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Steve Jobs 1955-2011
RedNeckoBlogger ^ | 10/5/2011 | RedneckoBlogger

Posted on 10/05/2011 8:31:25 PM PDT by FiddlePig

Tonight we learned of the passing of Apple magnate Steve Jobs… a mega-entrepreneur and developer of a myriad of useful and fun products, concepts and gadgets. Some argue he ranks among such greats as Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell and Henry Ford in his contributions to the lives of us all. But we must also remind ourselves he was also a mega-billionaire, and as such (taking account my “progressive” President’s recent arguments) we must also ask did Steve Jobs pay his “fair share”, and maybe since he was a billionaire… we should just hate him?


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Music/Entertainment
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Maybe we should tell President Obama we need a Steve Jobs plan! Or maybe we should march on and "occupy" Apple!
1 posted on 10/05/2011 8:31:27 PM PDT by FiddlePig
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To: FiddlePig

One more wealthy target of the dems millionaire tax scheme has checked out...


2 posted on 10/05/2011 8:35:36 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: FiddlePig
Not sure why I got a ping on this, but since I did:

developer of a myriad of useful and fun products, concepts and gadgets.

Damn, how have I gotten along for decades without a SINGLE product from apple. Guess when all is said and done, they were not of much importance? Certainly not to me, other than the laughs at the cult following he created............

oops, I keep getting told by a certain FReeper that that amounts to hate speech on FR............not allowed to laugh!

3 posted on 10/05/2011 8:44:24 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: FiddlePig

“we need a Steve Jobs plan!”

that’s now in my tagline


4 posted on 10/05/2011 8:53:50 PM PDT by ari-freedom (We need a Steve Jobs Plan: encourage innovation, not regulation.)
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To: FiddlePig

Herman Cain: This country is made great by those who personify the American Dream; Steve Jobs gave us new ways with which to dream


5 posted on 10/05/2011 8:56:27 PM PDT by ari-freedom (We need a Steve Jobs Plan: encourage innovation, not regulation.)
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To: FiddlePig
The boy did make a 6502 dance, and he did pretty well with a $600 investment.

Tip of the hat where it's deserved.

/johnny

6 posted on 10/05/2011 9:00:10 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: FiddlePig

Just curious if the Dems demanded an apps from him so he can vote for Bam from the great beyond? Did they extract an earth exiting fair share fee from him as well?


7 posted on 10/05/2011 9:01:57 PM PDT by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: FiddlePig

The Corporate Giant of the universe exported Jobs over skies. Sure the pay is less but the benefits are out of this world.


8 posted on 10/05/2011 9:05:50 PM PDT by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: ari-freedom
“we need a Steve Jobs plan!” ~~~ that’s now in my taglineP Oddly, everything about Jobs' beliefs and values was liberal ...VERY LIBERAL.
9 posted on 10/05/2011 9:06:01 PM PDT by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: Baynative

“Oddly, everything about Jobs’ beliefs and values was liberal ...VERY LIBERAL.”

He was a liberal but he was ‘our’ liberal. He wasn’t a community organizer or some union boss screaming outside the Wisconsin state capital. He created wealth for many shareholders, jobs (real jobs, not shovel ready or green jobs) and cool stuff.


10 posted on 10/05/2011 9:17:57 PM PDT by ari-freedom (We need a Steve Jobs Plan: encourage innovation, not regulation.)
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To: doorgunner69
they were not of much importance?

As a unix guy that started off with 300 baud modems and tape drives.... And lived through the Jobs and Gates days.

I don't begrudge either of them their place in the history of humans and using microprocessors.

They both have a strong claim to fame. And deserved the millions/billions they EARNED by suppling a product to a willing customer.

They were human and often wrong.

But on the loss of one. It is polite to say nothing, if you can't find anything nice to say.

Steve Jobs did a good job with selling the first widely sold personal computer.

He's gone. Moment of silence for a pioneer in his field is appropriate.

/johnny

11 posted on 10/05/2011 9:19:34 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: ari-freedom

Agreed.


12 posted on 10/05/2011 9:20:09 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: ari-freedom

His Pixar Studios made some good Conservative-themed movies, especially “The Incredibles.”


13 posted on 10/05/2011 9:22:30 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: FiddlePig

Rush will spend the whole day tomorrow slobbering about Jobs. I thought Shemp Smith was going to bawl tonight.


14 posted on 10/05/2011 9:28:28 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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Rush will spend the whole day tomorrow slobbering about Jobs. I thought Shemp Smith was going to bawl tonight.

Yeah, sorry. Hate for an insignificant figure like Jobs to horn in on the attention of St. Sarah leaving the race. Politics is way more important than that guy was.

/SARC

15 posted on 10/05/2011 9:40:00 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Days .... Weeks ..... Months .....)
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To: doorgunner69

Maybe you haven’t purchased an Apple product, but many non-Apple products have been influenced by Steve Jobs’ genius. Have you bought music on line? Have you watched a Pixar movie? All the direct result of one man’s effort.

To call Apple users members of a “cult” is simplistic and silly. People use Apple products because they’re easy to use, and do what they’re supposed to do. To deny the impact SJ had on the way we live and work is an act of denial.

I’m a Republican. I celebrate producers. Steve Job was a producer.


16 posted on 10/05/2011 9:45:33 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: ari-freedom
He was a genius, an innovator and a business leader. His political philosophy amazes me. How someone with that talent can look at things so differently is confusing.

He gave tons of money to liberals and they beat him up over the use of his property, yet, he kept on... I don't get it.

17 posted on 10/05/2011 9:48:33 PM PDT by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: bigdaddy45

I have a Google Nexus S and I love it. It is on par if not surpassing the iPhone in any of its incarnations.

But I know damn well that any Google Android phone is a follower of Steve Jobs vision. My Google Nexus S phone would not exist if not for Steve Jobs.

And the only reason I passed on the iPhone4 for the Google Nexus S? Both are wonderful and the Goodle Nexus S is really fast, sleek, does everything the iPhone does and more, but more importantly as most of my friends are owners and lovers of iPhones, I wanted to know what ‘the other side’ was doing so I could see the competition unfold.

Steve Jobs will be sorely missed.


18 posted on 10/05/2011 9:56:46 PM PDT by Hostage (The revolution needs a spark. The Constitution is dead.)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

To me politics is more important than some dead computer nerd. I never mentioned “St.Sarah”, but I can see you have a problem with her.


19 posted on 10/05/2011 10:00:40 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: JRandomFreeper

‘He’s gone. Moment of silence for a pioneer in his field is appropriate.”

Perhaps it was not necessary for him to be gone. Dr Nicholas Gonzalaz, MD, treats patients with pancreatic cancer and other cancers successfully. He bases his work on a study he did of Dr William Kelley, DDS, who cured his own pancreatic cancer.

Dr Gonzalaz’ web site is here... http://www.dr-gonzalez.com/index.htm

There are many alternative cancer treatments that do not rely on the typical surgical, chemo, radiation approaches to treatment. Many of the alternative cancer treatments are effective, successful. Mr Steve Jobs is just one of millions of failures of the cut, poison, burn approach to cancer treatment.

Mr Steve Jobs was a successful entrepreneur with a vision of the future, and he helped make the future happen. His legacy will continue to achieve in exciting ways.


20 posted on 10/05/2011 10:06:32 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: Forgotten Amendments
Politics is way more important than that guy was.

You nailed the problem, sarcasm or not. With all the banana republic corruption that we've got at all levels of government, in all three branches, some still hang to the fantasy that their SaintCandidate can roll back the government, make the 7 out of 10 richest counties in the country around D.C., make them the poorest counties, that this Saint, Sarah, Cain, Perry, or whoever, can liquidate federal departments, like Ronald Reagan liquidated the Energy Department, as he had promised, that the future belongs to politics.

Ef politics! It's people like Steve Jobs and Keith Richards who make positive difference in our lives!

RIP Steve, and thank you.

21 posted on 10/05/2011 10:08:33 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: ozzymandus
To me politics is more important than some dead computer nerd. I never mentioned “St.Sarah”, but I can see you have a problem with her.

If you think ANY politician matters more than a person who did so much to change the world for the better ... well .... I hope you don't.

22 posted on 10/05/2011 10:09:08 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Days .... Weeks ..... Months .....)
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To: Revolting cat!
Keith Richards who make positive difference in our lives!

Well, a difference, anyway. Keith Richards?

How to barf more spectacularly? Because I can't play a guitar like that.

/johnny

23 posted on 10/05/2011 10:15:16 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper; bigdaddy45
Would never deny that the whole "Mac" thing had a positive influence on the evolution of PCs, or at least prodding it along. I say nothing negative about a great engineer. I was an engineer, and know Jobs was way above my pay grade in talent. My one and only experience with an "apple" something PC was an exercise in frustration with an idiot operating system that locked you out of the most basic access. I was told that was how they ("Apple") intended it to be, to keep idiots safe from themselves. OK, that has certainly shaped my perceptions, perhaps unfairly.... I do not drive automatic trans cars for the same basic reason.

My rejection is of the whole airhead cult thing, Ikotex, pads, whatever the orgasm of the month is. Will leave it at that, mac cultists know what I am talking about, but as I mentioned, a certain freeper thinks he has special status and protection, so I cannot even say "Sorry, I can't use a Mac, I am not ....." without threats from certain members.........

Beyond that, I have no need for music downloads (why download garbage?) or watch much of any recent movies, that I gather are using some sort of apple influenced something (whatever this "Pixar" thing is?). Maybe that influence, whatever is is, has a lot to do with why I find all current Hollywerd product unwatchable?

My $0.02, which I am sure the cult will reject.......

24 posted on 10/05/2011 10:18:08 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: ari-freedom
You may want to check the facts. Many of the jobs you say Jobs created I believe you will find, where Chinese jobs, not American worker jobs. Yes he created jobs in many a 2nd or 3rd world country.

Now how does that make him "our liberal"?
25 posted on 10/05/2011 10:18:26 PM PDT by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: FiddlePig

Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell and Henry Ford

I’ve owned many many of each of the things these guys are famous for. I’ve never owned a single dang thing jobs was famous for...and probably never will. In fact, I would bet that with the death of jobs, apple will gradually year by year fade to oblivion.


26 posted on 10/05/2011 10:19:39 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: doorgunner69

Almost all of the Pixar movies have a solid conservative message, especially ‘The Incredibles.’


27 posted on 10/05/2011 10:21:51 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mamelukesabre
I’ve never owned a single dang thing jobs was famous for...and probably never will.

If you own a personal computer.... you own what Jobs was famous for.

Before Jobs (and he screwed things up, in my book), computers were for guys with soldering irons, paper tape readers, and lots free time on the weekends.

So yes, you do own something that Jobs popularized. The PC.

/johnny

28 posted on 10/05/2011 10:32:00 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

I never said I respected any politician, and I don’t. But I don’t respect leftist computer nerds, either.


29 posted on 10/05/2011 10:32:28 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: FiddlePig

I just hope he accepted Christ before his passing, as it is the second death we should all fear.


30 posted on 10/05/2011 10:34:52 PM PDT by JohnKinAK
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To: dfwgator
Almost all of the Pixar movies have a solid conservative message, especially ‘The Incredibles.’

That's nice. Sorry, still no clue what this Pixar thing is.

If you are implying it is a movie production house controlled by apple, a "conservative" message does not compute. Remains stuff I will not bother to watch.

31 posted on 10/05/2011 10:35:08 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: ozzymandus
Rush will spend the whole day tomorrow slobbering about Jobs.

Should be a good broadcast.

In the meantime, listen to some words of wisdom.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hd_ptbiPoXM#t=446

32 posted on 10/05/2011 10:38:33 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: JRandomFreeper

It’s culture man, not politics, that’s all! That faggot Truman Capote, for example, if you don’t dig Keith Richards. (Extreme examples, fer shore, to provoke you, myself and those who worship politician dirtbags.) We’ve got to decide. History will, and it will, as it has before, like it or not, choose the artists over the forgettable Sarahs and Dick Cheneys that we all happen worship this week. Pox on all politicians houses, says the cat’s dog!


33 posted on 10/05/2011 10:38:37 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: doorgunner69
Sorry, still no clue what this Pixar thing is.

My personal take... Pixar is a really high tech thing that Jobs started, hoping to make money off of it.

And that didn't exactly work out like he planned.

But the folks he hired... They made movies like "Antz" which is a good, non facist, non communist movie. And they were really good with hardware and software.

It's all computer animation, good story lines, and it's only a matter of time before it's perverted.

I do recommend Antz. It is good story and cartoon.

/johnny

34 posted on 10/05/2011 10:43:22 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

A Bug’s Life was much better than Antz, IMHO.


35 posted on 10/05/2011 10:48:34 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Revolting cat!
It’s culture man, not politics, that’s all!

If this is where everyone comes out in dark clothing snapping their fingers..... I'm outta here. I've had enough 'culture' for a lifetime.

One bad trip was enough.

Steve Jobs did a good job at what he tried to do.

'Culturally', I'm not on the same page. Command lines and terminals are more my speed.

But you mourn however you have to.

/johnny

36 posted on 10/05/2011 10:48:38 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: dfwgator
I'll have to review both this weekend at the family reunion. My memory of this is growing vauge. I thought they were one in the same.

It will give me something to do with the grand-nieces and nephews that doesn't involve explosives or drowning.

I do like cartoons.

/johnny

37 posted on 10/05/2011 10:52:59 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Ah....

It's all computer animation, It is good story and cartoon.

That would explain why I am clueless about this Pixar thing. Do not watch cartoons since WB stopped Roadrunner et al.

I tried to watch that "300" movie and gagged at all the "special" computer enhancment crap. Sorry, maybe just too old for this new Gen-X/Y/Z stuff. I grew up with "Bridge over the River Kwai" and "The Searchers". Quality, IOW.

Sorry, I do reject most of current "culture" and what is considered great stuff, maybe I need some macintosh stuff to orient me??

38 posted on 10/05/2011 10:54:07 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: doorgunner69
I grew up with "Bridge over the River Kwai" and "The Searchers". Quality, IOW.

And so did I. I'll have British POWs whistling in my head until the weekend, thanks to you mentioning it.

But no, you don't need to watch them, or approve. I was simply explaining what it was, since you didn't know.

No need to wallow in it.

But I do like Antz. And think it's appropriate for my grandbabies.

Your mileage may vary.

Objects in mirror are closer than they appear.

/johnny

39 posted on 10/05/2011 10:59:20 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

It was Hermann Goehring who once said, “When I hear the word ‘culture’, I reach for my gun”.

To which a renowned poet responded decades later: “When I hear the word ‘gun’ I reach for my culture”.

Actually, the Goehring attibute is incorrect according to some sources on the web. The phrase apparently originated in some stage play (I don’t have time to look it up now.)

When I say ‘culture’, I mean what is sometimes and all too often nowadays dismissed as high culture, which certainly is not about finger snapping, ‘rap music’, Tom Clancy or Thomas Kinkade.


40 posted on 10/05/2011 11:00:24 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!
Cuture is what they do to buttermilk.

Steve Jobs took an idea, made it work, marketed and made millions. And now he's dead. All in my life-span. Hat-tip to SJ.

/johnny

41 posted on 10/05/2011 11:10:17 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: Revolting cat!
It was Hermann Goehring

You mean the guy that was a WW I ace?

/johnny

42 posted on 10/05/2011 11:13:43 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: ozzymandus
I never said I respected any politician, and I don’t. But I don’t respect leftist computer nerds, either.

And you still dance on their strings whether you respect them or not.

/johnny

43 posted on 10/05/2011 11:23:08 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: doorgunner69
an exercise in frustration with an idiot operating system that locked you out of the most basic access. I was told that was how they ("Apple") intended it to be, to keep idiots safe from themselves.

Oh, yes. Which is why when Torvalds put the first kernel out on the newsgroups (who remembers them?) I slowly downloaded them.

Sick to death of Apple and Windows 3.1. Those were the days.

Let me just access the hardware.

I did say I wasn't here to praise Jobs. Just offer him a hat-tip for what he actually accomplished.

Funny thing, when Torvalds finally dies, I may not notice for years. The kernel wars will continue unabated.

/johnny

44 posted on 10/05/2011 11:29:58 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: JSteff

Steve Jobs started everything software and hardware manufacturing in Silicon Valley with American employees and contractors.

He didn’t want to move jobs overseas. He had to remain in existence, to compete and keep Apple alive.

If American tax and regulation policy were half as innovative as Steve Jobs least successful innovation, then we would not have seen the jobs flee to offshore locations.

One brilliant political change that would revive American manufacturing is right here:

http://www.fairtax.org/site/PageServer?pagename=about_faq

Why Steve Jobs was a liberal is I believe because the Republican Party, their establishment is retarded. The Stupid Party is an embarrassment. I remember being in California during Reagan. People came around to the Conservative brand during Reagan. They started to understand the political philosophy of Reagan. Because Reagan was not from the Republican establishment; Reagan was smart, brilliant, passionate and wise. Both Jobs and Wozniak received medals from President Reagan.


45 posted on 10/05/2011 11:30:57 PM PDT by Hostage (The revolution needs a spark. The Constitution is dead.)
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To: doorgunner69

I own an iPhone and an iPod. They both work well and as represented. With all due respect, and in terms of insignificance, I am unaware of purchasing anything you produced but thanks for your thoughts on the passing of a man.


46 posted on 10/06/2011 3:32:36 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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To: Baynative

You would not of found Steve wandering around Wall Street looking for a hand out. He ran a very tight ship. He was the anti liberal in business.


47 posted on 10/06/2011 4:04:58 AM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: doorgunner69

Why download garbage? I recently downloaded “The Hallelujia Chorus” by the London Philharmonic from iTunes. I heard the song on tv and realized I had to have it in my collection. I was able to get it instantly. Its majestic.

It must sad living your life....a life totally devoid of music (”garbage”).


48 posted on 10/06/2011 4:21:59 AM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: dfwgator; JRandomFreeper

A Bug’s Life was Pixar. Antz was Dreamworks.


49 posted on 10/06/2011 4:30:40 AM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: ozzymandus
Boy, I called that wrong! Looks like Steve Jobs 24/7. I thought it was going to take a backseat to Palin’s announcement. This is going down with “I'm surprised there's not more media attention to OJ Simpson's wife being murdered” and “The Mariners will win the AL West in 2011” as examples of my wisdom.
50 posted on 10/06/2011 6:12:03 AM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Days .... Weeks ..... Months .....)
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