Intermarkets' Privacy Policy

Donate to Ace of Spades HQ!

Recent Entries
Absent Friends
Bandersnatch 2024
GnuBreed 2024
Captain Hate 2023
moon_over_vermont 2023
westminsterdogshow 2023
Ann Wilson(Empire1) 2022
Dave In Texas 2022
Jesse in D.C. 2022
OregonMuse 2022
redc1c4 2021
Tami 2021
Chavez the Hugo 2020
Ibguy 2020
Rickl 2019
Joffen 2014
AoSHQ Writers Group
A site for members of the Horde to post their stories seeking beta readers, editing help, brainstorming, and story ideas. Also to share links to potential publishing outlets, writing help sites, and videos posting tips to get published. Contact OrangeEnt for info:
maildrop62 at proton dot me
Cutting The Cord And Email Security
Moron Meet-Ups

NoVaMoMe 2024: 06/08/2024
Arlington, VA
Registration Is Open!

Texas MoMe 2024: 10/18/2024-10/19/2024 Corsicana,TX
Contact Ben Had for info

« Super Bowl XLV (Ben) | Main | AOL to buy Huffington Post for $315M in savvy desperation move »
February 06, 2011

Overnight Open Thread

Hey all you Super Bowl multi-taskers out there - the ONT is over here.

Taking A Ride To The Edge of Space

Here James May of Top Gear UK takes an emotional ride aboard a U2 spyplane. At 70,000 feet they're twice the height of commercial flights and the only humans higher than that are astronauts at the International Space Station.

The “Galaxy” of 2012 GOP Stars
Exactly one year from today the first contest of the 2012 primary will take place. So here's a chart by Nate Silver showing the relative strengths of the GOP possibles based on current Intrade values. I'd say there's a 90%+ chance that the 2012 GOP presidential candidate is somewhere on this chart. And barring a complete Obama meltdown a Pawlenty-Bachmann is looking like a good safe choice.


California Court Rules That Free Internet Porn Is Legal
Free at last! In this case various commercial pron sites filed suit against claiming that streaming pron for free was an anti-competitive practice:

The Appeals Court's ruling showed some initial sympathy for the plaintiff. Cammarata's grievance is common among porn producers, the three-judge panel noted. "According to one adult entertainment executive, the formerly profitable subscription-based websites 'have been brought to their knees' by the tube-based sites," they observed without a wink.

But the justices could find no evidence that Redtube's marketing strategy had anything to do with putting the plaintiff out of business


The Official Super Bowl Half-Time Performers Timeline
Holy crap the halftime show really did suck up until 1991. And did Up With People really play the Super Bowl three time?!? I don't remember any of those performances. But then there's a lot of memories I repress.


It's Still Legal To Criticize Islam in Denmark
For now. If you have good lawyers. And if you don't say it in public.


Remember When The Super Bowl Was The 'Abuse Bowl'?
But of course the much touted domestic violence statistic turned out to be completely bogus:

During the era of the infamous Super Bowl Hoax, it was widely believed that on Super Bowl Sundays, violence against women increases 40%. Journalists began to refer to the game as the “abuse bowl” and quoted experts who explained how male viewers, intoxicated and pumped up with testosterone, could “explode like mad linemen.” During the 1993 Super Bowl, NBC ran a public service announcement warning men they would go to jail for attacking their wives.

In this roiling sea of media credulity, one lone journalist, Washington Post reporter Ken Ringle, checked the facts. As it turned out, there was no source: An activist had misunderstood something she read, jumped to her sensational conclusion, announced it at a news conference and an urban myth was born. Despite occasional efforts to prove the story true, no one has ever managed to link the Super Bowl to domestic battery.

And Don Surber points out that most 'alcohol-related' statistics are bullshit as well.

Can You Be Legally 'Too Dumb' For Sex?
Well a British court has ruled that a 41 year old man with an IQ of 48 is not smart enough to understand POVS (plain old vaginal sex):

A 41-year-old man, known only as Alan, has been banned from having sex because his IQ is too low.

A judge in the Court of Protection ruled that Alan, with an IQ of 48, does not have the mental capacity to engage in sexual relations.

But not too dumb for masturbation or gay sex:
Alan, according to the medical expert, “had no understanding at all of heterosexual coitus” but he did understand “the mechanics of mutual masturbation and anal sex, with persons of either gender.” But as regards the latter, he did not understand the health risks involved.

The Katy Perry vs Reality GIF
Here's an animated GIF showing the photoshopped version of Katy that appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone versus the actual reality. Of course I think the real Katy looks just fine as she is albeit a bit heavy on the makeup. WARNING: This image can induce a hypnotic trance in some.


Weekly AoSHQ Commenter Standings
Top 10 commenters:
1 [413 comments] 'FlaviusJulius' [57.92 posts/day]
2 [402 comments] 'curious'
3 [340 comments] 'dagny'
4 [298 comments] 'Miss'80sBaby '
5 [298 comments] 'Kratos (Ghost of Sparta)'
6 [283 comments] 'George Orwell'
7 [258 comments] 'Vic'
8 [252 comments] 'toby928▒'
9 [239 comments] 'runningrn'
10 [233 comments] 'NC Ref'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [94 names] 'kbdabear' [13.18 unique names/day]
2 [69 names] 'fluffy'
3 [60 names] 'toby928▒'
4 [55 names] 'NC Ref'
5 [51 names] 'George Orwell'
6 [50 names] '18-1'
7 [41 names] 'Romeo13'
8 [40 names] 'runningrn'
9 [38 names] 't-bird'
10 [38 names] 'andycanuck'

The group. Yeah.

Tonight's post brought to you by Right Guard:

1967 This Is NFL 03.jpg

Notice: Posted by permission of AceCorp LLC. Please e-mail overnight open thread tips to maetenloch at gmail. Otherwise send tips to Ace.

digg this
posted by Maetenloch at 09:29 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
Bulgaroctonus : "Evenin’, All. ..."

mindful webworker - and that third thing...: "Spitting on my hands makes it slippery to try to h ..."

Tonypete: "Hi-De-Hi-De-Ho Posted by: Braenyard Zombie Cab ..."

SimoHayha: "Dang, not first. Wait. SPONGE! ..."

OrangeEnt: "Oh, I thought a leftist was hanging at the end of ..."

Muchas buchas: "Yo ..."

Blanco Basura - Z28.310 [/i] [/b] [/u] [/s]: "ONT is nood. ..."

Braenyard: "Hi-De-Hi-De-Ho ..."

Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana - [b]again[/b]! ~ [/i][/b][/u][/s]: "Great lead quote! ..."

Blanco Basura - Z28.310 [/i] [/b] [/u] [/s]: "Yay, German Beer Day ONT! Hey, it was that or I ..."

Don Black: ">Every single person in the Winnipeg crowd is dres ..."

azjaeger: "Read something the other day about how top Wehrmac ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64