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February 15, 2013

Overnight Open Thread (SMODLET Edition)

Well this does not surprise me. The State Of The Union Is......Dumber. Pretty funny that W scored higher than the vaunted Constitutional Law professor.

Chubby Checker

Good Lord, they really do have an app for everything. Chubby Checker Sues Hewlett Packard Over Penis App.

Chubby Checker is suing Hewlett-Packard for “all profits” received from the sale of the penis sizing application. That figure is close to $500 million.

I call BS on this. No way that app has made $500M. No way.

Pro Gun Posters

Heh. Eight 2nd Amendment Posters That Illustrate The Fallacy Of The Left's Arguments.

The Last Beerfighter

Oh I gotta get one of these for the "office". Beercade Replaces Arcade Coin Slots With Beer Taps, Rewards Winner With Brew.

The Next Big Spice

Every year, McCormack lists spices that they think will be big in cooking and this year, they think Dukkah And Broccoli will be it. What's dukkah you ask?

Dukkah is an Egyptian blend of cumin, coriander, sesame and nuts. It mostly appears in olive oil as a dipping sauce for table bread in American eateries, but McCormick chefs say uses can extend to toppings for soups, stews and salads.

A Good Clay To Die Hard

Concierge Medicine

This won't be good for the masses. Good for the folks that can afford it though. 1 in 10 Doctor Practices Flee Medicare To Concierge Medicine.


So do you know what "OK" Stands For?

The time was 1839. In Boston and New York, slang abbreviations were all the rage with the abbreviations often representing deliberately misspelled slang phrases like “KY” for “know yuse”; “OW” for “oll wright” (the predecessor of “oll korrect”); “KG” for “know go”; “NS” for “nuff said”; and many many others.

OK is one of the few of these abbreviations to survive. It managed to do so largely because of an 1840 New York campaign slogan by boosters of Martin Van Buren for re-election. Van Buren’s nickname was “Old Kinderhook”; so this group made their name the “O.K. Club”, thus having the double meaning of “oll korrect” and “Old Kinderhook”. As you might expect, this also gave rise to Van Buren’s opponents quipping that Van Buren’s supporters were all illiterate.

Another Study Of The Obvious

Well duh! Women Are Intolerant Of Sexy Peers.

In Study 1, an experimental design was used to test the evolutionary-based hypothesis that women would be intolerant of sexy women and would censure those who seem to make sex too readily available. Results provide strong empirical support for intrasexual competition among women. Using independent raters, blind to condition, we found that almost all women were rated as reacting negatively (“bitchy”) to an attractive female confederate when she was dressed in a sexually provocative manner. In contrast, when she was dressed conservatively, the same confederate was barely noticed by the participants. In Study 2, an experimental design was used to assess whether the sexy female confederate from Study 1 was viewed as a sexual rival by women. Results indicated that as hypothesized, women did not want to introduce her to their boyfriend, allow him to spend time alone with her, or be friends with her.

Doggeh Video

Friday night fight. In one corner, a beagle. The other, a robot crab. Ready? Fight!

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