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Monkeys Eyebrow, Kentucky

7th December 2016

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An Oral History of ‘Get a Mac’

6th December 2016

Read it. And listen to the audio.

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The Firm That Can Turn Deceased Loved Ones Into Ceramics – From Coffee Cups to Vases

26th November 2016

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I wish I could have had my mother turned into a jar or something. Then I could run over it with my car, glue the pieces back together, and then run over it again.

She and I didn’t get along.

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Friday Happy Dance

25th November 2016

Watch it. And rock out.

With thanks to Bluebird of Bitterness.

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Nation’s Uncles Enter Last Stage of Prep for Thursday’s Thanksgiving Debates

25th November 2016

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Sequestered in their homes today to review talking points on a range of topics from gay marriage to Gaza to the wisdom of purchasing a hybrid car, the nation’s uncles have reportedly entered their final stages of preparation for Thursday’s highly anticipated sit-down Thanksgiving dinner debates.

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Thought for the Day

24th November 2016

Extra Time

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Kong: Skull Island

17th November 2016

Watch it.

I am going to enjoy this movie.

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28 Delicious Ways to Use Leftover Bacon Fat

16th November 2016

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Doing our bit to make America great again.

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Price of Lab-Grown Burger Falls From $325K to $11.36

13th November 2016

Be still my heart.

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Happy Veterans Day

11th November 2016

You’re welcome.

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Happy Birthday, USMC

10th November 2016

Some of us remember.

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Song of the Day

9th November 2016

Harvard Blues

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Man at Arms: Reforged

6th November 2016

Every wonder how medieval weapons are made? There’s a collection of YouTube videos for that.

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Wintergatan – Marble Machine (music instrument using 2000 marbles)

5th November 2016

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This reminds me of the animatronic music videos you can see on YouTube.

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Someone Invented A ‘Pancake Printer,’ So It’s Safe To Say Everything Officially Exists

3rd November 2016

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The pancake printer works just like a 3-D printer. You draw or upload some design, send that design to the printer (in this case, via SD card). Then, voila! You have a pancake printed in the shape of your dreams.

Well. There it is.

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Wikipedia Scrambles to Fix ‘Pathological Liar’ Entry to Remove Hillary’s Picture

3rd November 2016

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And replace it with Bill’s, no doubt.

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How Many Pumpkins Does It Take to Stop a .50 Cal Desert Eagle? [VIDEO]

27th October 2016

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Just because we all need a little break.

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Seven Easy Steps to Dress Like a Lumbersexual

25th October 2016

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10 Reasons You Should Be Cooking With Lard

22nd October 2016

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In a not so distant past (about a century ago) and in a not so foreign land (like, in America), lard was the fat that people cooked with. It wasn’t butter. Nor canola oil. And definitely not extra virgin olive oil.

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Scott Adams for President

22nd October 2016

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I’ve noticed that a lot of people are struggling to come up with creative ways to insult me on Twitter. As a public service, I will organize the common approaches in this post so people can insult me by number.

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Grizzly Bears Make Great Product Testers

19th October 2016

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Bears at the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, Mont., are given 60 minutes to try to pry, scratch and dig into various outdoor products. Manufacturers hope their gear will be certified “bear resistant.” Photo: Grizzly & Wolf Center

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Rita Hayworth: Stayin’ Alive

17th October 2016

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Sometimes the old ways are best.

Thanks to Debby Witt, a kindred soul.

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Worried Family Checks on Grandmother After Hurricane by Ordering Pizza to Her House

13th October 2016

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‘Police and fire couldn’t do it, but Papa John’s got there in 30 minutes,’ says grandson.

Markets work.

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Bob Dylan, Nobel Laureate

13th October 2016

My Back Pages

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Kol Nidrei

13th October 2016

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105mm Howitzer on the Back of a Humvee

5th October 2016

Read it. And watch the video.

They’ve actually mounted — and fired — this thing on a pickup truck.

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Random Fan Sinks Putt During Ryder Cup Practice After Heckling European Players

29th September 2016

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By all means watch the video.

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Apparently Tim Tebow Got a Home Run From His First Pro Pitch

28th September 2016

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And by all means watch the video.

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Life-Size Bronze Statue of Eagles’ Glenn Frey Installed in Winslow

28th September 2016

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WINSLOW — A life-size bronze tribute statue to the late singer-songwriter Glenn Frey of the Eagles has been installed in the Standin’ on the Corner Park.

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How Accurate Is the Old Farmer’s Almanac?

27th September 2016

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Sometimes the old ways are best.

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The Many Faces of America

24th September 2016

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I have traveled around quite a bit in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and China, while living in the Caucuses region and I have met and talked with upper middle class Iranians and extremist Muslims in my work as a missionary. It is from this travel and personal experience that I write the following on the way that world perceives the United States.

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Thought for the Day

19th September 2016

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Thirty-Six Questions Feminists Have for Men

12th September 2016

Watch it. Provided by Freeberg, who gets all the good stuff.

Best line: ‘Not every man is your ex-boyfriend.’

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Thought for the Day: My Kind of Bear

10th September 2016

Non Sequitur

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France Banned Fracking, So Its Biggest Oil Company Is Heading to Texas

10th September 2016

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Bring it on. Send us your wretched refuse, and we’ll make their asses rich. It’s what we do.

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Greenhouse Browser Plugin

8th September 2016

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A free browser extension for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox that exposes the role money plays in Congress and highlights key election races. Displays on any web page detailed campaign contribution data for every Senator and Representative, including total amount received and breakdown by industry and by size of donation. Puts vital data where it’s most relevant so you can discover the real impact of money on our political system.

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Fall Foliage Prediction Map

8th September 2016

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Jury Finds Against Union, Awards $5.3 Million in Damages to Cleaning Firm

7th September 2016

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The SEIU thugs lose one. God Bless Texas.

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The Miniature Donkey Therapy Meet-up

6th September 2016

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A miniature donkey can change your life. Ten of them can change it a lot.

I am not making this up.

 

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An Oral History of “We Built This City,” the Worst Song of All Time

5th September 2016

Read it. And by all means listen to the song, even though it will apparently erase significant portions of your genome.

(I realize that this admission will totally destroy any small hipster cred I may have accumulated, but I like the song.)

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Playing Billiards Using Guns

2nd September 2016

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‘Hold my beer and watch this.’

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Thought for the Day

2nd September 2016

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Auburn University Professor Issues Sarcastic Trigger Warning Making Fun of Trend

2nd September 2016

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Prof. Peter Schwartz’s tongue-in-cheek take on trigger warnings – which have become ubiquitous on many campuses across the country – warns students that the course will subject them to such horrors as physics, work and quizzes.

Presumably he has tenure, or he would be canned so fast….

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Scott Adams’ Journey to Dilbert

1st September 2016

Watch it. Et seq.

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McDonald’s Throws Special Party for Down’s Syndrome Worker Retiring After 32 years

31st August 2016

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Ask yourself why I had to go to a British newspaper for this good news.

Maybe Obama knows. We’ll ask him as soon as he finishes playing golf.

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HAPPY DANCE SUNDAY

28th August 2016

Chattanooga Choo-Choo

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Eddie Murphy Reveals He Has Not Read a Newspaper for 20 Years and Does Not Have an Email Address

22nd August 2016

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The actor said he does not feel the pressure to match or live up to expectations which others may have.

Living the dream.

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HAPPY DANCE SUNDAY

21st August 2016

I Walk a Lonely Road

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HAPPY DANCE SUNDAY

14th August 2016

If You Want Me To Stay

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‘How CVS Invaded My Brain’

9th August 2016

Joe Bob Briggs meets modern marketing.

There’s some guy at the world headquarters of CVS drugstores screwing with me.

I don’t know who he is yet, but he lives in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. This is where CVS Health, the largest drugstore chainin the history of drugstores, has its main offices, and where a designated marketing jerk chews on the nub of a pencil and thinks all day about how many coupons he can string onto the bottom of my sales receipt.

I was thinking about this recently while having three hot dogs and a Dr. Pepper during the time it took to print out my receipt for two 6-ounce cans of Gillette Fusion ProGlide Two-in-One Shave Gel and Alpine Clean Skin Care. Why two cans of shave gel when one can is likely to last six months? And why the shave gel that has skin-care ingredients for a man who’s more likely to stick his head into a bowling-ball polisher than apply moisturizer to his face?

Because I had a coupon!

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