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a return to greatness



Updated: 2016-12-02T03:32:47.565-08:00

 



Quote of the moment

2016-11-29T18:52:08.472-08:00

"fox news.  100℅ correct, 10℅ of the time!"

-- patron of arby's at lost hills, CA, screaming at a TV set



CA theatre

2016-11-27T14:49:29.508-08:00

(image)

San Jose, CA

(My first panoramic on my new phone... Don't know how it will offer.)



Quote of the moment

2016-11-18T10:28:37.570-08:00

For me, the end of What is a final reiteration of the ultimate lesson of 2016: Take nothing for granted. No set of values, no repository of human knowledge, no political system, no passionate community, is guaranteed safety from outside forces and from the passage of time. Nothing is too great to fail.

-- Nikhil Sonnad, on the death of what.cd







headline of the moment

2016-10-29T21:28:19.802-07:00

Soylent recalls another product amid gastrointestinal mayhem

-- boing boing




the importance of bon Jovi

2016-10-27T12:51:06.782-07:00

according to NBC

Hillary Clinton campaigns with First Lady Michelle Obama in Winston-Salem, NC at 2:00 pm ET… Donald Trump makes three stops in Ohio, hitting Springfield at 1:00 pm ET, Toledo at 4:00 pm ET, and Geneva at 7:00 pm ET… Mike Pence makes stops in Iowa and Nebraska… Tim Kaine is in Ohio…And Bon Jovi holds a concert for Clinton in Pittsburgh




headline of the moment

2016-10-17T00:42:25.246-07:00

Giuliani on rigged election: 'Dead people generally vote for Democrats'

-- CNN.com




quote of the moment

2016-10-04T10:28:39.488-07:00

Best troll ever: Assange asking why I'm up at 4am, while I'm wondering why I'm up at 4am, after he told me to be up at 4am.

-- Matt Dougan




the closest thing I'll ever have to a selfie...

2016-09-29T06:56:39.478-07:00

(image)

... my spinal fluid.  (don't be misled by the back of the test tube label -- it's clear, colorless.)

LV, NV




headline of the moment

2016-09-20T07:56:32.407-07:00

Man sues Samsung, saying Note 7 exploded in his pants

cnet




quote of the moment

2016-09-19T00:58:03.162-07:00

"Excessive use of the internet is an understudied phenomenon that may disguise mild or severe psychopathology; excessive use of the internet may be strongly linked to compulsive behavior and addiction."

-- Jan Buitelaar




headline of the moment

2016-09-16T15:01:45.083-07:00

Wild radioactive Fukushima boars breed like rabbits, ravage local countryside

-- rt.com




headline of the moment

2016-09-06T10:20:35.327-07:00


What did the 'real' Loch Ness monster look like?

-- Christian Science Monitor




quote of the moment

2016-09-02T10:20:38.318-07:00

Perhaps Lady Gaga and other artists need to remind the Internet that pop music is supposed to be fun, not a death match.

-- Daryl Deino




statistic of the moment

2016-09-01T16:16:36.976-07:00

roughly 1 in 9 private space launches are expected to fail

-- tech crunch.com




quote of the moment

2016-08-31T18:50:55.997-07:00

"if you live a brave life, you will get your ass kicked."

-- brene brown




quote of the moment

2016-08-31T16:25:44.547-07:00

"It's not important to be timely when you are wrong."

-- bo3b Johnson




statistic of the moment

2016-08-22T20:24:20.388-07:00

in 2015, Delta airlines mishandled 276,000 of 120,000,000 bags.

-- NYT




quote of the moment

2016-08-15T09:05:16.011-07:00

"No car gets out of Chicago unscathed."

-- skip roth




quote of the moment

2016-08-06T22:46:22.585-07:00

We try to tell these young cats, the po-po ain't the power structure. The police are not the power structure. The police are controlled and moved like pawns on a chess game. And I tell these cats all the time, man, y'all gotta start playing chess instead of checkers.

-- professor Griff




headline of the moment

2016-08-01T10:04:05.614-07:00

Woman leaves dogs in car; dogs crash it into Walmart

-- WNEP.com




quote of the moment

2016-07-31T15:59:13.756-07:00

"When viewers last saw April she had just given birth inside of a shark."

-- Rebecca Schumann




quote of the moment

2016-07-27T12:22:14.412-07:00

"I don't give a damn if they put a nickel in the slot machine. I want them to pay my admission."

-- Steve Wynn




quote of the moment

2016-07-20T20:24:24.811-07:00

"Pokémon Go is the latest tool used by spy agencies in the Intel war, a cunning despicable app that tries to infiltrate our communities in the most innocent way under the pretext of entertainment."

-- hamdi bakheet, member of Egypt's defense and national security committee




quote of the moment

2016-07-12T01:38:46.789-07:00

"The size of RR245 is not yet exactly known, as its surface properties need further measurement. It's either small and shiny, or large and dull."

-- Michele Bannister