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Old 02-16-2015, 04:21 PM
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See, I totally relate to that guy. I also can't say to my buddy, "What are you doing next weekend? You want to fly down to Miami and go fishing?"
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BBC News - Five reasons some people prefer bars of soap to liquid soap
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Old 03-07-2015, 04:10 AM
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Oh, fiddly-dee!
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Old 03-14-2015, 03:29 PM
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NYT "Your Money" strikes again with more helpful money management tips:

A Bespoke Perfume Doesn’t Come Cheap
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As part of a trip to France in 1984 to study floral painting, Dianne Bernhard spent time in Monet’s gardens at Giverny. It was there, among the flowers that inspired him, that she heard Cartier was creating a new perfume in Paris made with jasmine, roses and vanilla.

“I said, ‘I’m going to go straight to Cartier as soon as I get out of class,’ said Mrs. Bernhard, a painter and former president of the National Arts Club in New York. “I loved the smell.”
I think we've all been there am I right.
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Old 03-14-2015, 09:45 PM
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I know it's not the topic of the article, but I also love the implication in the NYT article that the flowers in that garden were nearly sixty years old at least (Monet died at Giverny in 1926). :fflaugh:
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Old 04-02-2015, 05:12 AM
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GOD FUCKING DAMMIT. I AM FILLED WITH INCONSOLABLE AND LIKELY IRRATIONAL RAGE. ALL BECAUSE THE FUCKING NEWS THINKS THIS IS SOME KIND OF LEGITIMATE NEWS STORY.

I mean seriously.

Seriously?

Really?

Really?

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Old 08-20-2015, 06:03 AM
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Okay, wei, you need to leave this man alone. Enough is ENOUGH.
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Astonishingly, a Majority of sauna deaths occur under influence of alcohol.

Yes,
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And now that news in more detail.
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Common sense would suggest that taking a sauna while drunk is not wise. But professor Lasse Viinikka, who is also a doctor and the honorary chairman of the Finnish Sauna Society, says that "the mortality statistics bear this out: tens of people die in the sauna each year (in Finland). Of those, more than half were seriously drunk at the time of their death."
This does prompt a number of questions:
What proportion of those who didn't die were also seriously drunk?
What proportion of those who were seriously drunk but were prevented from taking a sauna still in fact died?
Does the surname Viinikaa mean "Little Wine" (diminutive of Viini)?

One thing is clear, fortunately:
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Old 09-15-2015, 03:20 AM
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I like all my alcohol to be drunk.
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I.V. alcohol is much quicker and it does not upset my tummy.
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Old 09-18-2015, 05:54 PM
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What proportion of those who were seriously drunk but were prevented from taking a sauna still in fact died?
Don't be absurd. A Finnish saying goes, roughly: "A drop won't kill, and you won't drown in a bucket".
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Shock news: Ian Fleming was a homophobe who thought that his lesbian character, Pussy Galore, had a "psycho-sexual malady" which could be cured by forced sex with James Bond. :faint:

Now, if Goldfinger had been the spy novel version of Rubyfruit Jungle, then perhaps this would be newsworthy, but it becomes less so when you recall that this is exactly how he wrote their encounter. It's like reading a news article which reveals that Charles Dickens really hated the New Poor Law or that Thomas Paine thought that throwing off the colonialist yoke was an excellent idea.
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Yeah, I read most of the books and I remember that even at 16 I thought that was unlikely...
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Old 11-04-2015, 07:56 PM
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Well, at least this part is, if not newsworthy, at least somewhat noteworthy ...

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The letter is estimated to make between £3,000 and £4,000, and will be sold at auction on 11 November by Bonhams.
... in that it demonstrates that somebody will be paying a gawdawful amount of money for this letter dripping with idiotic fuckwittery.
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And to think Honor Blackman gave up a steady gig on The Avengers to play that part in the movie. Ah well, Blackman still makes movies and her departure from the show ultimately opened a door for Diana Rigg.
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Trending on F*******k:



This could go in a gender thread because sadly there's nothing mysterious about why this is "news". It even has a code phrase, "wardrobe malfunction". But...

"nearly"? Ie they're reporting that something that shouldn't have happened didn't happen
"reports say"? Ie we aren't taken any responsibility for the truth or the newsworthiness of this non-incident
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That is what the style manual has for "almost saw a bewb on beach this one time"
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And in a similar vein:

Professional Attention-Seeker Gets Attention from Commercial Attention-Seeker-Seekers

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RTL.lu - Lëtzebuerg - 3 Kontrollen am Kader vun Abréchs-Präventioun

During a routine traffic control, the police found a toy gun in a car. Front page news.
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And just so you know ... it's not over!

Luxemburger Wort - Vorsicht ist besser als Nachsicht

There will be more controls in the next months! Hide your toy guns or pay the price.
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I just noticed that they have a site in English! With the following awesome headline:

Luxemburger Wort - Woman paraded, set alight & thrown into river... made of straw!

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Obviously viral marketing for that Shop That Sells Straw Things.
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