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    Watching John Oliver attempt comedy is like...

    Watching John Oliver attempt comedy is like watching your civics teacher trying to be cool by swearing a lot.
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    How does this compare to the same period in 2018...

    How does this compare to the same period in 2018 or 2019?
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    I hear the Art Institute will be giving the fired...

    I hear the Art Institute will be giving the fired docents a two year free pass. That strikes me as positively indocent.
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    Restrict bond investments to the short end. ...

    Restrict bond investments to the short end.

    Avoid variable rate debt.

    Keep current on your tax management strategy.

    Vote Republican.
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    I recently read that Cook County property taxes...

    I recently read that Cook County property taxes have tripled the rate of inflation for the last twenty years. And that is without materially addressing some huge pension shortfalls.
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    Whenever I read one of these live-a-shoestring...

    Whenever I read one of these live-a-shoestring stories, I have to wonder what happens if somebody gets sick. I’m inclined to say “get back to me in twenty years, and maybe I’ll be impressed”.

    I’m...
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    I guess in the end it depends on what level of...

    I guess in the end it depends on what level of quality you are satisfied with.
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    That might work for canned spiels, but I doubt...

    That might work for canned spiels, but I doubt they could speak as knowledgeably about the collection.
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    As Bae might say, This is why we can’t have nice...

    As Bae might say, This is why we can’t have nice things.
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    As a fellow member of the Mostly Over Club, I can...

    As a fellow member of the Mostly Over Club, I can tell you that walking away from a forty year career turned out to be surprisingly easy. I always looked at my job more as a paycheck than an...
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    If they want to purge some white guys from the...

    If they want to purge some white guys from the collection, I could probably fit a Seurat or a Monet on my basement wall.
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    He should never have opted out of his contract...

    He should never have opted out of his contract with the 49ers.
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    I thought it was brilliant. But I’ve been a fan...

    I thought it was brilliant. But I’ve been a fan since his Comedy Central show. In this era of brittle intersectional squabbling, I think he gets to what I think of as the individual perspective...
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    I’ve often thought it would be a good idea to...

    I’ve often thought it would be a good idea to have some king of leaving exam for undergraduates covering some of the basic skills employers might be interested in: math, communication, logic, etc. I...
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    While I doubt it would have made much difference,...

    While I doubt it would have made much difference, I’m a little surprised that the world has taken little notice that the Secretary of Transportation has been away from the office on paternity leave...
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    Your terminology is offensive. Apart from the...

    Your terminology is offensive. Apart from the h-word, it’s “habilix”, “erectux”, etc.
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    People are even censoring the dead. The ACLU...

    People are even censoring the dead. The ACLU edited some Ruth Bader Ginsburg remarks to eliminate the offensive term “women”. And we are now hearing that Katie Couric edited a RBG interview to make...
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    This puts me in mind of the dentist on “Seinfeld”...

    This puts me in mind of the dentist on “Seinfeld” who converted to Judaism so he would have “total joke immunity”.
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    I carried a lot of luggage in defense of my...

    I carried a lot of luggage in defense of my country. Surprisingly, they don’t have a medal for that.
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    They were a separate option under Naval ROTC (I...

    They were a separate option under Naval ROTC (I wonder if AFROTC has a Space Force option now), but I do have this:

    The different branches use different terminologies, for instance, when ordered...
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    When I was considering which branch of the...

    When I was considering which branch of the military to join, the CO of my university AFROTC detachment said to me:

    The Navy navigates by the stars.

    The Army sleeps under the stars.

    The...
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    I hear a group of Netflix employees are planning...

    I hear a group of Netflix employees are planning a one day walkout on the 20th in protest of the company’s failure to cancel Chapelle.
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    A couple of weeks ago, a guy I know in...

    A couple of weeks ago, a guy I know in manufacturing told me he had trouble getting CDL drivers with no overnights at $70K. He’s having an even harder time getting assemblers and warehouse people who...
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    “Human Rights Tribunal” does have a sort of...

    “Human Rights Tribunal” does have a sort of Orwellian ring to it, doesn’t it?

    But of course here in the US we have an Attorney General who wants to set the FBI on people who get angry at school...
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    I like that phrase: “cultural veto”.

    I like that phrase: “cultural veto”.
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