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Sorry, Discover Card, I don't find your definition of "exclusive" to be terribly impressive...
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+John C. Reid, or should that be 80.1% exclusive? 

Either way, if they're trying to make "exclusive" sound like "prestigious", one in five doesn't cut it.  One in a thousand maybe.  Again, not impressed. 
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I remember seeing this video some time ago and thought it was pretty clever.  But I just found out they're making a full-blown movie out of it!?!
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2120120/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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I occasionally back a Kickstarter project that isn't a game.  Here's a kids' book that looks like a lot of fun.  Only a couple of days left...
Greg Pak is raising funds for The Princess Who Saved Herself on Kickstarter! A children's book based on the beloved Jonathan Coulton song. Written by Greg Pak with art by Takeshi Miyazawa.
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If you understand why this car made me smile, you are probably old like me.
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Herbie!  My parents were moving cross-country when I was about 3 and the second movie came out.  It was about 100 degrees driving through the dessert and their car didn't have air conditioning.  It was the first movie I ever saw in theaters.

--Beth
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Well, the first day of the tournament had some BIG upsets (Iowa State, my bracket weeps for you) and some close calls.  Day two, however, was pretty vanilla by comparison -- though the only upset won pretty handily.

Take care of business today, Utah!  #GoUtes!
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New TV spot for Avengers: Age of Ultron.  I'm excited!
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Made up word of the day: pistachiosity -- (1) the state or condition of being a pistachio or (2) the extent thereof. 
e.g., "Next time, you need to increase the pistachiosity of that pudding recipe."
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If your day just hasn't had enough weird in it, here's a great little short to distract you for two minutes.
PES has spent most of the past decade turning everyday objects on their head, one inch at a time. The California-based filmmaker, real name Adam Pesapane, has become something of a stop-motion...
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Watch out for phishing emails from a website called Zorpia.  If you get one, don't click on anything in the email and send it to spam.

I just received two emails saying that one of my legitimate contacts had left me private messages on Zorpia, and to click to view them.  After a little Google research, I'm glad that I followed my usual approach -- anything I don't recognize goes to spam, with a warning email to the person it's "from."

Here's what wikipedia says about Zorpia:
"In March 2015 Zorpia has started using phishing to attack Gmail users.[23][24] The phishing email has a link which automatically enrolls the unsuspecting user into Zorpia and gives Zoripa access to the unsuspecting user's personal information on Google and the user's contract list on Google. The contact list is used to send more phishing emails. The Google account compromise can be remedied by accessing the url https://security.google.com/settings/security/permissions?pli=1 and removing Zorpia's access."
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I neglected to share this last week...
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Drats, Villanova! There goes one of my finals teams. Already being down a Final a Four team, that really hurts. Fortunately, my other two F4 teams won today. The worst that could happen tomorrow would be to lose an Elite 8 team, so if my luck holds true, look to Virginia to bite it.

On the bright side -- Go, Utes!
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I'm rarely surprised anymore about things that people sell -- it's the fact that anybody actually buys it that really gets me ;-)
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OUCH, two #3 seeds down.  There goes one of my final 4 teams already :-(
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You may be talking basketball, my bracket: http://www.starwars.com/this-is-madness
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I'd give 2.5 stars if I could. Since I can't, unfortunately, I think I need to round down. My family ate here during the long drive between Utah and California. We were looking for something fairly quick (still a long drive ahead of us!), something that wasn't burgers or other typical fast food, and preferably something locally-owned. On the plus side, the service was very fast, and we got a lot of food for our money. We got three family meals, and I expected a little bowl of soup with each -- instead, we got a larger container, probably a pint with each. A lot of food for the money. Quantity-wise, we probably could have fed everybody (2 adults and three kids, ages 7, 5, and 2) with just two meals. The hot and sour soup was very good. I don't usually care for sweet & sour chicken, but my daughter insisted, and the chicken itself was very good, but had WAY too much sauce. We received another plateful (!) of the sauce to dip our eggrolls and crab rangoons in. On the negative side, the service was fast -- but unfortunately, not great. The lady helping us was friendly, but had a really hard time understanding that we were going to feed our family of 5 with 3 family meals -- meaning that we needed extra bowls and plates. And we had to ask repeatedly for more things before we eventually got what we needed. Furthermore, the other food wasn't so good. The beef with broccoli tasted pretty fishy, and my kids wouldn't eat it -- even the ones who love broccoli. We also got the spicy "shredded pork in Szechuan sauce" -- which was more like "sliced pork" and seemed like half of the dish was celery, with a lot of green pepper and a little pork. I really wanted to rate this place a little higher, figuring that my experience was probably ruined a bit by cranky kids (the 7yo in particular), and thought about rounding my 2.5 stars up to 3. However, given that food is supposed to taste even better when you're really hungry (which we were), and we still found it to be mediocre, makes me round it down. If we lived in Sparks then we might give it another try, but since we only stop in a time or two per year on our way through, I'm pretty sure we'll find other places to try. Sorry, Egg Roll King.
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