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What Doesn’t Kill You

I recently had major surgery and needed to stay two nights in hospital. The good news was the success of the surgery. The bad news was the hospital bill. Like all doctors in the Santa Monica hospital I went to, my oncologist is an independent contractor. This means that the hospital is charging me for the operating room and equipment, for the nurses who prepped me, for the medication I...

As Seen On TV

What is the perfect food? Duh, bacon, of course. If you find bread too boring (or unhealthy), and if you would like to serve just the right portion of mac and cheese, bacon to the rescue. I could not believe my eyes the other night when I saw the commercial below. Especially substituting the bun of a hamburger. But I guess my shock from watching the commercial pales by comparison to the...

Buch mit sieben Siegeln

Ich bin mit dem nachstehenden Zitat von Lena etwas spät dran. Lena mal beiseite – ich habe schon lange aufgehört, mich zu wundern, was da manchmal vom „Client Check“ aus Deutschland zurückkommt: Ich finde ja Kameras nicht halb so schlimm wie Fotoapparate. Kann man das sagen, Fotoapparate? Fotoapparats? Apparato? Apparati? [Quelle:...

ʎʇılıʇn ssǝlǝsn

Among the many useless utilities, this on-line helper called “Flip” is a good candidate for top prize. Enjoy. Note: The font flip does not work equally well with all fonts since it depends on the availability of characters and the font style. The upside-down “u,” as it appears twice in “ʎʇılıʇn ssǝlǝsn,” is represented by the letter “n.” My headline style...

Instant Karma For Chase?

J.P. Morgan Chase has arrived in California. After buying Washington Mutual Bank (minus unsecured debt or equity claims) from the FDIC last September, they are now renaming the WaMu branches in California to Chase. This is accompanied by a TV ad campaign, which has, of all the possible music, a cover of John Lennon’s Instant Karma as sound track. To be fair, they don’t use the...

Keep Them Off The Street

We all know what the misuse of apostrophes can lead to, and it looks as if the seaside town of Bournemouth found a way to protect the public.

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