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He already had a gun. Why throw a shoe?
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Gruber points out that every single time something like this comes out about Facebook, it's inevitably WAY worse than they initially admit, to take the bite off the outrage.

He's betting 750 million.
     
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Techdirt has noticed that too. And it's not just Facebook. Public breech announcements almost always prove bigger than initially stated.
     
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“I mean, it’s one pint of juice, Michael. What could it cost? Ten dollars?”

Eight dollars.

Grabbed it without looking because I assumed it would be priced like a pint of juice. Once I realized, didn’t want the hassle of going back to get something else.

But holy crap, it’s good. “Garden of Flavor” brand Appleade.
     
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But what's concerning is that they found no other muscle or meat.
If they had, it kinda implies chopping up a horse just for the **** of it, no?

Without more to go on, that would be more concerning to me than doing it for a reason.
     
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Police in Oregon respond to an intruder in the house. They catch a Roomba that trapped itself in the bathroom.

No arrest was made.
     
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British Comedian dies on stage during act.

The audience assumed it was part of his act.

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Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
British Comedian dies on stage during act.

The audience assumed it was part of his act.

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I seem to recall this happening before, on TV even. Am I completely misremembering that?
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
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I seem to recall this happening before, on TV even. Am I completely misremembering that?
Well, there's Harry Einstein, who died immediately after finishing his act at a Friar's Club roast in 1958. Maybe that's who you're thinking of?
FWIW, he's the father of both Albert Brooks and Bob (Super Dave Osborne) Einstein.

Dick Shawn also died on stage (or immediately thereafter, I guess)
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
This is the one. I remember seeing a Youtube clip of that, when he is joking and suddenly collapses. The entire audience first thinks it's a joke, but slowly becomes unsure.
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
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According to Wiki, he didn’t DIE on stage.

So that aspect might be a new record.

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Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
According to Wiki, he didn’t DIE on stage.
Where? Wiki says he suffered a fatal heart attack on stage. They tried to revive him backstage and he was pronounced DOA at the hospital. I don't see anything that rules out his actual death occurring onstage.
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Where? Wiki says he suffered a fatal heart attack on stage. They tried to revive him backstage and he was pronounced DOA at the hospital. I don't see anything that rules out his actual death occurring onstage.
You’re right, it doesn’t explicitly say so.

The way I read this sentence was that the death was not while on TV.

Cooper collapsed with a heart attack on live national television, and died soon afterwards.
“Soon afterwards” sounds like separation of time and space.
It’s an odd choice of words describing something that would have happened immediately after.

Example: “He performed on stage, and had dinner soon afterwards.”

You would not read this as having dinner on stage.

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My guess is “he died on stage” is a reasonable assertion, but if we start getting technical, it’s actually unclear.

“He had a fatal heart attack on stage” is a safe statement.
     
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Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
You’re right, it doesn’t explicitly say so.

The way I read this sentence was that the death was not while on TV.

“Soon afterwards” sounds like separation of time and space.
It’s an odd choice of words describing something that would have happened immediately after.

Example: “He performed on stage, and had dinner soon afterwards.”

You would not read this as having dinner on stage.

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"He had an amazing dinner on stage, and was full soon afterwards."
     
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He's dead, Jim.

Stop flogging the comedian.
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
"He had an amazing dinner on stage, and was full soon afterwards."
Yeah, nice try.

Becoming / being full is a direct and expected result of having dinner.
This explicit link would make the reader associate an immediate cause-effect relationship.

Dying is NOT a direct and expected result of performing on TV/stage.

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4AM is the best time to be thinking of the Chef.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
4AM is the best time to be thinking of the Chef.
Unless you have an all-night White Castle nearby, of course.
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4AM is the best time to be thinking of the Chef.
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Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
Unless you have an all-night White Castle nearby, of course.
Mine is only a few miles, but the McDonalds is 6 blocks and I’m impatient.

My White Castles deliver, though. Actually did that this morning at 9:30.
     
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Oh speaking of watching out for animals, subego - check your washer for snakes
That’s pretty adorable.
     
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glad he lived!
     
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I hear there's good business in making craft items with moose poop, so if passing it out to politicians doesn't work out, he can head to etsy.
     
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Just...where do you find this stuff?
     
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I used to subscribe to /r/NotTheOnion and /r/offbeat and they had lots of these weird news stories, but most of them go to click-baity sites and the concept got old to me so I unsubscribed.
     
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