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August 04, 2012

Overnight Open Thread

At 10:31 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5 PDT (1:31 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6 EDT) the Curiosity Rover will attempt to land on Mars. It will be real interesting if they can pull off that landing which has been dubbed "Seven minutes of terror". You can follow the landing at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory website.

Roadkill Experiment

So morons, what would you do if you saw a turtle on the shoulder? Would you move over to crush it or just drive on by? What if it was a tarantula? Well some NASA dude decided to find out. Roadkill Experiment Shows That Six Percent Of Drivers Are Sadistic Animal Killers. Do note that tarantulas seemed to drive this percentage up. I know here in Hampton Roads, I'd stay off the shoulder due to all the debris. I'd rather let the tarantula go than suffer a blown tire or worse.


Election Or Not, GE3 Is Coming In September. QE1 and QE2 were failures unless you were invested in the stock market, so I don't expect this to help much with the election unless you are supposed to get excited that the stock market is still artificially inflated. It's not like that'll translate into jobs or something and that IS what is important to the regular, everyday voter. Oh I'm sure the MSM will trumpet the sky high stock market as a sign of Obamanomics success but it is nothing more than another inflated bubble waiting to pop. I do hear Obamabots comparing where the Dow is now vs where it was 4 years ago. I ask them what did that do for you specifically? Did you make a lot of money on stocks? Bonds? Did it get your friends off of unemployment? What did the stock market do for you? What is so great about it being up? They just look at me confused. They had no investments, unemployment is still high but they stick to saying that the Dow being sky high is awesome for some unknown reason to them.

Kitteh Furniture

So which of you moron kitteh lovers would get This Couch for you and your kitteh? Heck, my kids probably would've loved this thing when they were a little younger.

Oh, and if you are one of those morons that thinks that we don't have enough kittehs on the Caturday ONT, you can go to Meowbify, type in the website for AoS (or any website you prefer) and presto! You will have more kittehs on the blog than you can shake a stick at.

Masculinity Test

Interesting. I aced this one easy. Well except for trying new foods. That's not in my DNA. 10 Simple Tests Of Whether You're A Wimp Or Not.

When you make a bag of popcorn, can you fish the bag out of the microwave when it’s done, open it, pour out the contents into a bowl without either using an oven mitt or repeating a staccato chorus of “Ow! Ow! Ow!” the whole time?

Can you crumple up the bag a couple of seconds later without flinching, or do you have to blow into it and bounce it around in the air for half a minute before doing so?

Here’s the truth. A bag of popcorn is hot, but when handled according to the directions it’s not hot enough to fry your fingers. And yes, you really can crumple up the empty bag immediately without injuring yourself.

You can also survive having to take a cold shower if you have to, as well as walking a mile in 100 degree heat with a gas can or jump-starting your neighbor’s car on a cold winter morning.

Only wimps can’t handle reasonable (read: not dangerous) deviations in temperature.

Kitteh Video

Now, there are more fun things to film in slo-mo than kittehs as this video illustrates.

Eyes And Sexual Orientation

It would seem a recent study Reveals Pupil Dilation Is An Indicator Of Sexual Orientation. The article said accurate but this part seems to indicate that at least with females, it is a bit more complicated.

In women, things are more complex, Savin-Williams said. Gay women show more pupil dilation to images of other women, similar to the pattern seen in straight men. But straight women dilate basically equally in response to erotic images of both sexes, despite reporting feelings of arousal for men and not women.

Cockneys vs. Zombies

The zombie chasin' the old guy in his walker had me rollin'. I might have to check this out.

Post Olympics

Kinda sad but I guess this happens more times than not. Kinda makes you wonder why cities would want to go through the hassle. Eight Years After The Athens Olympics, Many Venues Have Been Left To Rot. Even some of the Beijing Facilities Have Been Left Neglected.

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