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January 13, 2011

Overnight Open Thread

Due to a confluence of work and personal business tonight's ONT is going to suck 18% more.
NO REFUNDS!

Attention Stalkers! There's A New Tool in Town

Encumbered by a unjustified restraining order? Don't have the cheddar to keep bribing the guy at the DMV for info?

Well fret not for there is a new website that will let your pursue your uh, passions from the comfort of your personal basement. It's Spokeo.com - a site that mines public databases for info on people and collates it for easy targeting. A lot of the info is free but you have to pay in order to see everything.

People I know who've looked themselves up have been astonished/scared at the amount of detail it has on them - address, phone number, age, family members, parent's addresses, house value, hobbies, social networks, etc. Chances are you're already in the system's maw. Your only option at this point is to fake your own death with a charred hobo carcass and flee to Mexico. See ya in Cancun!

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Remember This Popular Lefty Quote?

“When fascism comes to American, it will come wrapped in the flag and wearing a cross.”
- Sinclair Lewis
Well it's fake.

Why Were Astronauts Gus Grissom and John Young Reprimanded by Congress in 1965?
Short answer: Unauthorized space sandwiches.

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Death of Civilization Part CLXXI
In the future all restaurants will be Taco Bell and everyone will wear PJs all the time.

Are You Going To Die This Year? Your Nose Will Tell You.

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The Life-size Spitfire Model
You're gonna need a lot of Testors paint for this model.

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More Mail-order Russian Brides
The good news is that not all of them are spying heart-breakers.

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R U A Word Geek?
Well the online version of the Oxford English Dictionary is free for the next fortnight.
Hint: “trynewoed”

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6 Tips To Successfully Incorporating 'Star Wars' Into Your Sex Life: Chick Edition
The most important one - Don't be afraid of the furry.

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Yahoo group. That is all.

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