Play The Great Gatsby videogame that was made for the NES.
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While scanning the publicly available records the other day I learned that somebody I went to college with in only the most vague sense (a year behind me, knew his name and he was shady as hell but never ever really talked to him) just started a 7 year sentence at Club Fed for running a multi level marketing scheme that raked in millions from gullible religious people. The hook was he was supposedly a devout preacher person having gotten most of the way through divinity school when God said to help people make money on the interwebs or some damn thing. Anywho, this got me thinking - anybody else know any crazy criminal/desperado types and want to share the story here for our general amusement?
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If you do,
type of pet?
number of pets?
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Spring time is just around the cover and that is when people do DIY home improvement. Well you need tools to do that stuff, maybe not as powerful as the tools used by contractors, but still things that men would use. So, the questions:
What brand of power tools and manual tools do you swear by? (IE: the brand that you first towards before consider anyone else.)
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Let's crowdsource our favorite moments, comments, writeups, and flamewars from the past 12 months. Aside from the perfection that is every Gadsby comment (evil genius, that guy) I offer you this to start the party. Sidenote: Gerrymander doesn't look like Harold Ramis: he's more of a Hrithik Roshan type.
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Supposedly an 11 foot storm wall will dust Manhattan. One paper even reported a man's prediction that people will be fighting in the streets over food and gas.
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The Washington Post has a match-making feature called Date Lab in its Sunday magazine. I'll usually flip to the end before deciding if I'm going to read it; the lower the scores the two give each other, the more likely I am to go back and read the whole thing. So, yeah, it's that kind of entertainment.
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What kind of camera should I get? A few years back, I was looking at the Canon T2i and the Nikon D90, and I was thinking about getting a fast lens like Canon 50mm f1.8.
I didn't make a purchase but I think I am ready now for a serious, amateur camera. What do you think?
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It's the beginning of the vacation season, except for you slackers who've been unemployed for the past 90-some weeks. Time to pack up and head on out. The question being will you be traveling by air, bus, car, rail, or the high seas?
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Posted to Etcetera on Thu Jun 07, 2012 at 09:27:15 PM EST (promoted from Diaries by Acefantastik). RSS.
Obama's a mediocre president at best, Romney might be better but will be saddled with a bunch of nutjob Congressmen who want to go back to the gold standard. Neither party really seems to have any new ideas about how to improve governance or fix the economy - Republicans want to cut taxes and cut spending and have no real plan to close the long term deficit, Democrats want to raise taxes and increase spending and also have no real plan to close the long term deficit. Europe looks about two steps away from completely falling apart, Asia's economic growth has been on a remarkable upward trajectory for the past two decades that can't last forever...seriously, is there any reason at all to be optimistic about the next few decades?
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So a buddy of mine recently bought a house out in the woods, with a tiny clearing around it. We get brush fires every once in a while so he wanted to burn off all the vegetation surrounding his home in a 20-30' radius around the building. It had not rained recently so we figured we could rake the grass up into piles and start a small fire to burn off all the vegetation and create a fire break.
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When I was a brand new second lieutenant, my battalion was returning from its first go around with Operation Iraqi Freedom; I met one of the companies in Kuwait and did a few months of a port ops with them but never made it into country, let alone up to Mosul where they had spent most of 2003.
As became the usual with units once stop-loss was lifted, the battalion was bleeding NCOs and officers, some leaving the Army (ETSing), some going on to new assignments-- where many promptly deployed again-- some going to career advancement schools, and a few retiring. The end result was that, with my first platoon, I never had a real full-time platoon sergeant until I was getting ready to move on to take over another platoon. The first one had to move to a different position to give him more time with his cancer-stricken wife. The next one, as the senior Sergeant First Class in the company, got bumped up to First Sergeant. Between him and the final full-time guy, I had a rotating series of senior squad leaders-- a total of six-- temporarily fill the role.
I promise-- I'm getting to a point.
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Can someone please tell me why I'm not dumb? I got all those questions the first time through and am sure I haven't gotten better at standardized tests since the 8th grade.
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Can a brain injury turn you queer? Chris Birch, a 27 year-old Welshman, says it did.
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A group of teenagers decided to play chicken with the New York Subway. Someone filmed it. The MTA is not pleased (by the chicken, not the filming).
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