Wednesday Open Thread

Great moment from the Oilers-Ducks game the other day in Edmonton. When the musician’s microphone didn’t work, the entire (Canadian) crowd enthusiastically belted out the Star Spangled Banner. And people wonder why I watch hockey instead of football.

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Happy birthday to the great Theodore Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss. He is, of course, best known for his classic children’s books, but his other work included drawing pro-U.S. propaganda cartoons during WWII. Here’s one of them:

ICYMI

Shut up! I’m not crying, you’re crying!

This was easily the best commercial of the Super Bowl, and it didn’t even air until after the game. (Seriously, we had to get the angelic illegal aliens commercial during the game but not this?!) Well done, Hyundai and Peter Berg. Well done.

Sunday Open Thread 

On this date in 1789 the first Electoral College elected George Washington the first President of the United States. 

Message Received

This is a message that was sent to the surviving sailors on a warship at Pearl Harbor from the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, shortly after the attack there. God rest the souls of all who died there, and may we never forget their sacrifice.

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Real Class

While most celebrities spent Thanksgiving whining about Trump from their mansions while their assistants made dinner for them, Gary Sinise spent his in Afghanistan, serving Thanksgiving dinner to our troops at Kandahar Air Force Base.

The message he sent out accompanying the above picture:

An honor to serve Thanksgiving dinner to our Troops […]

Tuesday Open Thread

Knights of Columbus member, Dick Bissel holds an American flag during a #ColumbusDay ceremony at the National Columbus Memorial in front of Union Station in #Washington, #DC. The #ColumbusDay holiday celebrates #ChristopherColumbus' arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492. | October 10, 2016 | ?: […]

Monday Open Thread 

As one wag pointed out. America’s team defeated the unAmerican 49ers 24-17 yesterday.

Problem Solved!

Praise be to our nonspecific deity, fellow citizens, because in the new season of South Park, Matt Stone and Trey Parker have fixed our problematic National Anthem at last.

Clinging to Misery

Zo Rachel, as always, bringin’ the double truth, Ruth!