroidism or diabetes.”

— Make sure cats can literally climb out of a situation. Having a space up high, like a cat condo, to get away from children and other pets is crucial, Galaxy said. “Make sure the cat can make the choice to get away from the kid,” he said.

— Timeouts are good things. “We associate timeouts with punishment, but in the world of cats, timeout is not a punishment.” They can go to a designated place where they can settle down, come back to a peaceful moment or ground themselves, he said.

— Stop fights between felines with “timeout drills.” With simple pieces of cardboard, left strategically around the house, you can stop a fight between two cats. Put the cardboard between them, blocking their vision and providing a moment of disorientation when you can lead them to their timeout spot. It’s especially important to have the drills with aggressive cats.

Galaxy said he was going to Portland to act as Lux’s advocate and find out what’s wrong.

Continue reading…

Adult supervision required

Keeping the risks in perspective:

Jackson Galaxy advises, “Never leave a young child unsupervised with a cat.” But we should avoid exaggerating the dangers. The “attack cat” news story has stirred up needless public fear and hysteria. The vast majority of cats are safe around children; when they don’t want attention from children, they will hide or go elsewhere. Dogs are more powerful animals and thus are far likelier to be dangerous to small children. Obviously, it’s important to teach children how to behave around animals. More to the point, who leaves young children unsupervised, with or without an animal?

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Nazi Zombies! OOT

by Macker ( 126 Comments › )
Filed under Entertainment, History, OOT, World War II at March 22nd, 2014 - 11:00 pm

What do an American GI, a Nazi, a Russkie, and a Jap have in common? I’m glad you asked! From the Nazi Zombies Wiki:

Zombies, originally known as Nazi Zombies, is a Treyarch exclusive game mode that first appeared in Call of Duty: World at War. It became highly popular upon the game’s release, and returned in its sequel, Call of Duty: Black Ops, and again in Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
In Zombies, players face endless waves of zombies, buy weapons and perks, and repair nearby defenses to keep zombies out. Zombies become stronger and faster upon completion of each round, forcing players to make tactical decisions about point spending and progressing through the map. Both single player and co-op survival modes are available with up to four players online or two players in local split-screen.

Apparently, a group of CoD Fans have taken it upon themselves (undoubtedly with the financial assistance of other Fans, likely through Kickstarter or somesuch thing) to bring this premise to UNlife, and I must say it’s one Hell of a Ride with a Teaser and two Episodes online. Here’s Episode 1:

Stay Alert and Keep The Zombies at bay while we discuss these, and other matters, in The Overnight Open Thread!

Compare & Contrast – Photo Trickery

by Bunk X ( 9 Comments › )
Filed under Barack Obama, Media, OOT at March 18th, 2014 - 11:00 pm

We may have posted this previously but so what. We’re making a point here.

All About The Angle

Recently Barack Obama was photographed in preparation to awarding medals to some overlooked heroes of WWII. All well and good in principle, but let’s compare reality vs. propaganda. Here’s a posed photo of the POTUS in the Oval Office:

Obama Awards 24 Medals Of Honor For Valor During WWII, Korean And Vietnam Wars
Note the slightly skewed angle and the higher than average camera elevation. Note the wide-angle lens distortion. Mr. Obama looks tall and imposing, almost Putin-like, да? Once we remove the distortion of the propagandacam, the reality is much different:Oval Office 2
Note that in the 2nd image Obama isn’t nearly as tall, nor is he as wide as the Getty Image above would have you believe. The only difference between the two is that we squared up the door and wallpaper. (We can’t adjust for the height of the camera. It happens to be at Obama’s eyeline, and makes him appear to tower over the others in the picture.)

Subtle, yet obvious once pointed out, just like The Overnight Open Thread.


The St. Patrick’s Day Natural Progession

by Bunk X ( 142 Comments › )
Filed under Food and Drink, OOT, Open thread at March 17th, 2014 - 11:00 pm

St. Patricks Day 9AM

St. Patricks Day 12 Noon
12 Noon

St. Patricks Day 4PM

St. Patricks Day 8PM

St. Patricks Day 11PM

It’s all “Erin Go Bleaugh” on tonight’s  “Blowin’ Of The Green” edition of
The Overnight Open Thread.

[Update: Images from here, here, here and here.]

Congrats, IRELAND!!! 6 Nations Champs!

by coldwarrior ( 34 Comments › )
Filed under OOT at March 15th, 2014 - 11:01 pm

Video is here


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Rap Down Under Is Still Crap OOT

by Macker ( 70 Comments › )
Filed under Australia, Music, OOT at March 14th, 2014 - 11:00 pm

This is not a random discovery. I found this over at Ozzie Saffa’s blog, when he wrote about a conservative commentator, Andrew Bolt, and his battle against those who paint themselves (literally!) as Aborigines. To wit: the so-called “artist” known as Djarmbi Supreme….

The following passage is from Ozzie, and he hits the mark:

Before you ask, yes, according to him he’s pure-blood Aboriginal and hates Bolt for pointing out the bleeding obvious. But, who would poor Djarmbi be at the end of the day if he didn’t have his “Aboriginal” genes to cling too? A big fat nothing. Zero. Nada. Zilch. He’d be just another failed rapper who drinks himself into a drunken stupor while waiting for the welfare cheques to arrive. So much more nobler to claim that he has Aboriginal blood instead of being labeled just another White trash nothing. So much more nobler if he can spout off about his Aboriginal ancestry instead of the same old boring story of having a drunken abusive father and a Lefty Mother. Why, his father was such a noble Aboriginal man that he lowered himself into having a White wife. That’s how proud he was of his Aboriginal ancestry…..

Of course, this did not go unnoticed by the “artist.” He tweets:

Featherfoot Tallman (@DJARMBISUPREME)
3/14/14, 1:20

Since the lyrics are in Australian English, I can’t even begin to figure them out except for “Run Kitty Run Kitty Run.” In any case, it just goes to show that bullshit exists the world over…
…right into The Overnight Open Thread.

UPDATE: The Osprey is right….let’s turn this into an Epic Rap Battle: White Rappers of the Antipodes: Here’s Die Antwoord with “Fatty Boom Boom:”

Van Damme Ups Chuck Norris OOT

by Macker ( 190 Comments › )
Filed under Humor, OOT at February 28th, 2014 - 8:00 pm

First it started with Jean-Claude doing his splits between two European semis, then Chuck responded with two aircraft and some SEALs for Christmas.
And now, this:

Unlike the author, I predict Chuck will respond with his splits between two planets! While we wait for the obvious CGI sequence, let’s get right into The Overnight Open Thread!