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Twits on Twitter 0

A Congressional twit.

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Droning On 0

One of these days, somebody’s going to get hurt. You can bank on it.

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A Hair-Razing Experience 0

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Droning On 0

It was only a matter of time . . . .

Before burglarizing a pair of food carts, an Oregon man used a drone to scope out his targets, according to police who last night arrested the accused thief.

The two food carts, which are part of the Piedmont Station Food Carts pod, were broken into early Tuesday morning, with the burglar getting away with computer tablets, money, speakers, utensils, business checks, and other items.

More at the link.

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Twits on Twitter, Meet Tales of the Trumpling 0

Words fail me.

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Twits on Twitter 0

A twit goes banana republic.

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Alabama Bind 0

PoliticalProf.

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Suckering the Suckers 0

Mike Brooks takes a look why people take the click-bait. A snippet:

Another way in which clickbait lures us in is through a variable ratio reinforcement schedule. This is is sometime referred to as the “Vegas Effect” because variable ratio reinforcement schedules are involved in gambling. . . .

Those clickbait headlines make us curious to see what’s behind the curtain, so to speak. To quote the sagacious, Forrest Gump, who was quoting his mother, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you are going to get.”

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The Weather Channel 0

Give me a break.

Indeed, I was on the phone with an associate today and asked him what he thought about the Weather Channel. He said, “They just want to get people upset.”

Me, I can’t stomach the Weather Channel for more than 15 minutes at a time (unless it’s snowstorm pictures–and then it’s the pictures, not the channel).

A short synopsis of today’s hurricane coverage:

“It’s chaos here in Charleston, South Carolina! Look! A tree has been blown over!”

Fifteen minutes later:

“It’s chaos here in Charleston, South Carolina! Look! A tree has been blown over!”

And it’s the same damned tree.

In other news, it’s looks like we’re going to get off easy on this one.

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Fly the Fiendly Skies . . . 0

. . . and get treated worse than a dog.

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Twits on Twitter 0

If a snowflake melts on Twitter, does it leave a puddle?

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Facebook Frolics 0

Livestreamed frolics.

Christalmighty, “social” media is the incubator of stupid.

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Golly Gosh G-7 0

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Twits on Twitter 0

Peak caucasity.

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Sunset Strip 0

South Carolina man hits a bad streak.

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

We are reminded once more that politeness is child’s play.

A 10-year-old child was airlifted to a hospital after being accidentally shot, (Daytona Beach, Fla.–ed.) authorities confirmed.

(snip)

Officials said it appears the shooting was accidental but it’s unclear whether the child shot himself or was shot as children played with a gun.

The NRA will no doubt argue that, had the child been packing–oh, wait.

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The Age of Keeping Score 0

Goat sits on a hill, watching the sun set.  Rat joins him, and Goat says,

Click for the original image.

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Just Because You See It on a Computer Don’t Make It So 0

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The New Know-Nothings 0

Leonard Pitts, Jr., finds the Republican disdain for knowledge and information to be somewhat disturbing. A nugget:

Who can forget Rick Santorum’s 2012 complaint: “President Obama once said he wants everybody in America to go to college. What a snob.”

Pass lightly — again — over the fact that Obama never said any such thing. What’s more fascinating is that Santorum — holder of an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and a Juris Doctor from Dickinson School of Law — would identify higher education as a mark of elitism.

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Pest Control 0

In a stunning act of sanity, my city has taken action against Silicon Valley’s latest pestiferous scheme.

More than a month after allowing scooters on Atlantic Avenue’s trolley lanes, the City Council backtracked on its decision, further tightening the rules on the rides.

The council voted 6-5 on Tuesday to ban them in most of the Oceanfront resort area and along streets with speed limits above 25 mph — effective immediately.

We’ll see how long sanity holds sway.

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