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how to draw an owl

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27/11/2010 at 5:12 pm

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italian/brooklyn guy asks girl out

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26/11/2010 at 1:30 am

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the second rule of holes

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From Matt Taibbi’s hilarious take on Thomas Friedman’s writing:

Remember Friedman’s take on Bush’s Iraq policy? “It’s OK to throw out your steering wheel,” he wrote, “as long as you remember you’re driving without one.” Picture that for a minute. Or how about Friedman’s analysis of America’s foreign policy outlook last May:

The first rule of holes is when you’re in one, stop digging.When you’re in three, bring a lot of shovels.”

First of all, how can any single person be in three holes at once? Secondly, what the fuck is he talking about? If you’re supposed to stop digging when you’re in one hole, why should you dig more in three? How does that even begin to make sense? It’s stuff like this that makes me wonder if the editors over at the New York Times editorial page spend their afternoons dropping acid or drinking rubbing alcohol. Sending a line like that into print is the journalism equivalent of a security guard at a nuke plant waving a pair of mullahs in explosive vests through the front gate. It should never, ever happen.

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24/11/2010 at 9:30 pm

Posted in funny, politics

thanksgiving facts

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Helpful Figures has an extremely helpful illustration up detailing the origin and conventions of the Thanksgiving holiday. For example, did you know that, “In Japan, Thanksgiving is called “Family Yell Day.””?

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24/11/2010 at 7:54 pm

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can you disappear in surveillance britain?

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24/11/2010 at 1:35 am

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the truth about california

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California’s a basket case? The state has one of the highest living standards in the country, yet over the past 10 years the economy has still grown much faster, per person, than the national average. According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, it’s up 15% — compared to 8.9% for the U.S. overall.

It’s grown faster than low tax neighbors like Arizona, Utah or New Mexico. It’s grown three times faster than Texas.

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23/11/2010 at 5:04 pm

Posted in economy, politics

modern art

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…was a CIA plot.

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02/11/2010 at 2:59 am

Posted in funny, politics