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Randy Cassingham
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Attended Woodside High School, California
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How to show you know can't grasp popular culture ...right in your lead paragraph. (Source: "The Urban Daily" http://bit.ly/1aIQgUv -- and yes, it's now fixed.)
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Who can forget Spock's insights into Vulcan child care?
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Interesting headline from the Wisconsin State Journal yesterday. Probably not all THAT unusual for a mall food court.... (Source: http://bit.ly/1wC67y7 but, of course, fixed now.)
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Great - here we have potentially tragic event, and thanks to an editor being asleep at the switch, the whole town, if not the whole STATE is going to have an uncontrollable case of the shits and giggles.
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Give it your best shot.

(Nope, this isn't sexist: the other side was posted a moment ago, for equal time!)
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+Milady Blue  Well OF COURSE!   Those extra parts were EXTRA!  See?  
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What kind of impact did Leonard Nimoy have? He inspired a generation to look toward the stars, for careers in science and astrophysics. Including me.
Astronaut Terry Virts captured this photo from the Space Station while flying over Boston, where Nimoy was born. ‪#‎NASA‬
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Sometimes "logical" characters like Mr Spock and Data and Questor experience humorous misunderstandings because they stubbornly take figures of speech literally. That seems like lazy writing. Understanding idioms is part of learning a language, and there is nothing "logical" about failing to do so. 
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Today on Jumbo Joke: Laws For 21st Century Life. Not just good ideas, they're natural laws!
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+Milady Blue   Yep, another truth
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Uh oh! The wife has something to get off her chest on Jumbo Joke: a Golf Confession.
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Today's Jumbo Joke entry isn't really a joke, but it's both amusing and practical.
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This is just months before we moved out of Burbank when I was a kid.

$3.75 is mind-boggling: the rate is now $99 -- plus tax. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Inflation Calculator, $3.75 in 1969 "should" be the equivalent of $23.88 today (aka, the cost of lunch in Disneyland now!)

Would Walt have stood for pricing the park beyond the means of most families?
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That's so cool
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Give it your best shot.

(Nope, this isn't sexist: the other side will be posted in a moment, for equal time!)
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WARNING:  OFF TOPIC

"...sometimes reading Ayn Rand leads to magical thinking..."

R-i-i-i-g-h-t.  Everything she wrote was vehemently opposed to "magical thinking."
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Awwww. But he lived long, and prospered.
In addition to acting, Mr. Nimoy directed films; published poetry, autobiographies and books of photography; and recorded music.
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I just re-watched Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan and cried like a baby during the scene when Spock got the engines back online to save everyone else.
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This Texas TV news guy's editorial/rant is a MUST-watch (or, if you prefer, read on the same page).
That basketball game in Flower Mound a week or so ago with Plano East has changed some of the rules now, but it hasn't changed nearly enough.
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There are a LOT of words that you can't say on television. Well, there were. Things are changing.
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For some newspapers (such as the Harrisburg, Pa., Patriot-News), Spelling Be just too hard! Fixed now, but the source: http://bit.ly/1zAm4k7

Am I hard on newspapers? Sure -- I want them to be PROFESSIONAL and not make stupid mistakes that a copy editor could have caught. MANY papers got rid of copy editors to save money, and their quality is now suffering terribly, meaning fewer customers want to pay actual money for their product. QUALITY COUNTS. Dumping editors is false economy as readers bail to find higher quality elsewhere.
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If you're remembering this from 2008, you've got a GREAT memory! http://www.jumbojoke.com/spell_check_poem.html
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Writer and Publisher
Employment
  • ThisIsTrue.Inc
    Writer and Publisher, 1994 - present
  • NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    Member Technical Staff, 1986 - 1996
  • Various Private California Ambulance Services
    EMT, 1977 - 1984
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Currently
Ridgway, Colorado
Previously
Burbank, California - Boulder, Colorado - Ridgway, Colorado - Arcata, California - Portola Valley, California - Marin County, California
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Online Writer and Publisher since the Internet Dark Ages (1994)
Introduction
Author of the weekly weird news feature This is True, creator of the Get Out of Hell Free card, author of the True Stella Awards. Author of the book The Dvorak Keyboard. See full bio on personal web site.
Bragging rights
One of the first people in the world to make a living on the Internet -- starting in 1994!
Education
  • Woodside High School, California
    1974 - 1977
  • Humboldt State University
    Journalism, 1980 - 1985
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