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Comment Re:Human nature (Score 2) 571

The internet usage of the term 'troll' derives not from the mythical Scandinavian beast but from a fishing term - to 'troll' is to drag a baited line behind a slowly moving boat. A troll typically inserts an off-topic, extraneous or inflammatory message or comment into an online forum and sits back and watches the suckers bite. The 'trolls' making the news at the moment are more accurately described as 'wankers.'

Comment Re:"Safety Requirements"? (Score 4, Funny) 314

As Michael Flanders once said, "It's actually been calculated it is safer to fly than it is to cross the road. Mind you, I gave that up years ago where I live, in Kensington near the air terminal. They have these airline buses whizzing about, you know. I think the drivers have instructions to keep the statistics favourable!"

Comment Re:High labor cost in US, why ? (Score 1) 154

Every American is entitled to own a house with three bathrooms and drive five cars.

Well, you can't have that, but if you're an American citizen you are entitled to: a heated kidney-shaped pool, a microwave oven (don't watch the food cook!), a Dyna-Gym (I'll personally demonstrate it in the privacy of your own home), a king-size Titanic unsinkable Molly Brown waterbed with polybendum, a foolproof plan and an airtight alibi, real simulated Indian jewelry, a Gucci shoe tree, a year's supply of antibiotics, a personally autographed picture of Randy Mantooth and Bob Dylan's new unlisted phone number, a beautifully restored 3rd Reich swizzle stick, Rosemary's baby, a dream date in kneepads with Paul Williams, a new Matador, a new mastodon, a Maverick, a Mustang, a Montego, a Mercury Montclair, a Mark IV, a meteor, a Mercedes, an MG, or a Malibu, a Mort Moriarty, a Maserati, a Mack truck, a Mazda, a new Monza, or a moped, a Winnebago--Hell, a herd of Winnebago's we're giving 'em away, or how about a McCulloch chainsaw, a Las Vegas wedding, a Mexican divorce, a solid gold Kama Sutra coffee pot, or a baby's arm holding an apple?

Comment Re:well (Score 1) 557

Russian intelligence operatives along with Spetnaz Russian special forces out of uniform are occupying Ukrainian government offices. They are doing so with the assistance of several prominent Ukrainian oligarchs that backed and supported Yankovitch.

Weird Al is behind this? Now it's beginning to make sense.

Machines take me by surprise with great frequency. - Alan Turing