Wednesday Night Open Thread

The iPhone 5 debuts.

The X-Factor premieres, pitted against The Voice and Big Brother. Does anyone want to see Brittany Spears as a mean judge or Demi Lovato? I'm not expecting much from either of them. Simon and LA Reid will be more interesting. But three nights of The Voice in one week is a little much.

In more important matters, the Marines are headed to Libya, the US is launching a terrorist hunt there, and Mitt Romney has interminable foot in mouth disease -- and no comprehension of foreign policy.

This is an open thread, all topics welcome.

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    New Fox Poll (5.00 / 0) (#2)
    by CoralGables on Wed Sep 12, 2012 at 08:33:47 PM EST
    has Obama at +5 (48-43). That's a 6 point gain for Obama since the last Fox poll.

    I believe the talking heads heads at Fox are closing in on their Monty Python wafer thin mint moment.

    A horse! A horse! (5.00 / 2) (#6)
    by desertswine on Wed Sep 12, 2012 at 10:27:56 PM EST
    The remains of Richard III are found under a parking lot.

    Following that story has been such fun (5.00 / 2) (#9)
    by Towanda on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 12:46:23 AM EST
    for weeks now, so I was so happy to read two days ago that the dig had gotten a week's extension.

    And now this, which well may help future digs gain extensions before the past is bulldozed.  We can hope.


    Any sign of a Martian spaceship yet? (none / 0) (#15)
    by EL seattle on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 10:17:13 AM EST
    Maybe something that's been buried there for 5,000,000 years or so...

    Political Correctness run amok again: (5.00 / 1) (#11)
    by Wile ECoyote on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 07:28:14 AM EST
    Zero Tolerance run amok... (5.00 / 1) (#13)
    by kdog on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 09:11:25 AM EST
    A mile form of child abuse is what it is...this stupidity of suspending rational thought in the name of following rules cannot stand man.  

    sounds more like an (5.00 / 1) (#18)
    by ding7777 on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 11:32:55 AM EST
    Yep (5.00 / 2) (#19)
    by sj on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 11:48:09 AM EST
    Knew that weeks ago.  Makes you wonder if some people are still getting information in email chains.

    LOL (none / 0) (#20)
    by Wile ECoyote on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 12:51:06 PM EST
    Sorry, I work.

    I don't know (none / 0) (#14)
    by sj on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 09:23:12 AM EST
    A lot of two week old information has the parents making that claim.  A quick search turned up nothing since then to either confirm or deny it.  Even after the parents appearance on the morning "news magazines".

    Is this the first you're hearing about it?


    Yup (none / 0) (#16)
    by Wile ECoyote on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 10:18:46 AM EST
    There is a school administrator on the video.

    So what was the resolution? (none / 0) (#17)
    by sj on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 10:21:40 AM EST
    Cool find in SF (none / 0) (#1)
    by nycstray on Wed Sep 12, 2012 at 08:23:22 PM EST
    or should I say ancient?

    Same source (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by Jeralyn on Wed Sep 12, 2012 at 08:38:36 PM EST
    Ryan on Marijuana: Worthless or Desperate? The answer, of course, is both.

    Different source... (none / 0) (#4)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Wed Sep 12, 2012 at 09:06:22 PM EST
    Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wednesday he opposes Amendment 64, a November ballot measure that would legalize limited possession of marijuana for adults in Colorado.


    Of course he does.  


    I'll take the (none / 0) (#10)
    by nycstray on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 01:30:16 AM EST
    Gnarly Mammoth Tooth as fact ;)

    Funny thing is, I walked right by there the day of the find. Who knew?! I was thinking about all the construction sounds around me, which I don't hear where I live, unlike my last place in Brooklyn, and in general working in NYC or SF.


    That IS cool (none / 0) (#12)
    by sj on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 08:53:16 AM EST
    But I have to say, kudos to whoever recognized that for what it is.  How does that happen?  Where there already archeologists on site?

    Apparently they did/do have (5.00 / 1) (#21)
    by nycstray on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 12:55:07 PM EST
    archeologists on site. I want to know what else they have found.

    Indeed (none / 0) (#22)
    by sj on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 01:39:07 PM EST
    I want one too! David Pogue's initial (none / 0) (#5)
    by oculus on Wed Sep 12, 2012 at 09:41:55 PM EST
    take:  NYT

    come 3:01 AM mañana (none / 0) (#23)
    by fishcamp on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 05:07:04 PM EST
    I'm ordering a new iPhone 5, 32 gig black one, I hope.  J wants one too and her birthday is coming but...but...$$... $$

    just finished ordering ip5 (-: (none / 0) (#24)
    by fishcamp on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 03:08:56 AM EST
    SITE VIOLATOR! (none / 0) (#26)
    by caseyOR on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 12:27:40 AM EST