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October 18, 2010

Overnight Open Thread

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Obama's Auntie Zeituni Expresses More Charming Opinions

Every president seems to have a Billy Carter-type relative they wish would shut up and go away. And in Obama's case it's his Auntie Zeituni from Kenya who appears to be an unrepentant parasite on the American system. Her message: You owe me!

And now that her papers are in order and she's finally living here legally I'm betting she'll soon be shuffled off on a two-year secluded vacation to the islands. And to be fair to Billy Carter - at least he served honorably in the Marines, was never was on the public dole, and made beer. You could do a lot worse.


How The South African Police Handle Car Chases
Apparently they carefully studied the techniques demonstrated in Lethal Weapon I, II, and III rather than say by the LAPD. Some claim this isn't a real chase but it's too awesome to bother researching any further.

"They fancied themselves fierce warriors, but they turned out to be major failures."
Via The Jawa Report comes this pathetic tale of some German wannabe mujahideen who discovered that jihad-ing is hard and not nearly as glamorous as it's portrayed. And if you're kinda pudgy and none-too-bright, well it's even harder.

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WaPo: Five myths about Sarah Palin
Someone at the Washington Post screwed up and let something positive about Sarah get published. Read it quick before it gets memory-holed.

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The Taiwanese Animated Version of the Brett Favre Scandal
Inevitable. And now enhanced with ass lasers.

The ‘Men in Black’ Computerized Grenade Launcher Finally Heads to Afghanistan
It was originally part of the OICW advanced weapon system that was canceled but the XM-25 grenade launcher lived on and now is finally being tested in Afghanistan. It fires a 25mm high explosive round that has a range out to 700 meters. What's unique about it is that it has its own guidance system and is smart enough to hit targets hiding behind walls and blow them up real good. Especially if they're slow-moving German jihadis.

How Dangerous Is Your Neighborhood?
Well there's a Craigslist rental-mapping tool PadMapper that can also overlay the crime rate of a neighborhood as a heat map. Currently they have data for Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Portland, Baltimore, Tucson, San Diego, Madison, Columbus, Memphis, Greensboro, Austin, Houston, Atlanta, Tulsa, San Antonio, Tampa Phoenix, Milwaukee, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Hampton Roads, Raleigh, Orlando, and Orange County. If you're in a red zone and aren't Purple Avenger, you might want to consider moving out or arming up.

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Pornkins - For When a Skanky Costume Just Isn't Enough
How do you scare off the kiddies and attract the partying swinger-types to your doorstep? Well just use one of these pr0ny stencils when carving your pumpkin this year. Because parents just love explaining to kids why those two naked men are attacking that witch.

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Study: Women Own 12 Outfits Which Do Not Fit
Only 12?!? That's seems awfully low. And I can see this happening if you have some favorite outfits that you've slowly grown out of, but on the other hand this seems sort of crazy:

It emerged more than half (52 per cent) of ladies have bought clothes that were too small in the hope they will fit into them one day and half of women admit they fib to others about how much they weigh.
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The group thingy. You can figure out the rest.

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