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Comment: Re:An old fashioned jester. (Score 1) 277

by Ol Biscuitbarrel (#49030611) Attached to: Jon Stewart Leaving 'The Daily Show'

Somebody doing a good delivery is what is required. That is much easier to find than the creative idea behind the show.

Yes he is acting, but he's certainly not your average "news reader" reading everything from the autocue, it is HIS act, we have similar act here in Oz, but Stewart is the original and still the best.

Hey, don't sell yourself short, mate.

Comment: Re:Besides the blantant bloodshed... (Score 5, Insightful) 490

by Ol Biscuitbarrel (#48776117) Attached to: In Paris, Terrorists Kill 2 More, Take At Least 7 Hostages

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Comment: Re:Or, just read a book. (Score 1) 448

Let's not overlook Eddie Murphy's courageous journey in the other direction, White Like Me.

Years ago I heard about how a journalist actually followed up on Griffin and spoke with some of the people he lived among in his new racial identity; apparently the common reaction was to laugh uproariously behind his back at this crazy honky. Can't find anything about this now though. Maybe it's an urban legend?

Comment: Re:Montana used to have no speed limit at all... (Score 1) 525

by Ol Biscuitbarrel (#48497239) Attached to: Montana Lawmakers Propose 85 Mph Speed Limit On Interstates

Out of interest, how well is the speed limit in somewhere like Montana policed? Do the cops actually pull people for doing 1mph over the current limit?

I tried to get an answer to that question and was met with the usual barrage of answers...it seems to be handled on a state-by-state basis but there isn't a resource I could find that laid things out in a simple manner. Here in Oregon I've always understood that there's a 7 MPH margin of error, from inaccuracies in both the radar units and cars' speedometers; not sure where I picked that up from though...don't think it was in the driver's handbook.

Anyway my SOP is to chance about 5 MPH over the posted limit; it's worked for me for 25 years, and I'm certainly going a heckuva lot slower than the army of maniacs out on the road. But then I don't do much in the way of traveling so perhaps there are states where the limits are enforced for real.

Comment: Re:Almost nobody likes exercise for exercise sake (Score 1) 297

by Ol Biscuitbarrel (#48354609) Attached to: Study: Body Weight Heavily Influenced By Heritable Gut Microbes

My problem is I find exercise boring. I never get the rush after exercise.

I have a SurfShelf attached to my Schwinn eliptical trainer, an HDMI monitor in front of it plugged into my laptop, a G700 mouse with the buttons mapped to various important functions, and a presentation clicker with Page Up and Page Down buttons strapped to one of the elliptical's handlebars, so I can navigate through web pages while I work out. Pretty much covers everything; I also installed a program called Click-N-Type which is a big improvement on the usual Windows onscreen keyboard, so I can even do a bit of typing away from the laptop. I find exercise of any kind brutally tedious. Don't really have an excuse for still being a bit overweight of course...but there are ways to make solo workouts less dull.

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