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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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How A Black College Democrat Turned Into A Republican

9th August 2016

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“On April 1, 2015, I officially switched from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party and I never looked back.”

He probably wanted a piece of that White Privilege and decided that if he identified as white there was probably a government program….

Just for fun, read He Talk Like a White Boy: Reflections of a Conservative Black Man on Faith, Family, Politics, and Authenticity.

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Man Fought Off Armed Would-Be Carjackers With High-Pressure Car Wash Sprayer

9th August 2016

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Hey, you work with what you’ve got.

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HAPPY DANCE SUNDAY

7th August 2016

No One Like You

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Signs of the Times

5th August 2016

If you do not read the Bluebird of Bitterness, you really really ought to do so.

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HAPPY DANCE SUNDAY

31st July 2016

Neutron Dance

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If Only It Worked That Way

30th July 2016

Wally And Agile Programming - Dilbert by Scott Adams

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HAPPY DANCE SUNDAY

24th July 2016

Boogie Nights

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Thought for the Day

20th July 2016

Hillary For Prison T-Shirt...'Til The End Of Time

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Thought for the Day: Retirement

18th July 2016

Feel the Power

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HAPPY DANCE SUNDAY

17th July 2016

Magic Carpet Ride

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Thought for the Day

14th July 2016

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The Latin Speakers of West Virginia

11th July 2016

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Much of her life seems like classic soccer-mom material, which makes her destination all the more astonishing: she is heading to Charles Town, West Virginia, to spend the week in an old country villa speaking no language other than Latin. A group called SALVI (Septentrionale Americanum Latinitatis Vivae Institutum, the North American Institute for Living Latin Studies) rents a secluded space large enough for thirty-odd people to spend a week without any outside contact: no phones, no internet, no stores.

Forget the books. It has to be people talking to people. Once you lose that, it will never be the same.

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You Can Print Your Photos as Pancakes Now

10th July 2016

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I am not making this up.

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Thought for the Day

7th July 2016

Know Your Eels

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McDonald’s to Expand All-Day Breakfast Menu

6th July 2016

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Now the ‘breakfast cheeseburger’ will be available all day.

Every day, in every way, life keeps getting better and better.

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New App Lets You Know Where Folks Are Coughing and Wheezing

5th July 2016

Lileks.

Condolences to everyone by the Milwaukee Road train station: Hope you’re feeling better. How do I know you’re ill?

Simple. I have a new smartphone app called “Sickweather,” and it tracks illness in your immediate area. How? Does it listen for your hacking coughs, fix your location via GPS, cross-check with Walgreen Cold-and-Flu aisle trips, and upload it so the NSA and Chinese hackers can send you get-well cards?

No. It scans Facebook. Well, you say, what doesn’t? The accuracy of the app depends on people staggering to their computer, feeling like achy sweaty sloths, and typing URGH I HAVE FLU so people can LIKE it, and companies can send you a coupon for something that makes you feel 17 percent better and tastes like blueberries grown in Chernobyl.

When I first opened it up, little markers indicating disease rained down on Minneapolis like the Judgement of Heaven, and any rational person would instantly run outside and daub an X on the front door in lamb’s blood. (We were out. Had it on the list, too.) Downtown was a seething mass of SICK icons, concentrated in two areas: Right outside the Milwaukee Depot, and the Warehouse District.

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HAPPY DANCE MONDAY

4th July 2016

Columbia the Gem of the Ocean

I learned to sing this in elementary school. I don’t suppose they do that any more.

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Eagle-eyed Army Sharpshooter Frees Eagle Hanging Upside Down in Tree

4th July 2016

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The eagle was found hanging upside down in a tree near Rush City Thursday, according to KARE-TV. Its leg had gotten caught in a piece of rope, wrapped around a branch, about 75 feet off the ground.

The vet, Jason Galvin, was able to free the bird after firing 150 shots at the rope with a .22 caliber rifle. Galvin served two tours in Afghanistan.

“It was very windy and I was just waiting for the right shot,” he told the station.

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HAPPY DANCE SUNDAY

26th June 2016

Hot Hot Hot

Hey, it’s Texas in the summertime.

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