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  1. Comrade X
    Comrade X June 2, 2018 6:44 pm

    Beethoven like I’s never seen before!

  2. Mike
    Mike June 3, 2018 8:27 am

    Re: “You should really not attempt to obey the new gun laws in California.”

    It always amazes me how some people can rise to the top of their profession, he’s a CEO, and still be this stupid. First, for trying to register the guns and not simply putting them away with clean kits and a supply of ammo. Second, after deciding to register the guns, he was an idiot for not doing a little research into what had changed and been outlawed. With the way the laws are changing all the time, checking beforehand is a necessity. Why he didn’t take the gizmos off his rifles, photographed them and send in those photos is beyond me. I guess his first mistake was in trusting the government. I worked in government a long time and have seen enough not to trust government employees at any level.

  3. Stryder
    Stryder June 3, 2018 8:41 am

    in the “funny ladies” bit they mention the #MeToo movement, is anyone else like me old enough that I still call the # sign, the pound sign?

  4. Claire
    Claire June 3, 2018 10:30 am

    Take comfort, Stryder. In some applications, it’s actually still called a pound sign. You’re not over the hill yet.

  5. Joel
    Joel June 3, 2018 10:35 am

    😀 Yeah, but “pound me too” is a little off-message. Thanks loads, now I’m never going to be able to see that again without laughing.

  6. larryarnold
    larryarnold June 3, 2018 1:23 pm

    I suppose Duke is prestigious or something, but it seems like a “most popular and intellectually challenging professor” could do better elsewhere. OTOH there are still gun-owners living in California.

    Cumberbatch was twice lucky in that the muggers didn’t clean his clock; and he’s enough of a celebrity that the government didn’t arrest him for interfering with a mugging.

    Secular Americans are generally more religious than even many religious Europeans.
    I noticed that too, when I traveled there. I think perhaps it’s because in so many Euro countries the church was traditionally an arm of the government, and the kings wore titles like “Defender of the Faith.”
    Christians came to the U.S. to get away from those Christian governments, so they formed a secular one and split into denominations.

    “Pound me too.” Made my day.

  7. jc2k
    jc2k June 3, 2018 6:07 pm
    Denver police “turned him over to an FBI supervisor”
    “as of now he’s not been charged”
    “Authorities have not identified the agent because he was not arrested”
    “FBI Denver spokeswoman Amy Sanders said the incident is a personnel matter for the FBI”
    “It’s unclear whether the off-duty agent had been drinking at the time.”

    WTF?! There are so many levels of wrong here.

  8. Claire
    Claire June 4, 2018 7:36 am

    Good one, M. And good trend.

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