Sponsored Content
« Health Care Stuff | Main | Obama is the biggest failure since New Coke »
December 19, 2009

Overnight Open Thread (Mætenloch)

Good evening all and welcome to the official pre-Christmas Saturday extravaganza. So grab your favorite drink or cough syrup and settle down for a evening of snarky good cheer.

Sad News in the Alien-sphere: Alien Screenwriter Dan O'Bannon Dead at 63
After a long battle with Crohn's disease. You probably never heard of him but he went to film school school with John Carpenter, worked on 'Star Wars' and helped write 'Alien', 'Lifeforce', 'Total Recall' and many other movies you'd recognize.

Here's the final script for Alien, but that was after a few changes that improved it and removed the ghey gnome stuff that somehow crept in. And for fun here is an early version of the Aliens 3 screenplay that was written by William Gibson. If only they had used it instead of the POS that actually got filmed.

Oh and just for good measure here's 10 Things You Never Knew About Alien.


Attention Moronettes - Here's How to Meet a Man
Vintage ad from the 80's based on the hair, dresses, and the fact that people actually read newspapers.

L’Oréal/Nestlé Invent a Pill That Prevents Wrinkles
Just £25 for a 10-day supply. But it seems to just be versions of lycopene and vitamin C which you can get at any Costco.

Turnabout: Japanese Ship Now Following, Harassing Anti-Whale Hunting Activists
Act like pirates, expect to get treated like pirates. They should be glad the French aren't after them.

Patrick Stewart to become Sir Patrick Stewart

GOP Unveils New Link Shortening Service, GOP.am
Then Commenters on Balloon-Juice try to prank it by using it to link to bondage sites. Now those links point to the GOP pages. Note that there is also TCOT.am

Undersea Restaurant With A Spectacular View


Kurt Cobain: Kitteh Lover


Tonight's post brought to you by The Juice:


Notice: Posted by permission of AceCorp LLC. Please e-mail overnight open thread tips to maetenloch at gmail. Otherwise send tips to Ace.

digg this
posted by xgenghisx at 09:50 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
rhomboid: "Week of open threads? Aside from the first 100 on ..."

... : "My God I stopped paying attention to Sundance some ..."

Axeman: "But Zima? Tastes like ass. I'll take your word ..."

No Shirt Shylock: "Nobody even pretends to care what Tom Nichols thin ..."

Tonypete: "So you know what Zima and ass taste like? Posted ..."

XTC: "Sadly, the diabetes hasn't taken his feet yet. ..."

Ass: "[i]But Zima? Tastes like ass. Posted by: Elric ..."

Pug Mahon, I think I have a skeleton inside me: "And yes, our office has a beer fridge. Posted by: ..."

Cicero Kaboom! Kid. From Cicero. : "Ace is leaving for a week! Yay! Party time! Ace ne ..."

Skip : "There are no end of people out there needing to be ..."

Ian S.: "[i]Really? Was Zima a gay thing? I thought it was ..."

Axeman: " Soldiers aren't "cutting them down", so Four Dea ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64