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I would have changed my name! Can you imagine the clerk saying, "Can you please spell your last name for me?" Wink
 
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Here is an attempt at satire which may be all too true.


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Who knew! According to this Google News/BBC headline, there are black holes at Oxford University!

"Stephen Hawking gives talk on black holes at Oxford University"
 
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"Stephen Hawking gives talk on black holes at Oxford University"

I hope that wasn't meant as racist sexism.


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I love Borowitz! I never think he "attempts" satire; I think he nails it every time. (Of course the British may disagree with their different definition.)
 
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This is notable for the attempts to parse te title correctly.


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The Huffington Post had a headline:

FANS SHOCKED AS VIVIAN VANCE TELLS WHY SHE LEFT "I LOVE LUCY"

I'd be shocked too since Ms. Vance has been pushing up daisies for many years.


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She didn't leave I Love Lucy, either, did she? My mother was a huge I Love Lucy fan so I've seen them all a million times, at least. I don't remember Vivian Vance being gone.
 
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I hear they're going to have a TV show starring all the recently disgraced TV hosts and politicians. I'll be called, "I Love Loosely."
 
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I hear they're going to have a TV show starring all the recently disgraced TV hosts and politicians. I'll be called, "I Love Loosely."


Or Love, American Style II.


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One of the larger phone companies has an ad:
Four lines for $25

Now that's a fantastic price for unlimited access, but I wonder if it isn't bait-and-switch from the wording.

Is it "Four lines for $25 [$6.25 each]"
or it "Four for $25 [$100 total -- 4X 25]?

I didn't bother to check since I'll bet I know which is right.


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"Four lines of unlimited text for $25."

That's the offer by one of the larger phone companies. The question is, can you guess from the wording what the offer actually is?

It would be a great deal if you got four lines at $6.25 per line ($25), but I'll bet it's four lines at $25 each line, or $100.

Is this ambiguity intentional, and would it qualify as bait-andswitch?


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Richard the beer snob would laugh his arse off at this: "15 Cheap Imported Beers That Are Better Than Budweiser" Found on the Internut Explorer "news" site.

I'm no beer snob,but I finally figured out why Ameracunz drink beer cold: You can only actually TASTE it when it's at room temperature.
 
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Energy Fuels Resources Lobbied Trump to Reduce Bears Ears for Uranium Mining

That could be very confusing if I didn't know that Bears Ears is a place!
 
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That could be very confusing if I didn't know that Bears Ears is a place!


The question is: Did Trump know?


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T. Rump probably found out about it when his Secretary of The Inferior told him he was selling it to a real estate developer.
 
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Dollars to donuts Donald hadn't heard of Bears Ears.
 
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Not written news but interesting.

The Whopper and Net Neutrality
 
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I have more than a suspicion that your President would fail to see the satire in that and consider it to be a sound business practice.
 
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Trump doesn't have to watch it. All his businesses work on the same principle: the more you pay, the more you get (or at least are promised).


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Love the Whopper piece, sattva. Hoping to see that on TV soon - whattya wanna bet comcast will block it...
 
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Sattva, while I am late to this party, I have to say that was a brilliant link. Love the looks on their faces - and cracked up when that one guy just grabbed the bag and left.

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Love the Whopper piece, sattva. Hoping to see that on TV soon - whattya wanna bet comcast will block it...


You may be right!
 
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The official invitation to the president's speech tonight said it was The State of the Uniom".


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I was excited to hear that Randy Bryce was there.
 
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