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November 13, 2014

Overnight Open Thread (11-13-2014)

Quote of the Day I

"Every reputable study suggests that working age women earn less than men mostly due to the choices women make in their careers. The scientists know this, the economists know this - even the White House knows this. And so I humbly present my own proposal for closing the gender wage gap, which I hope will not only solve the problem but also satisfy voices on all sides of the argument. As a society, we must begin telling women what subjects they can major in, what colleges they can attend, and what jobs they can take."

-- Ashe Schow in A Modest Proposal For Closing The Gender Wage Gap

Quote of the Day II

I'm beginning to believe that women are just too fragile to handle a college environment. Perhaps they should be kept at home until they marry, or at most sent to single-sex finishing schools.

-- Glenn Reynolds offering another modest proposal for protecting women against rape culture and trigger alerts now rampant on campuses

Quote of the Day III

"I am Hispanic and I have some traditions from Mexican culture and the vice-chancellor's invite said 'bring your own sombreros and ponchos', which reduces Mexican culture to just a costume," Mr Caceda said. "My family has a poncho and it is really important to us, and these people are treating it like a costume."

Yes we must all honor The Poncho for it is a sacred object to the Mexican people and its holy powers are not to be used for mere gringo amusement.

Heh: Besieged by Stupid Americans, Media Circles the Wagons Around Gruber

Riot, Mayhem, and Pillage: Now Just "Natural Disasters"

And the expected outcomes of 'bad luck'.

Because Even Terrorists Have Friends

And Michael Dukakis is a good friend indeed. Especially when you're accused of conspiring to aid the Boston marathon bombers along with obstruction of justice like Robel Phillipos is.

So there he was, M. Stanley Dukakis - the failed ex-governor of Massachusetts, the failed ex-Democratic presidential candidate - driving his tank down to the federal courthouse yesterday to testify on behalf of the admitted pothead who is also an accused terrorist-helper.

...What's the connection here between Dukakis and the Ethiopian-American weedmeister? Is the Duke a secret pothead? No, it turns out that he took the lad to the 2004 national Democrat convention, the one in which nominee Liveshot Kerry sailed into the city on his yacht from Charlestown.
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The Authoritarian Left Was on Course to Win the Culture Wars... then Along Came #GamerGate

This is why I claim that #GamerGate is not just some argy bargy between two groups that don't like each other. It represents the first time that the PC police have ever met real resistance and been turned back. And that has implications for dealing with them when they eventually come after your group.

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Chinese Hackers Broke into the US Weather System and Satellite Network

Hopefully they took some global warming along with credit card numbers and classified documents.

Attention Press: Newswriting is Just a Profession - Not a Priesthood

The public's trust in the AP or the Seattle Times wasn't violated because the fake story was never made public. Indeed, the AP and the Seattle Times and every other journalist decrying Comey's actions are probably doing more to damage their standing with the public by demonstrating how remarkably butthurt they are over a criminal getting caught. I can't imagine we'd see the same level of outrage if the FBI had impersonated, say, a car salesman or a banker. Newswriting is just a profession. It's not a priesthood.

The Catchiest Tunes According to Science

2. "Mambo No. 5," Lou Bega - 2.48 seconds
3. "Eye of the Tiger," Survivor - 2.62 seconds
4. "Just Dance," Lady Gaga - 2.66 seconds
5. "SOS," ABBA - 2.73 seconds
6. "Pretty Woman," Roy Orbison - 2.73 seconds
7. "Beat It," Michael Jackson - 2.80 seconds
8. "I Will Always Love You," Whitney Houston - 2.83 seconds
9. "Don't You Want Me," The Human League - 2.83 seconds
10. "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing," Aerosmith - 2.84 seconds

And here is the number one catchiest song as determined by Science!:

Full shameful disclosure: I actually like all these songs though I consider 2, 8, and 10 to be the weakest of the bunch.

40 Acclaimed Directors And Their Lowest Ranked Films

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Classic Reno 911 - The Waterheater Lady

She's a kicker - she's a kicker!

Designer Dresses and Gowns, Life Magazine 1953

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Ghostbusters Today

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Coming soon: Vacation Boobs

New York plastic surgeon is developing a "Vacation Breasts" implant that only lasts two or three weeks. The surgeon, Dr. Norman Rowe, already uses an "Insta Breast" enhancement, which increases breast size by a cup and a half, but it only lasts 24 hours. That procedure only takes 20 minutes, and when the clock strikes 24 hours, the breasts deflate back to their old selves, like Cinderella's carriage turning back into a pumpkin. Science, gotta love it! He's working with the FDA and hoping to offer the more long-term version of the procedure to patients by 2016.

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Yahoo group. That is all.

Come on be a smartie and join the yahoo group party! For the children.

And my lo-fi Twitter spew.

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