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November 11, 2009

Overnight Open Thread (Mætenloch)

Good evening morons! Tonight as part of Veteran's Day we honor those who have served.

New Trailer for HBO’s “The Pacific”
HBO has released a new trailer for “The Pacific”, an epic mini-series about the war with Japan from the creators of “Band Of Brothers”. You can see the first trailer here.

The miniseries is based on E.B. Sledge’s With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa, a book that I highly recommend. It's a honest matter of fact account of his experiences in the Pacific and yet it's also haunting and even poetic. It has a 5 star average rating and deservedly so.

Also here is a partial interview with E.B. Sledge himself.


Remembering Wing Commander Jack Rose
He was one of the few RAF pilots who fought from the first day of WWII to the last and survived.

Douchebags Take A Stand
They're not going to accept your hate any more.

And how can we forget the poster child for douchebags:

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Bad Dating Habits People Learned From Romantic Comedies
All pretty much true. But the one that's always bothered me is that most RoComs end with the happily-ever-after wedding scene. The truth is the wedding is just the semi-shaky and stressful start to the real story. And most of the work and payoff lies in the future.

Oh and if your boyfriend doesn't marry you, please don't call 911 repeatedly.

VW Van Stolen 35 Years Ago Found in Shipping Container
I can beat this though. A friend of the family had his MG TD stolen back when in the mid 60's when he was in college. Two years ago police in OH found it in someone's basement and returned the car to him. He's now restoring it 44 years after last driving it.

Which Drugs Are really The Most Dangerous
Soooo...I guess I won't start that heroin habit after all.

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