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9 Common Idioms That Come from Technology – Boing Boing Gadgets

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I’ve also read “three sheets to the wind” is when a ship was in peril in a storm and could not set an iron anchor (dragged or lost), it would deploy a canvas “sheet” under water in hopes that a prevailing current or sheer drag would keep it off the rocks or other disaster. To set three would have been very unusual and might presage imminent catastrophe. At least that’s another interpretation I’ve read.

9 Common Idioms That Come from Technology – Boing Boing Gadgets

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04/29/2008 at 6:47 pm

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Russian Pranksters Sentence Is Suspended – The Lede – Breaking News – New York Times Blog

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I believe freedom of the press was established to protect the owners, (Zenger was jailed and tried for owning the second printing press in New York which had an opinion about an election) not necessarily its reporters, though I don’t think they should be jailed for uncovering a hoax. If the Lewinskys “wanted” to live next door to Bob (loves Viagara) and Libby Dole, and the press reported so, I didn’t think the report was a hoax, however, everything else is suspect. Russian Pranksters Sentence Is Suspended – The Lede – Breaking News – New York Times Blog

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04/29/2008 at 4:09 pm

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Workers Memorial Day

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"Workers Memorial Day is held annually to commemorate the 1970 Occupational Safety and Health Act. But city construction workers have never held a Mass of their own before." wcbstv.com – Local Wire

"Workers Memorial Day (U.S. and Canada) commemorates workers killed or injured on the job."

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04/29/2008 at 3:12 am

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IMDb :: Boards :: IMDb Daily Poll :: Suggestion: What are your thoughts on G…

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I think that he would move to New Zealand and take four years out of his life shows how important the project is to him, the prequels. It’s a shame the Tolkein family had to sue (and Peter Jackson too I recall) to get proceeds from the multi-million dollar blockbuster, surely setting a new standard for fiscal scandal. Now they just have to find someone to be a young Ian Holm, before he got werry scarwy…

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04/28/2008 at 11:08 pm

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Russian Students Prank Earns 16 Months in Jail – The Lede – Breaking News – New York Times Blog

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Seems that the pranksters that we vote for are allowed to hoax us, because they can, and are given a type of social immunity built into the language of “politics” (or its excuse “politics”). And…the guy who falls for it (G. Gorden Liddy who was tricked into recovering a “call girl” photo in the Watergate, where later the Lewinsky family lived) seems to be punished the most for it. Chapstick walkie-talkie mikes come to mind, on exhibit at the National Archives on tour I think. My soapbox or yours?

Russian Students Prank Earns 16 Months in Jail – The Lede – Breaking News – New York Times Blog

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04/28/2008 at 9:26 pm

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Whoopi: ‘Ma, Don’t Freak Out. But, Yes, This Is Marlon Brando’ | WOWOWOW

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George Myers – 4/28/2008 1:50 PM

I just came across this the other day about Marlon Brando (he gave a bit of money for water quality in the Whole Earth Almanac I recall) on IMDb:

Sande N. Johnsen updated information
by cm-77 (Wed Jun 28 2006 13:41:52)

Date of birth : 07/23/36
Date of Death : 06/11/83

My father grew up in Libertyville Illinois and went to the same High School as Marlon “Buddy” Brando but a few years after Brando graduated.

Shooting for the Vixens was to start on a Monday and casting was done on the previous week end. Hector Elizando got the job because he was the only actor that answered his phone on the Sunday before shooting.

Thank you all for sharing. You are my favorite women in the media. The old Tombs in NYC used to flood periodically from underground streams that still run down there

Whoopi: ‘Ma, Don’t Freak Out. But, Yes, This Is Marlon Brando’ | WOWOWOW

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04/28/2008 at 6:58 pm

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Remember When CBS Was The Place To Be? Roger Mudd Does – Media on The Huffington Post

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I have enjoyed Mr. Mudd’s talks at the “History Channel” which are very educational and helps someone like me who works in “public archaeology” whose cousin George Murray I heard produced CBS’ coverage of both the Republican and Democrat’s conventions of 1976. His “uncle” my father was only two years older being the youngest of eleven and they used to laugh about it. My dad’s Teamster local’s leader, a former UPS driver, Ron Carey, was president of the Teamsters Union before its current president, James P. Hoffa, a lawyer who also writes on The Huffington Post. I read his sister is a judge. What a world! Lou Young one of CBS’ “street reporters” in NYC and I went to high school together so I thought I’d say I enjoyed the interview and congratulations on the book, I enjoyed Tom Brokaw’s autobiography, unfortunately all I have is the story of Edwin Newman reading George Murray’s eulogy in the UN Chapel, he read a letter canceling the crew trying to get the “soldiers view” in Vietnam, who once directed “Huntley and Brinkley”. Remember When CBS Was The Place To Be? Roger Mudd Does – Media on The Huffington Post

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04/28/2008 at 3:22 am

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