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Bambi and the bunnyhuggers

People often have places to go, and important things to do there. Often they drive to those places. Animals often have places to go, and important things to do. While some animals find a nice place and stay there, other … Continue reading

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God give me one funny moment. For revenge

SorryWatch just read The Last Black Unicorn, by Tiffany Haddish. Loved it. She published it through Book In a Box, a company started by Tucker Max, an author, speaker, and professional drunken bro. The company helps people publish books. SorryWatch … Continue reading

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Somebody help my cow

Maybe you thought you’d escape political and social issues by turning to the latest issue of Bovine Medicine. Practical, science-based information about medical aspects of cow-calf operations, mastitis, job opportunities for bovine veterinarians – useful and soothing, no? Not necessarily. … Continue reading

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Sorry I didn’t read your book

On “Fresh Air,” Terry Gross was talking to the co-writers and co-directors of Coco, Adrian Molina and Lee Unkrich. Setting up a question about how to make a “child-friendly” movie about death, she began, “Now, this is a family film. … Continue reading

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Tune in for action! Suspense! Personal sagas! Ignorant national stereotypes!

NBC just fired Joshua Cooper Ramo, whom they’d hired to do analysis for the Olympics. These winter Olympics are being held in South Korea. During the opening ceremonies, Ramo commented that from 1910 to 1945, Korea was occupied by Japan, … Continue reading

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20! Think about 20! Don’t think about 17!

The Washington Post headline: “A pastor admitted a past sexual incident with a teen. His congregation gave him a standing ovation.” Others also focused on the applause. “Pastor admits to ‘sexual incident’ with teen 20 years ago, gets standing ovation” … Continue reading

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Career suicide

Logan Paul has been successful in careers that recently didn’t exist, like “YouTube vlogger,” or that recently didn’t exist and now don’t exist again, like “Vine star.” He’s also tried perennial categories like “actor” and “just started a band!” He’s … Continue reading

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Hey hey! Ho ho! The NRA has got to go! Have a sweet roll!

Usually, when people apologize twice, they do better the second time. Not always. Celebrity chef and entrepreneur Mario Batali recently stepped down from managing his businesses. He’s also not appearing on the food show The Chew, while ABC ponders whether … Continue reading

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You won’t have to ride the bus with THOSE PEOPLE

When a small business places an advertisement, they usually hope to attract customers. Not hate mail, boycotts, hearings, subpoenas, and people digging into their past. So ads should be carefully worded. And if a business owner is moved to make … Continue reading

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Shut up and let’s heal

When Dr. Larry Nassar pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal sexual conduct last week in Michigan, he was facing 7 counts. Three of the crimes were against girls under 13, the rest against girls between 13 and 15. Nassar was an … Continue reading

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