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December 18, 2009

Overnight Open Thread - TGIF (Mætenloch)

TGIF and welcome all M&M-types. Believe it or not you now have 6 shopping days left. Feeling happy yet? Well that may depend on where you live.

States Ranked From Happiest Down to New York
So New York beat out Michigan and New Jersey for the least happy state. Wow. And note that the Louisiana survey was done before Katrina.

Top 5:
1. Louisiana
2. Hawaii
3. Florida
4. Tennessee
5. Arizona

Bottom 5:
47. New Jersey
48. Indiana
49. Michigan
50. Connecticut
51. New York

And here I'm just going to toss out some possible theories for the differences:
1. Sunlight levels/cold vs. temperate winters
2. Population density
3. Religiosity
4. Tax rates
5. Conservative vs. liberal political views (Okay I'm guessing that 3, 4, and 5 are highly correlated)
Some of all of the above or just this.

Swiss Minaret Ban Now Going Before European Human Rights Court, Likely Overturning
Despite being passed by Swiss voters. This is what happens when you give up your sovereignty.

Reagan Really Hated Commies
Make that effin commies.

How Tiger Woods is Enjoying His New Singledom: Cereal, Cartoons, and Midnight Golf
But what about video games and hookers?!


So Why Do Smart Women Have Trouble Dating?
I agree with Tigerhawk about the over-thinking of things, along with higher standards, and not playing up their feminine charms enough. And yeah there's a difference between a 'smart woman' and a 'woman who happens to be smart'.

13 Strangest Meals Of The World
Not for the squeamish.


Portraits of All 56 Ethnic Groups in China
And see more natural wonders of China here.

Tonight's post brought to you by Reagan and models, 1983:


Left to right: Christie Brinkley, Cheryl Tiegs, the Reagans, and Brooke Shields.

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