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March 02, 2010

Overnight Open Thread - Boring Tuesday Edition

Good evening M&Ms.

A glimpse of the past: San Francisco in 1905
Here is some footage taken from a streetcar in San Francisco back in 1905, before the 1906 earthquake. It's interesting to watch the people dodge streetcars, early automobiles, and even horses. And apparently people really did wear the costumes that we see today in period pieces. And I doubt any of the people shown would have imagined that they would be watched by people almost a hundred years later using magic-like technology. Yet I doubt they were fundamentally all that different from you or me. The soundtrack is La Femme D'Argent by Air.


Remember the UKIP member of the European parliament Nigel Farage who launched a tirade against EU President Herman van Rompuy and Belgium during a session?
Well now he's being fined 3000 for insulting Belgium. So let's review Farage's harangue:


Well he is right about Belgium but apparently truth is no defense in the EP. And free speech is not cheap there either.

The Lockerbie Bomber: Still alive
Now 3 months past his final 3 months and no longer receiving any hospital treatments.

The 12 Biggest Ripoffs in America
Text messages, movie theater popcorn, college textbooks - yep these are all ripoffs. And don't forget about printer ink.

The Man behind MacGyver
Here's an interesting interview with Lee David Zlotoff, the creator of MacGyver, who shares some of his thoughts on DIY, fix-all tools, widespread MacGyver-love, and MacGruber.

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Ronald Reagan's grandson now a wanted man
Because sometimes showing up to court is such a hassle man.

Admiral Ackbar to become new Ole Miss mascot?
Well he's in the lead but some alumni aren't happy. But LucasFilm seems okay with it.

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Girl breaks bowling alley
And a water pipe?

The Yahoo AoSHQ group. You know the way.

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