Open Thread, Friday 6 December 2013

Palm Trees Along Gardens Parkway Street in Palm Beach Gardens
If you’re wondering why I’m posting the Hawaii photo today, it’s because I just checked the thermometer, and it’s -10F here in Colorado. That’s why.

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Fearless and Devout Catholic Christian First, Loving Husband and Father Second, Pissed-Off Patriot Third, Rocket Engineer Dork Last.
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18 Responses to Open Thread, Friday 6 December 2013

  1. November was another below-average month, even by Obama’s low employment standards…

  2. solaratov says:

    Hey, gang! Let’s run out for some ‘fast food’. The tacos look especially enticing…

    http://weaselzippers.us/2013/12/05/heres-why-fast-food-workers-should-make-15hour/

    (I think I’d have to ambush somebody in the parking lot.)

    πŸ‘Ώ

  3. texan59 says:

    Next time someone recommends that Chinese contractor to build something, just show them this. 😯

    http://gizmodo.com/5304233/entire-new-13%20story-building-tips-over-in-shanghai/

  4. In case you thought MicroSoft was completely useless…
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/12/06/Smart-bra-with-sensors-part-of-research-into-overeating-triggers
    REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 5 (UPI) —
    Microsoft is working on a smart bra with sensors to monitor a wearer’s mood and trigger a smartphone app to reduce emotional overeating, U.S. researchers said.

  5. After Snubbing Thatcher funeral, Obamas travel to South Africa for Marxist Mandela’s
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/12/06/Obama-snubs-Thatcher-attends-Mandela

    • zmalfoy says:

      Wow. . . just . . .wow . . .um . . . It’s like the Old Ones have risen from the depths, come to devour our gibbering souls. . .

      “β€œPh’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn . . . “

  6. Gotta see Bill Whittle’s new Afterburner about Texas vs. California.
    http://www.pjtv.com/?cmd=mpg&load=9163&mpid=56

  7. texan59 says:

    Growing up in the Midwest, I worked at a fertilizer plant for several years. Never did I see an ad like this. πŸ˜†

  8. texan59 says:

    Since it appears we didn’t sufficiently honor the 80th anniversary ending Prohibition yesterday, I felt the need to put forth a little vocabulary lesson.

    http://mentalfloss.com/article/54076/15-fun-phrases-were-popularized-during-prohibition

  9. Harvey says:

    Anyone remember reading about “necklacing” back in the day?
    Some of the “forgotten” history about Nelson Mandela:
    http://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2013/07/12/raining-on-the-nelson-mandela-parade/?singlepage=true

    And in South Africa today:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plaasmoorde

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