An accurate account of how the job market works in America from Cracked.com:

http://listverse.com/2014/10/16/10-dark-truths-about-writing-for-the-internet/

Of course, not every writer starts out at a content farm or low-paying website. Some graduate with top-quality journalism degrees and a burning passion to be the next Bob Woodward or Carl Bernstein. But unless they’ve got the connections, they won’t likely hit the big time.

Journalism, like so many other industries, is built on contacts. Frequently, those contacts are Mom and Dad. Wealthy parents often parachute their kids into comfy internships, while talented graduates with no connections are left out in the cold.

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Contronyms! Oh noes!

http://mentalfloss.com/article/57032/25-words-are-their-own-opposites

http://www.dailywritingtips.com/75-contronyms-words-with-contradictory-meanings/

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Hey! I learned a new word this morning: ochlocracy

While watching “The ABCs of Death 2″.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ochlocracy

It means “mob rule.”

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The sorites paradox is a strawman argument/flogical fallacy. Proof? THE UNIVERSE IS QUANTIZED.

Energy comes in quanta. Fundamental particles are discrete. Only spacetime is smooth.

Think about THAT!

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Could Oliver the Humanzee have actually been a chimera?

Is it possible that a human and a chimpanzee zygote were fused together to create Oliver?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humanzee

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The Strain (2014): If the Master allowed certain vampires to keep knowledge of their past selves…..

Then why did Eichorst have to search for the Master? And how could he have kept the memory of his past self without the Master permitting it?

Those who were “turned” were connected to the Master. The Master knew and saw everything that they did. So the Master would have known about Eichorst trying to find him.

Plot hole, perhaps?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2654620/

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Good-bye to America’s Best Eyeglasses

Had an appointment to get a checkup at America’s Best Eyeglasses. Had it set for 9:30 AM, since I wanted to go before work today. I get there a little after 9 AM, and I’m told that my appointment is at 10:30 AM. I told the associate that the appointment was for 9:30 AM, and had to be, since I have to go to work a short while later. I was told to go take a seat and wait. At 9:35 AM, I got up and left.

The quality and selection of their eyeglasses leaves something to be desired, based on my experiences with them. The last pair that I got was for over $200, and barely lasted a full year. The temple arm on one pair broke off and the screw, and the other pair of eyeglasses had a frame that wouldn’t hold the lens in, so I had to use a paperclip to secure that part of the frame. A few months earlier, when I brought one of my pair of eyeglasses to be repaired/replaced, they screwed up my prescription and put the left lens in the right eye, and vice versa.

Sheer idiocy.

Good-bye America’s Best Eyeglasses. I’d like to say that you get what you pay for, but, in my case, I clearly didn’t.

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