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November 08, 2009

Overnight Open Thread (Mætenloch)

Good evening M&Ms. It's the final countdown for the weekend so get your fun in while you can. If you're funemployed, be sure and pace yourself.

Tom Dempsey's Record NFL 63 Yard Kick Back in 1970
In the last 2 seconds of the game he kicked a 63 yard field goal to lead the Saints to a 19-17 victory over the Detroit Lions. Dempsey was born without toes on his right foot and used a special shoe for kicking. In 1998 the Bronco's Jason Elam tied the record.


10 Things Guys Don't Get About Women
My view: Pillows that my head doesn't rest on don't belong on the bed. But hey I'm just a high functioning neanderthal so what do I know.

WWI in Color
Here's a set of photographs taken by Hans Hildenbrand, the only German to photograph the war in color.

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The Original Leia Bikini Photo
Carrie Fisher and stunt double back in 1983.

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While the World Series has been going on here, Japan has been having their own version, the Japan Series. And guess who threw out the first ball in Game Three?

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Numa Numa Guy Now Directing College Marching Band

Celebrity Death Watch:
Oral Roberts (91), Phyllis Diller (92), and Jack Klugman (87) are all still alive. Happy birthdays to Billy Graham and Mary Hart

Weekly AoSHQ Commenter Standings
Top 10 commenters:
1 [422 comments] 'logprof' [59.23 posts/day]
2 [401 comments] 'Blazer'
3 [385 comments] 'Mallamutt'
4 [380 comments] 'curious'
5 [374 comments] 'wherestherum'
6 [303 comments] 'Y-not'
7 [299 comments] 'Elizabeth'
8 [298 comments] 'Tweet beats dead horses'
9 [298 comments] 'Ben'
10 [286 comments] 'Dang Straights'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [97 names] 'Mallamutt' [13.62 unique names/day]
2 [75 names] 'logprof'
3 [60 names] 'Y-not'
4 [47 names] 'Blazer'
5 [47 names] 'Buckleyfan'
6 [42 names] 'Herr Morgenholz'
7 [42 names] 'fluffy'
8 [40 names] 'Editor'
9 [39 names] 'Rewrite!'
10 [36 names] 'toby928'

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