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March 28, 2015

Overnight Open Thread (28 Mar 2015)

Seriously. W. T. F? Close media aide to President Rouhani defects during Iran nuclear talks, says U.S. negotiators acting on behalf of Iran.


A beginner's guide to Navy rum.

The Royal Navy later tweaked the formula of the rations after the rum had been proved by adding some water and a bit of lime juice to combat scurvy. This healthy cocktail became known as grog after the 18th century British admiral Edward Vernon, better known as "Old Grog" for the waterproof grogram cloak he wore at sea.

The Minigun

Fair Trade Condoms

Fair-trade condoms are now a thing.

That was until she learned how condoms are made while taking a sustainable economics course at NYU: Mass-marketed rubbers are often produced using toxic chemicals, unfair wages, child labor or production methods that are harmful to the environment.
So Singer ditched the Durex and went fair-trade.
Yes, like coffee, chocolate and cotton, rubbers are now coming under the scrutiny of fair-trade advocates


Another reason why you really should never, ever listen to a celebrity. Sharon Stone denies involvement in Chevron shakedown.

Sleeping In The Military

T-50 Fighter

Heh. They really are copying us. Russia's answer to US next-gen fighter hits the skids.

Female Thor

How the new female Thor shows the grip that feminists have on comics. Despite promises of not becoming a vehicle for feminism, they did it anyway.

Rep. Ellison

Oh dear. You don't get to pick and choose what you'll allow the executive to get away with. Rep. Ellison: 'Not Constitutionally proper' this time for congress to allow Obama to use his pen.

Cat Video

Tonight's ONT brought to you by 6 cats who made their mark on the silver screen:

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