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Published Sunday, September 25, 2016 @ 5:50 AM EDT
Sep 25 2016

Again self-employed and hustling to make a buck, I'm trying use my time more efficiently. So, I'm going to experiment with one or two daily cross-platform (website, Facebook, Twitter) posts. Weird holidays, Florida Man, and assorted ennui all in one place at one time. Be certain you're sufficiently caffeinated. Comments to here.

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Among other things, today is Gold Star Mother's Day in the United States.

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Charles Osgood retires as host of CBS Sunday morning today.

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Florida man arrested over theft of naked Donald Trump statue.


One of the five naked Trump statues, one of which was stolen in Miami Credit: Reuters

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If you have a Verizon Droid Turbo 2 and it's suddenly stopped Turbocharging (or charging, even), Verizon says the problem's in the Turbocharger, and Motorola will replace it at no charge.

Call 800-734-5870 to get a new one. Users started experiencing this problem when they installed Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) on their phones. Of course, Motorola won't give any details.

You have to marvel at a system where it's more convenient and/or less expensive to engineer, manufacture, package, and ship probably thousands of units of hardware than to push a software bugfix to the phones.

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A recent segment of comic Adam Conover's excellent Adam Ruins Everything on truTV featured a segment explaining Why Trophy Hunting Can Be Good for Animals. You are, however, still permitted to feel disgusted at Trump sons Donald Jr. and Eric for posting photos of themselves smiling and posing next to the dead caracasses of wild animals they've slaughtered for fun. A bit of karma: President Obama bans sport hunting of wolves from helicopters.

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I don't care for people who don't speak in complete sentences. Not smart, Dumb Donald.

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13 Bumper Stickers for Existentialist Truck Drivers. Example: 6 INFLATED TIRES, 1 EMPTY LIFE

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When people ask me, 'How did you get 16 cats?' I tell them I had 15 cats and I got one more.
-Paula Poundstone

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If Trump’s full tax returns are ever released, the country would get an up-close look at how Trump’s empire sits upon a real-estate tax racket, composed of a princely pile of tax breaks, loopholes, and deferrals that make wealthy real-estate developers even wealthier by eliminating most of their taxes. American Prospect article.

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For the love of everything good and decent in this country, please stop using sports metaphors in covering the Presidential election.

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Sins become more subtle as you grow older. You commit sins of despair rather than lust.
-Piers Paul Read

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It's very hard for me to be silly about Superman, because I've seen firsthand how he actually transforms people's lives. I have seen children dying of brain tumors who wanted as their last request to talk to me, and have gone to their graves with a peace brought on by knowing that their belief in this kind of character really matters. It's not Superman the tongue-in-cheek cartoon character they're connecting with; they're connecting with something very basic: the ability to overcome obstacles, the ability to persevere, the ability to understand difficulty and to turn your back on it.
-Christopher Reeve (September 25, 1952 - October 10, 2004)

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Immanuel Kant was a real pissant
Who was very rarely stable.
Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar
Who could think you under the table....
Tomorrow is Martin Heidegger's birthday.
Click here for his entries in the KGB Quotations Database.

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This week: September 27 is National Voters Registration Day, or, as Republican-controlled states call it, "Tuesday."

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There are actually ten muses: Clio, Euterpe, Thalia, Erato, Polyhymnia, Urania, Calliope, Melpomene, Terpsichore, and Alimony.
-Variously attributed

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Model Cheryl Tiegs is 69 today. No further comment.


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