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John McCain: Americans 'Are Being Ripped Off' By Cable Companies

John McCain: Americans 'Are Being Ripped Off' By Cable Companies

Commented May 24, 2013 at 08:54:56 in Media

“Who is the editor on this one? From the "misplaced modifiers" page in my third grader's homework, the end of the first sentence reads: "...pay for just the cable channels they watch on Wednesday." I'm all for it. I rarely watch anything on Wednesday, so - tv will be free for me! (I think "JM continued his fight on Wednesday..." might be better.)

But aside from my nitpicking, this might be the issue that changes my opinion of the McCain. I've been signing petitions for years to stop forcing people to pay for Fox News in their basic cable package. Ailes is undoubtedly firing off threatening emails to McCain on a daily basis, knowing what a la carte would do to his business.”
Olivia Sprauer, Former Teacher, Forced To Resign After Bikini Modeling Photo Surfaces (PHOTO)

Olivia Sprauer, Former Teacher, Forced To Resign After Bikini Modeling Photo Surfaces (PHOTO)

Commented May 7, 2013 at 16:19:17 in Weird News

“I've got my pencil. Give me something to write on.”
Ted Cruz 2016? Freshman GOP Senator Eyeing Presidential Run: Report (UPDATE)

Ted Cruz 2016? Freshman GOP Senator Eyeing Presidential Run: Report (UPDATE)

Commented May 1, 2013 at 11:49:26 in Politics

“Whoo-hooo! When do the debates start!?!”
Subway Response To 'Footlong' Controversy: Name 'Not Intended To Be A Measurement Of Length'

Subway Response To 'Footlong' Controversy: Name 'Not Intended To Be A Measurement Of Length'

Commented Jan 19, 2013 at 16:45:42 in Business

“Yeah. Picky Americans. So I guess Matt Corby was an American teenager who jetted on over to Perth, Australia, for a sub? And remembered to take a tape measure with him? Nobody screws an American out of 8.3333333333% of a sandwich, dammit!”
Subway Response To 'Footlong' Controversy: Name 'Not Intended To Be A Measurement Of Length'

Subway Response To 'Footlong' Controversy: Name 'Not Intended To Be A Measurement Of Length'

Commented Jan 19, 2013 at 16:37:29 in Business

“The "foot long" was named after Subway founder Peter DeLuca's foot, which was in fact 11 inches long. When he opened the first shop back in '65, he would put each bun next to his bare right foot to compare and make sure it was the proper length. This also gave his subs a unique flavor that made his business a rocketing success. His partner, Peter Buck, wanted to name the half-size sandwich after his first name, but DeLuca decided a "peter long" bun might be misunderstood, so they went with "six inch" because it sounded better than "five-and-a-half inch." The partners already knew a guy with a tape measure would cause problems, but women would take any measurement a guy gave them with a grain of salt anyway.”
AIG Lawsuit: Insurance Giant Won't Join Ex-CEO's Suit Against The U.S.

AIG Lawsuit: Insurance Giant Won't Join Ex-CEO's Suit Against The U.S.

Commented Jan 9, 2013 at 15:30:01 in Business

“Let's see a list of the shareholders signed on with Greenburg.”
Jemele Hill Racist Letter: ESPN Personality Tweets Racist Complaints From Listener

Jemele Hill Racist Letter: ESPN Personality Tweets Racist Complaints From Listener

Commented Jan 4, 2013 at 13:42:37 in Sports

“Not looking like the penmanship of an irate sportsfan with poor diction. Someone needs to do some more investigating on this. A sample of her agent's handwriting might be a good place to start.”

holyfrak on Jan 4, 2013 at 13:57:39

“So stupid”

OverTaxedPayer on Jan 4, 2013 at 13:57:32

“coming from the person who wrote the letter.”

Purple Shell on Jan 4, 2013 at 13:52:10

“Your remark is uncalled for and show your ignorance.”
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Ari Fleischer Says He'll Give Less To Charity Because Of New Limits On Tax Breaks

Commented Jan 3, 2013 at 12:50:26 in Impact

“Christian? No. But an embarrassment to Middlebury College.”
Color-Glass Condensate: New State Of Matter May Have Been Created By Large Hadron Collider

Color-Glass Condensate: New State Of Matter May Have Been Created By Large Hadron Collider

Commented Nov 29, 2012 at 20:46:29 in Science

“Nobody expects quark-gluon plasma effects!”
Natalie Khawam Got Hefty Loan From Defense Department Lobbyist

Natalie Khawam Got Hefty Loan From Defense Department Lobbyist

Commented Nov 16, 2012 at 09:59:35 in Politics

“Yet the only salacious bit we've gotten so far is a bare-chested [male] FBI agent? Come on, reporters, we're not trying hard enough. Where are the Tiger-Woods-esque text messages? The Eliot-Spitzer-like kinky details? The bizarre acts with service revolvers or cigars? The strange disregard for properly laundering soiled clothing? The nudity? The old-dity? The oddity? The KHA-WHAM! twins in super-heroine outfits? Paula Broadwell in a diaper driving non-stop thru 10 states hopped up on Vivarin, Mountain Dew and Ring-Dings? The cuckolded husbands weeping on live television? Where is Gloria Allred!?! Let's get out there and get to work...”

deebeck7765 on Nov 16, 2012 at 14:56:02

“So funny. So true.”
Papa John's CEO John Schnatter Says Company Will Reduce Workers' Hours In Response To Obamacare

Papa John's CEO John Schnatter Says Company Will Reduce Workers' Hours In Response To Obamacare

Commented Nov 10, 2012 at 10:07:43 in Business

“During the Reagan years, business owners decided to move employees from their "asset" column into their "liability" column. The well-being of their workers (and loyalty to them) became a matter of incremental business cost to owners rather than the normal, decent cost-of-doing-business for a well-managed, ethical endeavor. And so it continues.

I don't buy PJohn's pizza, so I can't stop buying it. But if I were to buy a pizza from him every week this year, I guess I'd pay the extra 7 bucks and change so Schnatter's employees could have a dignified lifestyle and he wouldn't have to skimp more on his low quality ingredients.”

ProudBagger on Nov 10, 2012 at 10:18:55

“And during the Carter years, workers moved having a good paying job from the "Priviledge" column to the "Right" column and business owners from "bosses" to "people who should give me more money" columns. It works both ways”
Southwest Calls Woman's Clothing 'Inappropriate.' She Disagrees

Southwest Calls Woman's Clothing 'Inappropriate.' She Disagrees

Commented Jun 15, 2012 at 10:39:41 in Travel

“I salute you and your gallantry, sir.”
Southwest Calls Woman's Clothing 'Inappropriate.' She Disagrees

Southwest Calls Woman's Clothing 'Inappropriate.' She Disagrees

Commented Jun 15, 2012 at 10:08:00 in Travel

“I may not agree with your cleavage, but I will defend to the death your right to expose it! Why does Southwest hate America?”

AAHewetson on Jun 15, 2012 at 10:25:21

“Good one.

I imagine there are many passengers, such as myself, who would be perfectly willing to let a woman who is 'exposing too much cleavage' have the seat next to them. Why, we would even be willing to hold up a newspaper every time a child walked down the aisle in an effort to protect them from any potentially horrifying exposure to cleavage.

After all, the willingness to endure cleavage so that others don't have to is what being a gentleman is all about.”
Emanuela Orlandi Was 'Kidnapped For Vatican Sex Parties,' Claims Father Gabriele Amorth

Emanuela Orlandi Was 'Kidnapped For Vatican Sex Parties,' Claims Father Gabriele Amorth

Commented May 23, 2012 at 18:17:32 in World

“The Wilt Chamberlain of exorcisms.”
'Parasite Choi': Earth's Last Human, Imagined By Digital Artists From Around The World (VIDEO)

'Parasite Choi': Earth's Last Human, Imagined By Digital Artists From Around The World (VIDEO)

Commented May 23, 2012 at 15:13:34 in Home

“Do you remember the Simpsons episode when Krusty played an Eastern European version of Itchy and Scratchy on his show? He watched it's seemingly pointless and frenetic images and responded in bemusement, "What the hell was that?"”
Paul Pasquarosa's Misprinted Lottery Ticket Fooled Him Into Thinking He Won $1 Million

Paul Pasquarosa's Misprinted Lottery Ticket Fooled Him Into Thinking He Won $1 Million

Commented May 10, 2012 at 15:13:47 in Money

“The lottery should honor the ticket. You, however, took advantage of a technicality to rip off a gem dealer. You must be very proud to have admitted it here. The law may be the law, but wrong is wrong.”

priiincess on May 11, 2012 at 13:48:31

“skeptaholic and morning697....... I have been ripped off -- and stolen from ... and taken advantage of in my life....I saw an opportunity and took it.....big deal!!! ..Morning, if you don't believe me.. who gives two craps......... Happy and Melissa -- thank you..... Life is all about lessons -- live and learn - as the expression goes (and if people don't tell each other stuff, how in heavens will we ever know -- right?) Hope you all the best in life, even if you don't agree with me... Happy Moms Day this weekend!”
James Cameron, 'Avatar' Director: 'I'm In The 'Avatar' Business'

James Cameron, 'Avatar' Director: 'I'm In The 'Avatar' Business'

Commented May 7, 2012 at 10:14:35 in Entertainment

“George Lucas: around $3 billion gross worldwide for his films. James Cameron: over $6 billion. Critics (a lot on this thread) can say what they want about either man's work, but doubting their movies' popularity flies in the face of reality according to the numbers. Thousands of 14-year-old girls saw Titanic multiple times. My kids saw Avatar twice and were thrilled to hear there would be sequels. I know I was happy to see Indiana Jones and Star Wars sequels. I have never wished for a Casablanca sequel. I've watched it a hundred times, but its perfection is complete. Escapism and art fall on very different points of the art/commerce spectrum and critics need to deal with that. Unless you really want Cameron to try his hand at arthouse drama.”
Boob Map Of The World Shows Biggest Boobs In The World, Breast Size By Country

Boob Map Of The World Shows Biggest Boobs In The World, Breast Size By Country

Commented Apr 30, 2012 at 09:55:58 in Style

“So where is the big butt map to accompany this?”

The World For the Taking on Aug 7, 2014 at 22:51:08

“Considering how this isn't a real map, it'll never see the light of day.”

Malcontent21 on Apr 30, 2012 at 11:03:52

“That's what I'd like to know they should do a study on that.”
Flying Car Unveiled In Holland: Watch It Fly

Flying Car Unveiled In Holland: Watch It Fly

Commented Apr 2, 2012 at 21:24:28 in Technology

“He won't get one. No place to put the pooch on top.”
How To Make Vinegar From Leftover Wine (VIDEO)

How To Make Vinegar From Leftover Wine (VIDEO)

Commented Mar 29, 2012 at 09:50:01 in Taste

“Lots of fruit flies. A fruit fly farm.”
Neil DeGrasse Tyson: 'We Don't Know What's Driving 96% Of The Universe' (VIDEO)

Neil DeGrasse Tyson: 'We Don't Know What's Driving 96% Of The Universe' (VIDEO)

Commented Mar 20, 2012 at 09:22:05 in Science

“Please, please get some coaching about not gesticulating so much when you are in front of the camera. Hasn't Bill mentioned it to you? It would be so much easier to watch if you just smiled at the camera and spoke calmly. Ditch the two-handed gestures and head-bobbing. Gestures should be like exclamation points in writing - avoid them until you really want to draw attention to something, then use one. Watch your interviewee for an example.”
Where Do Fruit Flies Come From?

Where Do Fruit Flies Come From?

Commented Mar 19, 2012 at 09:22:51 in Green

“So these drosophila - "dew lovers" - can make their way through -16 F weather from my neighbor's house to mine, wiggle thru the window cracks and enjoy the bananas on the counter? OK, if you say so. But, doesn't it argue for eggs that hatch somewhere in my house, triggered by the esters in the fruit? And, can I just put a bunch of funnels backwards around my house and the pests will never figure out how to get in?

From my bartending days, the fruitflies often get stuck in the spouts, so the first pour of the night can have a few in it. Also, the last pour in the bottle can have many if you don't learn to plastic wrap the spouts. Drinking th”
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