Watercooler 7/19 Open Thread: Weird News

#NotInMYNamewatercoolerWelcome back to another installment of the Watercooler, RedState’s daily Open Thread! Today, we’ve got…


Weird News


Weird News is compiled with assistance from news aggregator Orbusmax.


This Week In History

  • Sunday, 7/16: Trinity test, 1945; Apollo 11 launch, 1969 – see colonelflagg’s dedicated WC coverage on these here
  • Monday, 7/17: Carrier invents air conditioner, 1902; Disneyland opens, 1955; Apollo-Soyuz linkup, 1975; B-2 first flight, 1989
  • Tuesday, 7/18: 54th Mass. assaults Ft. Wagner, 1863; “Aviation Section” est’d. in Army Signal Corps, 1914; Intel founded, 1968
  • Wednesday, 7/19: Great NYC Fire, 1845; Mitterrand reveals “Farewell Dossier” on USSR espionage to Reagan, 1981
  • Thursday, 7/20: Battle of Peachtree Creek, 1864;  “One Giant Leap for Mankind,” 1969; USS Constitution bicentennial celebrated with first sailing in over a century, 1997
  • Friday, 7/21: 1st Bull Run, 1861; Hickock-Tutt gunfight first classic Western shootout, 1865; Senate ratifies NATO Treaty, 1949
  • Saturday, 7/22: Roanoke Colony re-established, 1587; Wiley Post completes first solo round-the-world flight, 1933; Patton takes Palermo, 1943 (“What do they want me to do, give it BACK?!”)

Today’s Birthdays: Gunsmith Sam Colt, 1814; surgeon Charles H. Mayo, 1865; microwave oven inventor Percy Spencer, 1894


Holidays Around the World: It’s Martyrs’ Day in Burma and Liberation Day in Nicaragua.

This Week In History is compiled with assistance from History.com and Wikipedia. Something interesting not listed here? Please share in the Comments section–this is an Audience Participation Encouraged featurette.

Gratuitous Gun Giveaways

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Quote of the Day

This one made me bust a gut laughing, so I figured it was too good not to share.

“You know your girlfriend is evil when… you walk into the bathroom and realize she has opened a portal to Hell in the toilet.”

–Massad Ayoob (explanation here)


As always, the Watercooler is an Open Thread. Now that I’ve had my turn, the floor is all yours for your own juicy Watercooler gossip…

#NoQuarter #TheParty’sOver

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