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There are plenty of versions of this kind of Electoral College Predictor Map. But this PBS one is the most usable.
The NewsHour’s Vote 2012 Map Center offers up-to-the-minute results from New Hampshire’s primary, plus results from past contests, unemployment data and an Electoral College calculator.
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Bill Gross originally shared:
World's Funniest Analogies.

I practically cried laughing so hard reading some of these.

Annual English Teachers' awards for best student metaphors/analogies
found in actual student papers:

His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like
underpants in a dryer without Cling Free.

He spoke with the wisdom that can only come from experience, like a guy
who went blind because he looked at a solar eclipse without one of those
boxes with a pinhole in it and now goes around the country speaking at
high schools about the dangers of looking at a solar eclipse without one
of those boxes with a pinhole in it.

She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makes just
before it throws up.

Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever.

He was as tall as a six-foot, three-inch tree.

The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling
ball wouldn't.

From the attic came an unearthly howl. The whole scene had an eerie,
surreal quality, like when you're on vacation in another city and
Jeopardy comes on at 7:00 p.m. instead of 7:30.

The hailstones leaped from the pavement, just like maggots when you fry
them in hot grease.

Long separated by cruel fate, the star-crossed lovers raced across the
grassy field toward each other like two freight trains, one having left
Cleveland at 6:36 p.m. traveling at 55 mph, the other from Topeka at
4:19 p.m. at a speed of 35 mph.

John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds who had
also never met.

He fell for her like his heart was a mob informant, and she was the East

Even in his last years, Granddad had a mind like a steel trap, only one
that had been left out so long, it had rusted shut.

Shots rang out, as shots are wont to do.

The plan was simple, like my brother-in-law George. But unlike George,
this plan just might work.

The young fighter had a hungry look, the kind you get from not eating
for a while.

He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck, either, but a
real duck that was actually lame, maybe from stepping on a land mine or

The ballerina rose gracefully en pointe and extended one slender leg
behind her, like a dog at a fire hydrant.

It was an American tradition, like fathers chasing kids around with
power tools.

He was deeply in love. When she spoke, he thought he heard bells, as if
she were a garbage truck backing up
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A sampling:

"Al-Zawahiri also revealed the terrorist organization had wasted six months planning to take down Amtrak's regional operations before realizing that with its constant delays and malfunctions, the government-owned passenger train service 'basically terrorizes itself.'"
WASHINGTON—In a 30-minute video released Thursday, al- Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri criticized the mass transportation infrastructure of the United States, claiming significant repairs and upgrades ...
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Important stuff, this. Read and learn.
Laugh Passers is the legendary training ground for tyrants, warlords, juntas and strongmen with a passion for Improv. Our instructors use scenewor...
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This is a typewriter that also makes waffles. What is not to like about this, I ask you honestly.
The creative world at work. Coroflot helps creative professionals gain exposure and make connections to jobs and opportunities with design-driven companies worldwide.
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This is probably the most amazing thing I've seen all week. I wish my typewriter made waffles...
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Who would you put in a circle of 'Panderers and Seducers,' I wonder.
Virtuous Heathens The Lustful The Gluttonous The Avaricious The Wrathful The Heretics The Violent Panderers and Seducers Thieves Hypocrit...
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Not gonna lie: I couldn't handle producing a newspaper this way. PageMaker even seems old-fashioned now.
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So true. How quickly things have changed.
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I could say more, but the headline from Gawker pretty much tells it all:

"All Cities Look Amazing in Time-Lapse Videos"

video All Cities Look Amazing in Time-Lapse Videos
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Really cool. Also, the shots with boats look absurd somehow, made me laugh.
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A sampling —

From Joe Biden: One of those "best friends coupon books" with like "one free hug" and "ROAD TRIP!" and shit in it.

...come on now. We've all made one of those before.
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Now, I'm sure that most of my followers are already fans of Mark Abadi's killer blog chronicling his life up in Skagway. But if you haven't read it yet, you really, really should be. Look at that picture of a bear. Really.
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Journalist, storyteller, coffee drinker. Also, I'm a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where I studied American history and multimedia journalism. I enjoy reading, running, cooking, opera and peanut butter.
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    History and Journalism, 2008 - 2012
  • Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School
    2005 - 2008
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Journalist and Storyteller.
    Associate Producer, 2013 - present
  • NPR
    Digital Arts Intern, 2013 - 2013
    News / Production Intern, 2012 - 2012
  • The Wall Street Journal
    Speakeasy Reporter / Intern, 2011 - 2011
  • The Daily Tar Heel
    Senior Writer, 2008 - 2012
  • News21
    Reporting Fellow, 2012 - 2012
  • Curbed Network
    Eater Detroit Editor, 2013 - 2013
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