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September 01, 2009

Overnight Open Thread – Where No ONT Has Gone Before - (genghis)

(and hopefully never will again)

But first, let’s celebrate a major victory for “The Lifestyle” as we now know it. In Amsterdam, the beer bikes shall ride on! From ABC News (Australia, of course)

“The outsized bikes, seating groups of people around a central bar, are something of a fixture in the city's centre. But two accidents within two months prompted the city councillor responsible for transport to launch an investigation in June.”

“Following that review the city has decided to allow the bikes to carry on riding, a city spokesman said. They will, however, need permits from the various city boroughs, and those permits are likely to come with restrictions on hours of operation and requirements for a sober driver.”

“While non-drinkers already typically steer the bikes, their size has also been an issue in some cases on the city centre's narrow streets. One of the better-known operators, PartyFiets.nl, offers two-hour tours on bikes that seat up to 22 people and carry 30 litres (7.9 gallons) of beer”

That was a close call. What’s the next target for these semi-Scandi fascists? Restrictions on second-hand hashish smoke? Requiring other colors of lights in the red light district in the name of diversity? I don’t know about you folks, but I’m of the opinion that the city fathers in Bangkok would never consider these kinds of restrictions and perhaps my tourist dollars would be better spent in that friendly locale. I hear the prisons aren't so bad either. After all, they do serve authentic Thai food.

Below the fold, I’m pleased/horrified to present something that could only have been supplied by our in-house “Mother of Grendel,” who is given no proper name. But we sometimes quietly whisper and refer to her as “LauraW” as we sit quaking in our thatched huts during the times of fear, under a blood red moon when even the wolves fear to howl. Because it’s on nights such as these that we know, all too well, that the Hump is about and hunting. It needs to feed…and it feeds on fear.

No. Simply no. This so wrong in so many ways. (Aside from the proportions of the...ship) And what happens when the dog needs to relieve itself? The shuttle bay doors open and out floats...a shittle.

Songs have even been written about the wrongness of this. For example:

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