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April 25, 2011

Overnight Open Thread

Meet Mr. XM-25 (Again)

In case you haven't been keeping up with all teh smart military blogging around here the XM-25 ("Punisher") is the military's newest grenade launcher and according to early reports from Afghanistan it could be a game changer in fights with the Taliban. Ace covered this earlier but for those who missed it, the XM-25 is a 25mm grenade launcher with a laser distance finder that can set the fuse in the grenade to explode directly over the target out to over 500 meters. Bad times for Mr. Taliban hiding behind a wall.

But enough with all the words - watch the video to see how it works.


Retro-Ace: The thread where Ace threatened to ban anyone who mentioned long bows again.
Quite possibly one of the funniest threads in the history of the blog - albeit unintentionally. Ace was trying to have a serious conversation about avoiding racial jokes in the comments and somehow a discussion about longbows vs. crossbows broke out. Read it from the beginning and watch Ace get more and more exasperated at the longbow talk. Good times.

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This Probably Doesn't Mean Anything
Since I'm sure there are many perfectly innocent reasons why Iran might be shipping poison gas to Syria. Probably just a gopher problem that's gotten out of hand or something.

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The Spinning Dancer Illusion
Is the dancer spinning clockwise or counter-clockwise?

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The answer is here (select text to see): "If the foot touching the ground is perceived to be the left foot, the dancer appears to be spinning clockwise (if seen from above); if it is taken to be the right foot, then she appears to be spinning counterclockwise."

New Shiba Inu Puppy Cam
A new batch of puppies has arrived and shhhhhh - they're sleeping...







9 Prisoner Last Meals
Here are recreations of the last meals of nine famous prisoners. Generally they were allowed to have whatever they wanted as long as it was under $40 and available nearby. But before you feel too sorry for the executed men, just remember that their victims got a last meal of pain, horror, and death.

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How To Raise Your Daughter
Okay I was mistaken - apparently this is an action movie - not a how-to guide. But just based on the trailer I'm totally willing to go see it.

Jack Daniel’s Honey Flavored Whiskey
Well I like honey, I like whiskey and I like Drambuie so I'm going to go out on a limb and guess this will be quite tasty as well.

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So What Kind Of Porn Men Are Really Looking At
Well according to the book, A Billion Wicked Thoughts, men like their ladies big and older:

When it comes to sexual arousal, men prefer overweight women to underweight women, and a significant number of men seek out erotic images of women in their 40s, 50s, and 60s.
Of course in today's parlance 'overweight' just means non-anorexic and 'older' can mean being pre-MILFy at the ripe old age of 27. Oh and men's pr0n tastes don't change much over time so if a guy got imprinted early with midget porn, well he's probably going to checking out the little people when he's 70 too.
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The Yahoo AoSHQ group. Bla bla bla. And don't forget about the Job Bank.

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