Funny "meeting speak cheat sheet"

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Remember Sarah Cooper's brilliant "10 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings"? Here are a few choice bits from her new "Meeting Speak Cheat Sheet":

• “This wasn’t on my calendar” = I deleted this from my calendar

• “To your earlier point…” = I’m kissing your ass

• “That said…” = We’re still not changing anything

• “Let’s circle back later” = I need this to be over

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• "15 tricks to appear smart in emails" Read the rest

Bellwether: Connie Willis's classic, hilarious novel about the science of trendiness

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It's been nearly 20 years since the publication of Bellwether, Connie Willis's comic novel about scientists caught in the turmoil of bureaucratic fads. I had very fond memories of this book, though I hadn't read it in more than a decade, so I gave the DRM-free audiobook a whirl, and fell in love with it all over again. Read the rest

MTV accidentally played Fresh Prince during Prince tribute

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Yesterday, MTV, which surprisingly still exists, remembered that its name is an acronym for Music Television, and launched a Prince music video marathon. Unfortunately, they accidentally slipped a Fresh Prince video in there too. (Cinemablend)

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“FOUND: Lost Photos in Zimbabwe.” A real life viral mystery video by Joe Sabia.

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“i found an SD card in the middle of zimbabwe. now I am trying to find the card's owner.”

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Swapping faces with statues is rather disturbing

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JakeMarshall91 went to a museum and face-swapped with statues. The results are strangely horrifying and wonderful.

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Watch Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' without the music

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"Hee hee hee..."

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The Everything Box: demonological comedy from Richard "Sandman Slim" Kadrey

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Richard Kadrey's got more writing identities than anyone has any business having: cyberpunk pioneer (Metrophage); master of hardboiled supernatural fantasy (Sandman Slim); young adult author (Dead Set). Now, with The Everything Box, Kadrey delves into supernatural comedy and shows that he's funny as Hell, and can make Hell funnier than you'd believe.

Serious, pointing people are always better with budgies

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If you need any proof, look no further than this thread on b3ta's Add an animal challenge. Read the rest

List of people barred from south London pub

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The staff of Half Moon pub in Herne Hill in south London maintain a pseudonymous list of customers who are permanently banned from the premises; their colorful descriptions are a thing of beauty. Read the rest

Excellent Panama Papers t-shirt: 'Mossack Fonseca: because taxes are for poor people'

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$24 and up, get 'em before they're sued. (via Joey DeVilla) Read the rest

Studio sculpts giant coin, photographs it alongside normal objects to make them look tiny

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In 2011, the Norwegian design studio Skrekkøgl scuplted a massive 50-Euro-cent coin and shot it from above with a tilt-shift lens alongside numerous full-sized objects to make them seem to be cunning miniatures. Read the rest

Freshman Missouri Rep almost made it 3 months before introducing bill urging members to say "fiscal," not "physical"

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Rep. Tracy McCreery [D] had served in the Missouri house of reps for nearly a whole quarter before she introduced H.R. 1220, which urges her fellow lawmakers to stop pronouncing "fiscal," as "physical." Read the rest

Hilarious and sophomoric collection of crass tourist photos (NSFW)

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More here. (via Neatorama)

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Trains Botting: twitterbot posts a new emoji train landscape every 4 hours

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Trains Botting/@choochoobot is a new twitterbot from prolific botmaster and EFF staffer Parker Higgins. Read the rest

This frozen yogurt store offers the best discounts around

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Mr Yogato, a DC frozen yogurt store, has a pretty rad set of discount offers for the discerning Seinfeld fan, Thriller zombie-dancer, and/or Scottish accent enthusiast. Read the rest

Watch Jurassic Park, the delightful nature documentary

A feel-good film for the whole family. (Mashable)

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What you think about Millennials says a lot about you, nothing about them

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Adam "Ruins Everything" Conover was asked to give a keynote to a conference on marketing to millennials, and he brought the house down with an amazing speech about the absurdity of generalizations about generations, and about how all of the generalizations hurled at millennials have been slimed over every other generation, too. Read the rest

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