Sunday Night Open Thread

I love old movies.

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The Illustrated Frank J: Foolproof Plan

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Link of the Day: So Unfair

[High Praise! to The Babylon Bee]

Ocasio-Cortez Accuses Math Of Sexism

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If He Asks for Volunteers, Keep Your Hand Down

[Lars Andersen Turning Arrows Episode 2] (Viewer #8,256,319)

Sadly, the video doesn’t talk about the “how” of the technique. You’ll have to read the description under the video for that.

Fortunately, Lars’s archery is better than his English.

Arrows fly directions can be changed in the air. It is one of the funniest things to do in archery. It’s actually quite easy, all experienced archers should easily be able to learn this.

It can be done with ordinary arrows, but it is far easier to learn with an arrow where there is air resistance at the tip of the arrow. Best with a set of extra feathers in front of the arrow But arrows with big hunting tips also work (but it is harder)

You place the arrow on strings, not in the middle, but at least one hand width from the center. One has to experiment finding the right distance from the center of the string. When the arrow is shot, then the “wrong” centering causes pushing the back of the arrow to the one side, and then the air resistance causes the arrow to rotate back, this makes the arrow turn. An arrow that comes back completely “The return arrow” requires to be shot against the wind.

It is historically described that trick archery must be done with a light bow. Any kind of turn arrows reduces speed the more the arrow turns the more loss of power. It works well with powerful bows but again big turn loses power. I think only it is possible to make dangerous shots with small turns. With my 53 pound bow and small turn the arrow hit with a lot of power.

It is historically described to hit an enemy with a turning arrow, but not if it is deadly. Can it have practical function in combat? Impossible to know today, but a hypothetical example: If a man is hiding behind an obstacle, for example. a tree and he is hit with a turn arrow so he may not be killed. But then he will probably move and then he can next be killed with a straight arrow!

But the real reason for doing this today is that it is very fun. Why shoot around real people in video? Only when i had been doing it for a long time and was 100% able to shoot around every time I tried to shoot around real people. And of course, first of all, we made many many tests without people but with the same setup and obstacles. If it had exposed those who participated in any possible danger, I would of course not have done that. The purpose of shooting around people was to show that this is completely controllable.

Criticism is good But i remove hateful not funny comments. I also remove negative and incorrect comments from people who think themselves to be archery experts, but do not know history, physical laws etc..

Sincerely Lars Andersen

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100% for Liberal News Media

Scientists now say they can predict people’s social media behavior with 95% accuracy.

Alternative headline: “5% of Scientists’ Faith in Humanity Still Uncrushed”

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Alternative Caption: “I Have the High Ground!”

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Remember, if Hillary had won, she’d be wearing a hijab.

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Saturday Night Open Thread

Some artists only have one really big hit.

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The Illustrated Frank J: Journalism at It’s Finest. Sadly, Not Sarcasm, Since Most Times They’re Not Even This Good, and This Is Horrible

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Note to the MSM: Fact check

[New Thai Commercial Boss Da Market (sub eng)] (Viewer #382,631)

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Link of the Day: That… Explains a Lot, Actually

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Fan Theory: Why Stormtroopers Can’t Hit Anything

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Lessons Learned

[Life Lessons with Mister T] (Viewer #350,920)

Trivia fact: Mr. T never punched anyone on “The A Team”.

Threw a few people. Never punched them, though.

Mostly he just growled at people and up-armored random vehicles because the bad guys were always dumb enough to lock the A-Team alone in a barn or warehouse with a car and a welder for hours.

For dessert, here’s an interview with Mr. T. He’s still awesome.

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About Time

Microsoft says it’s built a fake news filter into its new mobile browser.

Big deal. Me, I’m all cutting-edge cyberpunk. I’ve had a filter inside my brain for years.

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My Wife Helps Me With the Driveway, and She’s a Complementarian

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Friday Night Open Thread

I love Weird Al.

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NYC Subway Riders Fed Up As Homeless Take Over Train Cars…

Now becoming a problem in New York City: homeless people taking over subway train cars.

That’s ridiculous. People are using those cars. They should take over empty, useless spaces that nobody uses. Aren’t there any federal office buildings around?

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The Opposite of the Gilette Commercial

[What is a man? A response to Gillette] (Viewer #2,007,097)

In the post I got this from at Hot Air, the author says of the Gilette Commercial “The point is this: Do not bother me about social consciousness when I’m trying to buy toiletries“.

Technically, this group commits the same sin in selling me a watch. However, it caters to my prejudices and I’m going to go ahead and like it because it displays a modicum of sympathy for the fact that it’s hard to be a man, and men never get any sympathy if we say so out loud.

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