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February 09, 2010

Overnight Open Thread

Good evening M&Ms.

MTV - The first 10 minutes
On August 1, 1981, at 12:01 am MTV: Music Television launched with the words "Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll". And despite just being available to a few thousand NJ cable subscribers history was made. Only a few years later a musician's MTV video could make or break their career. For a case in point see this video.

So for your enjoyment here are the first ten minutes of the MTV era.

And now almost 30 years later they've just dropped 'Music Television' from their logo reflecting the fact that over the last decade they've pretty much become a youth reality show network.


John Conyers Jr. (D-MI): You Have Too Many White People Helping The Haitians
Because having a single black staffer out of 12 would have made such a difference. And note that this is the same Conyers whose staff stole 720 turkeys from a charity a few years ago.

The Comic Book Explanation of Campaign Finance Reform
In terms of explaining the history of CFR this 11 pane comic strip is worth a dozen thumbsucker op-eds.

South Carolina now requires "subversive" groups to register
Sure the fee is only $5 but the real question is what the fee is for not registering and what is considered 'subversive'.

All 17 episodes of the original "The Prisoner" now watchable online at AMC
If you're outside the US you may have to use a proxy to watch them.

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Why did Treacher cross the road?
To lure the State Department's giant steel cars into hitting him. Duh!
And why was Media Matters in such a rush to debunk something he didn't say - are hit-and-runs now political?

Move Over Jeggings, Here Comes The Necklush
A combination scarf and necklace.

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Funemployed, can't afford COBRA health insurance? Don't forget about the governments's COBRA subsidy.

The Yahoo AoSHQ group. You know the way.

Tonight's post brought to you by helping Haiti the San Francisco way:

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