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August 19, 2009

Overnight Open Thread (Mætenloch)

Good morning ONT! We're now into Day 2 of the kitten-free zone. Genghis is on vacation and is responding well at the Ludovico spa and soon he'll be a model moronic citizen. So tonight in his honor let's make this a happy-fun place once again.

And here are a few items that you may enjoy:

Item #1: Here's Your Gosh Darned Flying Car
I think it was a few nights ago that one of you was lamenting that you never got the flying car future that you were promised back when you were a kid. Well I think the Mizar back in the 70's might have been it. It was economical, practical, and actually worked. However it had at least two fatal flaws: one is immediately apparent from the photo (especially if you read last night's ONT) - the other you have to read the article to find out about.

So why didn't it catch on? Well let's just say that the inventors suffered the same fate as the Illinois Nazis in the Blues Brothers. As an engineer-type allow me to point out that it's never been a best practice to put your entire engineering team in the prototype. Well at least not if you ever want to go into production.

Item #2: The 30 Weirdest Shoes in the World
Okay this is for the moronettes. Most of these are horrendous, but a few might qualify as stompy boots. And is it seriously wrong if you think the hoof heels are a little hawt? If so just forget that I asked...for uh, a friend. Yeah, 'cause I do things like that for my friends.

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