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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:41 pm
"there's a walrus in the ocean, the ocean ... there's a walrus, a walrus."

https://weartv.com/news/local/video-man ... cola-beach

tourists are so special.
I thought it was going to be another tourist. What "ocean"?
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Koo Koo Kachoo.
Found this:
Urban Dictionary: koo koo kachoo

What some people think they're saying in the Beatles song "I am the Walrus" when they're actually saying "Goo Goo G'Joob"

No Kenny, it's not "Koo Koo Kachoo" it's "Goo Goo G'Joob" read the album jacket!

#beatles#magical#mystery#tour#walrus
Thought that was a funny joke, but:

MetroLyrics: The Beatles - I Am The Walrus Lyrics

Well I'll be.
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I'm thinking koo koo kachoo and goo goo g'joop probably mean the same...
https://ew.com/article/2009/09/09/beatl ... -goo-joob/

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At least 5 articles on news aggregator Yahoo! about the same Nevada derailment, 3 on the homepage. Almost all headlines are presumably accurate, but there are 7 quite different secondary foci :confusion-scratchheadblue: :

Train Carrying Military-Grade Munitions Derails in Nevada
Train Carrying Explosives, Military Weapons Derails Near Nevada Interstate

The Latest: Diesel fuel spilled in NV derailment; no hazmat
:naughty: Both diesel fuel and ammo are hazmat.

Train derails near Nevada-Utah line; no injuries reported

Train derails in Nevada, spilling vegetable oil, closing major highway

Secondary foci:
Ammo/Weapons aboard x 2
Diesel fuel spilled
No hazmat, inaccurately
No injuries
Vegetable oil spill
Interstate closed
Near Nevada-Utah line
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Mom allegedly left 3-year-old child home alone to drink at bar 'for hours'

Did mom go to a bar or is there a bar in the home?

The child is fine, but:
At 2 a.m., Algar and her boyfriend went outside and collapsed.... The Department of Family & Children Services took the child into custody and Algar was arrested.
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Vrede too wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:01 pm
Mom allegedly left 3-year-old child home alone to drink at bar 'for hours'

Did mom go to a bar or is there a bar in the home?

The child is fine, but:
At 2 a.m., Algar and her boyfriend went outside and collapsed.... The Department of Family & Children Services took the child into custody and Algar was arrested.
I can only speak for myself but I've found that the more time I spend drinking with 3 year olds, the more comfortable I am with them. And I never collapse outside; always collapse inside.

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neoplacebo wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:46 am
I can only speak for myself but I've found that the more time I spend drinking with 3 year olds, the more comfortable I am with them. And I never collapse outside; always collapse inside.
:thumbup: but I don't think I'll ever get used to cocktails in sippy cups.
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More annoying than dumb, but still ...

"Bethenny Frankel Poses with Boyfriend (and Claps Back About His Age) After Opening Up About Ex"

It's really news that Bethenny "poses"? And can we get anymore annoying cliches in the same headline? Claps Back, Opening Up. At least there was no "sharing" or "reaching out". :roll:

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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of ... gn_slogans

1972 - They can't lick our Dick" – Popular campaign slogan for Nixon supporters

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"How to Take Photos of Wildlife on a Phone"

"Look, that bear is probably talking to his girlfriend - get the camera!"

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"10 High Protein Foods To Lose Belly Fat That Is Supported By Science: Nutrition"

I guess fat supported by science is better than supported by a belt or suspenders.

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Trump takes back seat as China bristles over Hong Kong unrest

When did we give them a chair and what does removing it accomplish?
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Kyle Larson will not go to Knoxville Raceway to race Friday
Decision all but ends his hopes of winning this year's Knoxville Nationals.

Didn't care enough to read the article, but "all but" would imply he had some small chance of winning a race he didn't attend. :roll:

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Kyle Larson will not go to Knoxville Raceway to race Friday
Decision all but ends his hopes of winning this year's Knoxville Nationals.

Didn't care enough to read the article, but "all but" would imply he had some small chance of winning a race he didn't attend. :roll:
Kidnapping and forced driving must remain in play. :D
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'World's sexiest angler' hauls in 100kg fish in tiny bikinis

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I learn something new every. I didn't know 100kg fish wore tiny bikinis! Seems like a one piece would be more appropriate.
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OK, so she's a fine looking woman. And maybe she really fishes. I'm sure she'd be an attraction on whatever charter boat she's on. But no - bikinis are not "practical" for Florida sun nor for scraping against big fish scales. And no - she doesn't lift 100kg fish with one hand. But for a fun photo series, it was a good one.

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Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:26 pm
OK, so she's a fine looking woman. And maybe she really fishes. I'm sure she'd be an attraction on whatever charter boat she's on. But no - bikinis are not "practical" for Florida sun nor for scraping against big fish scales. And no - she doesn't lift 100kg fish with one hand. But for a fun photo series, it was a good one.

Remember when we called them dolphin? Restaurants couldn't sell it to the tourists until they started calling it Mahi-Mahi.

Fun, as any fishing ever, is running up over a school. They hit anything on top of the water, even a bare hook.

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O Really wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:26 pm
OK, so she's a fine looking woman. And maybe she really fishes. I'm sure she'd be an attraction on whatever charter boat she's on. But no - bikinis are not "practical" for Florida sun nor for scraping against big fish scales. And no - she doesn't lift 100kg fish with one hand. But for a fun photo series, it was a good one.
Maybe I'm weird, but I don't find oversized plastic boobs that attractive.
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Not always "dumb" headlines, but here's some words/phrases I'm sick and tired of:

"Reach out" when you mean "speak to"
"Slams"
"Clapped back"
"Threw shade"
"Opened up"

There's more, but that was just in the past hour or so.

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O Really wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:56 pm
Not always "dumb" headlines, but here's some words/phrases I'm sick and tired of:

"Reach out" when you mean "speak to"
"Slams"
"Clapped back"
"Threw shade"
"Opened up"

There's more, but that was just in the past hour or so.
Far out, I think it's really groovy that you're rapping about what a bummer it is that (mostly) youth lexicon evolves, daddy-o. :P "Slams"? We've always said that.


Man charged in death of Detroit girl attacked by 3 dogs

Ironic that he's now been attacked by 3 dogs, too.
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