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    Quote Originally Posted by DonM435 View Post
    Link in a USAToday article:

    " ... While no single factor is causing the growth in income inequality, trends like stagnant middle class wages and skyrocketing executive compensation certainly contribute. There are currently over a dozen major publicly traded companies where CEOs make 1,000 more than their typical employee."

    1,000 what more? If it's dollars per year, well I'd expect that a CEO makes a thousand bucks more than a typical employee. The extra dollars would be small compensation for the pressure. Even dollars per month sounds rather low.

    The actual citation is "1000 times."
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonM435 View Post
    I note that the Lifetime network is running a made-for-undemanding-TV movie entitled I Almost Married a Serial Killer.

    Now, is that wimpy or what? I'll bet that in the pre-Code 1930s, in the 1940s, or the bloody 1970s, she (or he) would have at least gone ahead and married the killer, and had to resolve that!
    Ugh. My dear sweet wife watches those. The most ridiculous woman-in-peril melodramas you ever saw.

    I did enjoy the (entirely predictable) ending of one about the Evil Mother-In-Law (EMIL) trying to gaslight the young bride. In the end, she resorts to hiring a hit man.
    EMIL: Here's the $10,000. When she's dead, you'll get the other $10,000.
    HitMan: How do I know you won't just rat me out to the cops?
    EMIL: HaHa! I don't even know any cops!
    HitMan, displaying badge: You do now.
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    From an online article:

    Champions player, thinking he missed cut at Senior PGA, flied home, only to realize he made cut upon landing
    https://sports.yahoo.com/champions-p...133035846.html

    Golf Digest needs a few more proof readers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonM435 View Post
    I note that the Lifetime network is running a made-for-undemanding-TV movie entitled I Almost Married a Serial Killer.

    Now, is that wimpy or what? I'll bet that in the pre-Code 1930s, in the 1940s, or the bloody 1970s, she (or he) would have at least gone ahead and married the killer, and had to resolve that!

    Now, I note Lifetime has one titled Am I a Serial Killer?

    I don't know if it's related to the other film, or just a favorite topic over there, but another puzzling title. Seems to me that either you aren't or you are, and you certainly should know.

    I can see the guy asking the psychiatrist, "Does two count as serial? How about three?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonM435 View Post
    Now, I note Lifetime has one titled Am I a Serial Killer?

    I don't know if it's related to the other film, or just a favorite topic over there, but another puzzling title. Seems to me that either you aren't or you are, and you certainly should know.

    I can see the guy asking the psychiatrist, "Does two count as serial? How about three?"
    Amnesia and "split personalities" are staples of melodrama.
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    I always thought a serial killer was someone who liked Corn Flakes for breakfast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jens View Post
    I always thought a serial killer was someone who liked Corn Flakes for breakfast.

    *Sad trombone*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jens View Post
    I always thought a serial killer was someone who liked Corn Flakes for breakfast.

    No, “Serial Killer” is the person who cancelled FireFly


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ufonaut99 View Post
    No, “Serial Killer” is the person who cancelled FireFly
    I like to refer to that individual, Gail Berman, as a "gorram Reaver".

    Her production company was appropriately named, and I'm not making this up, the Jackal Group.
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    This article about the best cloud storage services of 2019 was apparently written in 2017.

    https://medium.com/@Vanina/dropbox-a...7-a703af7d7796



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    Quote Originally Posted by Extravoice View Post
    This article about the best cloud storage services of 2019 was apparently written in 2017.

    https://medium.com/@Vanina/dropbox-a...7-a703af7d7796
    In the comments, there's a comment from last year, when the title was changed to 2018, questioning it. The author responded that she does indeed update the article with new information and changes the title to match - but obviously doesn't change the url (and I just noticed that the last sentence of the article explicitly says that it will be updated regularly).

    A quick scan via the Wayback Machine suggests that all that's been changed is some of the pricing information for the various options.
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    It's technically correct. But it seems to me they could have saved a word.

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