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April 05, 2014

Overnight Open Thread (5 Apr 2014)

Aw, poor baby. Democrat Jim Moran thinks he's not paid enough.

Aside from the $174,000 base pay these turds get from us, we also give them a generous allowance to cover the cost of housing and staff along with a plethora of freebies like haircuts, office supplies, health insurance, travel and postage.

Most of these clowns become millionaires in their first term in office simply because Congress exempts itself from Stock Market insider trading laws that would send ordinary folks like us to prison.

Then there are the gifts and favors bestowed on these jerkwads by lobbyists and other special interests, particularly on the Democrat side. I’m sure the gun control lobby alone pours buckets of money over his head for his “principled” stand on an assault weapons ban.

I was unable to find out Mr. Moran’s net worth but considering that he’s been a Congress whore for 23 years I’d reckon he’s worth at least several million dollars. Not bad for a poor boy from Virginia struggling to get along on a congressman’s pay.


Well, you can always quit if the pay ain't good enough Mr. Moran.


Pillow Fight Day

Just a reminder, it is International Pillow Fight Day today.

ThermoNERFular War

Yes. This needs to be a real thing and not an April Fool's Day joke. NERF Nuke. This would be awesome at work.

Chemistry Jokes

War on E-cigs

Good God. The growing hysteria over e-cigs is getting out of hand. Soaring numbers of people are being poisoned by e-cigs, doctors warn. I guess these doctors missed the part where 5 times as many folks were poisoned by concentrated laundry detergent packs. Kids will get into anything left out and about. To focus on e-cigs is ridiculous.

Gears Of War

When mechanical analog computers ruled the waves. I love this part about why they didn't digitize the Iowa class battleships.

“We found that digitizing the computer would improve neither the reliability nor the accuracy of the system and recommended, ‘Don't bother.’” Even without digital computers, the Iowa could fire 2,700-pound “dumb” shells nearly 30 miles inland with deadly accuracy, within a circle of probable error of around 80 meters. Some of its shells had circles of destruction larger than that.

Crosswing Difficulties

I still have not so fond memories of landing at Lajes Field in the Azores with some pretty nasty crosswinds. One second we would be within limits for the aircraft, the next second we'd be out of limits. Just had to time the touchdown for when we were within limits. I know why the runway is 300 feet wide and we used all of it up.

A Museum Of What?

I guess there is a museum for everything. Welcome to the Museum of Erectile Dysfunction. Historical treatments seem to be a bit painful.

This electrostimulation device from the 1880s may look innocuous enough - until you find out that the short cylinder goes up the rectum, while the length of the longer probe is inserted in the urethra. One has a positive charge, one has a negative charge, and together they pack a wallop intended to jolt the genitalia back into action.

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