Category Archives: Etcetera

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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Dear Virginia

Read the following answer to the question “Is Santa real?” for a kid who is old enough to be levelled with. It’s warm-hearted, eloquent, and sweet. It’s also deeply, deeply icky. Basically the lesson it teaches children is that the … Continue reading

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My God, it’s full of stars!

Dave Bowman gets his first glimpse into the monolith in 2001. The non-famous relative of a film producer walks into an A-list Hollywood party. Incredulous world-record book reader realizes how heavily caveated his favorite athlete’s accomplishments actually were. Virtually impossible bowl … Continue reading

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