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January 10, 2012

Overnight Open Thread

Very, very busy today so tonight's ONT is going to be a DIY kinda thing.

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It All Ends in Florida

Tea Party, you’ve got South Carolina and Florida (and the next 22 days) to stop Romney. After that, I suggest you bite the bullet and hold your noses and fall into line and any other appropriate metaphor.
Well I voted for Romney to stop McCain in 2008 and at this point I'm expecting the ABR vote to work out about as well as the ABM vote did.
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Is Pop Culture Now Static?

Here is what's odd: during these same 20 years, the appearance of the world (computers, TVs, telephones, and music players aside) has changed hardly at all, less than it did during any 20-year period for at least a century. The past is a foreign country, but the recent past -- the 00s, the 90s, even a lot of the 80s -- looks almost identical to the present. This is the First Great Paradox of Contemporary Cultural History.

Think about it. Picture it. Rewind any other 20-year chunk of 20th-century time. There's no chance you would mistake a photograph or movie of Americans or an American city from 1972-giant sideburns, collars, and bell-bottoms, leisure suits and cigarettes, AMC Javelins and Matadors and Gremlins alongside Dodge Demons, Swingers, Plymouth Dusters, and Scamps-with images from 1992.

Why Are Honey Bee Populations Falling?
Zombification - and not wi-fi signals - seems to be the cause.

Gay Men Don't Get Fat?
Well that's the title of a new book claiming that there's ghey food and straight food and that's why gay men usually are thin:

"The way he sees it, gay food is lighter and brighter. It feels art-directed, not just tossed together and deep-fried, with an attention to aesthetic and dietary detail."

"Straight food, according to the Doonan rubric, tends to be leaden, full of protein, thick with fat."

Of course it could just be that since gay men have to appeal to other men, they're under the same pressures as women to stay thin and look good.

Clever Cakes

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The Yahoo AoSHQ group. You know the way.

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