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Wow. Words Fail Me.

March 21, 2013 Leave a comment

This is amazing.
The power of celebrity can be amazing, if it’s in the right hands. I don’t think, however, that there’s very many people who handle that responsibility with as much grace, respect, and kindness as Wil Wheaton. He’s a good goddamn guy.

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Smoke Detectors – A Rant

April 28, 2011 1 comment

[With Apologies to Dennis Miller]

People’s lives are saved by smoke detectors every day.  This is a good thing.  But, how many people’s lives are inconvenienced each day because of smoke detectors?

I don’t want to get off on a rant here, but the people who design smoke detectors must be smoking something.  Here’s a vital piece of your house, one that can save your life when fire threatens to destroy it, and most of them run on the same battery that powers your TV remote control.  The battery powering these things has a life expectancy that is typically shorter than the people the smoke detectors are designed to protect.  So, the genius engineers have worked to devise a way to warn you if your batteries are starting to die.
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