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November 15, 2009

Overnight Open Thread (Mætenloch)

Good evening all Moron-types. It's Sunday so get those last few licks of fun in while you still can.

If You Haven't Been to Hoover Dam recently, It Looks Different These Days
The Hoover Dam Bypass is now under construction. The bridge will be called the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge and is expected to be finished in late 2010. I was there this past August on a weekday and didn't see any work going on at all so take the 2010 date with a grain of salt.

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Are You Male, Over 40, and Have a Waist Size Over 33.5 inches?
Then according to the Japanese government, you're fat and that's illegal. And no I'm not kidding - you'll have to undergo counseling and your company could be fined.

How To Survive a Dirty Bomb Attack
This is why I keep some potassium iodide tablets around. But maybe I should pick up some Prussian Blue as well.

Mort Todd of Big Hollywood Channels His Inner Palin Steel
Only a lot funnier and smarter.

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Aussie Bomb-Sniffing Dog Lost During Battle and Captured by Taliban is Rescued a Year Later
And is doing well.

World's Biggest Dog

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Celebrity Death Watch:
Stan Lee, Chuck Yeager, and Joe Weider are all alive and 86 years old. Happy Birthday to Judge Wapner (90) and Yaphet kotto (72).

Weekly AoSHQ Commenter Standings
Mallamutt is the new king of commenters - all hail Mallamutt!

Top 10 commenters:
1 [379 comments] 'Mallamutt' [53.22 posts/day]
2 [312 comments] 'wherestherum'
3 [273 comments] 'Editor'
4 [272 comments] 'Blazer'
5 [250 comments] 'curious'
6 [249 comments] 'Sassypants'
7 [245 comments] 'Elizabeth'
8 [243 comments] 'Ben'
9 [215 comments] 'Vic'
10 [211 comments] 'Samuel Adams'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [90 names] 'Mallamutt' [12.64 unique names/day]
2 [69 names] 'Rewrite!'
3 [68 names] 'fluffy'
4 [51 names] 'Che Pizza'
5 [47 names] 'Blazer'
6 [46 names] 'Editor'
7 [41 names] 'Samuel Adams'
8 [38 names] 'kbdabear'
9 [27 names] 'Colin'
10 [26 names] 'The Big Dick Himself'

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