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Lemony Snicket on Occupy Wall St:
11. Historically, a story about people inside impressive buildings ignoring or even taunting people standing outside shouting at them turns out to be a story with an unhappy ending.
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”Jesus lays on that hippie stuff pretty thick. He has lines like ‘Do not repay evil with evil’, and ‘do not take revenge on someone who wrongs you.’ Really. It's in that book you hold up when you scream at gay people.”

Yeah; this.

Mar. 4th, 2011 02:13 pm
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Seen last on A Tiny Revolution:
By: Aaron Datesman
It is possible, though unlikely, that you have not yet read this joke:
A unionized public employee, a member of the Tea Party, and a CEO are sitting at a table. In the middle of the table there is a plate with a dozen cookies on it. The CEO reaches across, takes 11 cookies, looks at the Tea Partier, and says, "Look out for that union guy, he wants a piece of your cookie."
Credit to Gar Lipow for making my life 320% more awesome.
— Aaron Datesman


Jan. 11th, 2011 11:11 am
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Random thoughts bubbling in my head, but they refuse to come out when I want them to. Bastards.

So, instead of an essay, I give you stuff.

Pope says sex education an 'attack on religious freedom'
“Stop oppressing us with your facts and science! We demand the right to keep everyone in the world to our standard of ignorance! If you don't let us tell you how to do things, then you're oppressing us! Wah!”

I propose a new Godwin's Law for Climate Science: if you quote Lord Christopher Monckton in any way which indicates that you actually believe him, or even take him seriously in any way whatsoever, you have just demonstrated that everything else out of your mouth/keyboard is of absolutely no value. It is of course, possible that you might have made a valid point elsewhere, but by quoting Monckton you have demonstrated that it's vanishingly unlikely.

Imagine first that you’re a kid, maybe eleven or twelve, possibly thirteen. You have Asperger’s syndrome, which means that your social skills are impaired already; plus you’re a preteen/young teen, which means that the rules for your social world are constantly in flux. But as of yet, you’re not diagnosed; nor has anyone in your life ever heard the word "Asperger's," nor would they know what it means.

I don't think I had it quite as bad at that age. I only remember fearing for my life a couple of times.
Or maybe I did, and I simply didn't notice.
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“It's like picking off innocent bystanders with a snipers rifle. Fun at first, but quickly turns into an annoying chore.”

“Just keep nodding and smiling. Nodding and smiling like Colonel Qaddafi's psychoanalyst.”
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An extremely honest and forthright opinion on what happened to the Celtic Tiger.

Extremely. You may want to put your headphones on if you're at work.

But don't let that stop you from watching it...
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(The story of the ugly duckling makes it seem all sweetness and light after our hero reaches adulthood. It omits the subsequent vita noir where the swan, bitter from childhood taunting, lashes out at any who would cross its path.)
-- G. Paul Ziemba in the Monastery.


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