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December 02, 2011

Overnight Open Thread

I know we all hate how the BCS is set up for College Football. Now imagine if we used the BCS formulas to determine the rankings for WWII. BCS Declares Germany The Winner Of World War II.

"Germany put together an incredible number of victories beginning with the annexation of Austria and the Sudetenland and continuing on into conference play with defeats of Poland, France, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium and the Netherlands. Their only losses came against the US and Russia; however considering their entire body of work--including an incredibly tough Strength of Schedule--our computers deemed them worthy of the #1 ranking."

Questioned about the #4 ranking of the United States the BCS commissioner stated "The US only had two major victories--Japan and Germany. The computer models, unlike humans, aren't influenced by head-to-head contests--they consider each contest to be only a single, equally-weighted event."

Now I really hate the BCS.

Doggeh Video

Every dog is a champion.

Friendly First Aid

Boy, you really have to have some kinky friends to pull this off. I had no idea that this was a "street" remedy but I guess it worked this time. Ice Cubes Save Man From Heroin Overdose.

Ice cube suppositories helped friends revive an Aberdeen man suffering from an apparent Heroin overdose this morning. First responders said friends were able to revive the man before they arrived by shocking his system with ice cubes in his rectum.

Public Education Is Broke

Reason 9,327 why the public education system is broke. Consultants Eat Up Pittsburgh Schools' Gift. Man if they are blowin' through the money the Gates Foundation gave them, think of what they're doing with tax payer money! Remember, it's for the children.

Two years after Pittsburgh Public Schools received $40 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to increase teachers' effectiveness, the district has spent or allocated nearly a third of it on consultants and contractors, mainly from outside the state.

Administrators told board members that they need consultants to perform specialized work outside the expertise of district personnel.

"We're on track right now to be able to provide teachers and support teachers in improving their practice, in a way that hasn't been done before," said Sam Franklin, executive director of the district's Office of Teacher Effectiveness, whose $110,000 annual salary is paid with Gates money.

Meanwhile, in Canada, they are reviewing a No-Fail Cheating Policy.

Top Special Forces

French Naval Commandos? As Charlie Gibson says, never heard of 'em. Well, anyway, here are your Top 10 Badasses Of The World's Special Forces. I think the SEAL physical requirements listed there are a bit off. Heck, I could do those back in the day!

Now here's video of some commando group that didn't make the cut. I can't imagine why!

Another Crazy Study

Researchers Find Poop-Throwing By Chimps Is A Sign Of Intelligence. Um, yeah, OK. I hope to dear God that the #OWS crowd does not get wind off this.

A lot of people who have gone to the zoo have become the targets of feces thrown by apes or monkeys, and left no doubt wondering about the so-called intellectual capacity of a beast that would resort to such foul play. Now however, researchers studying such behavior have come to the conclusion that throwing feces, or any object really, is actually a sign of high ordered behavior.

Gun Safety PSA

Don't ever, EVER, do what this guy does. Yes, stupid people own guns too.

Holiday Eats

Tis the season!

While we are talking about AT-ATs, how about an AT-AT Liquor Cabinet? Probably not a good place to stash your booze if you have kids that love Star Wars.

Doggeh Has Evolved

I can't stop laughing at this video. That dog has got some skillz!

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