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January 30, 2011

Overnight Open Thread

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!
And part of Monday morning too.

Music That Means The Opposite of What You Think

So here are six very familiar songs collected by Cracked that originally had the opposite meaning from what they have today. Among them are:

Wagner's "Bridal Chorus" AKA "Here Comes the Bride" - actually a murder anthem.

And "O Fortuna" AKA Damien's theme is a song about bad luck in gambling.

I was trying to think of other songs whose lyrics' real meaning is totally different from the mood of the song and off the top of my head came up with the Turtles "So Happy Together", Boomtown Rats' "I don't Like Mondays", CCR's "Bad Moon Rising", OMD's "If You Leave" plus a lot of ABBA songs. I'm sure you can come up with tons more than I can.


Where People Swear In The US
Based on twitter posts:

The brighter the red, the more profanities used in the area, and the more black, the less swearing. Words looked for were (pardon my language): fuck, shit, bitch, hell, damn, and ass, and variants such as damnit. Honestly, I never swear like this. Unless some idiot pickup truck tailgates me going 80 on the highway in the middle of the night. That doesn't count though.
Damn those fucking Mormons sure don't curse much - brings our average right down.
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Would-Be Suicide Bomber Killed by Spam SMS From Carrier
So spam is only 99.8% useless:

The would-be suicide bomber was planning to detonate a suicide belt bomb near Red Square, a plan that was foiled when her wireless carrier sent her an SMS while she was still at a safe house, setting off the bomb and killing her. The message reportedly wished her a Happy New Years, according to the report, which sourced the info from security forces in Russia. Cell phones are often used as makeshift detonators by terrorist and insurgent groups.
It was a real rookie error to hook up the trigger system before they were near the detonation point. But luckily the best and brightest don't go into the suicide bombing business.
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Quite Possibly The Best Super Bowl Commercial Ever
I remember when this aired in 2000. And contrary to the article EDS has been around for a long time - Ross Perot founded it and made his fortune from it.

LBTI: Life Before The Internet
It's hard to believe that just 15 years ago most people somehow managed to live without the Internet - a primitive, practically Pleistocene existence. Now bring my buggy around and get the hell off my lawn.

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Also Batman Vs. The Internet.
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Christina Hendricks - Feminist Dilemma
Dan Collins make a good point that no matter what Chistina does the feminists will still find a reason to hate her:

* It’s good that women aren’t emulating “heroin chic”
* It’s bad that women are undergoing breast enhancement, because that implies that they have an issue with their bodies
* It’s not Christina Hendricks’ fault
* It’s a function of the “male gaze”
* I wish men thought I was hot
* The bastards!
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How To Open a Locked Suitcase without Leaving a Trace
Pretty obvious once you think about it. Now use your new found powers for good.

Britain Watch: Man Killed During Jousting
No this is not from the Middle Ages.
Also yelling at your spouse is now considered domestic violence.
What about jousting with your spouse?

Got Bees?
Well now's your chance to join the cool kids and get 3lbs of bees for just $70. Such a deal.

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Dallas Needs Strippers!!
Because those horny Super Bowl fans aren't going to entertain themselves:

Walsh told TMZ he is not the only understaffed exotic club in the area. In fact, Walsh said, DFW’s 60 or so adult establishments are short a total of 10,000 exotic dancers.

Arlington city officials said they expect to host 300,000 visitors during Super Bowl weekend, which puts the tourist-to-stripper ratio at about a hearty 30:1.

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Weekly AoSHQ Commenter Standings
Top 10 commenters:
1 [594 comments] 'garrett' [83.38 posts/day]
2 [426 comments] 'curious'
3 [402 comments] 'Kratos (Ghost of Sparta)'
4 [370 comments] 'Y-not'
5 [341 comments] 'FlaviusJulius'
6 [313 comments] 'Vic'
7 [306 comments] 'toby928▒'
8 [294 comments] 'Miss'80sBaby '
9 [288 comments] 'dagny'
10 [273 comments] 'chemjeff has high speed rail in his pants'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [82 names] 'kbdabear' [11.51 unique names/day]
2 [78 names] 'fluffy'
3 [58 names] 'garrett'
4 [42 names] '18-1'
5 [42 names] 'davidt'
6 [39 names] 't-bird'
7 [38 names] 'andycanuck'
8 [36 names] 'Romeo13'
9 [34 names] 'Fish the Impaler'
10 [32 names] 'toby928▒'

The group. Yeah.

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