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    Oh, and Jason Garrett is Jerry Jones' son, which is how he keeps his job after blowing a 23-point lead to Green Bay.

    And that's my contribution to the news thread.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeDec 17th 2013
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    In other, no Le Douche news, looks like Miscavige is going to be deposed regarding his role in the harassment of the Rathbun's.

    Son of a bitch will lie through his teeth but it's a good first step with getting his ass on the stand.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeDec 17th 2013
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    Also, some are claiming LeDouche plagiarized, at least in part, his apology.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeDec 17th 2013
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    Oh yes he did, and guess from where ?

    Yahho! Answers : Why did Picasso say "good artists copy but great artists steal"?

    Scroll down to "Lili"'s contribution:


    And now compare to Mr Labeouf's first tweet of his apology :


    At this stage I can't even tell if it's funny or sad.
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    Are we sure it isn't just a complex and embedded type of performance art?
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeDec 17th 2013
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    Man emerges from bunker 14 years after Y2K scare

    January 1, 2000 was the day that our computers were meant to fail us and change our lives forever. It was also the day that 44 year old Norman Feller headed into his underground bunker over fears of the fallout from the Y2K virus. Remarkably Mr. Feller spent the next 14 years in isolation only to emerge this past September.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeDec 17th 2013 edited
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    @ icelandbob

    Do you have an independent source for that story, because I'm pretty sure that's a satire site? For one thing, it includes a story about an Ontario athletic association made sure every child would win by removing the ball from soccer games.
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2013 edited
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    @Wood
    I think people who are claiming he stole that quote are reaching. It's not really that unique a sentiment.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2013
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    Except that it's a direct quote word for word. >.<
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2013
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    @ Icelandbob

    Yeah, a Google search for "Norman Feller" brings this as a first result :
    That news story about the Canadian man who just left his Y2K bunker after 15 years is totally fake

    This isn’t the first time This is That — much like The Onion — has fooled a gullible public on more than a few occasions, including one story where they reported about an aquarium was closing and was going to grill all its fish for locals.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2013
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    @ D.J.

    Come on, he used exactly the same sentence, word for word, and even the same capitalisation of the word "is". What are the odds of a coincidence like that ?

    It's not the first time, either. Look here and here, and do a ctrl+F for "at their best" on each page.
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2013
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    I guess I just find it hard to believe that 'celebrities' are plagiarizing Yahoo Answers. Or that anyone is plagiarizing Yahoo Answers. Of all the fucking things.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2013
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    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2013
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    Well, that answers the question of whether or not he's a douchebag.
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2013 edited
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    Comes back online - DAGNAMMIT!

    Well it seems that the site is legit (CBC IS real!), but this is a comedy show. Damn you sneaky Canadians! (and me for not checking the "about" tab on the blog)
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2013 edited
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    ETA: Never mind, someone else posted it over on the Around the Net thread
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    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2013
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    oO
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeDec 20th 2013
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    Your Ability to Can Even: A Defense of Internet Linguistics

    The first time I consciously realized that there was something unique about how we speak on the Internet was when a friend’s post popped up on my newsfeed. It was a link to something awesome and it was captioned: “I have lost all ability to can.”


    If you're even remotely interested in lingustics, this is really interesting stuff, not to mention a good read.

    Or, if you prefer:

    wow
    much article
    such linguistics
    so usage