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    The Wednesday Eudemon

    email imageReceived in an Email A few off-color, but a pretty good assortment: 1. I don't understand the purpose of the line, "I don't need to drink to have fun." Great, no one does. But why start a fire with flint and sticks when they've invented the lighter? 2. There is a great need for sarcasm font. 3. Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what the f*** was going on when I first saw it. 4. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die. 5. A recent study has shown that playing beer pong contributes to the spread of mono and the flu. Yeah…if you suck at it. 6. Was learning cursive really necessary? 7. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger. 8. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars teams up to prevent a dick from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers! 9. MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood. 10. Bad decisions make good stories 11. Is it just me or do high school girls get sluttier & sluttier every year? 12. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you've made up your mind that you just aren't doing anything productive for the rest of the day. 13. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don't want to have to restart my collection. 14. There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you realize you’re outta control after leaning your chair back a little too far. 15. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten page report that I swear I did not make any changes to. 16. While watching the Olympics, I find myself cheering equally for China and USA. No, I am not of Chinese descent, but I am fairly certain that when Chinese athletes don't win, they are executed. 17. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste. 18. When I meet a new girl, I'm terrified of mentioning something she hasn't already told me but that I have learned from some light internet stalking. 19. Why is a school zone 20 mph? That seems like the optimal cruising speed for pedophiles. 20. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call. 21. I think that if, years down the road when I'm trying to have a kid, I find out that I'm sterile, most of my disappointment will stem from the fact that I was not aware of my condition in college. 22. Even if I knew your social security number, I wouldn't know what do to with it. 23. My 4-year old son asked me in the car the other day "Dad what would happen if you ran over a ninja?" How the hell do I respond to that? 24. I wonder if cops ever get p***** off at the fact that everyone they drive behind obeys the speed limit. 25. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Bud Lite than Kay. Twitter "Worry, fear, and cowardice arise when prayer weakens." Francis Fernandez: 25 Fears You Never Knew Existed. Pretty interesting stuff. Sample: "Pentheraphobia – This one isn’t so weird, actually. Pentheraphobics live in constant fear of their mothers-in-law, which is something that almost every married person can identify with." One of the first things I learned about buying gold and silver: If the place advertises much, you're not getting a good deal. The paltry mark-up on metals just isn't sufficient to support an advertising campaign. That's why I use APMEX (who never advertises, as near as I can tell), and I'd never dream of selling anything to Cash4gold. This piece has the fully story on those folks. I haven't verified any of the statements, but the piece rings true enough. Excerpt: "Cash4Gold sent back checks ranging from $7.60 to $12.72 (or 11% to 18% of melt value), the lowest amounts of any firm." Go Ron Paul go! End the Fed is now at #5 on the Amazon non-fiction best seller list, and #18 in all books. Can a Catholic be a revolutionary against America's strides toward socialism? A debate rages at Catholic Exchange. Go down to the comments box.

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