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September 26, 2010

Overnight Open Thread Overafternoon Open Balloon Thread

Update/bumped: Just got a call from Maet's attorney. Seems he's cooling his heels in a Tijuana jail cell so it looks like this'll be the ONT. Details are a little sketchy due to a bad phone connection, but from what I could make out it involves lace wigs, a very large amount of rubber hosing and Honduran tranny midgets. (Sorry, "Honduran tranny little people.") Sometimes it's best not to ask too many questions.

So I'll try to scrounge up a couple of other things you can gab about and place under the balloonishness.

Local Sub-moron Does Good” edition.

In last night’s ONT we learned that “Dan in Ohio” is a balloonist. And not the creepy clown/molester type who twists them into animal shapes at kids’ b’day parties. (Though I suppose it’s possible he could be into that as well.)

Anyway Dan somehow managed to get himself interviewed by the local Fox affiliate concerning things balloonish. He comes off as strangely articulate in the clip but he mentioned later in the thread that he was somewhat new to Moron Nation. Which explains a lot of things. (Don’t worry Dan, the brain rot will kick in soon now that you’ve started hanging around the place. In fact it’s probably already started and once that happens the process is irreversible. Soon you won’t stick out like a normal thumb.)

Balloon humor: Q: What did the balloon say when asked to fly? A: “First, you will blow me.” Thank you, you’ve been a fabulous audience! I’ll be here at the Airport Motel 6 all week. Please tip your waitresses.

Anyone else have any unusual, elaborate or expensive hobbies/pastimes?

Plus this gave me the perfect excuse to post this delightful video. Which begs the question: How can 5 black people sound more white bread than Pat Boone?

Correction: It's "Ohio Dan" not "Dan in Ohio." See what I mean about the corrosive brain effects here? Also, does anyone else think that Dan looks a lot like Fred Willard?

Some addedness:

New Muslim Comic Book Superhero on the Way: But it gets even better.

"NEW YORK (AP) — Comic book fans will soon be getting their first glimpse at an unlikely new superhero — a Muslim boy in a wheelchair with superpowers.

U.S. philanthropist and businessman Jay T. Snyder says he was inspired by President Barack Obama's effort to reach out to the Muslim world in his January 2009 inaugural address. Last month, Snyder flew 12 disabled Americans to Damascus to meet a group of disabled young Syrians, and one of their main goals was to come up with ideas and story lines for the new superhero."

This weeks commenter stats:

Maet had the list on him at the time of his arrest and was able to tap it in Morse code to a prisoner in the next cell. Who then was able to sequester the list in a body orifice and managed to break free when he was being led to the prison showers. I'm not sure what Maet promised the guy in order to do this. And frankly, I really don't want to know.

Top 10 commenters:

1 [639 comments] 'curious' [89.71 posts/day]
2 [620 comments] 'logprof'
3 [531 comments] 'Chris in Va'
4 [470 comments] 'Kratos (Ghost of Sparta)'
5 [377 comments] 'Editor'
6 [341 comments] 'garrett'
7 [310 comments] 'Miss'80sBaby'
8 [290 comments] 'twiceblessedmom'
9 [283 comments] 'Oldcat'
10 [282 comments] 'Vic'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:

1 [200 names] 'Chris in Va' [28.08 unique names/day]
2 [175 names] 'logprof'
3 [78 names] 'fluffy'
4 [67 names] 'George Orwell'
5 [65 names] 'Mallamutt'
6 [64 names] 'Cicero'
7 [53 names] 'Fish'
8 [52 names] 'Wyatt Earp'
9 [49 names] 'CoolCzech'
10 [48 names] 'fluffy'

Oh, and kittehs: Apparently Maet's prison buddy had some extra room and was able to pack in a link about How Best to Organize Your Cats.

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