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Twitter mixed metaphor challenge

Mixed Twitaphors

Twitter’s fans have often said that, with a little creativity, it’s possible to communicate everything that’s really necessary in 140 characters or less. Today, I saw a post on Twitter that seemed determined to prove that a person can pack in much more than is

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It is theorized that I am the Dalai Lama

“It is theorized that the coconut provides all of the required natural properties for survival.” “It is theorized” is such a useful phrase.  A theory is nothing more than a story, either validated by data… or not.  I’m guessing that the makers of this cultured

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The Weakness Of Email Marketing: Your Snake Oil Leaves A Slimy Record

The more politicians use this tactic, the less likely we are to pay attention when an urgent threat really does emerge. Like the boy who cried “wolf”, the politicians who cry “Nuclear Iran” have hurt their own cause, using cheap tactics to grab attention instead of holding serious language in reserve for when it is genuinely necessary.

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11 Alternatives to “Kanga Roof”

Outside houses recovering from a hard winter in Central New York, you can spot a lot of these signs: Why is this company (and it’s not the only one) home of the “Kanga Roof?”  Because the contractors “hop to it.”  Get it?  Kangaroo?  Hop? It’s

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Top 5 Up To Stories In 2014 News

Seen on Twitter: “Email marketing has an ROI of up to 4300% (Source: HubSpot)” “Up to” is a wonderfully useful statistical phrase for people promoting flimsy schemes. “Up to” doesn’t promise that a number will be accurate for everybody, or even approachable by most people.

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The Interview Hack – An Inside Job?

Here on Irregular Times, we often debunk the ridiculous conspiracy theories that political extremists concoct to justify their absurd ideologies. Tonight, I have a conspiracy theory of my own to introduce. It comes after watching The Interview, a movie starring Seth Rogen and James Franco.

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?