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December 22, 2012

Overnight Open Thread (22 Dec 2012)

I still can't believe Obama and Democrats won this year when you see this stuff. 75 Economic Numbers From 2012 That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe.

#3 According to one calculation, the number of Americans on food stamps now exceeds the combined populations of “Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming.”

Buckle up. The ride is just getting started. In a few years, these numbers will be remembered as the good days.


Guns

So the President of the NRA calling for armed police officers at every school is described as "Revolting, Tone Deaf, And Irrational". So what does calling for National Guard Troops To Be Deployed At Schools get? Evidently zero criticism.

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) had similarly tough words for gun rights advocates, including the National Rifle Association, which has said little since the schoolyard shooting.

“I think they’re overrated,” she said of the group Wednesday, noting that she has “big time” opposition from the NRA in their reelection races and still wins handily.

Boxer unveiled two proposals Wednesday to bolster school security. The first would require the Justice Department and Education Department to draft new school safety guidelines and provide up to $50 million to help schools implement new security plans. Another proposal would provide federal reimbursement for up to 4,000 National Guard troops to be used by state governors to protect schools. The proposal is an expansion of a similar program that reimburses state governments who use the National Guard to assist in drug interdiction activities.


So where's the criticism of Boxer's idea? Anyone? Bueller?
May as well use Stryker's to get your kids to school. And an A-10 overhead just to be sure.
h/t Genghis

BTW, since y'all are all running out buying up AR-15's before they get banned, perhaps you should review How To Field Strip And Clean An AR-15 With Ashley. Probably NSFW>

2013 Ladies Shoe Trends

2013 Biggest Women's Shoe Trends. So is this right 'ettes? Platforms are out, velvet is in, and stilettos are back.

#1 Christmas Movie

So what's the #1 Christmas movie? Why it has to be Die Hard. Why Die Hard Is The Best Christmas Movie. Ok, ok, admittedly that slideshow with the article was weak but this video is much better.

Good Or Bad?

Couple of stories here. Season 3 of The Walking Dead has been pretty damn good so far so I'm glad it got picked up for a 4th season. However, they Lost Showrunner Glenn Mazzara who pretty much saved Season 2 and has steered Season 3 along nicely. I wonder if this means they want to follow the comic storyline more closely or deviate down a different path.

I take this as good news though. Damon Lindelof Isn't Involved With Prometheus 2. Not sure if they can right the ship with this movie series. They probably should just do a do over on Alien3 akin to what is happening with the video game Aliens: Colonial Marines. The Escape trailer looks damn good.

Kharma

Hahaha. Judge Fine Protester Who Got A Mouthful Of Pepper Spray. Damn that looks spicy.

2012 Ad Fails

The 20 Biggest Brand Fails Of 2012. Seriously? They had models pee themselves to show how hard it was to "contain their excitement"? Tune in next year when Harvey Nichols tries an ad that is themed "you've got to be shittin' me".

The Perfect Woman

Well, At Least In 1912.

In 1912 Miss Elsie Scheel of Brooklyn was deemed the “most nearly perfect specimen of womanhood” out of 400 other coeds at Cornell that year. The 24-year-old Scheel had come to Cornell from Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn Heights—she enjoyed horticulture, outdoor sports, and was an ardent suffragette. One paper declared that she was "taller than Venus de Milo," standing five feet seven inches tall, weighing in "at a healthy 171 pounds, and possessing a decidedly pear-shaped figure (it measured 35-30-40)." Isn't that refreshing? According to the NY Times report, Scheel did not have "a single defect."

Kitteh Video

Careful when you sing around kitteh.

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