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Drunken Hurricane Evacuation Plan

Posted 2012-08-29 16:59:03 Views: 3,768

I know you are, but what am I?

Posted 2012-08-28 17:19:23 Views: 3,693

I know you are,

but what am I?


You Have No Idea

Posted 2012-08-28 17:11:41 Views: 4,365

Sarcasm = Love

Posted 2012-08-28 14:15:17 Views: 3,796

TRUE.


I know that feel, bro. (lol)

Posted 2012-08-28 12:59:52 Views: 4,431

Why Iron Man is the Shit

Posted 2012-08-23 16:27:59 Views: 4,229

Phonekerchief: My Phone Is Off For You

Posted 2012-08-22 12:01:15 Views: 3,870

Keep It Classy

Send the right signal by giving dinner partners your undivided attention with this innovative, service-blocking hanky made with silver fibers that effectively block incoming calls and texts. "My phone is off for you," says it all, so you can, too. Cut, sewn, and printed in the USA of fabric made in China. 55% silver, 45% nylon. Phonekerchief fabric is silver-grey in color.

  • em ID: 20138
  • Materials: nylon, silver
  • 10.5" L x 10.5" W
  • Hand wash only. No bleach. 120-140 C iron. Hang dry (flat).

Check it out at Uncommon Goods.

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 


'The Simpsons' Stamps Don't Sell

Posted 2012-08-22 11:43:26 Views: 4,178

As Homer would say, “D’oh!” In a move that wasted $1.2 million in printing costs, the service produced 1 billion of “The Simpsons” stamps and sold 318 million.

 

The Postal Service inspector general in a report singled out the overproduction of stamps marking the 20th anniversary of the cartoon’s run on News Corp.’s Fox network as an example of failing to align stamp production with demand.

 

“If the Postal Service can’t address a simple matter such as determining how many commemorative stamps to produce, it shows they can’t address the larger problems,” Tom Schatz, president of Citizens Against Government Waste, said. “Unfortunately, even a small item can create larger problems.”

 

The Postal Service earlier this month said it posted a loss of $5.2 billion in its third quarter and may lose $15 billion in the year ending Sept. 30. It has asked for Congress’s help in cutting costs by eliminating a requirement to pre-pay for future retirees’ health care and letting it stop Saturday mail delivery.

 

The service could save $2 million annually by ending overproduction of stamps that, like the Simpsons run, end up being destroyed when they don’t sell, the inspector general said.

Mark Saunders, a Postal Service spokesman, declined to comment on the report or why the service produced so many Simpson stamps. “They want the response to the IG to speak for itself,” he said in an interview.

“Unfortunately, even a small item can create larger problems.”

POSTAL SERVICE CAN'T SELL

STAMPS OF 'THE SIMPSONS'

As reported by Bloomberg, Post Office stuck with 682 Million Simpsons stamps it can not sell. D'ohhh!!!

via: SFGate


Try Hard Every Day

Posted 2012-08-20 23:31:32 Views: 4,061

String Cheese: What Makes It Stringy?

Posted 2012-08-20 23:25:40 Views: 3,893

String cheese is one of those snack foods that kids go nuts for; and parents love it for its convenience. It's easy to pack in a lunch and is almost impossible to make a mess out of. And because of this, we don't really think twice about this snack food at all. But, maybe we should. If there's any food that should be questioned, you'd think that a string-able cheese would be high on the list. It's a cheese that can do what no other cheese does: it breaks into string-like strands.

 

But why is string cheese stringy? Has it undergone some insane, and really-bad-for-you process? Is it pumped full of chemicals we can't pronounce that may or may not have side effects? We wanted to squash our curiosity, and so we looked into it. And we found that there's nothing scary behind string cheese -- it's just all about the processing.

String cheese is just mozzarella cheese that has been heated to 140 degrees. At this temperature the cheese becomes very stretchy and the milk proteins move around and line up together in a row. It's this alignment that makes string cheese so stringy! And that's all there is to it. No strange processing. No toxic chemicals. Just the realigning of milk proteins.

 

Despite the fact that this cheese is string-able, some people still choose to not pull it apart.

WHAT MAKES STRING CHEESE 

SO STRINGY?