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Just vote for Ron Paul already.

Have you read this Rolling Stone article about how Bain Capital got bailed out by the (presumably evil, fascist) government? Um, this makes me so mad. I’m not even sure I can work up anything funny to say about it. … Continue reading

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Alpaca tapestry, the movie

Also, don’t worry about the length of your script; everybody in the industry knows that Bayeux Tapestry sequences run long. -Husband Guy I have been rewriting a project that is one of the most complicated things I have ever worked … Continue reading

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Rarely has a chicken sounded so unpleasant.

Try raising the Aseel for a chicken breed with a prehistoric look. Known for its gaminess, the chicken produces a meaty carcass and lays a few brown eggs per week. Not a great sales pitch, guys.

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Free Clint Eastwood squint with handgun purchase

Why is it that whenever there’s a shooting spree in the US, people who are into gun rights (I have no beef with you people aside from this, just not my bag) assume that everyone who carries a concealed weapon … Continue reading

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Tomato disasters

According to analyses conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 100 grams of fresh tomato today has 30 percent less vitamin C, 30 percent less thiamin, 19 percent less niacin, and 62 percent less calcium than it did in the … Continue reading

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Mennonite pee: better and more ethical than your pee, just as you suspected

Please enjoy this Mother Jones bit on BPA in Mennonite womens’ urine. Too lazy? I totally understand. Bottom line is that the urine of studied pregnant Old Order Mennonite ladies, who lead a lifestyle not unlike the Amish – a … Continue reading

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dispatch from the house of nerds

Last night I had an extremely elaborate anxiety dream about homeless people. (I stupidly read this (very depressing) article, The Sharp, Sudden Decline of America’s Middle Class right before bed. Part of my dream was about a couple of intense … Continue reading

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secret libertarian cell taking down NPR from the inside OR hipster economists

Do you listen to Planet Money? It’s a podcast from NPR, which I think most people would agree is a media outlet that makes valiant attempts to skew neither direction in particular but which is largely the preferred jam of … Continue reading

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last lines

Two all-time favorite final paragraphs: At times one of the adolescent girls or boys who go to see the child does not go home to weep or rage, does not, in fact, go home at all. Sometimes also a man … Continue reading

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Another problem with this stage of a rewrite is that you start to think things like:   CHARACTER X They’re crazy sons of bitches, but they’re OUR crazy sons of bitches!   Are a good idea.

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