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July 30th, 2009

Montel Williams in an alternate reality

This morning Montel Williams claimed that single payer health insurance was a campaign promise of Barack Obama.

Two queries

1. How come the person who reported Mr. Gates’s entry into his home isn’t invited to the beerfest? Mr. Obama has made a mistake; it should have been the four of them for coffee.

This is how women are ignored.

2. How come this story isn’t more prominently about what one might call ‘Normal Coppal Fabrication’?

Type specimens, and please have pity on me

People might be interested in the printing type specimens I’ve been posting: http://pics.livejournal.com/chemoelectric/gallery/00015h58

Please feel sorry for me, because I just received this old Kennerley Bold showing, which was pristine, and then cockled and crushed the paper along its entire length when scanning — just missing the font specimen that I've posted, but damaging other text.

(If I weren’t being treated for my obsessive-compulsive disorder I would be absolutely beside myself right now.)

An excerpt from microwaving directions

  • Heat on high for 2 minutes.

  • Rotate 1/2 turn once during heating.

This is not how I learned to write directions in tech writing class at Rutgers. Actually there are more problems here than the chronological anomaly.

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    In case it matters, the most recent confirmed lahar is about 500 years ago, but there were mixed reports of eruptions in the late 1800s.
  • 25 Mar 2014, 01:20
    Pretty low until you jinxed them.
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    What would you estimate the odds to be of it happening in the next 200 years?
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    Thinking about it further, I think I now understand. You're saying the WSJ is being antisemitic, not the people they're quoting.

    I don't think they'd listen to it coming from us, but a…
  • 27 Jan 2014, 06:09
    I'm not noticing it either. Seems to me they *are* being assholes to Jews, but only moreso than anybody else if we happen to be in the way. I think that's gneral-purpose assholery, not…
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