Weekend Open Thread

| December 2, 2022

Christmas lights and decorations started to emerge in my area early in November. How soon after December 25 will these lights and decorations come down? The Advent Season began on November 27, 2022. This is the season that comes right before the Christmas Season, which begins on the evening of December 24. Enjoy your weekend.

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Hack Stone

Oh wise and all knowing Magic 8-Ball, will KoB’s reign of terror over the mostly peaceful Adorable Deplorables come to a just end? Hack Stone would be a kind and benevolent Dictator over the unwashed masses if installed as First Commenter for This Ain’t Hell Weekend Open Thread for December 2, 2022.

In the event that the vast right conspiracy prevails and usurps Hack Stone’s rightful place as first commenter, Hack Stone will display the grace expected of him, and in show of his willingness to work with the current administration, he will dispatch an illegal immigrant hailing from Canada residing in the Bay Area to perform some home improvements at 02:00 at the home of the current title holder.

Hack Stone

He shoots, he scores.

Now avert your gaze!

Hack Stone

Will Hack score the first three comments?

KoB

Looking at the RR Thread and not keeping my eyes on the prize at hand. Coirses…Foiled by a Crayon eating Deplorable! The Oirley Birdy catched the worm. The Crown and the Trappings, Good Sir. Well played! Don’t leave a mess on the Throne. I’ll be back.

Hack Stone

You’re fault for not discovering that they always throw up a bunch of new threads right before 15:00 on Friday to distract the Adorable Deplorables. Didn’t work on Hack, he has an attention problem.

AW1Ed

Dammit! Busted.
I would remind our Gun Bunny that the early bird does indeed get the worm.
The second rat gets the cheese.

Go Navy!

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KoB

The Gun Bunny was just feeling sorry for some of Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children and gave them a 10 count upon the Thread drop. Besides, after a Reign of 4 in a Row (WOT, MOT, HOT, WOT; something else that The King of Battle, THE King of FIRST, can exclusively claim) Open Thread FIRSTs the snack larder and Class VI Supplies were getting pretty low. I will remind our Beloved AW1Ed that the Stoned Hack NEVER offers any goodies (not even a crayon nub, much less refreshing beverages) only mass quantities of outdated Y3K Red Hat Software. I will further remind said AW1 that it is only 7 days and a wakeup until the (GO) Army Black Knights will run their Jousts thru the (BEAT) Navy Goat and serve up some BBQed Kid…Squid!

ChipNASA

WTF Bro, dropped it in EARLY on us.
Congo of the Ratatouille for the Hack Stoner
*Present!*

Hack Stone

Hack Stone hired Wittgenfeld to sneak into all of your houses and set your watches back twenty minutes.

That also explains why you found some soiled purple underwear clogging your toilet.

A Proud Infidel®™

Who is “Wittgenfeld”?

ChipNASA

OK This is a complete troll.
I KNOW, you know what the Purple Spandex Flying Squirrel Cum Dumpster is.

AW1Ed

*cough*
Combat wounded Vietnam Veteran Dallas Whittgenfeld kneels at the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial in Washington DC. The two Purple Heart recipient wears his Purple Heart Parachutist uniform and Special Forces Association Beret as he reads the names of fallen comrades. 

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rgr769

He is a senior member of the infamous Dutch Rudder Gang otherwise known as sLuRPeR41.

Green Thumb

And a personal consultant to Phil Monkress at All-Points Logistics.

Hack Stone

To commemorate Hack Stone’s triumphant return as First Commentee for the Weekend Open Thread, free Y3K software for all of you, courtesy of a proud but humble woman owned business that sells software to the federal government formerly located in Bethesda Maryland. This software is fully compatible with any Commodore 64 home computer.

ChipNASA

I WANT A SPARE MAILBOX DOOR!!!! HO! HO! HO! MOtherFuckers!! (And father rapers)

Sapper3307

CornPop is my copilot!

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AW1Ed

Stolen.

Commissioner Wretched

All hail Hack Stone! New holder of the coveted FIRST! In his honor, I hereby present the weekly trivia column for all to enjoy!

DID YOU KNOW…?
How long has “The Price is Right” really been on television?
By Commissioner Wretched
didyouknowcolumn@gmail.com

And now, December. The last month of the year. What a year it has been!

In the “Did You Know…?” world, the year is highlighted by the release of the first book based on this silliness, and to all of you who’ve gotten hold of one, you have my ultimate thanks! I hope you’re enjoying it, and if you really like it I can always come up with another one.

If you haven’t, may I suggest my silly tome as a fit and proper Christmas or Hanukkah gift? (“Fit and proper” may be something of a stretch, but you get the idea.)

Check it out on amazon.com, if you’re so inclined, and while you do that, I’ll get the week’s new stock of trivia all shined up and ready to go.

Commissioner Wretched

Did you know …

… the average person will, in their lifetime, spend about 20,160 minutes kissing? That’s 336 hours! (And boy, am I below average!)

… Queen Elizabeth II was a trained mechanic? Her Majesty (1926-2022) served as an auto mechanic during World War II. (Nice to know the Queen could change her own oil!)

… you may have smickered recently? No need to be embarrassed if you did, though. To smicker means to look at someone amorously. It’s a Scandinavian word that really should be used more often. (Especially if you’re looking at me.)

… coloring is fun? It must be. Combined, American children spend some 6.3 billion hours a year coloring with crayons. (No time was calculated on eating them, however.)

… the place with the longest name in the world is in New Zealand? The name is: Taumatawhakatangihangakouauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenua-kitanatahu. Locals call it Taumata Hill. (No, I don’t know how to pronounce it, and I bet you don’t either.)

Commissioner Wretched

… the severed head of a sea slug can grow a new body? (That’s called using your head.)

… more human twins are being born now than ever before? According to research in the journal Human Reproduction, the rate of twins has risen since the 1980s, from nine twins per thousand births to twelve. No one is sure why it’s happening, but the results are that right now, one out of every 42 babies is a twin. (Twice the fun, I suppose.)

Mason

Wouldn’t that be two out of every 42 babies? 😜

Commissioner Wretched

Don’t be pedantic. That’s my job.  😉 

Commissioner Wretched

… one of the most popular game shows on television is older than it claims to be? During the 2022 season, The Price is Right celebrated its 50th anniversary on the air, having premiered on CBS on September 4, 1972. Hosted by Bob Barker (born 1923), it was originally a 30-minute show, and expanded to a 60-minute program in 1975. Barker retired in 2007 and was succeeded as host by Drew Carey (born 1958). But The Price is Right is much, much older than 50 years. The 1972 show was actually called The New Price is Right (the “new” was dropped a year or so later), and was a revival of an earlier program which ran from 1956 to 1965, hosted by Bill Cullen (1920-1990). If they tell the complete truth, The Price is Right is actually 59 years old at this writing.

Commissioner Wretched

Additional trivia note: Barker was not the host in the pilot show for the 1972 revival. Not technically a “pilot episode,” the network sales pitch for the show was hosted by Dennis James (1917-1997), who would emcee one of the syndicated nighttime versions of the show in the 1970s. (Come on down!!!)

NDHoosier

The Price is Right?

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Commissioner Wretched

… the voice actor of an iconic cartoon character quit because the character ate meat? In the late 1960s, the cartoon show Scooby-Doo debuted with radio announcer Casey Kasem (1932-2014) providing the voice of Scooby’s owner, Shaggy. When Kasem had to do Shaggy’s voice for a Burger King commercial, he balked and resigned – Kasem was vegan as well as an animal rights’ activist. He refused to return to the role until the show’s producers made Shaggy a vegetarian in 2002. (Rut ro, Raggy!)

… Santa Claus as we know him was created for advertising? In 1931, an advertising artist named Haddon Sundblom (1899-1976) was creating the Christmas ad campaign for Coca-Cola™ when he drew Jolly Old St. Nick with a red suit trimmed with white fur, rosy cheeks, and a white mustache and beard. The success of the ad campaign cemented Sundblom’s vision of Santa as the one we all share today. (Ho ho ho indeed.)

rgr1480

I’m pretty certain that Hadda Sunburn was taking sartorial hints from Father Christmas and examples of what bishops wore — once upon a time.

The bright red Santa cap certainly has a distinguished papal pedigree.

Called a “caumaro,” the long forgotten head-covering dates back to the Middle Ages and figures in many famous papal portraits, including one of Julius II by Raphael. It was last worn by John XXIII, who was pontiff more than 40 years ago.

The velvet cape called a “mozzetta” has also been part of official papal attire, but hadn’t been seen since John XXIII’s successor, Paul VI, in the 1970s. With its regal trimming, it is reminiscent of a time of papal political power some prefer to relegate to history books.

I really miss Pope Benedict XVI!!!

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rgr1480

St. Nicholas on Parade:

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Commissioner Wretched

… different terms are used when tallying victims and survivors? Following any disaster, pay attention to the terms used. If the term is “head count,” they refer to survivors; fatalities are termed “body count.” (Betcha you never noticed that before.)

… the human eye is great at discerning shades of color? For instance, despite the title of a popular book and movie, your eyes can distinguish about 500 shades of grey. But the human eye is best at determining different shades of the color green. That is why green is used in night-vision equipment.

… Hell really does freeze over? Norway has a town called Hell, and it freezes over every year. There is also a town in Michigan called Hell … and yes, it too freezes every year. (There’s a really good joke there somewhere, but I’m not going to look for it.)

RGR 4-78

That’s one Hel of a note.

Hel (mythological being) – Wikipedia

Commissioner Wretched

… a sloth takes two weeks to digest the food it eats? (Boy, they do everything slow!)

… a butt is an actual unit of measure? Stop giggling. In British measurement, a butt is the equivalent of 125 U.S. gallons. (I wouldn’t touch this one with a forklift.)

… the post office in Iceland is pretty efficient? How efficient, you ask? Well, consider this: in Iceland, if you don’t know the exact address of the person with whom you wish to correspond, you can draw a map on the envelope, and it will still get there. (Now that is what I call efficient.)

Now … you know!

Sapper3307

Anybody else waiting for the B21 RAIDER today?

Hack Stone

Has anyone checked the All Points Logistics website to see where Phil Monkress will be performing his ball juggling this weekend?

A Proud Infidel®™

Likely behind the dumpster at a run-down Flying J Truck Stop as usual.

NDHoosier

with Elvis?

Green Thumb

With his new batch of advisors…er..I mean Phildo Supporters.

A Proud Infidel®™

Top Thirty and I award myself Honorary First once again.

((((OVER))))

Mick

On station.

Graybeard

Just awakened from a good nap.
Mrs. GB & I still recovering from the crud, but doing well enough.

Y’all have a great weekend.
gabn

e. conboy

Hope you’re both out and about soon.

Dennis - not chevy

I guess this should be filed under “Share the wealth” or “Share the fun”. Out here on the left coast there have been several articles in the papers about pretindians; that is people claiming to be Native Americans with no family or tribal proof. Can one imagine some folks are trying to make money, gain position, or claim Government set-aside contracts by claiming to be something they aren’t?

Hack Stone

Whenever he hears that someone falsely claims to be a Native American, a tear runs down the cheek of Iron Eyes Cody.

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Green Thumb

Think Phil Monkress and All-Points Logistics.

Hack Stone

Some interesting developments over at Twitter this afternoon. Hack caught James Woods on Fox News earlier this evening, it appears that he is not the darling of the Democrat Party, and he is looking for payback.

Sapper3307

The RAIDER and the Raiders,,,, SALUTE!

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Green Thumb

The False Commander “Phony” Phil Monkress (CEO of All-Points Logistics) takes it in the ass as he and his new batch of Phildo Supporters avoid calls seeking clarification of his nefarious and potentially felonious Native American, Law Enforcement and Navy SEAL claims.

MarineDad61

I just received 2 photos in a FaceBook PM,
from a concerned veteran in Pendleton, Indiana.
Here is 1.

Phony 2 Purple Hearts Phony Bronze Star
Pretend Shot in the Chest Thomas Cole
is STILL trotting around town
sporting his Purple Heart DISABLED license plate.

Whatever made Cole become disabled (age? health?)
most certainly had NOTHING to do with combat nor war.

He’s certainly healthy enough to (still) be involved with Boy Scouts.

Just so everyone knows…
there is a new boots on the ground volunteer in Indiana,
endeavoring to get that Purple Heart license plate removed,
and to hold Thomas Cole accountable
for his many lies,
and his poor behaviors around children, Boy Scouts.

It’s time for that Police Chief to hear more about this.

Thomas Cole – Phony Urgent Fury Commando
IAS | October 29, 2021

https://valorguardians.com/blog/?p=118983

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