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I just discovered that I'd somehow skipped a couple of episodes of Leverage, Season 4. In watching them now, I must say that S4E12: The Office Job remarkably pulls off simultaneous parodies of "The Office" and Werner Herzog. It's brilliant.
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I think I've watched a total of 5-6 HI eps in my life, and none in the last 10 years. :-P
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Malaysia Airlines lost contact with a Boeing 777 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

Here's hoping that it was just the crew taking the "turn off all electronic devices" warnings a bit too seriously and deciding to take the scenic route to Beijing via the Arctic Circle.
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I kinda hope they just mistakenly landed in Norway and the language barrier is getting in the way.
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Microsoft really took Matthew McConaughey's Oscar speech to heart.

Remember the "my hero is myself from the future" line? Well, Microsoft really ran with it and decided to name their version of Siri "Cortana," after the slightly unstable AI from Halo.
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Whoa. The Titanic vs. Allure of the Seas.
 
The size compression between titanic and modern Curse ship
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 I've had to choose between food and rent.

Yikes! I've never been in that situation myself and I cannot fathom how that would feel. So much I don't know.
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Make sure you watch this with HD streaming turned on.
 
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This Reddit thread is making me literally LOL.

Some choice excerpts:

I had a high school teacher who was German who was trying to rewind a tape to show us in class and blurted out "WHERE IS THE FAST BACKWARDS BUTTON?!"

"My Dutch neighbour called the merry go round a horse tornado"
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German is so darn logical!

And yes, "horse tornado" is my all-time favorite. It's so accurate, yet so hilarious.
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Honest Movie Synopses:

Star Wars: A New Hope

A blond guy accidentally opens an email forwarded to him, supposedly from his sister, Princess Cinnabon, urgently asking for his buddy's help. His buddy, a magic hobo, then tells him he's a special boy, and whisks him into the sky to confront his latent daddy issues and help him hook up with his sister ("I'm bored. Put on this space blindfold. It's time for your 'training.'"). Along the way, they become frenemies with Cowboy Jones and his yodeling space bear, and go to break into Very Important Bad Person's (VIBP) mansion.

It turns out VIBP is awake, possibly because he forbade his interior decorators from using color, possibly because he's asthmatic, but more likely because he made Princess Cinnabon cry when he blew up her house. He catches them with a magic space lasso. Darn. Cinnabon and the Frenemies jump into, then out of, sexual tension. Princess Cinnabon and the Frenemies then jump into, and out of, a giant dumpster. The magic hobo swordfights with VIBP because guns are for wusses, then loses on purpose because he wants to be a ghost.

VIBP puts a GPS tracker on Cowboy Jones' car, follows it, and shoots up their house, killing a lot of redshirts orangeshirts. In return, Blond Guy blows up VIBP's house, probably with the cunning use of amphetamines. Everyone gets an award except for Space Bear.
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Its a great film isnt it :-)
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After watching the train wreck that was the first 20 min of Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, I remembered Eddie Izzard's terrible Madison Square Garden gig, Pablo Francisco's sad, broken-record They Put It Out There, and that Margaret Cho special in which she just yelled about sex and impersonated her mom. 

That got me wondering:

How many of the true stand-up legends (Carlin, Hedberg, Carrey, Black, etc.) had similar on-stage mid-career crises?

Is that what separates merely hilarious stand-up comics from legendary stand-up comics? 

Thoughts?
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I saw Carlin toward the end of his life.  Awful.  Did not enjoy it one bit. It was just harsh with no funny.
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US Olympic bobsledder punched bobsled-sized hole through door to escape from jammed Sochi bathroom.

In an official statement, Putin apologized, stating that the malfunction was intended for the Canadian bobsled team ( http://youtu.be/effb2JYiKXM ).
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Noting how Putin trumpets the 2014 Gay-Free Olympic Games, you'd think he'd change its first event to something other than men's figure skating.

I suppose it could've been "worse." The Olympics could've opened with the two-man luge.

Fun fact: the Soviet Union actually won silver in two-man luge in the 1984 Olympics.

#sochi2014
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I steal the last fact from you! :-)
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Commodities trader. Business strategy consultant.
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An agile mind // social analysis, China, commodities, scitech, geopolitics // Never satisfied.
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Yin is currently focused on proprietary pricing models for US energy commodities. His consulting work for Chinese companies looking to enter North American markets is on hiatus.

In days gone by, he was a world-class classical pianist, a hedge fund guy, a fencer, and that geeky kid who couldn't wait to tell you all about stellar accretion disks and Francisco Goya.

He knows something about everything, though he avoids talking about team ball sports or Quidditch.
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Worked with the coldest lasers on the planet. Performed at Carnegie Hall. Knows some sweet dance moves. Codes in C# and some other stuff. Speaks Mandarin Chinese and American English.
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