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Dan Foley
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When Life Hands you Sewage, do NOT Make Lemonade.

The Bay County Department of Water and Sewage can pump 18 million gallons of water per minute.  A nice lady at the department told me that.  Seems they were pumping at that capacity so no one was available to come over to my house where we were having something of a crisis

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Dan Foley
Dan Foley
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Stage Three Political Correctness Almost Ruined My Daughter’s Graduation

I distinctly remember the first time I heard the term “politically correct.”  It was in East Lansing at the Peanut Barrel, circa 1989.  I was talking to an attractive young woman who was apparently smitten with Mitch Albom; she thought it lovely he was also “politically correct

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Friederich Nietzsche on the Hilary Rosen Kerfuffle

Knowing that he holds strong views on the issue, I reached out to Friederich Nietzsche for comment on the current kerfuffle over Hilary Rosen’s suggestion that Ann Romney had “never worked a day in her life”:

DrP:  Herr Nietzsche, thanks for your time

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John Pratt, Getty Images
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Strippers in Neck Braces Have Rights Too

Dear Dr Psarcasm,

I’m an exotic dancer at a local club.  Recently I had neck surgery and I need to be in a neck brace for the next 8 weeks.  I can’t afford to go without dancing for that long but the club doesn’t want me on the floor with the neck brace on

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The Walking Dead, AMC
The Walking Dead, AMC
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Fatal Contradiction of the Zombie Apocolypse Exposed

Dear Dr Psarcasm,

I’m a big fan of the television show, The Walking Dead, on AMC.  Have you seen it?  If so, what do you think?

Scott from Flint

 

Dear Scott,

Oh, I’ve seen it, Scott, and I am not impressed.  I

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Did Newt Gingrich Fall Asleep Live on Camera?

The pace at which the Republican presidential race is going, it’s surely going take a toll on the various candidates. Lack of sleep being one. Case in point, Newt Gingrich, who dozed off in front of the camera during the live streaming at the AIPAC conference.

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Would You Believe That the Right Plants Can Help Stop Burglars?

If you were asked to name three ways to help fend off home invaders, planting bushes probably wouldn’t come to mind. But the Metropolitan Police in the UK actually recommends you do exactly that.

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The Shopping Sherpa, Flickr
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How Many Adults Still Sleep With Teddy Bears? You’d Be Surprised

After returning more than 75,000 teddy bears left behind at its hotels and discovering many belonged to adults, Travelodge commissioned a survey to find out just how many grown-ups still sleep with the stuffed animals. What the hotel chain found may surprise you.

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Jason Merritt, Getty Images
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Shocking! New Jersey Is Not the Most Hated State in America, Find Out What Is

Even with all their crazy antics and drunken bar fights, the cast of ‘Jersey Shore’ has yet to make New Jersey the most hated state in America. You might not believe this, but there are two states even more despised.

Turns out, the state Americans hate more than the Garden State is…

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How Much Do Americans Love Canada?

According to a new Gallup poll, United States citizens truly love our neighbors to the north — in fact, in the company’s annual favorability ratings, 96 percent of Americans said they have a generally favorable view of Canada, while only three percent view it unfavorably.

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