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July 27, 2010

Open Overnight Thread

Welcome to the boringest night of the week.

Hey Remember Valley Girls?

Well here's video of a Valley Girl contest that took place in Encino, CA in 1982. It's from an episode of Real People and is like a time capsule of a simpler time when ValSpeak wasn't like totally despised.

Getting Beyond Racism By Embracing Socialism
Paul of Power Line points out that the current racial rules of evidence are such that the only way to prove that you're 'beyond racism' is by essentially embracing socialism. The contra-positive of this is that if you don't embrace socialism, the one thing we know is that you're not beyond racism. So go read the whole thing you racists.

Budget Cuts Force British Government To Shut Down Mysterious Seaside Village
The financial crisis may begin to affect counter-intelligence operations:

"In light of the current economic downturn, it is unwise to maintain this secret locale any longer," said a man identified only as Number Two.


Do Braces Work Miracles?
This video says yes. It shows 18 months of orthodontic helltreatment in just 60 seconds.

Profiles in Mileage: Meet the 2.8-Million-Mile Man
Back in 1966 Irv Gordon bought a bright red Volvo P1800. Today he's still driving it after putting 2.8 million miles(!) on it.

Irv Gordon has some advice for keeping your car running forever: Follow the factory service manual, replace worn or broken parts immediately and donít let anyone else drive your car.

Are Your Bed and TV Giving You Cancer?
Okay the idea of the metal bed springs focusing radio waves within your body seems far fetched but I suppose it is plausible. Might be worth an actual study measuring the signal strength above the mattress.


Meet America's Next Hawt Russian Spy
She's 24-year-old Anna Fermanova and is currently under house arrest in Texas awaiting trial for exporting contraband weapons-grade night-vision scopes to Russia. She's also 5'6" and has a belly ring and a Facebook page. I'm not sure what this says about current Russian spycraft.


The Minutemen Drop a Dime on Mel
Hmm I don't recall him implying he had illegals working for him but I was mostly going with the flow of verbal rage when I was listening.


More WTF Japan - The Video
Just remember that this is the same country that controls Godzilla and could produce working nukes in 6 to 9 months if they were so inclined.

The Yahoo AoSHQ group. You know the way.

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