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I'm not really sure jaywalking cancels out riding the wrong way down the street,,, consciously no less. I mean... wow, you do that where I live and some cars might hit you out of pure spite. We're a very bike friendly town, but not always stupid friendly, and there's enough pent up bike anger in drivers towards bikers out there that it makes this almost an invitation. The pedestrian is certainly less deserving of a darwin award at least. Perhaps partial mitigation of blame? :)
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Skunk cabbage is also fairly common in Oregon. There are large patches of it in the wilderness areas around mount hood, some right next to highway 26 - makes for an unpleasant addition on your weekend drive to the mountain sometimes. :)
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Anybody who thinks a spanking is really violence probably hasn't been spanked themselves. Light and brief bruising on the most resilient hunk of soft tissue in your body is not really what I would call torture either. It's mildly painful and humiliating. Generally speaking I'm pretty anti violence myself, but I was spanked sometimes as a child and it never really did any harm - but, when you're young and mostly naive, it's a surprisingly effective psychological deterrent.

Either thinking back on my own childhood, or watching parents deal with children in public places as I get older I realize just how empty most parental threats are (send you to your room, take away your game, sit in the corner....) because the kids just don't care. Most parents don't follow through on these threats, and when they do it often turns out to be more of an inconvenience to the parent than the child, who just finds other ways to cause trouble or entertain themselves. It's more of a challenge than a punishment.

If spanking is necessary for a while during a child's development, while they are still in the process of really learning the consequences of their actions, there's nothing wrong with that in my opinion.

What's really wrong is not paying attention to whether your actions are actually having a notable positive effect on the child, or causing harm and/or not adjusting your discipline accordingly. Every child is different and discipline is not universal. Like most things we should be encouraging smart parenting and decision making, not just targeting one mild behavior out of fear.
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fun side effect, after staring intently at the whole thing, when the scroll stops it looks like the whole window is moving to the right ;)
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Actually, all he really did was take a normal un-numbered clock and add a vertical line to each hour marker. These markers are normally oriented this way. :)
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The real intent of an infographic at the end of the day is to bring attention to and sell a product. This does that pretty well I think. Not to mention the fact that it is obviously a tongue-in-cheek PR project.

Don't be a party pooper, it's chocolate. That's all you need to know. :)
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oregondave: yes, when i get excellent service, I give a high tip (>20%), and I have friends who do as well. as a matter of fact, I was brought up that way. I also leave small tips when I get bad service, but rarely, if ever do I leave no tip, unless the service was truly insanely bad. A small tip sometimes says more than none ("I'm not lazy, you were just an ass server" ;))

If someplace has a mandatory tip and uses that as an excuse to give crap service to big groups (and a LOT of places do that), I will usually pay it, but I will not go back.
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I also subscribe to a good chunk of the top blogs, and no, it has not been mentioned on the ones I watch - I even confirmed this with a search in google reader. :)

Don't rag on the blogger just because they didn't spot this right away, or doesn't subscribe to the same set of blogs you do. this isn't slashdot. This is why I subscribe to this blog - it filters a lot of the crap from others down to legitimately neat stuff.

Thanks for the post, that's cool.
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Yeah, this has generally been the case since the liquids rules went into effect. As pointed out, like many, many other souvenirs, it just needs to be in a checked bag.

If they want to enforce the liquid rules, really it makes sense. It's not really that hard to replace liquid in a lot of the cheaper ones.

Note that I'm not discussing the effectiveness of the liquid rules, just that this does apply, and this is a logical move for the TSA. :)
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If you find a dealership car on the side of the road from a test drive, it's probably due to the fact the test drivers and dealer employees like to run the cars until the tank is empty (or just siphon it). Eventually someone ends up on the side of the road because they thought they could make a quick trip without filling up again.

Having done third party work on dealer cars, I've had the experience of riding many miles on fumes. :)
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