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  1. SoBad

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    How is that easier than unscrewing the legs?
     
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    Nude knights are good for many occasions, but unlicensed nightclubs, on the other hand...
     
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    Sofa is a piece of relaxation furniture. If someone falls asleep while relaxing on a sofa and onto the floor, that person is better off without the height added by the legs of the sofa.
     
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    Are you folks aware of what's happening in India, has it made the news there ? Seems a large section of youth are "arising" .. protesting against ill-treatment of women ... there have been protests in my city for 13 or so days in a row, and I hear other cities are taking it on too. It was triggered by something horrible I don't want to mention -- would be great if our male-dominated society can finally wake up.
     
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    Yes senti,I am aware of that horrible incident.It was high time people woke up to the atrocities committed by our male dominated society.But until unless our government listens to the people's demand it would be useless.You know the big reason government doesn't want to take a concrete action is because there are Rapists and Murderers in their own party.These goons act as a big support base for the govt and helps them in getting votes in the elections.Do you think they would trim their own feathers by convicting their own MP's and MLA's?? LOL...nope!
     
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    Welcome back, Senti! Your prolonged absence triggered a fear that ETs had abducted you. Was that the case and, if so, how did you arrange your release???
     
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    They got sick of my useless facts and expelled me from their spaceship. Ack, I heard (as we were entering Uranus' ;) atmosphere) that Nadal was not playing AO, and I told them chaps that you've gotta get me back to Earth, them guys NEED me bad.
     
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    Slowly but surely your senses are returning.Good to see you back.Just wait till Rafa arrives,you might have to go on an exile again..:)
     
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    Easy now, Tush...poor Senti has just returned to the Earth's atmosphere and his system will need time to adjust before he can hold his breath for, say, two months!
     
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    I should be extremely drunk now, but I'm only slightly so. happy new year everybody!
     
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    Nothing wrong with an honest glass of champagne after a tough year of hard work. Happy 2013~!~
     
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    I worked through the stroke of the New Year so I was sober...man, this Yuengling tastes great NOW! Happy New Year to all!
     
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    I have never heard of this beer. Is it a local Florida beer? Is it available in California or Europe?
     
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    I would like to play tennis on red clay courts more often.
     
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    Although Yuengling is America's oldest brewery (est. 1829), it was only available in areas surrounding its home of Pottsville, PA until the late 80's. They then began building market share on the Eastern seaboard and Florida is a lucky recipient of this expansion. I do not believe they have yet reached out past the Mississippi...several Nebraska footballers I ran into last week in Orlando told me they can't yet get their products in Lincoln.

    My favorite of theirs is an amber "traditional" lager but they also make a porter and a "Black and Tan" that's pretty tasty.
     
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    Rhinestone makes a nice porter waggoner.


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    In 1967, Porter introduced us to Rhinestone Queen...Dolly Parton!
     
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    Why am I even awake... I've set my alarm on 7:15 which is roughly 2 1/2 hours from now, so I get an hour to get ready and get to school. I'm going to be an absolute wreck.
     
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    I just watched Charlie Rose, and then Safin beating Federer at the 2005 Australian Open. The problem is that I need to be awake in less than five hours and make a day trip to Reno.

    I had forgotten how good Safin could play at his best. The very sultry nature of Zhukova at that time has also slipped my mind.
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    ^^^Good luck on your trip to the "Biggest Little City"! You're a bit late if you were traveling there for a cameo on Reno 911...maybe settle for a seat at the roulette table and play "18" while humming Alice Cooper's teen anthem.
     
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    Clown fish taste funny.
     
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    But devil's food cake tastes heavenly!
     
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    Don't ask me about mime fish. I won't talk about them.
     
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    I don't like driving through heavy fog in the mountains, or in strong winds on a long bridge.
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    http://www.space.com/19227-biggest-structure-universe-explained-infographic.html



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    ^^^^^^^^^^^

    Chuck Norris roundhouse kicks are the 2nd leading cause of death in the universe after heart attacks, most of which are cause by fear of roundhouse kicks.
     
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    Ha Ha DP, maybe that "Norris Principle" is right while the "Cosmological Principle" is wrong..wow who would have thought????

    Medical Malpractice Stats:

    Med malpractice kills 225,000 people each year (National Institute of Health).
    12,000 people die each year from unnecessary surgery (New York Times).
    Just 2% of all people injured file legal claims for compensation (Healthgrades study).
    Preventable medical errors in hospitals killed 195,000 people in 2002.
    The side effects of medication kill 106,000 people annually (Journal of the American Medical Association).
    50% of all med mallegal claims are filed against surgeons (Bureau of Justice Statistics).
    1,500,000 people suffer injury or death from medication errors each year (Institute of Medicine).

    Meanwhile, in the U.S. here are the numbers on other causes of death from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

    Number of deaths for leading causes of death
    Heart disease: 599,413
    Cancer: 567,628
    Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 137,353
    Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 128,842
    Accidents (unintentional injuries): 118,021
    Alzheimer's disease: 79,003
    Diabetes: 68,705
    Influenza and Pneumonia: 53,692
    Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 48,935
    Intentional self-harm (suicide): 36,909
     
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    A smoke (tobacco, I'll leave the other stuff to the professionals) and a few drinks normally starts my weekend but then I realize that my weekend is filled with work...
     
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    A smoke (tobacco laced with LSD, scopolamine, and THC; I'll leave the other stuff to the professionals) and a few drinks of absinthe normally starts my morning, but then I realize that my day is filled with work...
     
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    I just read an essay called "On the Pleasure of Hating" and found it oddly fascinating simply due to the fact that it was someone talking frankly about human nature, something that has become lost in today's society, which has became far too hypersensitive for my tastes.
     
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    You wake up in the morning and have eggs and coffee. Then you regain senses and realise that there’s work to do later in the day. Then you do what you need to do in order to cope with the stress (and leave the hard stuff to the professionals).
     
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    It is important to start the day with a good breakfast. I prefer a simple, nutritious breakfast consisting of imports from Sweden and Russia.
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    Model Winter Day Menu:

    Breakfast
    Lobster bisque with sprinkles of scallions and dill and some lightly toasted French white breads. Essentuki 17 to drink.

    Lunch
    Duck with scallions, maybe some wine.

    Dinner
    Kilogram of salmon caviar, little slices of fresh rye bread, and scallions. Vodka and champagne.
     
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    ^^^
    Are you sure that is enough caviar? Don't forget the eggs and smetana.

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    To bring sanity to this very crazy world one must believe in the concept of being in the right place at the right time. My anecdote that endorses this principle started quite randomly...I needed an evening that would not yield a huge profit from my nightly enterprises and that night needed to be fairly temperate in a potentially volatile midwinter subtropical climate...i.e. a not frigid night when no big conventions were in town in the City Beautiful (Orlando, FL). That combo let me take care of a "needed service" to my community without sacrificing the old do-re-mi one must come up with to survive.

    Because all these variables were met, I was able to seek out every garbage can in our City Beautiful, looking for a way to explain my futility when I encountered a gift from an anonymous, kind angel...a 3/4-full bottle of Grey Goose just asking to be taken home for a delightful evening! I had forgotten how much fun a good 80-proof French wheat vodka companion could be! All that French hoo-er asked for was a cup of ice and a bit of fruitjuice to wash her down with! A "cheap date" indeed!
     
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    ^^^
    A very entertaining and well-written post!
     
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    That'a the problem with the modern society - mixing and matching. Eggs and smetana can wait.

    I admit I might have an addiction to salmon caviar. It's expensive and damaging but not as expensive and damaging as a cocaine addiction, for instance. Maybe I should fight the addiction by adversity - purchase ten kilos of salmon roe for the evening and eat it until I don't want to eat it anymore.

    It is cruel to submit submit people to the cruelties of STP or Moscow hotel systems. The mayor of Moscow holds a monopoly through his wife and the situation in STP is no better. At Grand Hotel or Baltschug people pay through the nose for shabby rooms filled with residues of blood, sperm, sweat, and dangerous chemicals.
     
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    It is best not to think too much about your room's history when in a hotel.
     
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    Frasier, Season 10, Episode 18..."Roe To Perdition"...worth a few chuckles concerning caviar addiction!
     
  42. Mike Bulgakov

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    When ordering a burrito, I prefer black beans to pinto beans.
     
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    Danish women are the best thing about the pancake country nestled between the North Sea and Baltic Sea. Danish women are the coolest women in Scandinavia. That being said, Danish spies are incompetent, even worse than Swedish spies.
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    When I order a Danish in America I'm actually asking for an Austrian, thanks to a labor strike in 19th century Denmark that resulted in emigration from Austria of unskilled bakers to "The Pancake Nation". Confusing, no?
     
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    Weinerbrød is usually well made in Copenhagen.
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    ^^^ah...how delish
     
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    The Chief Adjudicator for the Canadian Residential Indian School's Independent Assessment Process (IAP) is:

    Dan Ish.
     
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    No doubt, he is of Austrian descent!:)
     
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