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Jim Philips
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University of Texas is in Austin and Austin is its own kind of place. A place where it makes perfect sense to use open carry of sex toys to protest a law allowing open carry of guns on campus. As the local saying goes: Keep Austin Weird!
At a rally against a state law allowing concealed handguns on campuses, protesters wave sex toys and say they consider the move obscene.
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kitsch is kitsch, even if it makes a political statement, and Russian pop is certainly where "garish" is at...
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Welcome to the world of "death puts"! If two people buy a bond jointly and one of them dies before it matures, the surviving owner is entitled to the value that bond would have had at maturity. A clever hedge fund manager has gone out and bought bonds with the terminally ill as joint owners. The terminally ill owner dies and the hedge fund manager collects the full value of the bond. The dying co-owner gets money for signing on.

+Jeffrey J Davis Could be the investment opportunity of a lifetime!
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Sounds like another name for life insurance to me
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Ignacy Witkiewicz (1885-1939) was active in so many areas, it's hard to know where to start. But he is mostly known for his paintings. He liked to experiment with psychedelic drugs and he was curious about the effect they had on his work. So, some of his paintings have notations in the lower right corner, indicating the drugs he had taken when he painted them. When he turned to portrait work as a way to make money, he charged his customers on a sliding scale: realist portraits were the most expensive. The more freedom he had to add his bizarre touches, the less he charged. He was also a playwright, a novelist, a film director and a master woodworker.
Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz (1885–1939) Link back to Creator infobox template · wikidata:Q381238 · s:pl:Autor:Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz · Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz. Alternative names, Pseudonym: Witkacy. Description. Polish painter, photographer and writer. Date of birth/death ...
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Much of the press reaction to Melania Trump indulges in crude stereotypes about East European women: scammers, gold diggers, etc. The bigotry on this comes from all sides, left and right.
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I'm excited! The Bridge (Swedish version) has made it official. There will be a fourth and final season to begin production this November.

Are you ready, +Meg L ?
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<jumps for joy>
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Macho, macho man!
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A nice rundown on the movement toward locally-grown, freshly milled grains. My little hand mill does not use stones for grinding, but it still gives a stronger taste than the store-bought flour.
Modern bakeries rely on industrial mills for their flour. But a small and growing number of bakers, chefs and pasta makers are making their own flour with the age-old method of stone milling.
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I did not know that the milling process made such a difference, interesting article!
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Flann O'Brien (aka Brian O'Nolan) lived from 1911 to 1966. There is almost no precedent for the kind of imagination you find in his novels. In At-Swim-Two-Birds, a lazy young man is writing a novel about a novelist. The characters in that imaginary novelist's book are disgusted at the things he makes them do and live their own, more normal, lives when he is asleep. In The Third Policeman, policemen ride bicycles so often that, after an extended exchange of molecules, the bicycle can be half policeman and the policeman half bicycle. The protagonist is befriended by a wooden-legged man who promises to call out his personal army of wooden-legged men should the protagonist need them. O'Brien also wrote books with more normal plots. But the humor of those is darkly savage. Dylan Thomas and James Joyce both thought O'Brien was a genius, but you don't hear much about him today.
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This is definitely a critic's list, but it's a really good one. It's very short on superhero/comic movies and long on movies that are deep in character and plot. You can argue with any "best of" list, but the right stuff is here.
The best that cinema has had to offer since 2000 as picked by 177 film critics from around the world.
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+Tomáš Hluska The films of the future will have to be considered separately. But I've seen most of them and they aren't that good.
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Brooks looks back on his breakthrough movie. My favorite part:

"What’s the biggest misconception about Blazing Saddles?"

"That we shot it in black and white, then we later colored each frame with big crayons."
The 90-year-old comedy master opens up about his upcoming ‘Blazing Saddles’ event at Radio City Music Hall, political correctness, and the state of comedy today.
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I'm so sick of looking at movie listings and seeing nothing but superhero movies. This was the real deal, with believable characters in a setting that's real and tension that holds you all the way.
Directed by David Mackenzie. With Dale Dickey, Ben Foster, Chris Pine, William Sterchi. A divorced dad and his ex-con brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save th...
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Age of Adeline is another really good movie. 
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Good location, few amenities and crappy attitude on service. We booked for two adults and one child. We arrived to find our room had one small bed billed as "king-sized". It wasn't nearly as big as the king-sized bed we sleep in at home. When I asked what could be done to accommodate us, I was offered a roll-away bed at an extra $25 a night. I had to take this if I wanted to sleep. The business center charges $5 to log on and a $1 a page to print. By contrast, the nearby Hyatt let me print for free when I had an emergency need. Parking is $50 a night, the most expensive in the area. I parked nearby for $15 a day. The room didn't even have a coffee maker. I have traveled a lot this year on business and have had a mostly good experiences with other chains. But this was an experience I wouldn't repeat. I'll be wary of Loews from here on out.
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When you're hit by the smell of fryer fat as you pull into the parking lot, you should know what to expect. I ordered a fish sandwich. The piece of fish was about 1-1/2 times bigger than the bread for the sandwich. It was heavily battered and fried and dripping with grease. When I tried to hold the fish between pieces of bread, the batter began to slide off and fall onto the plate. I only managed a few bites before I put the plate to the side and had some of the pizza my brother ordered. This has to be the single worst meal I've been served in a restaurant in years. I know there are some people who fall for the appeal of sheer portion size and extra fat. But if that's not your thing, you might want to look elsewhere.
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Far and away the best Neapolitan-style pizza in Atlanta. They have lots of competition, but their crust is perfection: enough char to have a crunchy surface but chewy and yeasty inside. They pay extraordinary attention to all of the ingredients and you can taste it. Service is friendly and fast. For some reason, I never see a lot of people there. But the location is kind of tucked out of site. Seek them out. You won't be sorry!
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