Ten Lines From the State of the Union Speech that are Improved by Mentally Inserting “Hand” Before “Jobs”

"Think about the America within our reach: a country that leads the world in educating its people, an America that attracts a new generation of high-tech manufacturing and high-paying jobs" "If you’re a business that wants to outsource jobs, you shouldn’t get a tax deduction for doing it." "Technology made businesses more efficient, but also made some jobs obsolete." "A

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A Nice Day to Start Again

Today is the 30th anniversary of MTV. I know this because John in the Morning, of KEXP, has devoted the last few hours to music of the era. Fun fact: when a DJ plays Thomas Dolby during your morning commute, you can immediately identify all the drivers around you who are listening to the same station. "SCIENCE!!" Boy these songs

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Affirmations For the ADD-Addled

1. You can make it to affirmation 2. 2. You can make it to affirmation 3. 3. You can make it to affirmation 4. 4. You can make it to affirmation 5. 5. You can make it to affirmation 6. 6. You can make it to affirmation 7. 7. You can make it to affirmation 8. 8. You can make

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Beer -> Goggles

I had a bit too much to drink last night, and woke up this morning wearing socks. I never wear socks to bed. But socks tell me that my blood alcohol concentration last night wasn't too high ... no more that 0.05, probably. In fact, on any given morning I can usually determine what my BAC was the night prior

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Christmas Carol Errata

Little Drummer Boy As infants rarely exhibit social response behavior until the sixth week of life, it is unlikely that Jesus was truly smiling at the little drummer boy. We now believe that the son of man was experiencing gas. Frosty the Snowman Due to trends in global climate change, Frosty's vow to "be back again some day" can no

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Show Us Your Tweets!

Spent the last two weeks in the weeds at work, with no one to blame but myself. And this coincided with my discovery that Twitter is actually pretty fun. Thus, I spent the latter half of May writing 140-character posts over there instead of 800-word posts over here. When Twitter was all the rage a year ago, I was mystified

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