2018-12-02

Can you name this musical instrument?

Anyone who browses various news and entertainment sites on the web will see those little ads embedded in site sidebars, often with such titles as, How to cure acne with this simple solution, Can you name these 60s actors?, and The truth behind JFK's 1972 disappearance. One that popped into view recently was on a site called Tempo that invited viewers to take a quiz: Can You Name this Musical
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2018-11-22

Raw Water

Out of touch with Reality Silicon Valley "bros" have been smoking something bad when they manage to convince each other to pay $35 for a jug of unfiltered, untreated "raw" water. Raw water is water that is bottled directly from the source: a creek, a hillside spring, or a lake.  Raw water is "raw" because it has not been filtered or treated to remove chemicals or bacteria that could cause illness or death. We've researched this topic and unearthed a few enterprising bottlers of raw water. According to news sources, 2.5 gallon jugs are going for more than $35. Piers Pure Raw Water (extracted from a tributary of Pence Creek that runs through the feedlot of Piers Dairy in Indiana) Büdelsdorfer Reinkanalwasser (Imported) (source: the northern end of the Kiel Canal near Büdelsdorf) Buttweiser Lite (source:  runoff from the Thomas Fire near Santa Barbara, distributed by Budweiser Van Nuys, CA) St. Tammany Raw Water Reclamation (source: wells tapped
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2018-09-22

Limited Parking

People get carried away in the comments section, but thankfully, this thread was short. I remember seeing one of those. It was near the dance hall where they were holding a hop. I hear if those get out of hand, someone could croak. That's quite the leap of imagination. I see what you did there.
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2018-09-11

An Exacting Complication

I and two of my friends are at a convenience store buying drinks. My friend's drink is $2.73 including tax. He hands the cashier exactly $2.73. But the cashier doesn’t take it. Friend: “Here you go.” Cashier: “This isn’t enough.” Friend: “What do you mean. You said it was $2.73 and I gave you $2.73 exactly.” Cashier: “Exact change isn’t enough.” Friend: “What the hell are you on about. I
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2018-08-15

Interesting Phrase

I ran across this phrase while reading a recent news article: organized turbulence
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Round hamburger buns
2017-03-31

Truth in Labeling

I was stunned, stunned! I tell you, when I noticed this in a recent market advertising circular. Even Wendy's serves their square hambugers in round buns, so it would be quite unusual to find hamburger buns that aren't
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2017-03-17

Artisan Lettuce (Really!)

We first need to ask, What is Artisan Food? This link provides the following: Artisan food is a type of food that is not mass produced, but handmade, and includes cheese and breadmaking, charcuterie and other foods involving a fermentation process. Artisan food is usually developed during a long period of time. In the past decade, food producers large and small began to add seeds and nuts and dried fruit
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2017-02-23

Ultimate Outdoor Theater

Now here's just the thing to take on your next camping trip or to just set up in your back yard. Imagine how popular you'll be with other nearby campers, who just wanted to spend a night or two outdoors away from the stresses of life back in the neighborhood, when you set this up and begin showing the latest blood and gore horror movie. Why tell the kids ghost
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2016-10-26

Lysdexits of the World, Untie!

Lysdexics of the world, untie! I always took comfort and delight in knowing that dyslexia is an anagram of "daily sex." FWIW, an anadram is what you call an anagram when you're drunk. No. Like "anabaptist," an anadram is a second or subsequent dram. Is an anadram what happens when you jumble a word because you're drunk on whiskey? If there is an "e" in whiskey, it is probably not
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2016-10-15

The Sartre of Living

Jean-Paul Sartre is sitting at a French cafe, revising his draft of Being and Nothingness. He says to the waitress, "I'd like a cup of coffee, please, with no cream." The waitress replies, "I'm sorry Monsieur, but we're out of cream. How about with no
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