Wednesday Open Thread 

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Tuesday Open Thread

The Defeat of Ahmed Gragn by King Claudius on 21 February 1543 by Kegneketa Jemlieri Hailu of Gondar

on this date in 1543 a joint force of Portuguese soldiers and Ethipoian soldiers (led by King Gelawdewos — “Claudius”) defeated the Ottomans at The Battle of Wayna Daga.

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The Walking Thread: New Best Friends (S7, E10)

TWD has always walked a shaky line between being the kind of character-driven drama AMC is known for, and the gritty Zombie Apocalypse horror show of the comics it’s based on. Up until recently it’s leaned toward the former, but with “New Best Friends” the show embraces its pulpy roots and goes the full […]

Talkin' Baseball (Thank God It's the '70s)

25 years ago today, The Simpsons aired the ringers-laden softball-themed “Homer at the Bat” episode, featuring Ken Griffey Jr., Ozzie Smith, Don Mattingly, and more MLB stars. Combine that with recently unearthing the below lyrics during packing for my move to Arizona, and, voila, any excuse to resuscitate a mention of Looking for Oscar, […]

Monday Open Thread

On this date in 1962 John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth in space aboard Mercury 7.

From The Trailer Park - Colossal

A young woman (Anne Hathaway) who is struggling to get her life in order discovers that she has an unexpected connection to a gigantic monster that is rampaging through Korea. Also stars Jason Sudeikis and Tim Blake Nelson.

I’m not a big Anne Hathaway fan, but this looks like a fun and unique […]

Sunday Open Thread

A Modest Proposal For The Oscars

As anyone who follows the mainstream media knows, rich celebrities are freaking out about President Trump’s cracking down on Middle Eastern migrants and illegal aliens, to the point where they are threatening to cancel the Oscars. (If only…) But never fear, conservative actor Robert Davi has a proposal for the ceremony:

I propose that […]