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Interview fail.

Dear Ms. Recruiter: I am very sorry that the connection was so bad yesterday when we talked.  Otherwise, it would not have taken until I saw your email at 10:00 pm Pacific last night for me to see that the … Continue reading

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I have been looking around for sources of amusement online, because really, how many Cracked.com articles can a single person read?  (I’m not sure, but I think I am getting close to the limit. And I do not even dare … Continue reading

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I do so love “Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!”

“Once the Red Sox were perennial losers with pretentious fans who would invoke them as a metaphor for the futility of all human endeavors.  Now they’re the Yankees with beards.” Peter Segal, from the November 2 show.

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QOTD

“I feel like Google is turning into a Bond villain.”  Bobcat Goldthwaite, during a bit on the Google barges, on the November 9th broadcast of “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me!”

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How to know you have spent far too much time thinking about the BART strike…

When you listen to the song “Wonderwall,” and instead of “All the lights that light the way are blinding,” your mind hears “And all the arbitration there is binding…”

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Yes. This.

John Oliver: “You’re allowed to root for the Yankees, you grew up in the Bronx…. you can’t just choose to root for the Yankees.”* Regis Philbin: “So why do you root for the Mets?” Oliver: “That’s because I’m British… I … Continue reading

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Tonight’s Colbert quote, regarding the financial industry: “You know why this is a great country? Anywhere else, we’d just line them up and shoot them.”

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Musically speaking, I tend to be well behind the curve.  I was late to the party that was gangnam style — I still don’t get it — but I love this parody: NASA-Johnson Style.

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T-shirt du jour

Worn by the Rocket Scientist this morning: “1% of the known universe contains over 99% of the known life!  #OCCUPY EARTH #ASTROBIOLOGY

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Calling Indiana Jones…. We’ve got your mail. If this turns out to be from an applicant, I hope Chicago has the good sense to admit them. You don’t see awesomeness like this every day.

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Yet one more reason to love Stephen Colbert.

In September, Colbert (who is devoutly Catholic) appeared at Fordham University along with Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York.  A question was raised from the audience about how to maintain joy while many Christians spread hatred of others, especially gays. … Continue reading

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This is so completely true of me.

“I am not a morning person in the same way that the stars are not fruit-bats.” Neil Gaiman.

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Jon Stewart’s take on Fox New’s coverage of “the war on Christmas.” Happy holidays.

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This is for Sarah…

Because I promised my friend Sarah… Josh Groban (aka Neil Gaiman’s* younger lookalike) sings Kanye West Tweets. For a long time, perhaps because of the sort of music he generally sings, I just assumed that Josh Groban would be a … Continue reading

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Quote of the day

“When people call you shrill, it really means they actually have no way to answer what you just said.” Paul Krugman, on Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me.

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Laughing hard, I am.

wcg at Live Journal pointed me to the wonder that is  #wookieleaks. My favorites, other than the ones listed in the article? “Plans to drain Degoba swamps to build planet sized WalMart meets resistance from green party. ” (@jjd241) and … Continue reading

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A picture is worth thousand words: a morality tale.

If you wander down one of the corridors in the Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British art, you will come across a full length portrait of one George Harley Drummond, by Sir Henry Raeburn. George Harley … Continue reading

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"At the rager, chicks come and go…"

We here at Wild Winds of Fortune believe that great art deserves recognition. Therefore, we would like to expose as many people as possible to the joy that is T.S. Eliot’s Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, as rewritten for … Continue reading

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