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October 31, 2010

Overnight Open Thread







Men Behind the Masks
So who were Sloth and Wicket really?


13 Things Your Trick-or-Treater Won’t Tell You

11. Know your shortcuts. Slide through hedges. Jump over gutters. Dodge strollers. And run, do not walk.

Classic Lefty Hand-wringing: Can Fun-size Candy Bars Be Good for the Environment?

So, how do you make a greener Halloween? First, buy an organic pumpkin—but make sure it isn't coming from too far away, given how much cargo space your future jack-o'-lantern would take up in a truck. Second, try to make costumes and decorations out of old material rather than spending money on something that may never get another use after Nov. 1. Third, do your very best to hand out snacks that aren't so bad for the planet.

Some Halloween Pumpkin Carving Templates
It's probably a bit late now but just in case you want to get fancy at the last minute.


The Worst 11 “Treats” To Get On Halloween
The only thing worse than bad candy is non-candy.


How to TP a house
Sometimes a refresher course is in order.


Meet the Lucky Family That Lives Atop the City of Seattle
The Franklin family live in their own multistory penthouse apartment atop the Smith Tower in Seattle. It all looks beautiful but as genghis points out, the soil it sits on is prone to liquefaction during earthquakes. So there's a downside too I guess.


The Shit My Kids Ruined Blog
Just what it says. Unfortunately my parents had me in the pre-blog days otherwise they could have parlayed this idea into small fortune just based on my exploits.


Brian Wilson - Most Interesting Man in the World Series
But whatever you do don't ask about his friend, The Machine.

Weekly AoSHQ Commenter Standings
Top 10 commenters:
1 [386 comments] 'Chris in Va' [54.16 posts/day]
2 [384 comments] 'Rum, Goddess of Doom'
3 [378 comments] 'logprof'
4 [352 comments] 'laceyunderalls'
5 [341 comments] 'dagny'
6 [340 comments] 'Editor'
7 [310 comments] 'curious'
8 [307 comments] 'Dang Straights'
9 [301 comments] 'Jane D'oh'
10 [299 comments] 'Y-not'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [127 names] 'Chris in Va' [18.14 unique names/day]
2 [73 names] 'kbdabear'
3 [66 names] 'fluffy'
4 [48 names] 'logprof'
5 [48 names] '18-1'
6 [48 names] 'Cursed Voter'
7 [47 names] 'Blackford Oakes'
8 [42 names] 'Samuel Adams'
9 [38 names] 'FlaviusJulius'
10 [38 names] 'Mallamutt'

The group. Yeah.

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