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Brian G. Fay
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I may have peed myself.
 
Oh my god. Oh my god.
This is breathtaking.
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This one of the funniest things I've watched in ages! Thank you!
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Just as good as when newspapers occasionally mixed up the captions for The Far Side and Dennis the Menace. 
 
Family Circus has been taken over by a new artist. I look forward to their touching portrayal of a young family coming to know a nameless and forbidden secret before being consumed by the great underwater god known as Cthulhu.
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Anyone else noticing that the Beta channel no longer opens the home tabs but instead opens whatever was last open? 
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Thanks +Mike McLoughlin, I'll do that and see how it goes. I appreciate the advice. 
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Well, that's a pretty good way to get people talking about issues and isn't that a lot of what art is about? Good on this church for engaging in difficult dialogue. 
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The bronze sculpture depicting Jesus huddled under a blanket on a park bench has provoked praise and complaints — and a call to the police — in its new North Carolina neighborhood.
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This is awesome.
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Fascinatingly stupid reaction by the school and the police. Intriguing discussion on Slashdot, a place I used to visit as often as I now visit Google+. 
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Truly a wonderful book. I like Ann Patchett's fiction, but I love her nonfiction. I could read her all day and look, I just did. 

(By the way, I used the new blur feature on the Google Camera App. Pretty sweet.)
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Me too
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Can't anything just be fun anymore? Must we analyze everything to death?

NYTimes: Seinfeld, His Show, and Inequality
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Brian,
According to Laszlo Felecki, Hungarian humorist and satarist, yes, we are doomed by the rational science to analyze everything, especially humor. Popova has posted a fascinating, if way over-analytical book review:http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/04/16/random-walk-in-science-humor/
Cheers indeed,
Jerry
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Your inner fish! I love this. And the creationists can suck it. 
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Agreed and well said.
 
This Is Terrifying
I've always been drawn to the surreal, to the creative, to the mental spaces not confined to the rules of the universe. I just never realized that there was something wrong with that.  When I first read the New York Times article, I figured it was an accide...
I've always been drawn to the surreal, to the creative, to the mental spaces not confined to the rules of the universe. I just never realized that there was something wrong with that.  When I first read the New York Times art...
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Scary. The last thing we need is for our daydreamers to be labeled as "sluggish." Eli Lilly and others are just looking to cash in on our kids. 
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Writing, changing, running, becoming, teaching and wondering.
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I'm trying to figure out what my writing, running, technology, teaching, and reading have in common. I'll let you know soon as I figure it out. 
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I'm a published poet!
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Radford, Virginia - Pawtucket, Rhode Island - Upton, Massachusetts - Troy, NY - Oswego, NY - Manlius, NY - Fayetteville, NY - Potsdam, NY
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Cutting the Facebook Cord
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This week I made the momentous decision to discontinue my photography page on Facebook. I know, I know, I'm a wild man. But I say that not e

Dell Chromebook 11 review
www.theverge.com

Chromebooks are the simplest computers you can buy today, but they’ve proven a tricky formula for manufacturers to get right. The perfect Ch

Streaming music payments: how much do artists really receive?
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Stats from Zoë Keating show how musician's 0.4 cents per Spotify stream compare to payments from iTunes Match, Amazon Cloud Drive and Xbox M

I'm With Bill Gates
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According to The Washington Post, Bill Gates is calling for teachers to help persuade parents that the Common Core Standards that he helped

Image Problems in the School
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Teachers have image problems. If I worked at Google, people would be impressed. If I was a contractor and showed someone the deck I built, t

Dinner at the Mall? Bad choice.
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Went out to dinner at the mall tonight. P.F. Chang's. A place I had heard was good. To me, it was alright. Just okay. The waiter was nice. T

The internet is fucked
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Here’s a simple truth: the internet has radically changed the world. Over the course of the past 20 years, the idea of networking all the wo

Inside Amtrak's (Absolutely Awesome) Plan to Give Free Rides to Writers
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Amtrak has begun offering “writers’ residencies” to, well, writers – long roundtrip rides aboard Amtrak trains dedicated solely for the purp

What Obama Should Have Said About Cory Remsburg
www.theatlantic.com

The president praised the American spirit. He ought to have also highlighted the risks of long, costly wars.

The Thing You Missed About This Comic That Will Break Your Heart All Ove...
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You've probably seen it on Facebook already. And if you've clicked on a friend's link and read the short comic "Written in the Bones," by Ch

Google Stole Its Smart Contact Lens From Microsoft. And That's a Good Th...
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Google latest bombshell of a research project is a smart contact lens diabetics can use to read blood sugar levels through the tears in thei

I, Glasshole: My Year With Google Glass | Gadget Lab | Wired.com
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For much of 2013, I wore the future across my brow, a true Glasshole, peering uncertainly into the post-screen world. But I’m not out here a

Google Music to Add Upload Feature
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To upload audio files to Google Play Music, you need to use Music Manager. It's only available as a native app for Windows, Mac OS X and Lin

Watch Neko Case's New Video for 'Calling Cards'
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The song feels autobiographical; it gives you the sense that the artist is talking to someone in particular.

Final Post: What I Learned in 331 Words
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I live in great luxury. I have an antique single-family home in a deciduous forest and two cars. It is possible to live with much less. Our

The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I...
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Все, что вы покупаете в Google Play, мгновенно появляется на вашем Android-устройстве: никаких проводов, никакой синхронизации.

KIT KAT
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Have a break. Have a KitKat®.

The Onion Is The Country’s Best Op-Ed Page. Seriously.
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I largely dislike reading op-ed columnists. All too often, columnists hem and haw and posture and

The Tea Party Is Damaging Its Credibility in the Way It Can Least Afford
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A faction that faces doubts about its ability to govern responsibly has foolishly associated itself with debt default and shutting down the

I got an Americano and it was made quickly. Taste was good rather than great. Nice staff.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Good location, nice staff, loud hallways. It's about what you would expect from a chain hotel. That said, the staff has been above par, very good really and the location is very convenient. Deep pool, but the whirlpool was closed during our stay. Bistro is nice for breakfast and serves Starbucks.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Lovely. We ordered tea for four and received sandwiches, pastries, scones, and tea that was enough to leave us happily stuffed. Not a lot of seating, but had a funky good feel.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
We've been going to the Monday half-price night. My family and I like the conveyor belt and sit at the bar. When we first went, there seemed to be an endless selection coming round, but lately we have been struggling to find things to eat. Monotony. The service is alright, but it's difficult to get the check sometimes. It's a good place, but it could easily slip into being less. I hope they will strive for more.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
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Good food, nice staff. Nothing to write home about. We wanted soup, coffee, and light fare. That's exactly what we got. They made a good, rich Americano.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Tremendously likable people serving really good food. The crepes were good but the Gelato was even better. My kids loved it!
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
While I am impressed with the technology they bring to bear, it was like being in a used car shop with a salesperson who just has to make the quota. I went in for simple cleaning and care, was diagnosed with TMJ so severe that I would need a treatment plan that began at $2000 and went from there. Foolishly, I went along with the first installment and they took molds of my mouth for several hundred dollars. I kept saying that I can't afford thousands of dollars and my insurance doesn't cover any of it, but they kept pushing and pushing and pushing. My fillings needed replacement, I needed braces, I would have to purchase and wear an appliance in my mouth for years. No matter what I said, I couldn't get them to simply keep my teeth clean and baby them along. I'm nearly forty-five and won't ever wear braces. No other dentist has worried about the TMJ. And I've never paid so much money so fast to a dentist aside when I had my wisdom teeth out (and that wasn't a dentist so much as an oral surgeon). My main complaint is that they wouldn't listen to me when I said that I couldn't afford what they were selling. It was like going to the dealership for a Corolla and having the salesperson constantly pitching the Lexus while refusing to sell me the Corolla. Not Berry good at all.
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago