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December 31, 2016

Overnight Open Thread (New Year's Eve Edition)

Well, here's hoping 2017 is a good year. We'll get an idea of where it's gonna go by the end of January I imagine when we get a new President.


Government Cares

Those of you that still believe that government cares for you, I give you this example of why they don't. EPA to Alaskans in sub-zero temps: stop burning wood to keep warm.

Champagne Lesson

5 things you should know about the champagne you'll drink tonight. For example, the bubbles are basically yeast farts.
h/t NDH

Dance With The Dead

Pretty good sound.

Cyber Knowledge

The MSM has much to learn when covering cyber issues. The somewhat dubious "Russia hacked the Vermont power grid" story. Jeez, the infected computer wasn't even connected to the power grid.

Merkel

This has been obvious to most people for some time, but what will Merkel do about it? Islamist terror is 'greatest threat' to Germany. She's already let in more than million refugees and migrants since 2015. Even if only 1% of those are jihadis, that's still 10,000 of them on the loose.

If Germany acts like Sweden, the problems will get worse. Afghan teens convicted of gang rape won't be deported because it's 'too dangerous' for them.

New Year's Resolution Generator

Celebrities

Why you shouldn't listen to celebrities about anything. How clueless celebrities convinced America self-punishment is fun.

Shailene Woodley, eats clay in the belief that it'll adhere to heavy metals and cleanse her body of them.

Clay is "one of the most healthy things you can put into your body," she told a blogger at the website Into the Gloss. "I first heard about the benefits of eating clay from a taxi driver. He was African and was saying that where he's from the women eat clay when they're pregnant." Woodley also told New York Magazine that she constantly drinks iced tea containing a packet of "instant chaga, a mushroom-based powder." "It tastes like dirt," she said. "But I like the taste of dirt."

Not sure I would call Tom Arnold a celebrity anymore, but he is breaking the law by encouraging hackers to hack into the MGM database for 'racist' Trump tapes.

Higher Education

Here's seven of the most absurd 'academic' studies of 2016.

Search Terms

Top Google search terms for 2016.


Cool Stuff

Pretty cool. Watch a meteor fly through the erupting Turrialba volcano.

Take a virtual ride in the cockpit on the F-4 Phantom's retirement flight.

Cat Video

Tonight's ONT brought to you by the best cat tweets of 2016:

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