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Upside down, the bathroom diaper-changing-table thingy warns, “Never fall off the bar during a meteor shower while wearing briefs.”

Upside down, the bathroom diaper-changing-table thingy warns, “Never fall off the bar during a meteor shower while wearing briefs.”

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It’s called “gentrification” because in 1700s London, the “gentry” wore plastic sink stoppers in their ears and shot you dirty looks when you brought your kid to the coffee shop.

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Wow, 48-degree swing coming up.

Wow, 48-degree swing coming up.

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This New York Magazine article about some New York art-world guy is unremarkable, except: he’s 90, and his father was 70 when he was born.

That means there’s someone walking the earth whose parent was born in the mid-1850s.

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So, big corporations are tracking all our online activity so they can tailor their advertising to us.

If that’s true, then why are all the online ads I see for crap I’d never ever want, just like they were in 1998?

So, big corporations are tracking all our online activity so they can tailor their advertising to us.

If that’s true, then why are all the online ads I see for crap I’d never ever want, just like they were in 1998?

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The entire 2 hours of a recent concert given by The National in Sydney. Good show and very nice of those involved to share video for free.

No idea how long this will be up, but I guess that’s what YouTube downloaders are for.

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Feb
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The Uline Arena in Northeast Washington is now used as a parking lot. 50 years ago this Tuesday, when it was called the Washington Coliseum, the Beatles played their first U.S. concert there.

From the Washington Post.

The Uline Arena in Northeast Washington is now used as a parking lot. 50 years ago this Tuesday, when it was called the Washington Coliseum, the Beatles played their first U.S. concert there.

From the Washington Post.

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Diiv plays that last instrumental song from their very good 2012 album, stretches it to 10 minutes, adds the lyrics to “Like a Rolling Stone,” and the result doesn’t suck at all.

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With regard to the picture “It’s A Wonderful Life”, [REDACTED] stated in substance that the film represented a rather obvious attempt to discredit bankers by casting Lionel Barrymore as “scrooge-type” so that he would be the most hated man in the picture. This, according to these sources, is a common trick used by Communists.
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Things are okay with me these days
I got a good job, I got a good office
I got a new wife, got a new life
And the family is fine
Oh we lost touch long ago
You lost weight - I did not know
you could ever look so nice after so much time.
— Billy Joel combines two things I detest: Facebook updates and Billy Joel.
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Interesting, but raises some questions.

How do mothers-to-be manage to hold their babies in on July 4th and 5th? Or does the sound of fireworks scare them back into the womb?

Interesting, but raises some questions.

How do mothers-to-be manage to hold their babies in on July 4th and 5th? Or does the sound of fireworks scare them back into the womb?

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20 years of favorability ratings for the Democratic and Republican parties, from Gallup.

The Republicans have just reached a new low.

20 years of favorability ratings for the Democratic and Republican parties, from Gallup.

The Republicans have just reached a new low.

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brilliantorange:

Another one from @mxhamx from the Capitol Records building. The Beastie Boys had the launch party for Paul’s Boutique on the roof. Adam Yauch, or rather, MCA, sprayed his name everywhere. They’ve all been painted over with the exception of this one. There is a note taped to the door explicitly stating that it is never to be touched. 

Follow @mxhamx on Twitter and listen for him late nights on KROQ.

brilliantorange:

Another one from @mxhamx from the Capitol Records building. The Beastie Boys had the launch party for Paul’s Boutique on the roof. Adam Yauch, or rather, MCA, sprayed his name everywhere. They’ve all been painted over with the exception of this one. There is a note taped to the door explicitly stating that it is never to be touched.

Follow @mxhamx on Twitter and listen for him late nights on KROQ.

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