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November 20, 2010

Overnight Open Thread

So it looks like AceCorp management is forcing us to go on yet another yearly corporate retreat. I suppose they aren’t so bad, but the long flights to and from Thailand can really wear a person out. And no one really likes the syphilis treatments we invariably have to get on our return.

Usually the worst part though is when LauraW gets placed in charge of the team-building exercises. That wouldn’t be so bad either except that she always makes us stop in the middle of the fire pit and sing the AceCorp corporate song before we can move on. It’s almost as if she takes pleasure in the smell of charred feet and the sound of us belting out the tune in a fast, high-pitched scream.

Zinc Oxide and You

Now w/ Spanish subtitles!

Just doing my part to make sure we maintain our reputation as a smart educational blog.

Parting shots below the fold…

Winner of Last Night’s “Be Your Own Superhero" Contest…

...has not yet been determined due to extreme laziness.

And Speaking of Thailand, trannies etc.…

In case you missed it, this year’s Miss International Queen pageant was held in Pattaya, Thailand on Friday. To 'splain:

The 6th annual Miss International Queen pageant celebrates transvestite and transgender contestants from 15 different countries."

Personally I think Ms./Mr./? Japan got screwed by the judges. WTF were they thinking when they picked Ms./Mr./? South Korea? I mean, just look at that hairdo? Gallery at the link.

Apparently You Can’t Tattoo Your Pony in Germany Anymore:

From the ever-reliable ABC Australia:

"A German court has ruled that tattooing a pony with the Rolling Stones' famous tongue logo would infringe animal rights law. The court in Muenster, north-western Germany, found against the white pony's owner, who wanted to tattoo the animal's right hind thigh to make it "more uniquely beautiful"."

Damn those meddling judges! And yet far worse crimes against nature and retinas are still permitted:

Popular Science’s “Ten Best Jobs of the Future:”

Some of them seem off-kilter though. Such as "Fetus Healer." Job description:

(Added 5 minutes after I posted this: I realize that probably comes off sounding wrong, so no offense intended. Seems like it has potential to do a lot of good and may actually reduce the number of abortions since some people choose that option due to severe health issues with their unborn children)

Job: Cure health problems before birth.

Hiring: 2020

Trend: Operating on a fetus was once unimaginable. Now docs fix twins’ abnormal placentas, surgery to correct spina bifida is in clinical trials, and scientists are testing stem-cell and gene therapies in pregnant mice. “We’re trying to cure disease before the baby is born, before it damages the fetus,” says Lori Howell, the executive director of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s fetal-medicine program. Pediatric DNA banks may someday help cure cancer, autism and diabetes in the womb.

Education: Head to an emerging fetal-treatment center such as the Children’s Hospitals of Philadelphia or Boston.

I question the validity of this article since the list doesn’t include either “Flying Car Mechanic” or “Sexbot Quality Control Test Engineer.” Though I suppose the latter might be a specialty under the “Human/Robot Interaction Specialist” category.

Chia Obama:

Offered alongside such other Chia Statesmen as Washington and Lincoln, Chia Obama (represents) peace hope and prosperity.

Also comes with a convenient drip tray.

H/T to tmi3rd. If you'd like to abuse him (tmi3rd) in the thread for providing this link I'll pretend not to notice.

Tonight's Critter: Pending

A little Liz Phair to Tuck you in with:

"Why am I wearing these gigantic sneakers anyway?"

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