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July 30, 2013

Overnight Open Thread (7-30-2013)

Fun Fact of the Day: Shark Bites Are the Leading Cause of Death in Peruvia

So how is that even possible given its land-locked location and the relative lack of tornadoes?

Well it turns out that Peruvia is infested with one of the deadliest species of land-sharks known to science, Apristurus krampus. The Peruvian land-shark is a cunning and deadly beast that is fully mobile on land and water, and can flawlessly speak all 34 Peruvian dialects as well as the forbidden language of love and affection. With no natural enemies it freely roams the Peruvian countryside via the network of cess pools and figures large in the national imagination.

Many an unwary Peruvnik has ended up in a shark's belly and nearly every family can tell you a sad tale of a gullible daughter who fell for the charms of the sunyigazemberputz as it's known in the local tongue. Which is why at every meal you'll still hear the familiar Peruvian homily, 'Let eternal suspicion and the body of a Bulgarian keep the shark away."

Do You Know This Girl's Name?

Well Roman Polanski does. This is why.


The Daily Show and Lack of Fucking Integrity

They lie through editing. Reason #45 why you always bring your own camera like Matt Slick did.

What they edited and put on TV was this:
  • Matt:  "The reverse happens as well [camera angle change] where homosexuals go out and find straights to beat up."
Now notice what happened on the show.  They had me saying, "The reverse happens as well [camera angle change] where homosexuals go out and find straights to beat up."  That is not what I said.  I said "I don't know about bullying where homosexuals go out and find straights to beat up".

Oh Sad Albion

Whenever I'm in these places, I feel as if I'm where I belong. I love the look of the places, the sound (I really like Celtic music), the art, the history, the accents, and the ordinary people I meet on the street. I even like the way these places smell. Whether I'm in Scotland or a Wales or the English countryside, there's this indefinable green, flowery, fresh smell that I've never experienced anywhere else.

Having said that, I hate the fact that the UK has flooded itself with Muslims, raising the strong possibility of a majority population that has values antithetical to everything that is British; I hate the way the welfare state has leached away British values and backbone; and I hate the ascendency of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic feelings throughout the whole of the UK (and Ireland too).

The UK, from Scotland on down, fundamentally lacks vitality. All of this means that, when I'm walking around glorying in a place that feels like my spiritual and aesthetic home, I can't decide whether I'm the equivalent of someone foolishly in love with a dying consumptive (very Bronte-ish) or if I'm the equivalent of someone even more foolishly in love with a wife-beater - and I'm the wife.


Can a Slingshot Hit Harder Than a Pistol?

Yes. If it's firing a 100 caliber ball. Next step: Drive-by slingshotting and slingshot control. For the children.

Microsoft Word Problems

1. Helen's bibliography contains 27 web sites, two-thirds of which Microsoft Word annoyingly converts into hyperlinks. If selecting "remove hyper link" requires two clicks of the mouse, how many clicks will Helen expend in this awful, time-consuming task?
4. Miguel is pulling an all-nighter at the library to finish a history paper. If Miguel's computer is operating on Microsoft Word 2003, how many useful suggestions does Clippy have between the hours of 8 pm and 3 am?


Internet Troll Apologizes After Threat to tell his Mother



Indian Army Tracks Chinese Drones For Months; Discovers They're Actually Jupiter and Venus

Sometimes astronomy is hard.


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