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Twits on Twitter 0

Banks you can twit on.

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Rye Not? (Updated) 0

It appears that the local supermarkets, at least the three nearest us, no longer carry rye flour. They’ve added all kinds of other weird flours, but rye not.

I cannot bake rye bread without rye flour.

My letter-writing campaign starts today.

Addendum:

The count is now up to four supermarket chains.

Here is the format for my letter in case anyone is willing to join me in protesting this travesty; I vary the text as appropriate:

Dear [Vendor]:

I recently searched for rye flour at your store at [address] and was informed by a [staff member | manager on duty] that you [do not | no longer] carry rye flour.

I cannot bake rye bread without rye flour.

Please include rye flour in your offerings.

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Adventures in Branding 1

Whatever happened to words (emphasis added)?

BB&T and SunTrust Banks on Wednesday unveiled the name of the massive bank they plan to create and base in Charlotte through a proposed merger announced this year.

The new bank is to be called Truist, Winston-Salem-based BB&T and Atlanta-based SunTrust said.

Why the hell should I trust a bank that can’t speak its native tongue?

The stupid. It burns.

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Noz attempts to make sense of the nonsensical.

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Just the Vaxx, Ma’am 0

At Psychology Today Blogs, Bryna Siegel tries to make sense of the maelstrom of misinformation magnified in the electrons of the inner webs, primarily via “social” media. She focuses on anti-vaxx as a springboard. A nugget:

‘Truth,’ or ‘truthiness’ (as the pundit Steven Colbert has called it) is constantly being presented as relative to what may be expedient to believe. Untruthful, fake or alternative facts about autism and vaccines include asserting that vaccines are cultured on non-kosher beef extracts or pork (freaking out ultra-Orthodox Jews), or that mercury preservatives in vaccines poison children (freaking out everyone else), or that the potential danger of multiple vaccines at once has never been studied compared to spreading out vaccines. All these assertions about vaccines are not true, but are often spread as true from post-to-post, blog-to-blog, website to website.

I commend the entire piece to your attention.

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Twits on Twitter 0

Very ignorant important twits.

We are doomed.

Via Atrios.

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Money Talks . . . 0

. . . and he answers.

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Misdirection Play 0

The Washington Post goes down the rabid hole.

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Underqualified 0

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson’s cookie crumbles.

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A Steep Learning Swerve 0

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Facebook Frolics 0

Frolicking Flori-duh woman.

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Bagel with Locks 0

You can’t make this stuff up.

We are a society of stupid.

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“The Biggest Loser” 0

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Twits on Twitter 0

Conspiracy fantasist twits.

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No Happy Endings? 0

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Nameless 0

You can’t make this stuff up.

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“Work Twins” 0

Stories from the “They all look alike” club.

Words fail me.

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Fly the Fiendly Skies 0

Words fail me.

A woman who was flying from San Francisco to Raleigh with her pet dog “Beast” on Tuesday was able to make it to her destination after a flight change — but Beast ended up in Philadelphia.

Follow the link to read how the airline tries to mealy-mouth its way out of taking responsibility for its actions.

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Sound Track 0

Vice President Pence visited the USS Harry S Truman and stupidity presaged his arrival.

The ship’s senior enlisted sailor told other sailors to “clap like you’re at a strip club” for the Vice President’s arrival. 13News Now reporter Evan Watson, who was in attendance for the event, heard the remarks.

According to the report, the Chief has gone from salt water to hot water.

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Twits on Twitter 0

Bankster twits.

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