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January 11, 2013

Overnight Open Thread (11 Jan 2013)

Alright! Thank God it's Friday. But all is not well here. Looks like the flu bug has hit my humble abode. Oh well. Let's start off the ONT with a little Ode To The Pug.


Mad Flying Skillz

So you want to be a pilot?

The spin was supposed to be a normal erect spin to the right, but for various unintentional reasons the spin went flat, up until that point I had never flat spun an aircraft. I eventualy mananged to get the aircraft into a normal erect spin from which I was able to recover. This aircraft is not fitted with an electric starter motor, so I was unable to restart the engine. During the "flare" to land the main undercarriage caught the top wires of a barbed wire fence that was invisible to me. After coming to rest inverted I waited 20mins for the rescue services to come and right the aircraft so I was able to exit via the outward opening canopy. The aircraft rotated 26 times total, I was extremely dissorientated after the recovery to straight and level flight, and was unable to read the instruments. From the video I estimate I recovered at about 700ft from an entry altitude of 3500ft. If you listen carefully you will hear me say:"I think this is it". At that stage I did not think I would be able to recover. However I continued to try various control inputs based on the aircraft attitude and rotational rate, which eventually effected a recovery.
My thanks go to the emergency services that found me and allowed my escape.


Brings back memories of approach to stall and LAPLs (low altitude power loss) training back in the day.

Sex Appeal

High Heels Give Women More Attractive Gait. Gait? Yeah, that's really what most guys notice. I heard that all the time hanging out with the guys. Dude, check out that gait.

Hospital Brothel

Um has anyone really read all of Obamacare yet? I'm curious if Hospital Brothels are covered. Does not sound like your typical brothel though. You have to bring your own date as it is not part of the package. Your essentially paying for a "luxury suite" in a friggin' hospital. For extra you can add a "sex skills expert" to critique your performance or something.

According to the sex professor, Peng Xiaohui from Huazhong Normal University, invited to the press conference, they once treated a couple having fertility problems. The reason the couple with a doctorate degree failed to conceive a baby after three years of marriage was found to be that the husband had mistaken his wife’s belly button for her vagina!

On second thought, maybe the Chinese do need these type of things.

Disney's Take On Empire Strikes Back

It's still better than any of the prequels.

Video Game Of The Year

I'll just quote Kratos on this one. Forget about God Of War, Starcraft, Mass Effect, Call Of Duty...ad infinitum. The newest game that'll hit the market on March 8th, courtesy of a cool $100K tax payer funded grant from the NEA, is HERAdventure.

A new video game featuring a black alien female superhero delivered to Earth to fight global warming is about to hit the market thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Obama administration.

The National Endowment for the Arts is funding the Spelman College of Atlanta, Ga.’s multi-episode game called “HERadventure.” In the grant announcement made last year, the NEA said the story “focuses on a young female superhero sent to Earth to save her own planet from devastation because of climate changes caused by social issues impacting women and girls.”


h/t Kratos

Question Of The Day

A dumb one of course as a lot of folks across the class spectrum partake. Why Do Rich And Famous People Always Sunbathe Topless?

Doggeh Video

Bonus Doggeh material: Ugliest Dog Competition. I'm pretty sure Helen Thomas would still win.

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