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01-03-2014, 12:07 AM
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I'm in Silicon Valley, so I hear it every day, otherwise I'd probably right there with you two.

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01-03-2014, 01:01 AM
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You guys need to watch more Shark Tank.

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01-03-2014, 01:16 AM
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You guys need to watch more Shark Tank.
Or Dragons' Den, Shark Tank is a Dragons' Den rip off. Kevin O'Leary is even on Dragons' Den.

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01-03-2014, 01:32 AM
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Conservative facebook page that posted a photoshop of Obama getting lynched is taken over and trolled by liberals:

http://aattp.org/what-trolls-did-to-...ake-your-week/

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01-03-2014, 01:41 AM
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I spend way too much time around tech startups to think of VC as anything besides venture capitalist.

It can definitely make some movies/books about Vietnam a little confusing though

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01-03-2014, 01:42 AM
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Late to the party, but this is my favorite piece ever re: the smoking debate

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Speaking as a NYC non-smoker, I actually wish there were more options for smokers, rather than less. However, there's already an option for bars to allow smoking if they want (the "cigar bar" exception), but the fact that very few opt for it sort of sounds like the market speaking to us.

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01-03-2014, 09:10 AM
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http://www.charlotteobserver.com/201...n-resigns.html

An Indian Trail councilman decided to boldly go where no politician has gone before – and tendered his resignation this week in the Klingon language.

Apparently David Waddell no longer wanted to live long and prosper on the board.

In an interview Thursday, Waddell said his resignation letter to Mayor Michael Alvarez was written in Klingon, the language of a proud warrior race in the “Star Trek” TV shows and movies, as an inside joke. But in case the mayor wasn’t up to speed with his Klingon, Waddell included a translation using Bing.com.

“Folks don’t know what to think of me half the time,” said Waddell, so “I might as well have one last laugh” on the board.


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01-03-2014, 10:15 AM
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Or Dragons' Den, Shark Tank is a Dragons' Den rip off. Kevin O'Leary is even on Dragons' Den.
The original was a Japanese show, actually.

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01-03-2014, 04:09 PM
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The original was a Japanese show, actually.
And then there was a British version before the Canadian one too. Naturally, Americans need to have a different title.

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01-04-2014, 01:14 AM
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Some co-workers had on a cricket match at work today, and an 84 year old former prime minister chugged a pint of beer as the crowd cheered him on. Apparently he once held a world record for drinking a yard (???) of beer in something like 10 seconds. Liking this country more and more every day.


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01-04-2014, 02:25 AM
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Some co-workers had on a cricket match at work today, and an 84 year old former prime minister chugged a pint of beer as the crowd cheered him on. Apparently he once held a world record for drinking a yard (???) of beer in something like 10 seconds. Liking this country more and more every day.

Hawkie does this at Cricket games all the time, I think. Aussie Prime Ministers are strange creatures.

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01-04-2014, 02:31 AM
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Especially considering that one Australian PM who basically vanished

Well we think he drowned but still: nobody knew what happened for a while!

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Hard to believe it was half a century ago that the US Surgeon General alerted us to the dangers of smoking. Fifty years ago, U.S. surgeon general sounded the public health warning that turned the tide against smoking

Big Tobacco fought a spirited rearguard action and the war continues.
Fifty years ago, ashtrays seemed to be on every table and desk. Athletes and even Fred Flintstone endorsed cigarettes in TV commercials. Smoke hung in the air in restaurants, offices and airplane cabins. More than 42 per cent of U.S. adults smoked, and there was a good chance your doctor was among them.

The turning point came on Jan. 11, 1964. It was on that Saturday morning that U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry released an emphatic and authoritative report that said smoking causes illness and death — and the government should do something about it.

In the decades that followed, warning labels were put on cigarette packs, cigarette commercials were banned, taxes were raised and new restrictions were placed on where people could light up.

"It was the beginning," said Kenneth Warner, a University of Michigan public health professor who is a leading authority on smoking and health.

It was not the end. While the U.S. smoking rate has fallen by more than half to 18 per cent, that still translates to more than 43 million smokers. Smoking is still far and away the leading preventable cause of death in the U.S. Some experts predict large numbers of Americans will puff away for decades to come.

Nevertheless, the Terry report has been called one of the most important documents in U.S. public health history, and on its 50th anniversary, officials are not only rolling out new anti-smoking campaigns but reflecting on what the nation did right that day.

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Is it newsworthy that dreamboat GOP representative and anti-gay-rights-legislator Aaron Schock is purpotedly a closeted gay man?

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/0...schock-is-gay/

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01-04-2014, 07:35 PM
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Steven Seagal may run for Arizona governor.
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God, Steven Seagal is such a tool.

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01-04-2014, 07:59 PM
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He is more successful than you'll ever be.

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Hard to believe it was half a century ago that the US Surgeon General alerted us to the dangers of smoking. Fifty years ago, U.S. surgeon general sounded the public health warning that turned the tide against smoking

Big Tobacco fought a spirited rearguard action and the war continues.
Fifty years ago, ashtrays seemed to be on every table and desk. Athletes and even Fred Flintstone endorsed cigarettes in TV commercials. Smoke hung in the air in restaurants, offices and airplane cabins. More than 42 per cent of U.S. adults smoked, and there was a good chance your doctor was among them.

The turning point came on Jan. 11, 1964. It was on that Saturday morning that U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry released an emphatic and authoritative report that said smoking causes illness and death — and the government should do something about it.

In the decades that followed, warning labels were put on cigarette packs, cigarette commercials were banned, taxes were raised and new restrictions were placed on where people could light up.

"It was the beginning," said Kenneth Warner, a University of Michigan public health professor who is a leading authority on smoking and health.

It was not the end. While the U.S. smoking rate has fallen by more than half to 18 per cent, that still translates to more than 43 million smokers. Smoking is still far and away the leading preventable cause of death in the U.S. Some experts predict large numbers of Americans will puff away for decades to come.

Nevertheless, the Terry report has been called one of the most important documents in U.S. public health history, and on its 50th anniversary, officials are not only rolling out new anti-smoking campaigns but reflecting on what the nation did right that day.
Hunch feeling cell phones are going to end up being our generations cigarette.

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Wouldn't there need to be any sort of evidence that cell phones cause harm first?

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Some co-workers had on a cricket match at work today, and an 84 year old former prime minister chugged a pint of beer as the crowd cheered him on. Apparently he once held a world record for drinking a yard (???) of beer in something like 10 seconds. Liking this country more and more every day.


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Hunch feeling cell phones are going to end up being our generations cigarette.
no, its much more likely pot will end up being this generations cigarette….

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Still one of my favourite gags from the Simpsons. ANDY!


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Still one of my favourite gags from the Simpsons. ANDY!
I see you've played knifey-spooney before

I will forever be incredulous that this was the first episode of the Simpsons that I got to watch a day after coming back from 6 months in Australia!

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