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March 18, 2016

Overnight Open Thread (18 Mar 2016)

Heh. Dear snowflakes, here's what oppression REALLY looks like. I don't think this dude will last 15 years.

cite an account from a U.N. ambassador who relayed the story of former North Korean prisoner Kim Young-soon, who recounted hunger so strong she and her fellow inmates would pick out kernels of corn from cow dung for food, adding "If there was a day that we were able to have mouse, that was a special diet for us."

Campaign Promises

A brief history of weird campaign promises.

The centerpiece of his perennial campaign was a program of reform which he called "Lopeotherapy." This consisted of a variety of promises, including the following:

The elimination of poverty, after 10 pm.
The relocation of Paris to the countryside, so that its residents could enjoy fresher air.
The nationalization of brothels, so that with the revenue the government could lower taxes.
The payment of an annual allowance to the widow of the unknown soldier.
The creation of a Ministry of Health and Tobacco and a Ministry of Sex and Folklore.

Weather Boobs

I don't think she's really a meteorologist. Weather reporter accidentally flashes TV audience.

Marine Close Air Support Training

Free PC Game

For those of you who game on the PC, Origin is offering up Medal Of Honor: Pacific Assault free soon.

Speaking of PC, head of Xbox Phil Spencer apologizes for having strippers at GDC party.

Star Trek Transporter

There's no cloning in quantum mechanics, so the Star Trek transporter really is a suicide box.


This map estimates which US cities face the highest risk from Zika virus.

Batman v Superman Score

I haven't finished listening to it yet.

Beer Power

Faster please. Researchers believe disease-fighting beer may be close.


I just like the headline. Great tits use syntax.

Dog Video

Tonight's ONT brought to you by a rough guide of the costs of guns during WWII:

M1918A2 BAR: $319 (1945)

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