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Greg
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a lovely story. also reminded me why moms are awesome, even when we didn't know it back in the day.
Toggle Commented May 11, 2012 on Dear Mom: A Mother's Day Present at Sparkwood & 21
Sounds like a local version of the Russian subway dogs. http://englishrussia.com/2009/04/07/smartest-dogs-moscow-stray-dogs/ when smart dogs figure out Muni, I think they wlll take over Muni....
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2012 on No One's at Sparkwood & 21
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Feb 1, 2012
I can't remember the name of it, but there used to be an anime series about bartenders in Japan. Each episode would feature a different cocktail or spirit, and so on. I'm sure I've got a few episodes on a CD somewhere...it's funny how they make animes and manga about anything over there.
Toggle Commented Nov 22, 2011 on Bars in Japan: Cocktail Bars at Alcademics.com
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KARSAN's product makes me think of that episode of the Simpsons when Homer has some weird car and the guy tells him "It gets 50 hectares on a liter of Kerosene!" and when Homer can't drive it he yells "Put it in H! Put it in H!"
everything they say about the bagels is true...it's the water among other things..unlike some places out west that basically serve you a hamburger bun with a hole in the middle...
YIKES! that sounds terrifying. glad you are ok. burns are the worst.
Toggle Commented Oct 24, 2010 on the great fireball of 2010 at Squid Pro Quo
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This is odd for several reasons: 1. for years, the USPS has told business customers who send zillions of pieces of mail into the system, that if a service day was cut, it would not be Saturday, but instead, Tuesday. There are many reasons why cutting Saturday service would hurt USPS revenue and business, too many to list here. 2. The USPS gets no subsidies from the US Government, so it has had to pay the full cost (minus a small one time donation) of upgraded security post 9/11. They have also had to fund the automation of the USPS out of their own pocket. So there's reasons beyond the Internet why they're having troubles. 3. Any alternative service for sending home delivery mail would be very very selective in the markets it would serve. Do not fool yourself into thinking that you'd pay less to mail a letter to rural Arkansas or Alaska with an alternate carrier - if they'd take it at all. FedEx, UPS, and DHL have entire regions they will not deliver to under any circumstances, and none offer guarantees the USPS does, particularly with parcels. When I was constantly shipping print samples from our direct mail rusn, UPS would routinely lose 30%+ of our parcels and say "Fuck you!" if we complained. We never had that problem with USPS, who had an entire unit and a police force and inspectors devoted to ensuring our stuff went through on time. Armchair bullshit about how Fedex would send your mail cheaper is that - bullshit. You have no idea how good you have it warts and all with USPS until we break it up, and then one day you'll have mail delivery as great as your cell phone service or your cable service -private monopolies with no reason to give two shits about you or mailing your bills and DVDs on time.
I was very sorry to hear this on the Twitter. I wasn't sure how to react. But, I know what it's like to lose a loved one and right now, I'm likely to lose some more. it sucks and yet you did your auntie a great poetic justice just now..I only wish I could do the same for my loved one.
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2010 on My Aunt Shirley at Sparkwood & 21