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October 08, 2016

Overnight Open Thread (8 Oct 2016)

The guns of October.

Our leaders are not exactly up to the task. John Kerry is possibly the most feckless, credulous, blithering secretary of State in U.S. history. President Obama is on his way out. Secretary Clinton is more eager to use force, defends our intervention in Libya as a success, and would have something to prove early in her term as the nation's first woman president. Kaine's response to any criticism of world affairs is "Bin Laden." Pence decided just to make up his own policy. And Trump - well, we can only begin to imagine.

Nor is it only our elites we must worry about. Putin, Assad, Erdogan, Khamenei, Xi Jinping, Kim Jong Un - these men feel they have the upper hand.

Well, they do have the upper hand. Obama doctrine of weakness has reawakened the Russian Bear and really, every other regime out there.

IRS Scam

Nice. I actually got one of these calls the other day. I messed around with the caller for a bit before they caught on that I wasn't fooled by their pitch. Cops arrest hundreds of people allegedly involved in IRS phone scam.

Overseas Contractors

Yup. I've seen 'em all. The 6 types of contractors you encounter overseas.

Blue Angels

Dayum. Awesome slow motion Blue Angels low transition video.

Dinner Party Phrases

Heh. Awkward phrases that will ruin any dinner party.

What's In Your Purse?

What New York women carry in their handbags. I don't know, not a single one had a weapon.

Fencing World Championships

With lightsabers.

Hurricane Head Bangin'

Heh. Florida man head-bangs to Slayer's 'Raining Blood' during Hurricane Matthew. Trigger warning: he's holding a U.S. Flag.

Draconids Meteor Shower

You can watch the Draconid Meteor shower tonight.

The Dark Knight Rises Piano Solo

Halloween Costume

So I've decided to be SMOD for this Halloween. Any tips on how to make the actual costume?

Luke Cage

Figures. Netflix hit 'Luke Cage' criticized for its conservativism and 'respectability' politics.

Cat Video

Tonight's ONT brought to you by the one man passenger pod on the P-38 Lightning:

Cat pic via.

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