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February 15, 2011

Overnight Open Thread

The Real Formula For Coke Revealed?!

The media's making a big deal out of this but I'm sure Pepsico and other companies had quantitative chemists analyze Coke long ago and know precisely what's in it. Hell even I know - based on a book I read back in the 80s.

The unique cola taste comes mainly from orange and lemon oils, cinnamon and vanilla along with a little nutmeg and coriander. I even whipped some up as a kid and although it wasn't great, it did have a Coke-y taste. You can make your own based on the OpenCola recipe.

So why don't other companies copy Coke? Well mainly because they could never compete directly with Coke's low production costs due to their volume. So they tweak the mix in order to appeal to people's slightly different tastes. Supposedly Pepsi goes heavier on the citrus oils than Coke does.


Austria Now Upholding Islam's Blasphemy Laws

Sabaditsch-Wolff, a diplomat’s daughter, had lived and worked for several years in various Middle Eastern Muslim countries, and at the lecture in question spoke critically of the treatment of women and the practice of jihad in Iran, Libya, and other places that she had lived in. The court found that Austria’s free-speech guarantees protected her from hate-speech charges.

However, it seems the case turned on the judge’s reasoning that her statement that Islam’s prophet Mohammed was a “pedophile” was defamatory since his child bride Aisha (age six at the time of marriage and nine at the time it was consummated) remained his wife when she turned 18.

Sabaditsch-Wolff got off easy this time with a fine of 480 Euros instead of the usual stoning.

Guess Who Wasn't Allowed Into CPAC

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd was denied access to CPAC's Freedomworks Blogger Lounge this evening.

And, she wasn't happy.

"Do you have any idea who I am?" she asked.

Apparently, they didn't. And, she didn't have the correct credentials


Nir Rosen: Hey That CBS Newslady Deserved To Be Raped
Because it was funny. And because she's 'a warmonger' by which Rosen means that she once defended the military in her reporting. Therefore she deserved to be rape-raped. Thus speaks a fellow at the New York University Center on Law and Security.

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Update: And guess what - it turns out that Nir Rosen is a douchebag cocksucker with blood on his hands given that he was embedded with the Taliban and used his US documents to pass a band of Taliban through an Afghan government checkpoint.

"Formula 1 Must Commit To Sustainability Gaia"
So says Wired UK's Olivia Solon:

Formula 1 has been flirting with sustainability for awhile now, but it’s time to commit to a serious relationship — for the good of the sport and the environment.

Enviros accuse F1 of being a gas-glugging, tyre-burning, component-churning anachronism, and petrolheads say “treehuggers” and sustainability rules take the fun out of the sport. There’s nothing to say racing can’t be more eco-conscious. And like it or not, racing is likely to lose relevance unless F1 takes big steps to address the gaping chasm between its apparent disregard for finite resources and growing consensus among the rest of the world that everyone needs to do their bit.

But of course no where in the article does she actually explain why F1 must do this - well other than her declaring it so. I'm guessing that not a single Formula 1 fan is ever going to stop watching over this issue. Just more evidence that the neo-Druids demand genuflection in every single aspect of life.

So When Did Hobo-Killing Become a Meme Here at AoSHQ?
Well a long time ago in the halcyon days of yore i.e. 2003. Instapundit finally linked to the Hobo Killer date story and even linked back to the original post that sparked the whole meme. But of course IMAO was just attributing Ace's shtick to Glenn Reynolds.

"You're right; I can't worship Satan... until I first murder a hobo in his evil name!" Glenn Reynolds then laughed even more evilly.

"But hobos are people, too!"

"As far as I'm concerned, the only reason hobos exist is for a murder'n," he shot back angrily, "Now get out of my way; those hobos aren't going to murder themselves!"


Five Secrets to a Happy Marriage
As written by a women who I think understands men better than most. A lot of marriage is daily nitty gritty practical stuff so why not try and make it as efficient and pleasant as you can. Many people spend far more time trying to perfect their job than they do trying to improve their married life in even small ways.

And I'm always astounded at how rude people can be to their own spouses and yet be totally cordial and polite to complete strangers. When in fact it should be the opposite - you should be treating your wife/husband better than any stranger you're trying to impress.

So here are the rules - you'll have to read the article for the full details:

1. Talk less
2. Lose Weight
3. Do the Dishes
4. Put Out
5. Scheme

Barbie And Ken - Back Together

Yesterday, Barbie, who apparently has a Facebook page even though she’s made of sculpted plastic, wrote a status update that read, “Who knows … maybe I’ll have a Valentine this year.” Then this morning, she changed her status to “In a Relationship.”
So I guess we can all now breathe a sigh of relief.

The British Movie
And no the actors aren't having strokes - apparently they're British.

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