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"I've thrown people like him out of bars" would win a general election here in VA.
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Is “Damn Lucky” the horse’s name?
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It seems to me like a company with a broken supply chain is worth less than a company with a good one. Lots of stocks should be worth less this week, apart from any macroeconomic forecasting that markets might do incidentally.
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Does computer-generated poetry look as decent to an expert on poetry? I've seen one informal survey where the experts had no trouble distinguishing the mechanical poets in a blind test.
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I wonder about this all the time. How does a farmer not starve when an army storms through his plot before harvest time?
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Extinction as a murder mystery is a clever idea. I'm going to guess Colonel Brassica in the temperate rainforest with a stone-tipped spear.
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My first reaction to Galaxy Quest was that when it pivoted on the line “But I know someone who does...” it became one of the best science fiction movies ever. I’m glad I’m in such distinguished company.
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Can we use the half-silver lining to recreate the Michaelson-Morley Experiment?
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Near big cities, the solution seems to be for an extended family of immigrants to buy the McMansions. As long as everybody has the same last name, it’s OK under our zoning laws.
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This is brilliant.
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Here in Virginia we see armed people in the grocery store, the Burger King, places like that. Haven’t noticed politeness as a conspicuous feature of their behavior. The lady with a baby in her arms and a firearm on her hip, both in an identical shade of blue — that, I noticed.
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Remonstrances — that’s what we need!
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I was halfway ready to believe that. Good thing you put in the part about the mitre.
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Every time I use the Gino coefficient in a real-world situation, it comes out to be .40-.45. When all the qualitative estimates say a change is a big deal it’s my job to get upper management excited about a project. Gini just doesn’t do that.
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When I was a boy, I came across an IQ test from the 30s in my grandmother’s attic. The only question I could answer was the one that asked what was missing from a picture of a box labeled “vory soap”.
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Five people is just about enough to fill that hole in the lineup.
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Here we can see the superiority of the Modern Age: we can be both learned and lewd. We don’t have to choose.
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There may not be a limit on how much I’d pay for a weed-killing, bug-sucking robot.
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This doesn’t mention the most insidious tentacle of the plutocracy. Not just US Democrats, but Gerhard Schröder and Nick Clegg were caught by it. If any left/liberal figure does get a share of power, there’s a million-a-year sinecure waiting for him after he leaves office — if he does the plutocracy’s bidding.
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Hang on — JASON has been dissolved, but this program still exists?
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If the Democrats ever develop the will to impeach corrupt Justices, 15,000 counts of negligent homicide will go nicely in the articles.
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“Home invasion” again. A cop of my acquaintance assures me that a 99%-effective way to prevent home invasions is to stop selling drugs.
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Concerning Titus, the Winchester manuscript says “Titus Uespassianus sunu in Hierusalem ofslog Iudea .cxi þusenda.”. 111,000 casualties seems more credible.
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I’ve lost the flick, here. How is it that Clinton’s deficit reduction and Trump’s deficit expansion both stimulated the economy? Was the government “crowding out” in 1995?
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