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Friday Night Open Thread: Happy Passover

It's just about sundown here, which marks the beginning of Passover. Best wishes to all observing.

The Obamas once again celebrated Passover with a White House seder. . (Here's an article explaining why.) The Washington Post says Passover is currently "having a moment". [More...]

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R.I.P. Prince and Open Thread

Prince has died at his home in Minnesota at age 57. He cancelled a few concerts earlier in the week for medical reasons.

The singer – full name Prince Rogers Nelson – had a medical emergency on April 15th that forced his private jet to make an emergency landing in Illinois. But he appeared at a concert the next day to assure his fans he was okay. His people told TMZ he was battling the flu. Prior to his most recent appearance however, Prince had cancelled two shows due to health concerns.

His final days. R.I.P. Prince. Added: James Corden's heartfelt tribute to Prince.

This is an open thread, all topics welcome.

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Tuesday Open Thread

Lunch break between court and the jail is over. I'm not sure when I'll get back online, so here's an open thread, all topics welcome.

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Thursday Night Open Thread

If you aren't into tonight's Democratic Debate or the Republican Gala, here's an open thread to discuss other topics. As for me, I'm pretty much focused on what I'm now calling "alternative TV watching" and ISIS news.

For alternative TV watching, Viceland is replaying six episodes of F*ck That's Delicious, with NY chef turned rapper, Action Bronson and crew. You can watch online or on cable. I think the episodes called Culinary Athleticism (filmed in New York) and "The Showdown in Lamb Alley" (filmed in Morocco, trailer below)are the best.

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And while I wasn't crazy about the host of Viceland's series States of Undress in the first episode about Fashion Week in Pakistan , the most recent episode on Venezuelan beauty queens was very good. Host Haily Gates has grown on me. I actually like watching her now. [More...]

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Tuesday Night TV and Open Thread

It's National Grilled Cheese Day. There's an abundance of great photos and recipes everywhere.

On TV, The Late Late Show seems to be on vacation again this week, it's all repeats. I'm still watching Viceland, alternating with HGTV's Tiny House Hunters. You can watch 5 episodes online here. Who would choose to live in such small spaces? Millennials, mostly it seems. It's apparently now a movement. What an odd generation.[More...]

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Sunday Night Open Thread

I have no idea who .Mic News is or why Google News is promoting its stories above mainstream media articles on its News home page. But .Mic should fire its headline writer and Google needs a new algorithm for picking news articles. Example: This headline is false and inexcusable. And it's the number one story on my Google News page.

Obama did not say intervention in Libya was the worst mistake of his Presidency. He said he still supports intervening in Libya, his worst mistake was in failing to plan for the day after the intervention. The quote:

“Probably failing to plan for the day after,” Obama said in the session, which was taped at the University of Chicago on April 7. He added that intervening in Libya “was the right thing to do.”

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Saturday Open Thread

Your turn. Here's an open thread, all topics welcome.

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Thursday Open Thread

I'm busy at work today. Here's an open thread, all topics welcome.

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Monday Open Thread: A New Network to Watch

It's a jail day for me, open thread for you.

All topics welcome, but speaking of TV: Has anyone been watching the Viceland shows? Vice launched its own channel at the end of February and has about 8 shows. From what I've read (no time for links right now) the network is geared towards millenials and the first month ratings via cable were not good. (There are many ways to watch.) This New York Times article sums

I actually liked F*ck That's Delicious, with rapper Action Bronson. It's part of their "Munchies" series. I never heard of him before. Physically, he resembles one of the guys in Duck Dynasty. But he's from Queens, NY, NY, , the son of an Albanian Muslim and an American Jewish mother, so any similarity ends there.

Anyway, Action used to be a chef before he broke his leg and became a rapper. The New York Times has this pretty extensive write-up on Action and Viceland. [More...]

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Saturday Open Thread: Belated April Fools' Edition

The Aspen Daily News has a funny article about Trump getting the naming rights to Sardy Field (Aspen's airport) and his plans to turn it into an international hub. It's an April Fool's joke.

There's even a photo of the new airport, topped with a Donald-style mane of hair. There's more about his plans to outlaw hiking, take on environmentalists and erect a statue of himself in Carbondale.

Trump is also seeking naming opportunities elsewhere in the Roaring Fork Valley. He has already approached Carbondale about placing a statue depicting himself as a Roman god in the town’s roundabout, and Glenwood Springs concerning the design of the Grand Avenue Bridge, which would be shaped like his p*nis.

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Friday Morning Open Thread

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I'm on twitter if you want to read my pithy takes on the election. @armandodkos.

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Tuesday Open Thread

We all know Susan Sarandon is familiar with driving off a cliff. That's what she's advocating in her latest interview. The days of Thelma and Louise are long gone.

Skip her, and watch the CBS primetime time special tonight of James Corden and the Late Late Show's Primetime Karaoke.

Here's a screengrab of JLo from tonight's show. [More...]

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Monday Open Thread

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Easter Sunday Open Thread

Happy Easter, to everyone celebrating today.

Does anyone have a Surface Book? Is it worth more than $2k? Does the 13.3 inch screen seem bigger because it has such a thin bezel (or for whatever reason) or is it wysiwyg?

There are so few computer stores around here (everything is online other than a small kiosk in two local malls)that you can't even test them out before you buy -- keyboard feel, screen size and weight matter a lot to many besides me, I'd bet.

For those of you online, here's an open thread, all topics welcome.

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Thursday Open Thread

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