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Had my first Old Fashion over the weekend. Loved it. What other drinks should I try?

Greatest Filibuster of all time

Best Fake Name: Homer Simpson's "Max Power" or Carlos Danger

I aint bending the knee to that Royal baby

...unless he has dragons with him.

The Royal Baby, is this the Prince that was Promised?


How is the movie, R.I.P.D., different from the movie, Men in Black?

Please show your work.

Again, If you provoke a confrontation, you cannot claim self defense. That should be the law.

If you follow someone--against the advice of the police and against rules for a neighborhood watch--and then you engage in a confrontation with that person, you should not be allowed to claim self-defense. A self-defense claim should only be used when there was NO OTHER WAY to avoid the confrontation.

Otherwise, you can engage or provoke anyone and then kill them as you are getting beaten up. Literally, you're making murder legal.

Don't start shit. Won't be shit.

Calculon snubbed yet again for an Emmy nomination

It's robot prejudice.

Is it signficant that no broadcast network drama was nominated for an Emmy for the 2nd year...

in a row? Yes, Downton Abbey, a PBS show was nominated, but no other show. HBO lead all nominations with 108 total nominations. CBS and NBC tied with 53.

My opinion is that it is indeed significant. Higher quality dramas are not being created for the masses. They're only available via subscription services like cable and netflix.

Movies and TV are very culturally significant. In the 1970s and 80s, broadcast networks produced mini-series like ABC's Roots, NBC's Holocaust starring Meryl Streep, and the Burning Bed. Thoughtful, challeging dramas that took the nation by storm and provoked deep conversations and increases awareness.

Those kind of shows are not being made freely for the public at large, and that's a shame.

Good news: Homeowners insurance covers a "sharknado"

We asked folks at the Insurance Information Institute, an industry group, for their take on the issue. The considered opinion of several experts, including their chief economist, was yes--for the most part.

"A tornado is a wind event," says Mike Barry, vice president of media relations. Wind events, including hurricanes, tornadoes, cyclones and other such calamities, are covered under a standard policy. But a falling shark?

"It would be covered, yes, as a falling object," Barry confirms. In case you were wondering, damage from an errant asteroid would be covered by your homeowners insurance under the same principle.


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