Weekend Open Thread

“If you don’t know what you want, you end up with a lot you don’t.”

–Chuck Palahniuk

29 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. kwtree says:

    Placeholder because I don’t want to  see davebarnes’ first random thought all weekend. 
    Watching the Olympics parade of nations, I’m struck by how many countries I’ve never heard of. 
    Nauru. Djibouti. Kiribati. Tuvalu. And there is a refugee Olympic team.
     

    • Duke Cox says:

      The most fun opportunity around these parts today is the “Gym and Pew-pew show” . It starts about 5 pm at the Two Rivers Convention Center.

      Should be a hoot!

       

    • JohnInDenver says:

      kwtree — I knew 3 of the 4 nations because a workmate went to Nauru for a short-term Peace Corps volunteer tour, and stopped in Fiji to do something at the US Embassy “on the way.” One embassy, 4 countries,

      All I knew about Djibouti was it was a nation somewhere in Africa, and subject to cultural humor based on KC and the Sunshine Band’s “Shake Your Booty.” [apologies to all those who get an earworm from that reference.]

      • 2Jung2Die says:

        Frank Zappa's "Sheik Yerbouti" went there. According to Wikipedia: "Zappa appears on the cover in character in Arab headdress, and the name, meant to resemble an Arabic transcription (Djibouti is an Arabic-speaking republic in Africa)" is pronounced like KC's Shake Your Booty.

        • Conserv. Head Banger says:

          Djibouti is the former French Somaliland and later used the name Territory of the Afars & Issas before independence from France.

          The French Foreign Legion maintains a presence. The US, China, Japan, and Italy also have bases there.

          (information provided courtesy of a 60 year philatelist)

  2. davebarnes says:

    Today (Saturday) is National Thermal Engineers Day 

  3. Genghis says:

    Itchy-O tonight at Ruby Hill Park. Here's hoping they don't get lightninged out like Flobots awhile back.

  4. davebarnes says:

    Today (Sunday) is National Day of Galicia (Galicia)

  5. Voyageur says:

    The Frito Lay strike is over!  The Union won a 4 pct wage hike over 2 years and a guarantee of at least one day off a week.

    Back to scarfing!  Bring on the Ruffles!

    Solidarity forever (burp.)

  6. MichaelBowman says:

    Gettr: where lame white men go to talk tough about strong women (and get hacked). 

    1: MyQevin™ doesn’t have the testicles to post this on Twitter (because Nancy has them in her purse). 

    2: I don’t think Leader means what you think it means when it’s used to describe MyQevin™

  7. kwtree says:

    Parasol Patrol pwned Westboro Baptist Church again in Arvada today.

    WBC threatened to picket three Arvada churches which they thought were too LGBTQ – friendly.

    As usual, they were blocked by more tolerant community members, including the Parasol Patrol, which follows the WBC around and blocks the public’s view of their anti-gay vitriol. 
    Picture from Facebook, AUMC Facebook page

     

    If you like that, may I recommend Westword’s Top 5 times Fred Phelps and WBC got owned.

     

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