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July 16, 2009

Overnight Open Thread – (genghis)

Tonight’s a little truncated since the cable modem has decided to only work 50% of the time now. I tried to reason with it earlier, but its high-impact encounter with a wall didn’t seem to provide much of an attitude adjustment. Meanwhile, here’s a couple of tales from ABC News (Australia) which for some reason always has on tap odd stories from Germany:

Item #1: First up is a story titled Gnome Probed Over Nazi Salute. Probing gnomes?

”German prosecutors have launched an enquiry into whether a garden gnome with its right arm raised in a Hitler salute in a Nuremberg art gallery is against the law. "The investigation is ongoing and people are being interviewed," Wolfgang Traeg, a spokesman for the public prosecutors office in the southern city, told AFP.”

Unknown who brought the complaint against the gnome. Calls to Priceline’s corporate HQ have so far gone unreturned.

Item #2: Here’s a handy little maintenance tip for you: Man Fixing Airbed Blows Up Apartment.

”A German man has blown up his apartment while trying to fix his leaky air mattress, his city's fire brigade said. The man, 45, from Duesseldorf in Germany's west, used tyre-repair solvent to plug a hole in his airbed and left it overnight. It blew up when he went to inflate it the next day. "A spark from the electric air pump ignited it," a fire brigade spokesman said.”

Caused quite a bit of damage it did. I’m including this as a PSA since most readers of AoSHQ are avid participants of the inflatable culture and quite proud of your collections. The best advice then is to stick with that old standby for temporary repairs (duct tape) until you can get your inflatable item to a qualified repair shop for a permanent fix.



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