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September 23, 2011

Overnight Open Thread-Friday Edition [CDR M]

Thank God It's Friday!!! So get a cold one and get comfortable. It's time for the ONT!

So, it would seem we might just be in the impact zone for this satellite coming down late tonight after all (maybe). This old Saturday Night Live video seems rather timely.

Cacophony Of Copulation Costs Money?

I don't know about this but according to this dude, Loud Sex Is A Billion Dollar Problem. Hell yeah it's a problem if you're payin' for it otherwise enjoy it. Oh wait, that's not what he meant.

What is to be done about this cacophony of copulation? Noise machines and comfortable headphones would probably be the cheapest way to solve to problem, but these solutions are unlikely to be sufficient. Improved building codes in areas with high population density would put the burden on developers, but perhaps construction could be stimulated with tax incentives. Or perhaps creating a standardized rating system would be a good way to bring sound isolation issues out of the closet and let the market decide how much peace and quiet is worth.

Or perhaps the market could be made more transparent by allowing buyers and renters to see the history of nighttime disturbances in a given apartment before they buy.

The Stache Of the 80's

PETA Goin' Soft-Core Pron

Do these numbnuts actually believe that people actually hear the message they are trying to send? I didn't even know there was a sign in this picture for like 10 minutes. OK, I keed. It was more like 20 minutes. But anyway, PETA is looking to get into the triple X web domain and provide you with information that is sexually suggestive that teaches you to debase women and ethically treat your animals or something.

This Is Our Iranian Enemy

I keep thinking of Chevy Chase in Fletch when I see this picture. I have no idea what the white wigs are for but these dudes are Iranian military. Maybe it's goat camo.

How Whole Foods "Primes" You To Shop

This is a pretty good read on how Whole Foods Primes You To Shop.

Ever notice that there's ice everywhere in this store? Why? Does hummus really need to be kept so cold? What about cucumber-and-yogurt dip? No and no. This ice is another symbolic. Similarly, for years now supermarkets have been sprinkling select vegetables with regular drops of water--a trend that began in Denmark. Why? Like ice displays, those sprinkled drops serve as a symbolic, albeit a bogus one, of freshness and purity. Ironically, that same dewy mist makes the vegetables rot more quickly than they would otherwise. So much for perception versus reality.

Rugby Rules

Now I know some of you just aren't into football and most of you don't like soccer. So have you tried to watch rugby. Perhaps going over the rules will help you. Probably NSFW for some reason.

Math And Science Post

Hmmm. I know, I know. We aren't supposed to have math on here but this is a pretty good read on Determining How Much Bubble Wrap Would Be Required To Survive Jumping Off A 6 Story Building. A taste:

For The Dog Lovers Out There

Bombing Run


Zombie vs Pugs.

Speaking of Zombies, The Walking Dead returns to AMC here in a short 3 weeks. I'm so looking forward to this season. I'm diggin' the poster for Season 2.

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