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May 06, 2011

Overnight Open Thread

The daily short bus of AoSHQ posts.

US Pole Dance Championship

Yep, I put this in the sidebar a few days ago. And because I'm a lazy sack o' shit here it is again. It's surprisingly safe for work. To the victor go the spoils:

USPDF Champion 2011 Natasha Wang will receive following prizes:

$5,000 from the USPDF

Flight and accommodation (up to 7 days) to Sydney (AUS) to perform at Miss
Pole Dance Australia 2012 from the USPDF

Exclusive USPDF/X-Pole Tour 2011*:

All expenses paid by X-Pole, including liability insurance

Escorted by Stacey Pope or her assistant on the tour

6 days of instructing workshops where she will receive payment per workshop

Tour dates will be arranged after the US Pole Dance Championship 2011

Duration: 2 weeks in the UK/Ireland area *Tour needs to be scheduled before Jan 1, 2012

Why is this not an Olympic sport along with relay lap-dancing?

Shiny things and fruit cups await you below the fold…

Speaking of competitive sports...

10 Craziest Competitive Sports You’ve Never Heard About

But you can't use that as an excuse anymore.

I think Cracked (or something) did a similar article at some point but this one has a few different weird sports. And we have heard about a few of them. The “wife-carry” thing is part of the Redneck Olympics. Chess-Boxing and Cheese-Rolling have been covered on these pages.

Camel Wrestling and Bog Snorkeling, not so much.

But once again, my favorite sport gets left out of these lists.:

Perfect Albums

(Ammendment to the rules below: "Greatest Hits" albums are disqualified. That's low-hanging fruit.)

The other day I was talking to a friend and…whaddya’ mean I don’t have friends? I do so! At least one! So screw you! Anyway, the other day I was talking to my imaginary friend about the concept of the “Perfect Album.” What that means is an album where every single song is great, at least to you…there are no duds that you fast-forward past.

Maybe only one or two (or even none) songs are actual hits but you like them all anyway. This is different from those lists of “Best Albums” that the Jurassic Boomers at places like Rolling Stone pester us with every once in awhile (Ever notice how those lists are always dominated by bands active in the mid-60s to early-70s? To this narcissistic and overbearing bunch, no music was written or recorded after sometime in 1972.)

These so-called “Best Albums” may be great in their own right and have a number of all-time hits on them, but they still contain duds alongside the hits. We’re not concerned with those on this here thread tonight. You are now tasked with telling the rest of us what you consider “Perfect Albums” so that we can mock you and question not only your judgment but also your sobriety and personal grooming habits.

It’s almost like a musical flame war, no?

This is NOT an acceptable option

A Knitted Ferrari

I don’t know why. I just post things. But who wouldn’t want a Ferrari cozy?

Benji Unleashed!

As always, a favorite of Garrett’s. He always tears up when it comes to that scruffy little pooch with a heart of gold. (As far as I’m concerned, the damn thing needed a long bath and some serious dog-brushing. And then taken to the pound where he’d become the kennel-mate/bitch of a large Doberman named “Black Fang.” Eventually Benji says enough! and defeats Black Fang in a climatic fight to the death in the dog run. I’m working on the screenplay right now.)

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