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May 12, 2010

Overnight Open Thread

Good evening and happy Hump Day all.

Drunk Germans + Playground Toy + Motorcycle = Awesome FAIL
Okay I totally cracked up when I saw this. It takes a certain amount of cleverness to even come up with the idea much less attempt the execution. But then the alcohol and stupidity kicks in. The music for the replay is a nice touch.

Sharia Watch: American Academy of Pediatrics Now Allowing Female Circumcision
Well what they're referring to as a 'ritual nick'. It's a compromise meant to keep families from taking their daughters overseas and having the full procedure done. Of course a better policy might be to charge any parents who have the procedure done overseas or not with child abuse.

On the other hand it is a little hypocritical on our part that we allow male circumcision which is only slightly less drastic than the female version. When you think about it there's really no valid reason for anyone to be cutting on kids' genitals at all.
Update: Just to be clear I'm not comparing equating female 'circumcision' with male circumcision. But if we allow the male version, it makes it hard for us to object to a 'ritual nick' for girls.

Don't Mess With The Brontë Sisters!
Their action figures will eff you up.

So You Want To Fly an SR-71 Blackbird?
Well first start studying this now-declassified manual. And make note of the following:

Maximun rated thrust is obtained in afterburning by placing the throttle against the quadrant forward stop. the maximum afterburning uninstalled thrust of each engine at sea level, static condition, and standard day is 34,000 pounds. Takeoff thrust in maximum afterburner is illustrated in figure 1-3 at sea level pressure altitude.
I'm a little vague on the next steps but I assume they involve buying on ebay/stealing an SR-71 plane, getting it fueled up, and then starting it. Maybe that's covered in one of the later chapters.

The World's Most Expensive Home Products
From $100/gal paint to $5000 toilets to $16,000 grills. Then there's the crazier stuff. Sometimes more money gets you a higher class of product and sometimes it just buys you a finer grade of crap.


Hmm I Wonder Why They Asked For a Drug Test...
Well maybe Brian Cushing just works out really hard and drinks a lot of protein drinks. But shockingly he tested positive for performance enhancers in a recent drug test and so the Texans linebacker will be suspended for the first 4 games of the 2010 season.


Bachelorette of the Week: Alcatraz
Okay she might be shallow, a little kooky and she seems like she might get all stabby if an affair of the heart didn't quite work out. But for some reason I kinda like her. Maybe it's the kittehs or the love of evicting people.

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