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News Roundup and Open Thread for Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Pinch-hitting for Rosi today If it's Tuesday, it must be time to talk about the 2016 election If Christie becomes President, does his cabinet consist of Livingston High School alumni? At the inaugural Politico NJ event, Senator Booker says don't underestimate Chris Christie. Show More Summary

Sunday Morning Book Thread 07-26-2015 [OregonMuse]

(Not sure what library this is, but the photo came from here.) Good morning to all of you morons and moronettes and bartenders everywhere and all the ships at sea. Welcome to AoSHQ's stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class...

Sunday Morning Book Thread 07-19-2015: Unnatural Acts [OregonMuse]

"When I Slip This Idiot Juice Into Their Drinks, Those ESPN Execs Will Beclown Themselves So Thoroughly That They'll Never Be Taken Seriously Ever Again! BWAHAHA!" Good morning to all of you morons and moronettes and bartenders everywhere and...

Friday Morning Open Thread: Do Not Leave The Boat

Let me save you all time on this morning’s Bobo piece on Ta-Nehisi Coates’s book: he actually restrains himself all the way until the fifth paragraph to start the “Well, actually…” whitesplaining nonsense that puts a complete lie to the article’s title, “Listening to Ta-Nehisi Coates While White”. Brooks doesn’t even listen to how insipid [Read more...]

Book Club Thread: Fall of the House of Usher

Well, I don't really have many structured thoughts about the story. I liked it. It reminded me, though, of why I'd stopped reading Poe when I was young: Because so much of it is strictly internal drama, or, should I...

Sunday Morning Book Thread 07-12-2015: War On The Private Mind [OregonMuse]

(Cartoon stolen from here.) Good morning to all of you morons and moronettes and bartenders everywhere and all the ships at sea. Welcome to AoSHQ's stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class Sunday Morning Book Thread. The only AoSHQ thread...

Open Thread: Rambling the Appalachian Trail

From the Washington Post, a review of Barton Swaim’s new book on “What it’s like to write speeches for a rude, rambling and disgraced politician“: You don’t need to be a speechwriter to realize that the phrase “I won’t begin in any particular spot” is a wretched way to start a public address. Yet those [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

Food Thread:The End Times Are Nigh: Automated Bartender [CBD]

It's a clever idea, stolen from about 800 different Sci-Fi books and movies, but isn't part of the allure of drinking the pleasure of constructing the cocktail, or having an actual human being across the bar make one for...

Sunday Morning Book Thread 07-05-2015: The Course of Human Events [OregonMuse]

"We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident, That Everyone Is Entitled To Elect Their Own Profligate And Irresponsibile Leaders, A Lifetime Of Free S%# From The Government, The Destruction of Traditional Morality, And Compulsory Gay Marriage For All." Good...

Suggestions Box for the Next Book Club Thread

I don't think I picked a great one last time, but I want to do this again. People will want to read a political book. There are two such books I want to read, and which are endlessly recommended to...

Sunday Morning Book Thread 06-28-2015: The World Turned Upside Down [OregonMuse]

Progress Good morning to all of you morons and moronettes and bartenders everywhere and all the ships at sea. Welcome to AoSHQ's stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class Sunday Morning Book Thread. The only AoSHQ thread that is so...

Dreamfall Chapters Book Three launching this week

Dreamfall Chapters Book Three: Realms is just a few days away. Dreamfall Chapters developer Red Thread Games has slapped a release date on Book Three. Titled Realms, this third instalment of the long-awaited adventure sequel arrives on PC on June 25. Here’s a trailer: Dreamfall Chapters began its episodic release in October last year, and […]

Sunday Morning Book Thread 06-21-2015: The Evil That Men Do [OregonMuse]

The Fall of Man Good morning to all of you morons and moronettes and bartenders everywhere and all the ships at sea. Welcome to AoSHQ's stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class Sunday Morning Book Thread. The only AoSHQ thread...

Sit! Roll Over! Beg! Good Proggy! [Weirddave]

Greetings fellow Morons! Sorry I didn't have a Fundamental Concepts thread for you earlier today, I'll get one up after the book thread tomorrow. I am currently in transit from vacation in Cabo San Lucas back to Baltimore. I'm sitting...

Whatcha Reading? June 2015 Edition

It’s time for our monthly thread of reader recommendation, where we discuss what all we’re reading, and then we buy a bunch more books and read those, too. I love this plan! I’ll start – I’m reading Uprooted by Naomi Novik – which I just learned was optioned by Ellen Degeneres, which is pretty cool. Show More Summary

Open Thread: “George Takei Is Out for Justice”

Great little quick read, from the NYTimes: You’re very busy for someone your age. You’ve written three books; you have a web series; and your musical, “Allegiance,” based on your family’s time in an internment camp during World War II, will debut on Broadway in November. As a matter of fact, I just came back [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

'Game of Thrones' will play its own hand as books run out

last monthNews : NY Daily News

Sunday’s bloody “Game of Thrones” left so many loose threads hanging that it will take fans at least a year to recover.

Political Open Thread

Just posting this here, as I'm going to post the book thread, and it's been a while since there's been a fresh thread. The Bookclub Thread is posted below this one (that is, a few minutes earlier)....

Sunday Morning Book Thread 06-14-2015: Serious Cheese [OregonMuse]

For That Special Ewok In Your Life Good morning to all of you morons and moronettes and bartenders everywhere and all the ships at sea. Welcome to AoSHQ's stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class Sunday Morning Book Thread. The...

Pre-Bookclub Thread/Reminder

So we're doing this on Sunday, round 7 pm Eastern. One thing, though, is that one commenter said he needed more time. If you're interested in doing this, and will read the book, but you find yourself needing more time,...

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