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November 10, 2010

Overnight Open Thread

Welcome to yet another semi-half-assed hump day ONT.

Hollywood Reporter: Pleasing Republicans Necessary For TV Success

Apparently there's TV for red states and TV for blue state, and red state TV is much more successful. So the question is - will greed win out over reflexive Hollywood leftism?

[I]f you look at the list of broadcast shows that are Republican favorites, it closely mirrors the Nielsen top 10 list, whereas Democrats tend to gravitate toward titles likely to have narrower audiences.

To Hollywood, the data suggest a potentially disquieting idea: The TV industry is populated by liberals, but big-league success may require pleasing conservatives

Oh the horror.


Happy Birthday United States Marine Corps
The Marine Corps is 235 years old today. Slublog already covered this earlier so I'll give you some video of modern day USMC Boot Camp:

Parts 2 and 3 are here and here. And here is some vintage film of USMC Basic School from 1973 including a young Oliver North:

Nurse Bloomburg: You're All A Bunch of Illiterate, Ignorant Hicks
Luckily you can't read or you peasant types might get riled up by this:

“If you look at the US, you look at who we’re electing to Congress, to the Senate — they can’t read,” he said.

“I’ll bet you a bunch of these people don’t have passports. We’re about to start a trade war with China if we’re not careful here, only because nobody knows where China is.”

Snobbish? Moi?

How Come This Hasn't Been Re-made?
Instead of all the other dreck they've chosen.

David Carradine Vs. Chuck Norris
From "Lone Wolf McQuade". Sadly Carradine may have been able to fight The Chuck but he was taken down by a curtain cord.

100 Years Ago: The First Naval Aviation
On November 14th 1910 Eugene Ely took off from the USS Birmingham, making the first successful flight ever from a ship. The first US carrier would be built just 12 years later.


For Sale: Baby Foreskins, Never Used
Apparently there's big money in them thar skins. You don't really want to know where they end up.


Horrific Doggeh Abuse
Done by kittehs. Don't think they won't do it to you too if given half a chance.

Facebook Knows When You're Going To Get Dumped
Luckily you're currently in one of the safest times of year.


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