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April 27, 2012

Overnight Open Thread

Evenin' morons. Apologies up front if this edition of the ONT is a bit light on material as I just started a month long exercise and the internet connectivity sucks on watch but I will do my best. If you liked the above picture, there are more at the Best Of The Baffled Boxer Meme over at Pleated Jeans.

Well, the Olympics are coming up and it would seem that the US Navy SEALs are providing some "training" to our folks. Navy SEALs Push U.S. Olympians To The Limit In Their Training. Heh, they're struggling with 4 hours of SEAL physical endurance training. That's just a taste.

The session starts genially enough, with a video presentation, some talk about becoming a Navy SEAL and a quick overview of the separating-men-from-boys "Hell Week" part of SEALs training.

Then the SEALs warn their audience, comprised mostly of U.S. sailing team members: "We're going to re-set your baseline today."

Within hours, some athletes are on the edge of hypothermia, some are crying, others are cursing like, well, sailors, and all are fully immersed in misery.

Now if we could add naval gunnery to the Olympic Sailing competion and perhaps boarding events. That would be some must see TV there.

Real Life Barbie Doll

Man this is freaky. Ukranian Girl Becomes Real Life Barbie Doll. I guess the only remaining question is did she go all the way in becoming a Barbie doll. Judging by a few of the pics, I'd say no. But I could be wrong. Further research might be necessary.

Jet Fighter Pron

This is long but a very, very sweet video brought to you by the 67FS "Fighting Cocks" and the 44FS "Vampire Bats" based in Kadena AB, Okinawa. Ah, I had some good times there in Kadena.

2012 Raytheon Award Video from Jersey on Vimeo.

Grilling Idea

Y'all up for some shrimp on the barbie? How about Giant Cannibal Shrimp? So how would you morons prepare a 13" giant shrimp? I'm thinking cajun butter, blackened on the bar-b-q my self. h/t Genghis.

Doggeh Video

Doggeh Stories

Oh yes, this dog is a badass. Seeing-Eye Dog Fights Off Burglar, Calls Police To Save Owner. Still awaiting on word from the White House as to whether or not the dog acted stupidly and will be summoned for a beer summit dinner.

Medieval Traps In The Woods

You know, it's bad enough when the environmental whack jobs booby trap trees and stuff but this is worse. Homicidal Lunatics Busted Rigging A Popular Trail With Medieval Traps. Who knows, maybe they were dealing with a Predator. Pretty scary though, especially those of you with kids that are starting to go out on their Boy/Girl Scout camping treks.

On April 16, 2012, U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Officer James Schoeffler was on foot patrol in this area when he came across one of these shelters. This particular shelter is known locally as "The Fort". Because of his time in the military Officer Schoeffler has extensive experience with identifying booby trap devices. As he investigated the shelter he noticed what appeared to be a trip wire near the ground at an entrance. Upon further investigation he discovered that the trip wire led to a booby trap device which was made with a large rock, sticks sharpened at both ends, and was held together with rope. This device was situated in such a way that when contact was made with the trip wire it would swing toward an unsuspecting hiker or camper. It was hung where it would most likely swing to and hit the head or face of the hiker or camper. In a second entrance to the shelter Officer Schoeffler found a second trip wire. This wire was configured so as to trip a person, possibly causing them to fall forward onto sharpened sticks placed in the ground.

Breaking Bad

Sometimes, the headline just says it all. Meth Lab Explodes In Man's Pants, Oklahoma Police Say. Um, what the heck is a portable meth lab? And why in God's name would you carry something like that in your pants?

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