Weekend Open Thread

| July 9, 2021

There’s a photo posted on Gab showing a picture of a footprint on the moon. The photo also showed the spacesuit in display; the bottom of the boot looked different from what was in the photo. The above photo countered that meme. Enjoy your weekend.

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  1. Hack Stone says:

    In the name of Elaine Ricci, Hack Stone claims First Post for The This Ain’t Hell Weekend Open Thread on this date, July 9, 2021.

    P.S. Phil Monkress works balls.

    • Roh-Dog says:

      Happy I turn over the [rains]. Out at The Cape of Cods and the TS-ish finally over-ish.
      Have a great weekend!

    • ChipNASA says:

      You work WoT FIRSTS!!!
      Congratulations!!
      DAMN missed it by a minute and a half.

      • Hack Stone says:

        Good thing it posted when it did, Hack Stone has to get back to work. The Vice President of the proud but humble woman owned business that sells software to the federal government formerly located in Bethesda Maryland has Hack standing at the River Road exit of The Capital Beltway selling software. If he doesn’t get there in time, that prime spot will be scarfed up by a guy selling roses.

        • Thunderstixx says:

          You need a better cardboard sign.
          Try one saying that you got 4 PH, 2MOH, 8 Silver Stars and were held captive in North Korea for the entire Trump Presidency !!!
          Worked great for me !!!!!

    • Graybeard says:

      Rats of the Cong to our Learless Feeder, Hack Stone!

  2. Commissioner Wretched says:

    First!

    • Commissioner Wretched says:

      Dog gone … I hereby relinquish my claim to Hack Stone, who has most definitely earned his FIRST.

      • Hack Stone says:

        Now, if one of you Adorable Deplorables would just purchase some over priced out dated Red Hat Software, Hack’s week would end a high note.

        • President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neanderthal B Woodman Domestic Violent Extremist SuperStraight says:

          Would A above Middle C be a high enough note for you?

    • Hack Stone says:

      Not so fast. Send it to the booth for review.

  3. Commissioner Wretched says:

    Since Hack Stone got his FIRST in just ahead of mine, I congratulate him on his acumen and his achievement! (Yes, I’ve been reading the Thesaurus again.)

    To make up for my errant claim, I hereby leave this week’s trivia column. May all my TAH friends enjoy!

    DID YOU KNOW…?
    How tall was the tallest man who ever lived?
    By Commissioner Wretched

    A belated Happy Birthday to the United States! As of Sunday, our country is now 245 years old!

    Well, not really, the Declaration of Independence is 245 years old; the country itself is a bit younger, since the Revolutionary War was not won until 1781.

    Regardless, it’s always a day of celebration, since the good ol’ USA was the first nation to assume its people were smart enough to elect leaders.

    (Boy, did I set up some seriously good jokes with that line, or what?)

    Now the fireworks and the barbecues are over, so let’s get down to some serious business – trivia! Presented this week, prepared by yours truly. Have fun.

    Did you know …

    … about 40% of children under the age of three in the United States have never visited a dentist? (That’s a childish thing to do!)

    … the U.S. Department of Agriculture has an official definition of a sandwich? According to the USDA, a sandwich has at least 35% cooked meat and no more than 50% bread. (Leave the decisions to the government, and this is what you get.)

    … you may know someone who is a cereologist? You’re probably thinking that a cereologist can tell you the whole story of Corn Flakes or Rice Krispies, right? Well, no – a cereologist studies crop circles, a phenomenon that many believe has a paranormal cause. (And many others believe they’re caused by silly people wearing big boards on their feet tromping around in circles.)

    … the average roll of toilet paper has around 150 sheets? (Who sits and counts these things, anyway?)

    … in the state of Wisconsin, it is legal to marry your house? (Point proudly at that house and say, “Yep! I married a beauty!”)

    … you may suffer from lethologica? Lethologica is not fatal, though … it’s simply the act of forgetting what you were about to say. (I had a comment about that, but I forgot.)

    … the tallest man who ever lived reached a height of almost nine feet? Robert P. Wadlow (1918-1940), who was born in Alton, Illinois, stood eight feet eleven inches tall at the time of his death. Wadlow used his celebrity to promote the shoe company which gave him his size 37AA shoes for free. He also appeared on one tour with the Ringling Brothers Circus. In Wadlow’s appearances, he entered the center ring wearing regular street clothes, waved at the crowd, posed for a few photographs, and then departed. Sadly, his great height contributed to his demise. Because he had grown so tall, Wadlow needed ankle and leg braces to help support his weight of almost 500 pounds. Wadlow grew at an astonishing rate even into his twenties. In 1940, he had been fitted for an ankle brace, which was delivered two weeks later, already too small. The brace rubbed a blister on his leg that turned into blood poisoning, which took his life at the age of 22. Additional trivia note: Wadlow was still growing at the time of his death. Doctors say he could have easily reached nine and a half feet tall in a normal human lifespan. (Asked in an interview if he was annoyed when people stared at him, the gentle giant said, “No, I just overlook them.”)

    … humans are bioluminescent? Yes, people actually glow in the dark. However, the light emitted by a human body is about 1,000 times weaker than the human eye can discern. (This gives the old line, “You have a glow about you,” a new meaning.)

    … a famous ventriloquist patented an artifical heart? Paul Winchell (1922-2005), the ventriloquist who created such memorable characters as Jerry Mahoney and Knucklehead Smiff, was also an inventor. Winchell designed, built and patented a mechanical artificial heart in 1963. Winchell was assisted by Dr. Henry Heimlich (1920-2016), he of the eponymous “maneuver.” (Not only did Winchell invent an artificial heart, he could make it talk!)

    … the world’s first-ever shopping mall may have been in ancient Rome? Built by the Emperor Trajan (53 AD-117 AD) as part of his Forum, it consisted of several levels and more than 150 individual stalls that archaeologists say could also have been his administrative offices. (If it was a mall, did Trajan’s Forum have the obligatory fountains, piped-in elevator music, and all that other glitz?)

    … the German army had a large number of generals during World War II? In the period from 1941-1945, when the United States was in the war, Germany had 3,363 people holding general officer grade. By comparison, the U.S. Army during that period had only about 1,100 general officers. (General-ly speaking, leaders lead, and followers follow.)

    … natural licorice root was once used as a medicine? It was used for almost 3,000 years to treat ulcers, sore throats, coughs, and other illnesses, as well as eczema, inflammation of the liver, and many other conditions. In fact, the first time licorice was used as candy, it was to disguise the bitter taste of other medicine. Nowadays, licorice candy does not have those therapeutic qualities, because it is not made from licorice root. (Today it’s used to flavor those delectable little black jellybeans!)

    … the law in Atwoodville, Connecticut, does not allow people to play Scrabble™ while waiting for a politician to speak? (Guess they’re afraid of giving the politician new, long, high-point-value words.)

    … a nickel is not made of nickel? The U.S. five-cent piece, commonly called a nickel, is actually made of 75% copper and only 25% nickel. (And not worth a nickel, either.)

    Now … you know!

    • Hack Stone says:

      In the state of Wisconsin it is legal to marry your house. So many questions. Is that open to the two prominent genders, or just one? Are houses considered male or female? Where do they honeymoon? Who walks the bride down the aisle? How does the groom carry the bride across the threshold, What with the threshold being part of the house. If you sublet your home, does that make you a swinger? Enquiring minds want to know.

      • rgr769 says:

        Do you get the marriage deduction on your income taxes like a human only couple? What if you just rent? Plus can you rent out your house wife? Cuz, there is a name for renting out your human wife. Certainly these are burning legal issues in Cheese Head land.

    • Poetrooper says:

      Here’s a pic of Wadlow:

      wadlow

      • Commissioner Wretched says:

        The man beside him in the photo is his father … who stood around 6 feet 1 inch himself.

        A true gentle giant; look up the few surviving films of him on YouTube and see what I mean. It would have been very easy for most people to adopt a crappy attitude about life, having been handed this; Mr. Wadlow was the exact opposite. He always wanted to be “one of the boys” and he was treated that way by his friends and family.

    • Milo Mindbender says:

      (If it was a mall, did Trajan’s Forum have the obligatory fountains, piped-in elevator music, and all that other glitz?)
      Did Betty White or Keith Richards attend the ribbon cutting ceremony?

  4. President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neanderthal B Woodman Domestic Violent Extremist SuperStraight says:

    Number Five is ALIVE!

  5. MarineDad61 says:

    #9. #9. #9. #9.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      WHAT were they stoned on when they came up with that? Sounds like something made for the pinky-in-the-air avant-garde artsy-fartsy crowd!

  6. ChipNASA says:

    NOW, taking a look at the post above and because there’s no contributing information AND because I’m sure you fuckers will lose your shit as quickly as a busload of Internet Karens, AS IF the driver decided to wait for instructions rather than just crash the gate at some random military base (I haven’t seen that yet and it’s only a few days old. Maybe the Admins here nee do see about this for posting.

    https://taskandpurpose.com/news/air-force-mountain-home-base-window-smash/?fbclid=IwAR3wFFpoxiYxJbbfrC7MkOAmHNJPBaJ6-37KdYf3GBSj1KAQ0BkxGEm9lJo
    )
    ANYWAY, that shit up top is internet bullshit. YES that’s his suit and YES the prints on the Moon match….”THAT’S WHAT THE GOVERNMENT BRAINWASHED CHIPNASA TO SAY IN CASE THIS EVER CAME UP, AS PLANT!!!!”

    Fucking Facebook Idiots, but then, I repeat myself.

    https://fullfact.org/online/Apollo-11-moon-boots/

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      Often the same people who think that the Lunar Landings were faked also believe that “Pro Wrestling” is for real!

  7. Eggs says:

    Happy Friday !!!

    Another trip around the sun for me today!!

  8. Graybeard says:

    Here-ish.

    Got in earlier today from a mission trip to help build a church building outside Shreveport, LA.
    We took 3 grandsons of appropriate age and strength to join a family group (some of 14 siblings and their children and grandchildren) that does this annually.
    As always, we had a ton of fun, and got a bunch done.

    But I’m a bit tired.

    Good news this week is the cardiologist said my heart was fine (and that I needed to get back to work on the construction). Go see the cancer doc later this month – I think.

    God bless all you Delta Wiskeys and Wiskettes – have a great weekend.

  9. 26Limabeans says:

    Finally some rain in Maine. And the taters are soaking it up!
    Primary doc administered a “mental exam” today and as it turns out I am
    just as sharp as ever and scored 100 percent. Been having “issues” but not
    anything like sleepy Joe. Man, that guy is lost in space.

    Happy birthdate to Eggs. And Happy Conviction to Michael Avenatti.
    Enjoy the weekend everyone.

  10. Poetrooper says:

    Did anyone else hear Mark Steyn refer to the “woke” Chairman of the Joint Chiefs as “Thoroughly Modern Millie”?

    That made ol’ Poe smile…

  11. IDC SARC says:

    Happy Friday ya Bahstids!

  12. Fyrfighter says:

    Mixed day here, just finishing up my regular shift in the morning, was supposed to work a trade tomorrow, but just found out I’m headed to Wyoming on a severity engine for two weeks, so that has potential.
    On the not so good side, found out my boy didn’t get the scholarship he was hoping for, so now gonna have to find the money out of pocket.. guess it’s going i’m getting deployed..

  13. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Thirty-something and Honorary First once again.

    ((((OVER))))

  14. David says:

    No rain at the casa… but driving the convertible to get inspected, it rains. And as I cross the driveway at the inspection station, the ignition module died. So no engine, no inspection, raining, top down. And the top goes up in minutes, not seconds. The Brits invented both clumsy convertible roofs AND electrical failures.

    I got one question for the dickhead who defined the sandwich (in CW’s post): I spread peanut butter between two slices of bread it’s a peanut butter sandwich, right? So where’s that 35% meat?

  15. Green Thumb says:

    My dog just dropped a huge steaming pile of Phil Monkress in my neighbor’s yard.

  16. Hack Stone says:

    When they come out with the list of most dangerous occupations every year, where does rapper come in? You can’t go a week without an aspiring rapper getting shot, obviously by a law enforcement officer or a white supremacist, because we are constantly told that they are the biggest threat to young African American men. And this is not to imply that rap music is inherently violent, Hack Stone recalls reading about the Polka Wars that ravaged the Midwest back in the early 1950’s.

    https://www.fox26houston.com/news/police-houston-rapper-shot-and-killed-on-atlanta-area-freeway

  17. Hack Stone says:

    Now that the Robert E. Lee State has been taken down, the daily carnage of shootings and killings destroying the Democrat run inner cities will now cease, because White Supremacy represented by that statue is responsible for all of the ills being experienced by minorities.

    https://apnews.com/article/charlottesville-robert-e-lee-statue-removed-2efbc5e13b74e2545a0f6642e2384308