Weekend Open Thread: Play Stupid Games Edition…

Hey everybody…

I hope everyone had a great week, and thank you once again for joining us for another meme-filled journey on the KNIFE Magazine Weekend Open Thread.


It was the 82nd Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack yesterday, and as Mark Twain said, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes”, or something to that effect. Just ask Harry Truman…

Nothing about that is applicable today now is it?

Of course you come here for humor among other things, and

There is no such thing as “too soon” on the Internet. 82 years and funny should be safe for these pages.


I feel stupider for having read that 🙂

Speaking of maps…

That is a long time to wait.

We are in the annual holiday lull for knife shows, there is nothing on the KNIFE Magazine Events Calendar until SHOT Show at the end of January. They will be back before we know it, so please be sure to check back next month.

We have some more memes to help you get in the Christmas spirit…

Since there is no more Elf on a Shelf…


I guess the fact that Harrison Ford is in both movies is a segue…

Sorry, It was the best I could do.

“Well, I tell you what we gonna do! We just gonna introduce ’em to the boy. So move over a bit, good buddy, ’cause the Snowman is coming through! Hold onto your ass Fred.” – Cledus “The Snowman” Snow

Prepare to be knocked off the table.

I’m not saying that Stalin is Santa, but I have never seen the two together at the same time.

Like every other Hallmark movie.

It’s a trap!

“He worked in profanity the way other artists might work in oils or clay. It was his true medium; a master.”

Wait, what!?!…


Mind blown.

Apologies for the earworm.

h/t Tim Stetzer for that one.

Probably not.

Valid excuse.


On that happy note…We are in the middle of a “Two Token” drawing for a CRKT Provoke.

The way it works for those who might be new to the Open Thread is that you get a “token” the first week you are drawn, and the first person to be drawn a second time is the winner of the knife. Up to 5 comments or replies are your entries, and new commenters get double credit. If you are new, your comments will be held in moderation until I approve them the first time.

So Good Luck everyone, the Provoke is a neat knife.

This week’s musical selection…

You may recognize that from a Heineken commercial. Asteroids Galaxy Tour are a Danish pop/funk band. The video is pretty cool. The song is pretty hot.

On to Round 3:

Effing Globalists.

To quote the Blogfather: “I will start believing it is a crisis when the people who are telling me it is a crisis start acting like it is a crisis. Until then, I don’t want to hear another thing about my Carbon Footprint.

Perhaps related to the previous two?

I am not worried about AI…

Public Service Announcement…

Which is a worse idea?

I have a better idea…

I wonder if they taste like chicken?

OK.  That has run its course.

How did Ms. Cleo not see her Psychic Hotline going bankrupt?



The goodest boi.

Admirable indeed.

It has been a long time since I have had a good croissant. Or bagel for that matter.

Ouch. Or Meow.

Jesus took you literally. And the wheel.

You wouldn’t want that now would you?

I’m lovin’ it.

Not lovin’ it…

The Presidents of Harvard, MIT, and UPenn showed their moral cowardice when asked the simple question whether students calling for genocide against Jewish students at their respective institutions. Their answers left a lot to be desired. Apparently it “depends on the context”.


I am sure that there are some readers who wonder why I am dedicating a portion of the Open Thread each week to a serious topic like Israel’s war against Hamas, following the October 7th attacks – just 2 weeks and a day ago.

Rich Eisen, the sports commentator said it best this week, when he broke from his usual format to address their testimony before context.

“What if I said nothing? I don’t want my kids to look at me one day and say, “Dad, you had a platform. You had a microphone in front of your face. Why didn’t you say something?” (watch the whole thing here)

I don’t have a microphone, but I have a platform. There is right and wrong in this world. I will not sit by idly when I can use my voice to speak out against the wave of antisemitism that has me sick to the pit of my stomach.

Until the time that Israel feels that it can declare victory, I am going to continue to speak out.

With leadership like we are seeing at our “elite” Universities, what do you expect?

And finally, a reminder that the Miracle of light shines brightest in times of darkness.

Have a good one everybody, and Happy Hanukkah to those to whom it applies.