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  • OBL's Last Words Contest

    05/04/2011 10:09:28 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 128 replies
    MyDiseasedBrain ^ | May 4, 2011 | Vanity
    Please submit your entry in the OBL's last words contest. Winners will be selected at COB 6-Jumada-Al-Thani, 1432, Mecca time. Peace be on you.
  • Holiday trimmings clogging sewers (flush twice, it's a long way to Venice Beach)

    11/28/2004 12:33:02 AM PST · by BurbankKarl · 25 replies · 908+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 11/28/04 | Dana Bartholomew
    Carrot peels. Spud skins. And a sludge of turkey drippings. Such holiday leavings each year end up in the kitchen sink from Thanksgiving through Christmas, clogging the nation's largest sewer, Los Angeles sewer officials say. "It's wild," said Kent Carlson, a wastewater collection supervisor for the Bureau of Sanitation. "Beginning with Thanksgiving, everyone gets their cholesterol levels up in the season of family and big eating, with comfort food, gravy and taters. "It's like our arteries -- we start having problems." The Bureau of Sanitation works two shifts daily, seven days a week, to keep 6,500 miles of sewer lines...
  • Is Science Fiction About To Go Blind

    08/16/2004 6:17:08 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 137 replies · 3,906+ views
    Popular Science ^ | August 2004 | Gregory Mone
    Is Science Fiction About To Go Blind The starship Field Circus is racing through space on a seven-year journey to a brown dwarf three light-years from Earth and, if all goes well, a business meeting with an alien civilization from another universe. It’s around the year 2030, and there’s time to kill, so three crew members, Boris, Pierre and Su Ang, are sitting in the bar, a wood-paneled room modeled after a 300-year-old pub in Amsterdam. There’s a 16-page beer menu, but Boris has opted for a cocktail made of baby jellyfish. Pierre is angling for a sip when Donna...