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April 15, 2010

Overnight Open Thread

Happy Thursday M&Ms.

So Where is Obama Still Popular

Obama's overall approval ratings have been pretty consistently falling over the last year and are now at an all time low of 47%. But when you look at his approval ratings state-by-state, it turns out that he's very popular in just a few states (basically the Northeast and California) and unpopular everywhere else including the usual swing states. This bodes ill for the Democrats' long term branding and makes a wipeout election all the more likely.


Note that the dark blue and red states are where Obama's approval rating is greater than +10 and -10 respectively.

Denmark's New Tourist Ads
The new motto: Come to Denmark and have your ego shattered. And also enjoy the outdoors.
As directed by Lars Von Trier. Courtesy of the Onion.
[note these are disturbing scandi ads so think twice before you hit play]

Former NYT reporter now sleeps on street, eats out of garbage cans
And roams the streets of Berkeley where he fits right in. Is it wrong if I wish this on the rest of the NYT's staff? Okay how about the Op/Ed columnists - they're pretty worthless.


7 Mad Science Experiments You Can Do At Home But Probably Shouldn't
Ok some of these are pretty risky so heed the warnings. And yes white phosphorus will kill you or just make your jaw fall off. And even with all the work involved, it still would be cool to make your own silver bullets.


Why You Should Never Listen To Dating Advice From Women
Style AKA Neil Strauss explains why you should never take women's dating advice very seriously. It's not that they intentionally mean to mislead guys - mostly it's because they're really in denial with themselves. Ladies may say they want guys with a sense of humor, but as Chris Rock points out even successful comedians are still at the bottom of the getting-laid heap. If a woman says she's interested in 'nice guys with a sense of humor' but dates alpha-holes instead, well the truth is that she wishes she was attracted to the funny, nice guys but she's not. Related story here.

5 Secret Signs That You're Married Even If You're Not
You may already be a husband and not even know it.


Kratos Beware: Game Buyers Accidentally Sold Their Souls
The British retailer, GameStation, slipped a clause into their online purchase agreement that allows them to claim your soul.

"By placing an order via this Web site on the first day of the fourth month of the year 2010 Anno Domini, you agree to grant Us a non transferable option to claim, for now and for ever more, your immortal soul. Should We wish to exercise this option, you agree to surrender your immortal soul, and any claim you may have on it, within 5 (five) working days of receiving written notification from gamesation.co.uk or one of its duly authorised minions."

Note however that there is an escape clause: Your soul can not be taken if it has already been stolen. Which Homer Simpson used in at least one episode. Thanks to PGiS.

The $1.3 Million Dollar Bra
With over 100 carats of diamonds. And there's even gold underwear to go with it.


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