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And.reg
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Mar 21, 2019, 09:12 PM
 
He already had a gun. Why throw a shoe?
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Mar 22, 2019, 10:55 AM
 
There have been a few recent news stories about Taco Bell's hot sauce coming to people's rescue.

1. First, the story about the man who got a year of free Taco Bell because he got trapped in his car for five days, so to feed himself, he lived off eating hot sauce packets.

2. Second, when another man inside of Taco Bell left his seat to go get more hot sauce, a car crashed into the building near where he sat

I'm a bit surprised that there hasn't been anything on Taco Bell's Twitter. They could brag about their hot sauces in light of recent news...
     
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Mar 22, 2019, 04:54 PM
 
Originally Posted by And.reg View Post
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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Mar 28, 2019, 09:10 PM
 
^ Well that is bizarre. Welcome to the party.

And:

Stupid is as stupid does! Michigan man catches on fire while burning leaves

Southern California woman has been arrested after deputies discovered her 96-year-old father living in a filthy home infested with up to 700 rats

This is Day 20 of the man who committed to drinking only beer for lent, he has already lost 25 pounds

Avocados are healthy, that is, until they get recalled for listeria

Maryland Slave's 200-Year-Old DNA Pulled From Tobacco Pipe


This is one of the most screwed up "pet store thief" stories I've ever read:
So, a man walks into "I Love My Pets" and asks about buying a rat and a 4-foot python. Then he steals the python by putting it in his pants, then pays $6 at the register to buy the rat, and walks out with both the python and the rat
     
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Mar 30, 2019, 09:12 PM
 
Skunk face full in a can of Bud Light

The skunk was taken to a clinic and released
     
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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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Let's just say that the investigator had a long face.
     
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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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Apr 13, 2019, 02:35 PM
 
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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Originally Posted by P View Post
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.
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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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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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Apr 17, 2019, 05:29 PM
 
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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Apr 18, 2019, 09:02 AM
 
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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Apr 21, 2019, 06:08 PM
 
Here's how to claim a parking spot for your last-minute Easter shopping

If you got a Galaxy Fold for Easter, don't peel the film off

Speaking of using one's fingers, this Indian voted for the wrong person, and in anger, cut his finger off (link goes to story with photographs of bandaged finger)

Instead of giving the restaurant manager the finger, he threw his pet iguana at the manager

Man throws microwave, bar stools at Gray Line ticket booth

And why throw stuff at your neighbor when you can make people believe that his house is for sale? This Alabama man tried to sell someone else's house

Speaking of sales, Police sergeant sells official police gear on eBay and gets suspended

Trash pickup done wrong - "The program is for junk you have in your house, it’s not for your house....First time we have ever seen an entire house that was demolished and put in the street."

Aaaaand in bizarre news:

An appeal has been launched to help find a 'Tartan Barbie' psychic doll after it was stolen from a top Edinburgh tourist attraction

     
 
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