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January 21, 2015

Overnight Open Thread (1-21-2015)

Completely tied up with work so you'll have to make do with this minimalist ONT.

Explaining the South

CDR Salamander points to this BBC documentary, Rich Hall's The Dirty South, as a starting point. Now I don't quite buy every single point Hall makes, but on the whole I think he's more right than wrong. And it's an entertaining watch. Best part for me: When he says 'F**k You' to the audience.

In fact I'd like to see Hall do a lot more documentaries. He has a nice blend of humor and information delivery along with a nice touch of snark. And is it just me or has Rich Hall become much more interesting looking compared to his 80s stand-up days?

Maybe the 50s and 60s Were the Aberration...


Page 3 Weasels

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Demonization Is Nothing New

Here Truman basically accused Dewey of being a Hitler-wannabe. From the Oct. 28, 1948 New York Times front page.


Photos From a SEAL Armory

Not to be confused with the scene from the Matrix.


Also: Kyle Derangement Syndrome

Armed Women Repel Boko Haram Attack

Yet civilians are basically forbidden from legally owning firearms in Nigeria.


Licensed CHL Holder Tackled, Put in Choke Hold by Freaked Out Anti-Gun Civilian

This is one way you become a dead freaked out anti-gun civilian.

Art, Wigs and the Wearing of Pants

Bad Craft Books From the 70s

I've tried to explain to Mrs. Maetenloch why macramé gives me the shivers but I don't think she gets it.


Boy Skips Birthday Party, Parents Get Invoice Afterwards

Rick Springfield Wins Bizarre Butt Injury Lawsuit, Explains Why He Didn't Settle

The Group knows what you did.

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