Weekend Open Thread

| February 11, 2022

Those born in 1970 have already turned 52 or are on their way to turning 52 this year. Subtract 52 from 1970, to go in the other direction, and you get 1918. You could do the same thing. Subtract your age, in 2022, from the date you were born to see what historical events are as far from your birth as this year is. Enjoy your weekend.

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ChipNASA

FIRST! (maybe) 

ChipNASA

yeeeeeessssssssssss

Roh-Dog

{hands over WoT flair} Good luck with these knaves.
May I suggest a whip and a moat?

ChipNASA

Yeah, well I don’t want them excited and wet so, probably not.
it will *just* encourage them.

Graybeard

Rats of the Cong t’ya, m’lord.

KoB

1st

ChipNASA

6 Seconds. UNH!!!!!

Tasty beverages all around and because it’s the snack food weekend of the yeaar, pork rinds, chips, dips, wings, things and the like are on me…

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KoB

May Kong bring you Rats, Chipster. I do believe our electrons were bumping one another, until yours blew me off. That buffet bar you *laid* out for me ain’t looking half bad. Where’s the one for everybody else?

Maybe. just maybe, if you hadn’t been spending most of the afternoon abusing your F5 Key and sucking up to that Hardin Boy, you mighta got that deployment of the As(s)teroid of Insults done up for that POS, lying, embellishing Braxton Lee Anderson III. We’re waiting!

A balmy 69 here at Firebase Magnolia (degrees F ya prevert). I may lay out my DD-214 Woobie on that green green grass of home and soak up a few rays. 😎

ChipNASA

I’m on page 5. My fingies and toesies are sore from counting to 1,000 like a BUNCH of times…I’m on it.

Roh-Dog

First?

Roh-Dog

In my birth year, silver was 35 debt-based-units per ounce. This has only happened one other time in 2011.
The shiny will RISE AGAIN! I hope everyone is ready for what is about to happen…

Also, (birth year) – (current age in years) = ‘peace in our time’ oopsy. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace_for_our_time

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Thunderstixx

Fifth !!!

Slow Joe

FIRSTSS!!11111

Slow Joe

This is BS.
The one day I am on target TAH is asking me to manually enter name and email.
Conspiracy!!!

SFC D

It’s true, Joe. It’s not paranoia. We really ARE out to get you.

The Stranger

That’s right. Just some additional penalties for drinking shitty beer.

Commissioner Wretched

Well, the WOT means time for trivia! Here ’tis …

DID YOU KNOW…?
What comic actor was originally supposed to be the voice of “Shrek”?
By Jack Bagley
didyouknowcolumn@gmail.com
 
Coming up next Monday is one of the neatest holidays of the year … Valentine’s Day.
I absolutely adore Valentine’s Day. Granted, I never get any cards or gifts, and the last time I received candy it contained strawberries so I couldn’t eat it, but it’s still a wonderful day to enjoy love in all its many splendored forms.
You may wonder what I do to celebrate Valentine’s Day. (You do now, anyway.) I take out to dinner the single most exciting and dynamic person I know and we have a scintillating evening of conversation and good food.

Commissioner Wretched

That’s right. I go to dinner alone.
As always.
I hope your Valentine’s Day is a bit more thrilling than mine will be. To help you along that line, here is some trivia to help break the ice when the conversation starts. It’s not much, but it’s all I can offer.

Did you know …

… the iconic starship in Star Trek originally had a different name? Today, most people recognize the USS Enterprise as the ship in the popular series. But when creator Gene Roddenberry (1921-1991) wrote the initial treatment for the show, the ship was called the SS Yorktown. Roddenberry never said why he changed the name, but millions of Star Trek fans are delighted that he did. (It could’ve been worse. It could’ve been the SS Minnow. Then Star Trek would have been “a three-season tour…”)

Commissioner Wretched

… love really is eternal? Archaeologists in Italy found a couple of skeletons that appeared to be embracing during a dig in 2007. Examinations of the skeletons showed that they were of a man and a woman, they were young when they died, and they existed between 5,000 and 6,000 years ago. (The original Romeo and Juliet? You be the judge.)

… scorpions are very resilient? Scientists have taken the little poisonous arthropods, frozen them overnight, and then left the ice in the sun to thaw the next day. When the little scorpions thawed out, they just walked away. (Not entirely happy, as you might expect, but still able to walk away.)

Commissioner Wretched

… swearing when you’re in pain may actually help you? Researchers have discovered that when you are in sudden pain – say, from hitting your thumb instead of a nail with a hammer – and you curse a blue streak out loud, your body releases endorphins, which are natural pain-killers. (So go ahead, let it out! Just don’t let the kids hear you.)

… beavers have transparent eyelids? In addition to having webbed feet and a broad, flat tail to help them swim, beavers have evolved a way to keep their eyes closed underwater and still see where they’re going. Transparent eyelids allow the beaver to see what it needs to see while keeping its eyes protected. (One of Nature’s marvels, an animal that really can see with its eyes closed.)

Commissioner Wretched

… automobile windshield wipers were originally considered a distraction? Invented by Mary Anderson (1866-1953), the windshield wiper was a luxury item in some of the first automobiles, because it was feared that the motion of the wiper would distract the driver. (Well, the heavy buildup of rain on the windshield would be a bigger distraction, don’t you think?)

Commissioner Wretched

… the voice of the animated character Shrek was not originally Mike Myers? When the first Shrek movie was being made for release in 2001, the lines of the main character were to be recorded by comedian Chris Farley (1964-1997). Farley had recorded about 80% of the lines of the character, but died of a drug overdose before completing the work. The production company, Dreamwerks, re-cast the voice role with Myers (born 1963), who insisted on a complete re-write of the script in order to remove all traces of Farley from the soundtrack. The delay in rewriting and re-recording Shrek’s lines was a major factor in the movie’s delayed release.

Commissioner Wretched

… a town in Japan is located in the center of an active volcano? The town of Aogashima is located on Japan’s most out-of-the-way but still inhabited island, also named Aogashima. The only way to get there is by boat or helicopter, and the entire town is built inside the crater and on the slope of an active volcano. The town has a population of 170. (All of whom nervously look out their windows every day.)

… Europe’s oldest currency was replaced in 2002? The drachma had been the monetary unit of Greece for over 2,600 years when it was replaced in 2002 by the euro. (I don’t think that’s the reason the Greek economy tanked, however.)

Commissioner Wretched

… on average, less than one patented invention out of every hundred actually makes money for its inventor? (There’s a lesson in there somewhere, but I can’t quite tell what it is.)

… it is not possible to make a word in English using just the bottom row of keys on a standard keyboard? No vowels are found on that row, and no word can be created from just those keys. (Well, not unless you consider “xbcmnzb” a word. Pronounce it, I dare you.)

NDHoosier

> not unless you consider “xbcmnzb” a word

Doesn’t President Brandon use that word all the time?

Commissioner Wretched

… the world’s oldest golf club was formed in 1744? Located in Scotland (naturally), it is called the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers. (I could do a couple of great Scottish golf jokes here, but this is a family newspaper.)

… over five million people in Brazil are employed by the coffee industry? They are primarily involved with growing and harvesting more than three billion coffee plants. (And no, I don’t know how many of them are named Juan Valdez. Look it up.)

Now … you know!

David

Juan Valdez was a Colombian… and we all know what HE switched to growing.

Anonymous

Hand-picked by him!

Roh-Dog

Good data. IMHO, golf is the worst export of Scotzerland.

Fight me.

Ex-PH2

Nah – haggis is worse than golf – FAR worse!!!

David

Think if you count the actual posters and not multiple comments I am 7th behind Chip, RohDog, Slow Joe,Stixx, and the Commissioner. Not bad for someone who only stops by.

David

1882? Who knows.

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Hack Stone

Hack Stone claims First Post for This Ain’t Hell Weekend Open Thread. Sure, his post is 60 minutes and change after the thread was open, put if Stacey Abrams won’t concede her loss in the Georgia Governor’s Race after several years, Hack believes he has legal standing. Be prepared for subpoenas and lawsuits.

Frankie Cee

I am usually hard at it, doing little to nothing, either in my wood shop, on the range, of just hanging around. Nearly daily shooting, (never from a bench), has my proficiency within decent parameters. I can shoot my long guns with either hand/eye, (we never know when one hand or eye might become incapacitated.), and by pulling off the target between each shot. I did this exercise with my AR-15, shooting at a 6 inch target from 75 yards.

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Frankie Cee

This is my $20.00 Bear Creek Arsenal .223 Wylde, Carbine.
Support your local US Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team.

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rgr769

Looks like those brain eatin zombies are going to have a tough time getting to you, with that level of skill with your shootin irons.

Frankie Cee

Brain eatin zombies, METHodists on the prowl for Catalytic Converters, and general trash looking to convert my goods to being their goods, take heed: “I care more about the mud on my tires than your pathetic life.”

Hack Stone

Anyone know which dumpster Commander Phil Monkress of All Points Logistics will be juggling balls this weekend?

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The Stranger

Hey! Get it right…that ain’t Phildo, it’s Psul! Or Palmer, or whatever the fuck he’s calling himself these days.

Hack Stone

That photo is oh Hack Stone. If you need proof, visit Hack’s Facebook page.

rgr769

No wonder Rosetta fell so hard for ol’ Hack.

Green Thumb

My best guess is the Twisted Rooster. After a long night of muscling young dudes for taint, that’s were the payoff begins…..

Ex-PH2

I really have nothing important to say, other than the article I’ve left for you to read up on how the states are starting to take back their privileges and eliminating the mask mandate…. all without asking for permission to do so.

I believe it was Tom Jefferson who said “I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.

Damn, but that man was smart as a whip!!!!

NDHoosier

The hosers are wising up too – I didn’t see that coming. I would have expected a trucker protest in America LONG before seeing one in Canada.

jeff LPH 3 63-66

FIRST 35th

A Proud Infidel®™️

Thirty something and I claim Honorary First once again.

((((OVER))))

Sapper3307

Black Sabbath —- War Pigs updated
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Anonymous

Don’t forget Democrats’ virtue signalng…

Graybeard

FIRST in the Heart and Minds of the grandkids – except maybe the two grandsons I had pulling weeds out of their folks’ garden when I ran to town to keep “my” vehicle legal.

(I use the scare quotes, ’cause with two grands using it 4,5 days a week to go to college I can only rely on having it to go to church on Sunday morning.)

Fought a head cold all week, but am alive.

Good weekend to you all.

LC

Asia gets 90 days in jail for improper handling of classified US documents:

https://www.staradvertiser.com/2022/02/10/breaking-news/hawaii-woman-gets-90-days-in-jail-in-embassy-documents-case/

LC

I botched that. Should’ve gone with “Asia caught with classified US documents in hotel room..” Ah well.

Sapper3307

“My bad!”

Sapper3307

Anybody remember Run Joe Run (1974)?
Kind of like the A-TEAM

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SFC D

I definitely remember it. That show seriously influenced the first car I ever bought. ‘74 Land Cruiser.

Frankie Cee

Reading at FAKEbook, this question was raised. Would any of y’all care to opine?

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Sapper3307

How does this person get a security clearance to be in charge of all U.S spent nuclear fuel?
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Only Army Mom

Bioleninism.

tshe