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English In 24 Accents [rdbrewer] | Main | Sunday Book Thread
October 02, 2010

Overnight Open Thread

I'll spare you the music vids until the end of the post, but just this one time. You owe me. (It's because videos posted above the fold tend to slow down page loading and I wanted the following to be the lead-off. See? You learned something new and technological-ish tonight. We're all about eddicashun here at the HQ)

How NOT to Behave When Getting Tattooed: Is it old? Probably. Is it hilarious? Decide for yerselves:

At least she uses the word "persnickety," which in itself is comedy gold. Or maybe comedy bronze.

Originally found at Dori Monson's place where he also has a Lady Gaga airline safety video posted. (Well, not actually her narrating the safety video but rather flight attendants dancing to...uh...well, just go watch it) If, like me, you can't get it to load there, try this link.

More useless crap below the fold...

Artist's conception of a tattoo

10/10/10 is Rapidly Approaching: Does this momentous occasion have a name? Like "International Binary Day?" Or "The Binarium?" There doesn't seem to be a lot of info. about it out there on the intertubez but I did find one site though it seems kind of New-Agey.

Which begs the questions: "What would be an appropriate costume to wear on The Binarium? And what might be a good gift to give?" I posed that question to a couple of the more geekish cob-loggers along with some non-HQ losers I know. I got the following from my brother:

"Dress up as Al Gore with a binary catcher and an Internet creating machine."

So it looks more and more like my decision to NOT smother him in his crib turned out to be the wisest course of action.

Squatting Outlawed in Netherlands: Also, running, jumping and skipping. But really, I'm starting to like the Netherlands more and more, especially since this and other recent actions there seem to piss off all the right people:

"More than 100 people protesting the outlawing of squatting at unused buildings in the Netherlands clashed with police in Amsterdam's historic center late Friday, throwing stones, setting fires and erecting barricades."

"Squatting is the latest pillar of the country's liberal institutions _ such as legal prostitution and cafes that openly sell marijuana _ to be abolished or curtailed as the Dutch become more conservative and rethink the boundaries of their famed tolerance."

"In Amsterdam, the epicenter of the movement known in Dutch as "kraken," or "breaking," several hundred squatters had demonstrated peacefully during the day against the new law that makes their way of life punishable by up to one year in prison."

Well, see the authorities there are more than willing to provide these fuckups with a home PLUS 3 squares a day. Seems like quite the enlightened and egalitarian policy to me, no? And there appears to be a Kraken involved, which makes this an all-around delightful story:

Here's yer kitteh & doggeh content for "Caturday":

Oh fine (bunch of crybabies):

S'more Tone Loc just for yoo:

"Shoes" added at no one's request:

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