Wonderful wastes of time

Mar 07, 2009
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There are so many ways to waste time on the internet, but I’ll focus on just a few. SnopesOK, this can actually be pretty useful. Snopes is a leader in the industry of myth debunking. Snopes currently lists 43 different myth topics, ranging from Disney to politics. There’s even a category devoted to debunking dozens […]

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Sports wrapup

Mar 06, 2009
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World baseball classic The WBC got underway on Thursday, as Japan beat China 4-0. Japan starting pitcher Yu Darvish set the pace early, allowing no runs and walking just one batter. The five relievers each allowed exactly one hit and did not walk anyone. Third baseman Shuichi Murata provided offense with a two run homer. […]

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Hot water

Mar 05, 2009
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A few months ago, our natural gas detector’s alarm went off. A guy from the utility company was quickly out to the house to take a look. Within about a minute, he had deemed it to be a false alarm. At that point, however, he did not simply leave. He poked around the utility closet […]

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Luge is my second favorite sport …

Mar 04, 2009
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Luge My favorite sport is baseball, America’s Pastime. My second favorite sport is luge, which is definitely not America’s pastime. It is a sport that is only on TV during Olympic years, and even then gets less coverage than figure skating. I’m not really sure how I became a fan of luge. I don’t live […]

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Billy Joel is a history teacher

Mar 03, 2009
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I wake up every morning to the Billy Joel song We Didn’t Start the Fire. I’m not a particularly big fan of Billy Joel (although I also like “Piano Man”), but this one particular song is one of my all time favorites. My daughter (18 months old) also likes it a lot. Not only is […]

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Nursing drivers and teenage hookers

Mar 02, 2009
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Child endangerment (Source: MS NBC / AP) A woman in Ohio is in trouble for breast feeding in public. Well, to be more precise, it’s the fact that she was driving while breast feeding that seems to be the larger issue. Impressively, she was able to do this while still carrying on a conversation on […]

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Manny Ramirez signs with Tigers

Feb 27, 2009
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[Disclaimer: this is a work of fiction. The author has taken dramatic liberties with the personalities of any real person portrayed within this story. Note: when reading this, keep in mind the fact that the exchange rate is roughly 100 yen per 1 US dollar] The Soap Boxers has had some well placed sources eavesdropping […]

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