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May 08, 2011

Overnight Open Thread

Happy Mother's Day all. Better call your mom before it's too late.

Scientific Literacy: A Depressing Infographic

Are the American people still friends with science? Yes.
Do they talk? Apparently not.

And I'd very much like to find these gene-less organic tomatoes that don't give your kids cancer. or modify their genes.

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Celebrity Guys and Their Moms
Cause even A-list celebs still have to call Mom on Mother's Day.

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Vindication
He'll never get it from the MFM but history and the American people are likely to be far kinder:

I would supplement Geraghty's summary with two related points. It was President Bush who set the goal of taking bin Laden dead or alive in the immediate aftermath of 9/11. It was President Obama who gave the order to kill (not capture) bin Laden. It was President Obama who ordered the action without the knowledge or consent of the United Nations, the Pakistanis, or any other nation.

Vindication, indeed. And thank you, President Bush.

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So Whatever Happened to Bagdad Bob?
Find out here.

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"Jim is fundamentally a respectable citizen"
A letter from G. S. Morrison, Rear Admiral, U.S.N. to the Florida parole board regarding his son's conviction for "indecent exposure and profanity" in 1970. Less than nine months later his son, Jim, would be dead from a drug overdose.

We have had very little contact with him since that time, due partly to physical separation and partly because of some criticism from me. While in London, I was called by an old friend in California who had been approached by Jim for a loan to finance his first record. Concerned by his appearance, particularly long hair, the friend called me. I, in turn, wrote Jim a letter severely criticizing his behavior and strongly advising him to give up any idea of singing or any connection with a musical group because of what I considered to be a complete lack of talent in this direction. His reluctance to communicate with me again is to me quite understandable.
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Slave Leias
Cause they never get old. Or boring.

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Does the Death Star actually make sense for the Empire from economic and strategic perspectives?
Short answer: Yes.
And for the young Sith lord: A Death Star Planetarium

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'Forty Beads': Revitalize Your Marriage (and Sex Life) With Beads and a Bowl
And no not anal beads. Or how a woman realized that regular sex with her husband made both of them happier:

She tried to solve the problem by giving her husband 40 straight days of sex for his 40th birthday. Evans soon realized that she would not be able to survive it. So she came up with a strategy that not only satisfied his sexual appetite but also brought the couple closer together.
Apparently this was such a dramatic, unexpected discovery that she's written a best-selling book about it. I snark, but the sad part is that this seems to be a revelation to a certain group of women.
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Weird Hats
What is it with celebrities and stupid hats? And Princess Beatrice seems to be a recidivist when it comes to bad headgear.

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Weekly AoSHQ Commenter Standings
Top 10 commenters:
1 [522 comments] 'Oldcat' [73.28 posts/day]
2 [467 comments] 'FlaviusJulius'
3 [434 comments] 'Jane D'oh'
4 [418 comments] 'Vic'
5 [380 comments] 'Y-not'
6 [367 comments] 'Kratos (Ghost of Sparta)'
7 [350 comments] 'Miss'80sBaby'
8 [342 comments] 'momma'
9 [320 comments] 'Steph'
10 [315 comments] 'Soothsayer'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [75 names] 'kbdabear' [10.53 unique names/day]
2 [64 names] 'Methos'
3 [61 names] 'fluffy'
4 [58 names] 'logprof'
5 [52 names] 'Mallamutt, RINO President for Life'
6 [49 names] 't-bird'
7 [47 names] 'FUBAR'
8 [47 names] 'Wyatt Earp'
9 [42 names] 'runningrn'
10 [40 names] 'andycanuck'

The group. Yeah.

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