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What People Will Say About The Recent Past Twenty Years From Now

• They had real music, not the commercial junk we have now. • Kids weren’t coddled back then the way they are today. • Smartphones were great because they encouraged reading. • It was a golden age of take out … Continue reading

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The Triple Mandate

American universities have a difficult and confusing triple mandate. They are simultaneously supposed to (1) generate and transmit learning, (2) act as the first level of screening for the HR departments of white collar employers, and (3) provide a ritual … Continue reading

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What Technology are you Comfortable with Tom Waits Using?

Sure Automobile Airplane Telephone Phonograph Radio Pinball machine Maybe Answering machine VCR CD player Walkman Vintage video arcade game Definitely Not GPS Laptop computer TIVO Xbox Keurig coffee maker Siri

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Religious Holiday Themed Starbucks Coffee Cups

Ramadan –Excuse me, this cup is empty. –Well, it’s not dark yet. Hanukkah –Yes it’s small, but you get eight of them. Holi –Ugh! This coffee tastes like paint. Krampus –I’ll have a double-tall soy iced-Ouch! The Feast of Corpus … Continue reading

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Which Fastener Best Suits Your Meyers-Briggs Personality Type?

ISTJ Drywall screw ISFJ Lag bolt INFJ Dowel screw INTJ Washer head full thread rear panel screw ISTP ¼″ Cap screw ISFP Drywall screw (with anchor) INFP Carriage bolt with countersunk head INTP Hex bolt (zinc finish) ESTP Philips head … Continue reading

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It’s My First Time at the Rodeo!

Is that a real cowboy? What are the barrels for? What does the clown do? These seats are really comfy. The talking cactus on the Jumbotron is cracking me up! Mmm…fried mushrooms. When does it start? Oh, it’s already started. … Continue reading

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Top Five Suspended 4ths

“Ziggy Stardust” intro riff Stop-time lead-in to the “Stairway to Heaven” solo “Lead break” from “Anarchy in the U.K.” Bar 4 of “Honky Tonk Women” Most of the rest of the Keith Richards’ career

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