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January 29, 2009

Overnight Open Thread, Non-Lame Future Weaponry Edition (genghis)

Note on “Overnight Open Thread.” Please read: I tacked a long piece about the nature of the nightly open thread below the fold. There were a number of questions and comments that needed clearing up. If there’s anything not answered there, send questions to the tipline.

That said, since last night was about “lame fictional weapons,” why not link a slideshow to Discovery Channel’s 3rd season of Future Weapons? I give the thread 10 comments before somebody sneers “it’s old.” Ignore them like you’d ignore the spelling/grammar Nazis.

The slideshow is mostly about small arms, but #14 has LOLcat all over it, as in: “We can haz ur entrails spillzd all over da road?” To get a description of the weapon for each slide, hover your pointer at the bottom of the pic, but above the tab. But like last night, there’s another glaring omission to the list: The PS-52 Laser-Sighted Slingshot. According to the manufacturer:

”This slingshot has a laser-pointer integrated into its frame. The manufacturer guarantees that it's dangerous to 250 feet, and can hit beer cans or filthy city pigeons at 50 feet.”

Sure. Laugh now, but when DARPA finally perfects the pea-sized Short-range Laser-integrated Anti-Matter projectile (SLAM) and makes it available to be stolen by the public, no squirrel or little sister’s Barbie collection in the world will be able to defeat us.

”That’s right…fuck with me. Bring. It. On.”

Notice: Posted by permission of AceCorp LLC, now a partially pwnd subsidiary of BloggyMac, incorporated and enacted by action of the U.S. Congress on or about January 22nd, 2009. All rights reserved. Please e-mail overnight open thread tips to xgenghisx@gmail.com. Otherwise send tips to Ace.

Last night there were several questions about what the topic was and comments which started out as “This is off topic, but…” Overnight Open Thread has no topic, that’s why it’s open. Feel free to comment on whatever you want to, though don’t post anything that might even remotely cause the FBI to show up at Ace’s home or get selectively cut and pasted at DKos. Overnight’s sort of a “free-fire” zone for insomniacs, night shift workers slacking off, readers who work overseas in opposite time zones, those who are drunk and unemployed and WickedPinto. It’s meant to bridge the gap between last of the evening posts and the first ones in the morning. Also, since some threads on posts way below go dormant after awhile, it’s a way for overnighters to comment on things they were too asleep/passed out to do earlier.

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