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another headhunter email (life / money / employment)

I know they're just doing their jobs, but headhunters (job recruiters) can be some of the most dehumanizing people I've ever had to deal with. Because of that, I like to have a little fun at their expense whenever possible. Here's a r ... read more

 delta terminal (life / travel / )

At Delta Terminal, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (33.641687363535, -84.435945153236) Ever notice how many people there are in the world? Where'd they all come from? :) [Apologies, I was apparently suffering from ... read more
supermoon in virgo: balancing practical matters with idealism
Supermoon In Virgo: Balancing Practical Matters With Idealism ... read more

our portuguese table (family / genealogy / holmes)

My brother Doug talking about Portuguese genealogy on (I guess) the podcast dated January 22, 2019. ... read more
cheap 2d material can cleanse 99.9999% of bacteria from water in 30 minutes simply by using the sun
This latest scientific breakthrough from China could bring cheap, clean drinking water to people around the world. ... read more

cash back (culture / writing / blog)

Don't you hate it when you tell the self-checkout register that you want cash back. Then by the time you're finished, because the $!?&@ machine has screwed up so many times, you've become distracted and forgotten all about the cash? Y ... read more
clever girl scout's business is booming after she launches jason ‘momoa samoa' cookies
Business is good for this clever Colorado fifth grader after she launched an amusing new sales scheme for her Girl Scout cookies. ... read more

 phone scam to make you say yes (education / news / crime)

Another phone scam to be aware of ... "After the introduction comes the questions: 'can you hear me?' "All of us, our natural response is to say, yes, or sure, or yes I can," said Hughes, but she says this is exactly wh ... read more
rockefeller, big pharma facing $1 billion lawsuit for intentionally infecting people with syphilis
John Vibes, TMU Waking Times ... read more
2,762 dress as smurfs in german village
Feb. 18 (UPI) -- A German group gathered nearly 3,000 people to break a Guinness World Record for most people dressed as Smurfs in one location. ... read more

 how to move a book store (culture / writing / books)

Cool! Human-chain-helps-British-book-store-move-down-the-street All of My Novels ... read more
thanks to yao ming, the slaughter of sharks for their fins is down 80%
Thanks To Yao Ming, The Slaughter Of Sharks For Their Fins Is Down 80% ... read more

tornadoes (culture / writing / blog)

Had to park under an overpass this morning to avoid tornadoes. No problems for me but one did touch down right near work. Someone said it hit Macy's (just across the Interstate). ... read more
defense intelligence agency comments on the reality of "astral projection"
Defense Intelligence Agency Comments On The Reality of "Astral Projection" ... read more

couple of good ones (culture / humor / jokes)

OK, four good ones. and and, this just in, something to settle the argument... Couldn't resist. Here's another one. Pardon the language. ... read more
man holds to outside of tram for free ride
Feb. 13 (UPI) -- A traveler on a British road captured video of a man hitching a free tram ride by clinging to the windshield wipers at the rear of the vehicle. ... read more