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Old 08-03-2016, 07:06 PM   #1291
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Australia isn't quite where it should be. But not for long.

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles...-off-by-5-feet
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Old 08-05-2016, 04:15 AM   #1292
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The earliest person we know by name was probably an accountant.

http://phenomena.nationalgeographic....-name-we-know/
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Old 08-05-2016, 06:07 AM   #1293
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Report of a man with a gun turns out to be a Terminator cutout.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...ticle31270983/

He'll be back.
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Old 08-05-2016, 02:14 PM   #1294
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The earliest person we know by name was probably an accountant.

http://phenomena.nationalgeographic....-name-we-know/
Reading the comments makes it seem possible that Kashim is an older form of Qasim which means one who divides goods among his people. That could still be a name in the way that many names came from professions like Baker, Smith, etc. But there's a good chance it's just a title; Accountant.
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Old 08-05-2016, 09:38 PM   #1295
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Report of a man with a gun turns out to be a Terminator cutout.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...ticle31270983/

He'll be back.
In the early 90s there was a house in my college town that had a cardboard cutout of a stormtooper in the front three season porch. Multiple calls about intruders. And at night, the streetlight did shine just right to make it look like someone was watching you.
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Old 08-05-2016, 11:46 PM   #1296
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In the early 90s there was a house in my college town that had a cardboard cutout of a stormtooper in the front three season porch. Multiple calls about intruders. And at night, the streetlight did shine just right to make it look like someone was watching you.
I can't find it, but I remember an incident involving a wild animal possibly escaped big cat... it resulted in threatened cops shooting it. Bullets bounced off the statue.
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Old 08-06-2016, 06:09 PM   #1297
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A Message to Garcia

A little essay that was once a major classic of American letters.

http://www.birdsnest.com/garcia.htm/

Pretty obscure now.

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Old 08-06-2016, 06:25 PM   #1298
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A Message to Garcia

A little essay that was once a major classic of American letters.

http://www.birdsnest.com/garcia.htm/

Pretty obscure now.
For myself, I couldn't care less how that bookkeeper is at running errands - I hired him to keep books. If he can do that, I've got no complaints.
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Old 08-07-2016, 02:30 AM   #1299
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A little essay that was once a major classic of American letters.

http://www.birdsnest.com/garcia.htm/

Pretty obscure now.
I find it fascinating how many grammatical oddities that I thought were common only to modern teens I saw in that. "Where is he at?" Not just, "Where is he?", for example.
Also, interesting to see a story written from that side of things.
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Old 08-07-2016, 07:25 AM   #1300
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grammatical oddities that I thought were common only to modern teens I saw in that. "Where is he at?"
But I'm guessing you wouldn't bat an eye at "Where is he from?"

I've also heard "where he is?", even "where he be?", as well as "where he at?", omitting the verb entirely.
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