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June 03, 2020

WEDNESDAY NIGHT OPEN THREAD

Tonight's theme is: Things that are better today than they were when this blog was young and dinosaurs roamed the Earth.

One thing, for sure, is cars. Maybe not the way they look, but definitely their dependability. Today's cars generally just work. This is not true of the cars this blog grew up with, which were always getting flat tires, or overheating, or "flooding." Remember? People were always opening the hoods of dead cars, looking at the motors, and saying, "Yep, she's flooded." Whatever the hell that meant.

Also the radios were AM-only and lo-fi, and the dashboard clocks never worked. And there was no a/c and you had to raise and lower the window by manually turning a crank. It was brutal.

So that's one thing that's better.

AW

Scientists learn how tiny critters make ocean ‘snot palaces’

(Thanks to Howard from Broward)

'I THINK MY FINGERNAILS DEFINED ME TO A LOT OF PEOPLE'

Woman with world's longest nails shares horrifying story of how she lost them

(Thanks to John Lobert, who says "Does anyone have her email address? I’d like to ask her a personal hygiene question.")

DISTURBING UPDATE

The squirrels have apparently been giving combat training to the rats.

(Thanks to Nancy Gill)

'CONCERT' IS ONE WORD FOR IT

Guy Goes Nuts Brushing Teeth During Live Concert

(Thanks to John Lobert)

GETTING READY TO GO ON TOUR

Giant toxic toads come out in South Florida as heavy rains set the perfect mood for breeding

(Thanks to John W and Le Petomane)

PASS

What if some entity, be it an international body or a lone ­nation, decided to use large-scale tech to re-create the cooling effects of a volcanic eruption?

(Thanks to Le Petomane and Mark Schlesinger, who asks "what could possibly go wrong?")

NOW WITH ACAI BERRIES

Police arrest man who claimed he was making ‘healthy meth’

(Thanks to Ralph)

TRANSPARENCY

A MEXICAN senator was caught getting topless on a government Zoom conference unaware that her camera was on.

(Thanks to Allen at Divisin)

 
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