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September 23, 2009

Overnight Open Thread (Mætenloch)

Good evening morons! Welcome to your official Ewok-approved nightly playpen. Everything is non-toxic for your safety but please do not chew on the power cables or assault the staff.

Looking for a local Oktoberfest? Use this map to find one. Just remember that you're only a Greyhound ride and underwear change away from any point in the country.

Item #1: Everest From Above
Here are some awesome photos from back in 1991 when British photographer Leo Dickinson flew a balloon over Mt. Everest. These were taken at an altitude of 36,000 feet with a temperature of -56C. It took him 10 years to plan the trip, he took a lot of precautions but still nearly died in the attempt.

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Item #2: A Blast From The Past - Top Morons From 3 Years Ago
So here's the list of the top moron commenters from Sep. 2006. Many of them are still here perhaps even on this very thread, quite a few have started their own moron blogs, and the rest have returned to the formless void from whence morons come.

1 [349 comments] 'Sinistar'
2 [316 comments] 'Slublog'
3 [284 comments] 'Wickedpinto'
4 [250 comments] 'Tushar D'
5 [196 comments] 'Purple Avenger'
6 [191 comments] 'Entropy'
7 [182 comments] 'Nice Deb'
8 [147 comments] 'mesablue'
9 [145 comments] 'JackStraw'
10 [121 comments] 'wiserbud'
11 [116 comments] 'geoff'
12 [115 comments] 'MikeZ'
13 [108 comments] 'someone'
14 [108 comments] 'Michael'
15 [106 comments] 'lauraw'
16 [103 comments] 'Warden'
17 [96 comments] 'ace'
18 [92 comments] 'BumperStickerist'
19 [91 comments] 'DR'
20 [89 comments] 'Dave in Texas'
21 [79 comments] 'Joe'
22 [74 comments] 'Rosetta'
23 [66 comments] 'Jack M.'
24 [64 comments] 'SJR'
25 [61 comments] 'Drew'
26 [61 comments] 'OregonMuse'
27 [59 comments] 'Christopher Taylor'
28 [58 comments] 'joeindc44'
29 [57 comments] 'BrewFan'
30 [55 comments] 'bbeck'
...
421 [1 comment] 'Maetenloch' (I was a shy young moron back then - the lifestyle and the medication have helped.)

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