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January 29, 2010

Overnight Open Thread - TGIF Edition (Mætenloch)

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Mel Gibson Working on Realistic Viking Movie
Apparently it's been a dream project of his for a long time:

my first thought about ever being a filmmaker was when I was sixteen years old and I wanted to make a Viking movie. And I wanted to make it in old Norse, which I was studying at the time. It’s odd because at that age that’s a stupidly ridiculous idea cause how will I ever be a filmmaker.

And the best part - it will be in Old English and Old Norse:

I think it’s going to be English - the English that would have been spoken back then - and Old Norse. Whatever the 9th century had to offer. I’m going to give you real

The not so good part: it will star Leonardo DiCaprio.

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US Military's Airborne Laser Tracks and Engages a Missile, in Mid-Air
I believe this is the first time the Boeing YAL-1 has ever fired on a target while in the air. If you're not familiar with it, the ABL is basically a 747 that's been emptied out and then filled with a megawatt chemical laser. Perfect for shooting down Nork missiles while still in their boost phase. Megawatts baby!

The Mad Scientist of high school physics and chemistry
His name is Preston Q Boomer and he has his own castle, guillotine, and organ. And he's been teaching students for over 50 years.

How to Use a Semicolon
The most feared punctuation on Earth. And is the adverb dying?

Top Signs You're Dating a Bitch
Shouldn't #1 be that she is always bitchy?

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

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