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May 24, 2010

Overnight Open Thread

Welcome to the Monday after the Sunday.

Some Classic Warner Brother's Bloopers
A collection of screen screwups by Bogie, Cagney, Reagan, and many others including Porky Pig.


It's All Thuggish Fun And Games Until Someone Gets Shot
That's my feeling as well. From this picture and Nina Easton's account of the SEIU mob pounding on the door and windows of Baer's house, personally I feel that deadly force would have been reasonable. But then I have a very low tolerance for social disorder - a side effect from just a brief brush with it during the 1992 LA riots. If the Klan or some local gang had done this, the media and police would have been all over it literally within minutes with outrage going to 11. Yet the union seems to get a pass. And the fact that local police just stood by while it was happening just makes it all the more egregious. If the police won't enforce the law, eventually someone is going to get killed.

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U.N. Human Rights Council Welcomes Some New Members
Let's all welcome Libya, Angola, Malaysia, Qatar, and Uganda to the UN Human Rights Council, which is the replacement to the UN Human Rights Committee which had become a laughing stock. Libya managed to get 80% approval from the General Assembly so it wasn't like this was a fluke. And thanks to Obama the US is now paying for 22% of this travesty.

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Funny Animated GIFs

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NASA to Test World’s Fastest Hypersonic ScramJet
Tomorrow NASA will test the X-51, an experimental scramjet prototype. The last attempt with the X-41 only achieved powered flight for 10 seconds. This time they hope to run it at Mach 4.7 for up to 5 minutes. More here.

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Mark Twain's Autobiography Finally Published, 100 Years After His Death
Per his written wishes. It's thought that he wanted to be able to tell all without offending friends or relatives. And maybe talk about his newfangled vibrating sex toy.

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Lando Calrissian & Han Solo Reunited
Sadly most fans never forgave Billy Dee Williams for betraying his best friend to the Empire and his career suffered.

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Isabella Rosselini's Green Porn
Yes there's sex of a sort, but it's more like arthropod porn as envisioned by Sprockets. Thanks to Debi.

Know Your Bait
All work in a pinch, but the savvy hunter knows the proper fortified wine for every variety of hobo. Thanks to MK.

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The group thingy. You can figure out the rest.

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