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Oct. 29th, 2009 | 12:46 pm

I think I shouldn't let a year pass without saying something here.

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Wow.

Nov. 6th, 2008 | 08:25 am

Priceline is advertising an "Inauguration Special" for people to travel to DC in January.  I don't think they did that in 2004.

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The Scorpion and the Frog

Jul. 17th, 2008 | 02:41 pm

This morning just before 8:00, a young man got on the #48 bus and inserted his ticket into the fare meter.  The bus driver informed him that his ticket was for off-peak hours only and that he would have to pay an extra quarter.  Angrily, the man pulled a quarter out his pocket, shoved it into the meter, and grabbed his transfer.  Walking down the aisle toward his seat, he held his hand up next to his ear and flipped off the bus driver and was immediately tossed off the bus.  It was his nature.

Moral: Don't give your drive the finger until you reach your destination.

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Dr. Xxx would not approve

Jun. 6th, 2008 | 09:05 am

John McCain read The Martian Chronicles and was inspired to send humans to Mars by it? Maybe he needs to reread it.

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Does CNN not realize how stupid this sounds?

Apr. 2nd, 2008 | 11:21 am

From CNN's front page, an ad for Larry King Live:

Do vaccines cause autism? Actress and mother of an autistic son, Jenny McCarthy, debates the issue with medical professionals.

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Your favourite band sounds like WHAT??

Mar. 12th, 2008 | 08:34 am

Last night hosting trivia, we did an audio round asking teams to identify bands appearing at the upcoming Sasquatch Festival. (Damn, they just added Kathleen Edwards to the day we're going. The only thing I could be doing that day that would be more fun would be reading questions as HSNCT.)  The average round score was 5.4/10, which means people did reasonably well but also means that there were a lot of wrong answers.  Here's who a group of pub trivia players think the songs we played sound like. (Bands in italics are actually playing Sasquatch and thus are usually not bad guesses.)

1. Cannonball, The Breeders
Wrong: Tegan & Sara, Seether, Elastica, Cranberries
Lesson: People who are about 30 mostly remember the Breeders.

2. The Widow, The Mars Volta
Wrong: Kristin Hersh, Garbage, Paramore (x2), Liz Phair, PJ Harvey, Endeavors, Wolfmother, Cat Power, Muse, Thee Emergency, Mates of State, Kinski
Lesson: Dude from the Mars Volta sounds like a lady.

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Idiot Stat Watch

Feb. 27th, 2008 | 09:45 pm
location: Idaho Falls, the dullest falls on earth

On ESPN right now they are saying how much better it is to be a #1 seed than a #3 seed in the NCAA basketball tournament. Yes, you say, that seems obvious. The stat that use to argue this point is that while #1, #2, and #3 seeds all have really good records in the first two rounds of the tournament, #3 seeds actually have a 21-23 record (under .500!) in the third round. Shocking! Shocking, that is, until you realize that, if the seeds hold, the #3 seed would be playing a #2 seed in the third round, and would therefore be an underdog. Well done, ESPN producers, well done.
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For cdbarker and tophatter2

Feb. 22nd, 2008 | 11:30 am

The emotional scarring that the 1984 Blue Jays and Orioles must have suffered as a result of appearing in this video finally explains why the Tigers ran away with the division.

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QOTD

Feb. 19th, 2008 | 08:58 am

"The notion that humans descended from apes has never been popular among fundamentalists, but what of the apes themselves? Given the gory history of Homo sapiens on Earth, no self-respecting chimp or gorilla would claim a genetic connection to us." -- Carl Hiassen

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The ideal Super Bowl halftime

Feb. 4th, 2008 | 03:03 pm

No Tom Petty. No Paula Abdul.

Use the picture-in-picture capabilities of the TV to make a split screen. On the right side, Puppy Bowl. On the left side, Bomberman. Enjoyment ensued.

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