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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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.

The Yahoo AoSHQ group. Bla bla bla. And don't forget about the Job Bank.

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