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Typealyzer

Typealyzer: "ESTP - The Doers
[ESTP]
The active and play-ful type. They are especially attuned to people and things around them and often full of energy, talking, joking and engaging in physical out-door activities.

The Doers are happiest with action-filled work which craves their full attention and focus. They might be very impulsive and more keen on starting something new than following it through. They might have a problem with sitting still or remaining inactive for any period of time."

Um...yeah, that would be me.

Finally, someone with a spine takes over the EU

A fiery Czech is poised to be the face of Europe

In 1994 I was studying (well, drinking and whoring really with some classes thrown in at times) in France. One thing about being a foreign exchange student is that you're outside the normal channels of communication for students for some reason. I was well prepared with my schedule and what classes were at what time and what room. Beyond that I was bewildered about comings and goings, events, holidays and I was not alone. I was one of three Americans in this particular school and we frequently found ourselves following the herd rather than leading it. The prime example was midsemester break which seems to be sprung upon us rather suddenly. Upon suddenly finding myself with 10 or so days off I wasn't going to sit around an empty apartment building by myself with a forecast of 50 and raining for the week. One of the German guys was going home to see his family and asked if I'd go with him to defray the hideous cost of ga…

Awesome factoid of the day

From the FeedIt log:

"Mexico, Distrito Federal arrived from google.com.mx on "Pencader Days: Hey Hube?" by searching for hey hube."

Is Hube big in Mexico? Perhaps it's all that Spanish music blogging.

116 reasons to travel

Around the World in 116 Beers.

I weep because our nation is represented by Buttwiper. Sad. Sad. Sad.

Bailout costs more than Marshall Plan, Louisiana Purchase, moonshot, S&L bailout, Korean War, New Deal, Iraq war, Vietnam war, and NASA's lifetime budget -- *combined*!

Bailout costs more than Marshall Plan, Louisiana Purchase, moonshot, S&L bailout, Korean War, New Deal, Iraq war, Vietnam war, and NASA's lifetime budget -- *combined*!


Crunching the inflation adjusted numbers, we find the bailout has cost more than all of these big budget government expenditures – combined:

• Marshall Plan: Cost: $12.7 billion, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $115.3 billion
• Louisiana Purchase: Cost: $15 million, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $217 billion
• Race to the Moon: Cost: $36.4 billion, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $237 billion
• S&L Crisis: Cost: $153 billion, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $256 billion
• Korean War: Cost: $54 billion, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $454 billion
• The New Deal: Cost: $32 billion (Est), Inflation Adjusted Cost: $500 billion (Est)
• Invasion of Iraq: Cost: $551b, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $597 billion
• Vietnam War: Cost: $111 billion, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $698 billion
• NASA: Cost: $416.7 billion, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $851.2 billion

TOTAL: $3.…

The inmates are running the asylum

Woman may lose house for sex while she was a high school student 12 years ago

Dear Judge,

Have you lost your mind? I know people of conservative and libertarian bent are always harping on about activists judges overriding the letter of the law but c'mon. Seriously? How this woman ever became a sex offender is beyond me. Can Your Honor please enlighten me as what would have happened had she lived in the house prior to the day care arriving? Would you then be requiring her to move? Adherence to the spirit of the law is as important as the letter.

Thank you,

A Sane Person.

Brilliant

Broke Man Tries Paying Bill With a Picture of a Spider.

Gotta give him credit for imagination.

This one speaks for itself

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