Open Thread: Failures in Corporate Branding

(I think the homemade version of this mixture is what my local sub shop uses for its delicious potato salad, but still… ‘Mayomust’ sounds like a translation error!)








Late Night Comic Relief Open Thread: Jacob Wohl, Banned From Argo Twitter

It’s CPAC time again! — remember when that would be a weekend’s worth of cheap snark just on its own? That was before the Squatter-in-Chief gave its loudest lightweights the keys to the West Wing. And yet, it’s still (to phrase it politely) a clown show!

Apparently Wohl spent last week Periscoping from Minneapolis with Laura Loomis, RWNJ fame whore, begging people for money to keep stalking Rep. Ilhan Omar. Don’t know how the fundraising went, but I guess it got him enough media attention to get over his skis — again.


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Late Night Diversion Open Thread: It’s In the Blood


“I’m a bird dog, retrieving some… pre-born birds!”

Also, bad news for Peter ‘Bathory’ Thiel, from Bloomberg:

Taking a young person’s plasma and infusing it into an older person to ward off aging — a therapy that’s fascinated some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley — has no proven clinical benefit, the Food and Drug Administration said.

The agency issued a safety alert on Tuesday about the infusion of plasma from young donors for the prevention of conditions such as aging or memory loss, or for the treatment of such conditions as dementia, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease or post‐traumatic stress disorder…

Ambrosia’s website was updated Tuesday to say it has “ceased patient treatments” in compliance with the FDA’s advisory

… Plasma infusion is an approved use by the FDA in trauma settings or in patients whose blood doesn’t coagulate. But, the FDA says, there are risks, including allergic reactions, circulatory overload, lung injury and infectious disease transmission.

“We’re concerned that some patients are being preyed upon by unscrupulous actors touting treatments of plasma from young donors as cures and remedies,” Gottlieb and Marks said. “Such treatments have no proven clinical benefits for the uses for which these clinics are advertising them, and are potentially harmful.”



Foreign Affairs Open Thread: Nobel Nominations Edition

Via International Relations Professor Dan Drezner’s twitter feed:

Jesse Johnson works for The Japan Times, “Japan’s largest and oldest English-language daily newspaper”; Asahi (technically Asahi Shimbun) is the second-largest of Japan’s five national newspapers.

Nah, a piece of paper wouldn’t work… but if someone stamped an elaborate challenge-coin-style design on a chunk of brass the size of a small hubcap, and hung it from one of those massive silk curtain tie-backs that were popular when Reagan was in office…



Saturday Evening Mockery Open Thread: IS This Donald Trump?

I’m not 100% convinced… but if so, Adam’s right that the bulletproof vest really *does* add considerable girth to the Oval Office Squatter’s business attire!

(Also, for once the subject is standing like an adult male, not sticking out his rear like an elderly lady balancing her heavily corseted breasts.)

Not so unsure that I won’t enjoy a Saturday night snarkfest…


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