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Yes, usefulness is the greatest concern of engines on Sodor. That's why I don't allow my kids to watch Thomas & Friends. The engines have a servile, rather than transactional relationship with Sir Topham Hatt. They are unsuitable role models for free men and women.
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Way back when, I unloaded trucks and drove a forklift for three years. Let me tell you: sitting down is awesome.

Winston Churchill was once asked for the secret to his success. He said, "Conversation of energy. Never stand up when you can sit down. Never sit down when you can lie down." He lived to the age of ninety, but that was probably caused more by the whiskey and cigars.
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That is one of my favorite Scottyisms. Another great one is from Star Trek III: "The more they overthink the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain."
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I remember it clearly. My brother came running downstairs and shouting "The space shuttle blew up! The space shuttle blew up!" We ran to the TV and watched the coverage.

Shame on that librarian! A disgrace to the profession.
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ABC wanted teen heartthrob Robbie Benson to play Richie

That's J.T. Marsh from Exosquad! Cool. I didn't know that.

When Richie and Ralphie joined the Army in 1962, they weren't shipped to Vietnam but to Greenland.

That's not actually unreasonable. Large numbers of US troops didn't arrive in Vietnam until 1965.
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When I was 33, I read Harry Browne's How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World and realized that I didn't have to (or even could) solve anyone's problems but my own. I had read the same book a decade earlier, but wasn't ready to accept that truth.
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I've never been to Italy, but I'd enjoy visiting Sicily. I've read that it's filled with architectural and archaeological treasures by the many different cultures and empires which have ruled it.
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Wang, who is married with two children, said he has been doing his eyelid trick for five to six years and started doing it purely out of boredom.

Makes sense to me. Bored=put heavy weights on eyelids.
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