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Palindroming, Gagauguration and getting lubed
Palindroming, Gagauguration and getting lubed
01/21/2021

Interesting fact: All the explanations for the phrase “sixes and sevens” don’t make any sense at all. Especially the one that attributes it to the numbers five and six.

 

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Kamala the Grinch, dream weeper and Blowbert
Kamala the Grinch, dream weeper and Blowbert
01/14/2021

Interesting fact: If revolutionary France, the Soviet Union and Nazis all failed to kill Christmas, it’s probably safe here too. I mean, we can’t even stage a proper coup.

 

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Gift grift, gridiron grind and Soberuary
Gift grift, gridiron grind and Soberuary
01/07/2021
Interesting fact: COVID has helped porn stars seize the means of production, and now I’m wondering what the world of Marxist porn really looks like. 
 
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Tech takeover, New Lang Syne and getting over use
Tech takeover, New Lang Syne and getting over use
12/31/2020
Interesting fact: The Germans say “Good slide/fall/skid in the New Year!” and that feels pretty apt.
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Doctored up, running dry and Chexing out
Doctored up, running dry and Chexing out
12/17/2020

Interesting fact: The Latin “doctor” means teacher. Guess my poli-sci prof has more right to the term than my OB/GYN does.

 

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Adhering to guidelines, Bob sells out and Advent-ageous
Adhering to guidelines, Bob sells out and Advent-ageous
12/10/2020

Interesting fact: Approximately 1.3 billion Christmas cards are sent every year, so at least 6.5 billion other people also receive none of them. 

 

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Disney fetish, WikiFreaks and stoner fights
Disney fetish, WikiFreaks and stoner fights
12/03/2020
Interesting fact: Schediaphilia is the term for sexual or romantic attraction to a cartoon character. No reason.
 
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Dog eat dog, stinktown & coming out of the vegan closet
Dog eat dog, stinktown & coming out of the vegan closet
11/19/2020

Interesting fact: I have edited this week’s questions to read as answers, as my own little overdue tribute to the calming voice of my childhood. 

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Spacing out, social flypaper and being a tool
Spacing out, social flypaper and being a tool
11/12/2020

Interesting fact: New data from NASA suggests there may be 300 million habitable planets. The article was behind a paywall, so that’s all I know. 

 

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Road rage, Amazonians and fuzzy handcuffs
Road rage, Amazonians and fuzzy handcuffs
11/05/2020
Interesting fact: Bobby pins really are the best way to break free from handcuffs. Gents, if you think you pissed off your wife, you may want to start accessorizing.
 
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Poll dancing, against the wind and getting canned
Poll dancing, against the wind and getting canned
10/29/2020

Interesting fact: Now, amidst our current zeitgeist, I feel I understand @nihilist_arbys on a truly cellular level. This is my salute. Not that it matters.

 

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Doggy style, oral armements and Millennial murder
Doggy style, oral armements and Millennial murder
10/22/2020
Interesting fact: This won’t be the first year “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” won’t air on network TV. In fact, it also was not broadcast for thousands – millions! – of years before the invention of TV.
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Getting ghosted, on the juice and being worked over
Getting ghosted, on the juice and being worked over
10/15/2020

Interesting fact: A startling number of websites purport to list “ghost facts,” yet not a single one passed the Ask Rachel Interesting Fact smell test.

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Fashion victim, heavy thoughts and cornfusion
Fashion victim, heavy thoughts and cornfusion
10/08/2020

Interesting fact: Each kernel of candy corn has its own unique shape. No two are alike. It’s like hell’s version of a snowflake.

 

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Write-offs, four-letter words and free samples
Write-offs, four-letter words and free samples
10/01/2020

Interesting fact: Jupiter and Saturn are going to conjunct in December. That happens every 20 years though, so I’m afraid we can’t blame this year on astrology.

 

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Stay-at-home mom, crisis hotline and sale plants
Stay-at-home mom, crisis hotline and sale plants
09/24/2020

Interesting fact: Seems like folks might need to hear this right now: there are people out there to listen to you. Like the Colorado Crisis Services. 1-844-493-8255. (Stick that in your wallet right now.)

 

 

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Little piggies, cheap shades and sanity check
Little piggies, cheap shades and sanity check
09/17/2020

Interesting fact: When you stub your toe, you’re slamming that little piggy with a force equivalent to two to three times your body weight. 

 

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The Seinfeld theory, postal snub and brewskiing
The Seinfeld theory, postal snub and brewskiing
09/10/2020

Interesting fact: Nothing starts with N and ends with G.

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Rule 34, Big Mac attack and neighborly conspiracies
Rule 34, Big Mac attack and neighborly conspiracies
09/03/2020

Interesting fact: Fast foods, high in sugar and fats, stimulate the brain’s natural opioids. You literally can’t Just Say No.

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Unexercising, second coming & zuke til you puke
Unexercising, second coming & zuke til you puke
08/27/2020

Interesting fact: One zucchini is actually a zucchina. Stare at that word for a while, and tell me it doesn’t trip you out.

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