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February 02, 2011
Overnight Open Thread
Welcome to tonight's semi-half-assed hump day ONT.
So here's a nice cockpit video of landing at LAX in the twilight. It's been sped up so that 30 minutes only takes about 4. So it's more like a cruise missile's point of view. I was a little surprised that they had to go so far into East LA before coming around for approach. Soundtrack is "Los Angeles" by Sugarcult.
Egypt and Food
Otherwise, the Muslim Brotherhood will preach Islamist socialism to a hungry audience. That also explains why Mubarak just might survive. Even Islamists have to eat. The Iranian Islamists who took power in 1979 had oil wells; Egypt just has hungry mouths
NYT: Julian Assange Like a “Smelly Bag Lady”
‘He was alert but dishevelled, like a bag lady walking in off the street, wearing a dingy, light-coloured sport coat and cargo pants, dirty white shirt, beat-up sneakers and filthy white socks that collapsed around his ankles,’ he wrote.And he's a skipper:
He explained: ‘One night, when they were all walking down the street after dinner, Assange suddenly started skipping ahead of the group… (two journalists) stared, speechless.
The Kinky States of America
Happy Birthday, Mr. Buckles
As Lohmann notes in his column, Frank Buckles is one of only three living veterans of the First World War, and the only Army survivor from any of the combatants. The only other survivors served in Britain's Royal Navy and Royal Air Force, respectively.
So What Is the Difference Between the United Kingdom, Great Britain, and England?
9 Famous Movie Villains Who Were Right All Along
The Great O.B. Tampon Scare of 2011
Face Off: Porky's vs. American Graffiti
American Graffiti is heralded as a classic, and boosted the careers of Harrison Ford, Cindy Williams, Suzanne Somers, Richard Dreyfus, McKenzie Phillips and Ron Howard - not to mention director George Lucas. It currently has a 7.6 IMDb rating. In stark contrast, Porky's is considered juvenile crap and didn't spawn a single career other than Kim Cattrall. It gets a paltry 5.8 on IMDb.
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