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August 16, 2010

Overnight Open Thread

Vince Vaughn Parachutes With The Army's Golden Knights

Along with his mother. This was just a few days ago at the Chicago Air & Water Show.

Vince seemed remarkably low-key during the whole thing. I don't know if that's just how he is normally or was a result of little air sickness and fear.



Finally: an Honest "Stimulus" Construction Sign

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HUD To Offer Interest-free $50K Loans to Unemployed Homeowners to Stem Foreclosures
Let's see - they're behind on their house payments and have no jobs so the government wants to loan them more money. What could possibly go wrong here?

Canadians Halt Their 'Peter Meter' Program
Apparently the Canadian government has long been fond of studying the sexual responses of young miscreants:

Late last month, Youth Forensic Psychiatric Services in Burnaby, British Columbia was forced to shut down a decades-old program where troubled youths had a device placed on their penises while they were subjected to media depicting stuff like rape and child pornography. The final straw was when one of the test administrators was arrested for a sexual assault allegedly committed during leisure time.
They also tested girls with a vagi-meter but they really seemed to like the boys.
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The Power of Bacon
Enough to lure semi-vegetarians to the meat side:

One day not long after Firefly and Daisy were butchered, Carolina - who, like her sister, had been thinking of becoming a vegetarian - asked what Mom was cooking.
"Bacon and sausage from our pigs," Megan explained.
"Ewwww!" Carolina protested.
"I felt really sad about the pigs," Eliza recalls earnestly, "but the bacon smelled really good."
So it went for Scott, whose coworkers asked how he could possibly kill those cute little pigs. One day he gave away samples of fresh bacon, and in the time it took to fry it up, the questions stopped.
"Never underestimate the power of bacon," he says.

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John Nolte: ‘The Expendables’ Reminds Us Why Matt Damon Sucks
When a couple of actors in their 50's and 60's are more manly and brawny than nearly all 20 and 30-somethings combined, something is wrong with Hollywood casting.

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Steven Slater's JetBlue Slide Escape - Caught on Tape
Like most things in life it's not nearly as exciting as the Taiwanese animation.








The 10 Craziest Spa Treatments
Of all of these only the fish pedicure seems like it might actually do something beneficial. The rest just seem like tests to see how gullible wealthy women are.

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