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January 04, 2010

Overnight Open Thread (Mætenloch)

Welcome to the first Monday evening of 2010. I hope it's everything you've been hoping for.

2009 Darwin Awards Announced
Winners were a pair of Belgian bank robbers who tried to blast an ATM out of a bank with dynamite but managed to blow themselves up instead. Runner up was a woman who dove into a flooded river to save her drowning moped. And yep alcohol may have been involved. And a retroactive award goes to the Brazilian Catholic priest who tried to recreate Lawn Chair Larry's adventure but instead floated away over the Atlantic. I guess God helps those who actually read the GPS manual.

The Ultimate Star Wars Mashup Collection
Is there anything that can't be improved with a little Benny Hill-ization? And Episode 1 surely could have used some scantily clad women running around. The fun part starts at the 1:21 mark. (Thanks to CDR M)

News You Can Use: How to Detect Fake Boobs With Just a Flashlight
Okay supposedly if you see orange, Dow Corning was involved somehow. How to get her to put the flashlight up to her breasts is left as an exercise for the reader.

Welcome to Divorce Day 2010!
Apparently divorce filings peak today, the first working day of the new year.

MA Cop Stops Lawyer with Valid CCW Permit and Gun, Confiscates Both, Leaves Him in High Crime Area
And the First Circuit Court of Appeals upholds his actions.

The .375 Caliber Space Pen


Apple is not to blame for hearing loss caused by iPods rules U.S. appeal court.
Also common sense. Unless of course your ipod's volume goes to 11.

Star Trek Watch: Scientists Create Transparent Aluminum
Finally. (thanks to Dave C.)

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