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January 28, 2010

Overnight Open Thread (Mætenloch)

Happy Thursday M&Ms. It's all downhill from here to the weekend.

The Politics on Your Face

Scientists say your political affiliation can be determined from just your picture

Well given that your face tells people a lot about your age, sex, race, general health, and for men even your testosterone levels, I guess it's not completely far fetched that your political beliefs might show up as well. And according to this study people can guess whether you're a Democrat or Republican about 60% of the time just from a photograph. Which is better than chance but clearly not foolproof.

I was kind of skeptical at first and thought maybe the study was just picking up the fact that just knowing someone's age and sex can let you make a pretty good guess where they fall politically. But it looks like the researchers accounted for that and still found a correlation. So I guess people are really picking up on something. So be careful all you closeted morons in the blue states, your face could be the one betraying you.

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A Republican face crime?


If You Haven't Found Mr Right by 30, Give Up and Settle for Mr Good Enough
That's what author Lori Gottlieb advises. And yeah I do think a lot of women particularly in their 20's are too picky for too long and sometimes end up with no one. Engineers calls this letting the perfect be the enemy of the good. Of course the cynical side of me says go ahead and get married even if it's not perfect 'cause you might as well get that first marriage out of the way.

More here:

If Jane Austen or the Brontes were alive today, Jane Eyre might have failed to see beyond Rochester's crusty exterior and Elizabeth Bennet could have overlooked cold, arrogant Darcy altogether, in the misguided hope that the perfect man was just around the corner.

Obama will not be re-elected
So says Don Surber. There's still eons on political time before 2012 but I do think the arc of Obama's presidency has already been set and it's not a good one for him. At this point unless the economy has a major recovery or the Republicans do something really stupid like nominate Huckabee, he's gonna be a one-termer. Meanwhile Newsweek's Howard "Rushmore" Fineman is busy doing shots of the kool aid.

US and Britain on Lookout for Female Airline Bombers
And in a completely unrelated move the TSA has announced a new policy of free mandatory pap smears and breast exams for all lady fliers.

Pork Watch: Argentine President says pork spices up your sex life

"I didn't know that eating pork improved sexual activity," Fernandez said in a meeting with representatives of the swine industry late Wednesday. "It is much more gratifying to eat some grilled pork than to take Viagra."
She even joked that "it was all good" after she enjoyed some pork with her husband, former President Nestor Kirchner.

That muslims hate it and it perks up your sex life is just win-awesome.

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Navy to get new WWII style summer uniforms
The uniform will be optional and can be worn in place of the summer white uniform or the service khakis.

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Reminder: the Yahoo AoSHQ group. You can figure out the rest.

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