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Well, I did it. I've got the new bike ready to go. After a lot of research, I bought a 2010 Felt AR3. It's a very, very nice bike, and I'm likely to treat it better than my girlfriend for the next 6 months. ;)













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I won't vote for your baby's picture in that "world's cutest baby" contest. Your baby is not as cute as you think it is, all you're doing is adding your kid's torch to the giant bonfire that's attracting the internet pedophile moths in droves. Stop asking & take the picture down before some pervert starts a blog w/ your kid's photo & a countdown clock.

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...is admitting when you're wrong.

I'm on Twitter.

I reluctantly signed up thinking I was just going to read Twitter accounts I found interesting(like Lance Armstrong & other cyclists), but then I realized that this is arguably the perfect blogging tool for me. Most shit I think about posting on LJ is either too short/inconsequential to get off my ass to post, or too long and involved for me to sit down & type. So now I have a way to send off random ramblings from my phone and take care of at least half of the posts I never get around to on here, and it's like sending a text except I'm sending it once instead of to several people individually. So yea, I was wrong. *grumble*


I'm not linking my LJ to Twitter though; seeing nothing but random Twitter updates on LJ from somebody still grates on my nerves.

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Sometimes Deadspin gets sent the most random, hilarious stuff. I'm almost crying over here.

Sir, your nonsense is extraordinary and terrifyingCollapse )

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Exxon says American gas consumption has likely peaked, expects 22% drop in fuel demand between now & 2030.

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Ted Stevens' conviction being overturned because prosecutors withheld evidence.

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department said Wednesday it would drop corruption charges against former Sen. Ted Stevens because prosecutors withheld evidence from the senator's defense team during his trial.

The reversal is an embarrassment for the department, which won a conviction against the Alaska Republican in October and is now asking to overturn it.

The week after his conviction, Stevens lost his Senate seat in the November election. The patriarch of Alaska politics since before statehood, Stevens, 85, was also the longest serving Republican senator.

He has been awaiting sentencing.

Stevens was convicted of seven felony counts of lying on Senate financial disclosure forms to conceal hundreds of thousands of dollars in gifts and home renovations from a wealthy oil contractor.

The trial was beset by government missteps, which continued even after the guilty verdict was read. The trial judge grew so infuriated he took the unusual step of holding the Justice Department in contempt.

In court filings, the Justice Department admitted it never turned over notes from an interview with the oil contractor, who estimated the value of the renovation work as far less than he testified at trial.

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Car2Go car sharing program coming to Austin this fall

There are now more than 200 fortwo cdi models that anyone in Ulm, visitor or resident, can rent by the minute, hour or day, 24/7. Costs range from 19 euro cents a minute to 9.90 euros an hour to 49 euros a day. Unlike other car-sharing services, registering for the car2go service is free. Daimler didn't release any information on possible pricing for the U.S. service.

Calling the Austin expansion "the next logical step," Daimler's Thomas Weber said that carsharing in the little fortwos is an "answer to current and future mobility needs in metropolitan areas." The main goal of the Austin service is to figuring how best to export the model to other countries. Basically, Daimler needs to figure out the issues with language, laws and layout. When the service starts this fall, only a small group of Austinites will be given access to the vehicles. Like in Ulm, if things go well, the user base will be expanded. Austin's fleet will start with 200 fortwo mhd (micro-hybrid) models. Hook 'em, smart.

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The flip-flops are what make me LOL more than anything.

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Guy kills 12 foot shark in 2-hour fight



I'd like you to notice that he's not wearing a tank, aka he fought the shark while holding his breath.

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I completely forgot about this song from Ice Cube, 'Givin' Up the Nappy Dug Out'. The lyrics are fucking hilarious, but NSFW at all.

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I dropped by the local Walgreens to pick up a couple of prescriptions I'm loading up on(valtrex, chantix, an HIV cocktail or two) prior to getting laid off in a couple of weeks. She pulled the script bags, typed into their computer terminal, and I was subsequently told that they didn't have the right info on my insurance and the claims wouldn't process. I knew this was due to our membership IDs changing at my insurance mafi-I mean company, so I got the insurance mafia on the phone and started to sort out my new ID. By 'started to sort out', I mean sat on hold for 15 minutes while the Mumbai call center played russian roulette with my phone call. After getting that done and handing the Walgreens staff my membership ID, they said they'd re-run the scripts and get them filled. Since I saw that the bags were already filled, I figured this was just a paperwork thing and that they'd be done in a couple of minutes.

I was wrong.

As I sat there for the next hour, playing sudoku on my phone to pass the time, I came to realize something. Walgreens was trying to slowly crush my soul. It wasn't an overt attempt like sales douches at work do, attacking me from all sides with insipid questions designed to balance on the line between fucking a customer and outright fraud. No, this was subtle. While you sit there in a seat waiting, they play music in the background. Old music. Bad, old music. Doo-wop from the 50s that sings about how much they miss their girlfriend or 70s soft rock that pines for a dead lover emanates from the background. The fluorescent lighting and soft clatter of pharmacy techs quietly explaining to octogenarians that Cigna just decided they need to pay for their own god damn heart meds combines with the aural valium to whisper in your ear: 'submit'. Just go ahead and lay back. Take a 5 minute ride on this 3 year old chair massage pad, listen to the music, and just let go. You don't need to wake up if you don't want to, because it doesn't matter. Chances are, you're here because you're fending off death anyway. So go ahead, take a 'nap'. We'll call 911 eventually. In the meantime, we're going to take our sweet fucking time filling your prescription because you were too dumb to setup mail order.

About 75 minutes and 3 attempts at slitting my wrists with the pen attached to the credit card reader later, they had my prescriptions filled. Well, one of them was filled. The other they wouldn't do 90 days on because I was too fucking dumb to do mail order like my insurance wants. So I got that one for 30 days, which puts me only a mere 60 days short of the normal no-insurance period at a regular job. Great success.

Don't ask me how my trip to Kroger went.

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You know how you can get me to rent your movie? Include the following in your description of this cinematic classic:

"Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope of Insane Clown Posse star, along with former WWE star Raven."


As I told Scrizzo, this movie is a nexus of awesome, if I was 13. And high. Really high.

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PDF file of the ~1600 license plates that have been banned in the last 2 years in Ohio.

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Denso creating plastic car parts from castor oil

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