Friday Night Open Thread

When I first set up my old blog, I had the following quote at the top of the page:

“Surprise is the base of all humor, and nothing is more surprising than truth”

It’s by Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson, and it’s cartoons like this that demonstrate it.


  1. 6


    There IS something obscene about a nursing mother in public, because what if a man had the ability to nurse with his penis? What if the penis also had the ability to produce milk? Would women think it’s okay for a man to drop trou in public, and have his infant suckle his penis for everyone to see?

    I applaud Facebook for deleting the pictures of nursing mothers.

  2. 7

    FricknFrack spews:

    Quite frankly, I find there’s something “obscene” about Troll. Dude makes my skin crawl.

  3. 9

    WeBentOverTheGOP spews:

    When you look at the insane ramblings of some of the fools on the right, it’s pretty easy to see why America collectively bent these punks over and fucked them in the ass on Nov 4. And now these right wing idiots and assholes are even crazier than before. Realizing that everything they said they believed in was REJECTED by the American people has driven these cowards to the brink.

    But that’s a good thing. They continue to push themselves into further permanent minority status with their insane ramblings and America continues to laugh at and mock them while fucking them in the ass.

  4. 10

    Emily spews:

    Troll @4

    Her former employer, Counts-Oakes Resorts Properties Inc., said she wasn’t fired for saying “Merry Christmas,” but would not elaborate.

  5. 11



    Emily, I refuse to call them holiday lights. I refuse to call it a holiday tree. And I refuse to say “happy holidays” on Christmas. That angers you, doesn’t it?

  6. 13

    Proud to be SeattleJew Today spews:

    @11 Troel

    Don’t know about Emily, but for me as long as you get angry when I return the wish with a hope that you enjoy the feast of the holy foreskin (NY Day, loo it up) I am fine by that.

    Actually,I do have a little secret. Yashka (no one living in that time would have had a friggin idea who Jesus was and if he were named “Christ” the Romans would have gotten him a lot quicker for sedition), Yashka was circumcised by my linear ancestor Nagai le Moel.

    What few goyem (folks like yourself not amongst the chosen) do not know is what we do with the foreskins! They are actually buried. In Nagai’s time he used bone ossuaries and my family still has his collection. One of those bears the name, in Aramaic, YSku ben Pantera. Look up “Jesus ben Pantera” on the web and you will see that he is likely the real Jesus!

    Anyhow, we have now sequenced Yashka’s DNA and plan to publish the results in Nature this year. I can not tell you the results (Nature’s rules) but you may be surprised.

  7. 14


    We live in a city run by a Democrat, within a 7th district run by a Democrat, within a county run by a Democrat, within a state run by a Democrat.

    So, what grade would everyone give our local government’s response to the snow storm?

  8. 15


    Any Palestinians out there? Any Hamas supporters? Listen to this very carefully. You people are violent animals. I am proud of what Israel did in Gaza. Israel did a very good thing.

  9. 16

    Emily spews:

    Troll @ 11
    Why on earth would I get mad because somebody “refused to say Happy Holidays” to me? Anyone who’s that touchy needs to get a grip.

    Back in my childhood the 1950’s, when I lived in Louisiana, plenty of people were wishing each other “happy holidays”. I figured it was shorthand for “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.”

  10. 18


    There IS something obscene about a nursing mother in public, because what if a man had the ability to nurse with his penis?

    I’ve been meaning for a long time to start up a Troll “Legends of Retardation” highlight reel. That quote just reminded me. And to think, I only go into about 20% of the HA comment threads these days. I bet there’s quite a collection out there…

  11. 21

    proud leftist spews:

    Lee @ 20
    Thank you for the holiday gift. I suppose we should not find amusement in another’s delusions, but, holy hell, troll’s delusions of grandeur, seasoned liberally with an absolute lack of self-insight, are just too entertaining. Perhaps if we have a psychologist out there we could get a clinical diagnosis for troll’s impairment. Certainly, his racism evidences some paranoia.

  12. 22

    Rick D. spews:

    @ 20- You call that a list Lee? I could arrange a better highlight reel than that just from one or two HA trolls named Roger Regurgitated Roadkill and his “Perverted eye peeking” boyfriend Yearns4LittleBoys

  13. 23

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @4 That employer is no liberal, you lying turd! This has “Republican asshole” written all over it. Liberals don’t behave like that. The Jewish Federation wouldn’t fire someone for saying “Merry Christmas.” In fact, the guy probably didn’t fire her for saying “Merry Christmas.” More likely he did it just to be a fucking prick.

  14. 24

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Rickie Dicklicker @22 — Unfortunately, Lee can’t put together a reel of your comments because the cops might think it’s kiddie porn.

  15. 25

    proud leftist spews:

    Little Ricky Dickwad is still displaying his bitterness about his mother’s failure to give him the pornographic videogame he wanted for Christmas. Poor Little Ricky, if his mother would just increase his allowance, he could think about moving out of her basement.

  16. 26


    I could arrange a better highlight reel than that just from one or two HA trolls named Roger Regurgitated Roadkill and his “Perverted eye peeking” boyfriend Yearns4LittleBoys

    Then do it. Who’s stopping you?

  17. 27

    Rick D. spews:

    See Lee, I just provided 2 highlights for you with Posts 24 and 25. Hell, this is easy when you’re dealing with the inferior mind of leftists.

    @ 26 ~ why bother? the entire HA hate site is a highlight reel of imbeciles posting their innner hatred.

  18. 29

    YLB spews:

    LMAO @ little Ricky Dumbass!!

    A highlight reel of your hopes for Larry Sinclair would be amusing as well.

    How many other right wing delusions have you dragged in here? They’re all knee-slappers!

    Little Rickie Dumbass.

  19. 30


    Thanks for pointing that out.

    I thought comment #24 was funny, but the difference is that we’re laughing with Roger, not at him, as we do with you and Troll.