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Lists... the vile ink-bait I always fall for. Anyway, where the hell is Trainspotting?

"Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol, and dental insurance. Choose fixed interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisurewear and matching luggage. Choose a three-piece suit on hire purchase in a range of fucking fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who the fuck you are on Sunday night. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing, spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fucking junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pissing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, fucked up brats you spawned to replace yourselves. Choose your future. Choose life . . . But why would I want to do a thing like that? I chose not to choose life. I chose somethin' else. And the reasons? There are no reasons. Who needs reasons when you've got heroin?"
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If you're like me where you simply want to know how a pair of pants will fit, there's an easy trick that works for most people. Simply take a buttoned pair of pants and wrap the waistline around your neck. If the ends come together just right... the pants should fit around your waist perfectly.

You can of course have your own gauge such as "an inch short fits me perfectly" or "I like an inch of overlap for a comfy fit". You'd also be surprised by the variation in different pants of the same size and this quick check will save you several trips to the dressing room.
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This reminded me of one of my fav all time Bugs Bunny cartoons where he goes up against Dracula and mixes the magic words to hilarious effect.
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Congratulations... you just made a comprehensive list of all the prison movies seen by most people. Next time... leave an important one out to serve as ink bait for better comment numbers.
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They apparently didn't talk to any Italians where being hit with a wooden spoon and told to go play in traffic are accepted forms of parenting.
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I'm not sure what's worse... people with zero social manners or people with an overinflated sense of entitlement like this author. Two year old children are exempt from both but my reaction, were I to be on the aircraft, would be directly proportional to how hungover I might be at the time.
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The system won't change until restaurant policies change. I have two perspectives on this...

1) Tipping has reached a point where it is now often an uncomfortable part of the patrons overall experience and unfortunately one of the most memorable as it's one of the last things experienced. Since the customer experience is just as important as the food... privately owned restaurants should definitely consider doing away with tipping as it might be better to just let your customers leave full and happy rather than being overly judged at tipping time.

2) I've traveled a great deal and the best service by far were in those nations where waiting is a profession. They receive an education, have to pass governmental requirements, are paid a professional salary and therefore take their jobs very seriously. Bad service? There are many others waiting in line to take their job so competition weeds out the bad ones and the restaurant, staff and customers are all the better for it.

This probably wouldn't be implemented in chain restaurants but at least people would have options and know what to expect from both types of systems.
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If you adjust the squelch from the media and put the nomination in the context of the world wide response upon winning the election... the nomination makes perfect sense. Perhaps he hasn't personally made Ghandi like contributions to peace yet, but what he represents in the eyes of the world was historical and deserving of the recognition. After the initial "shock" wears off, I think that you will see more people actually thinking about the message that the Nobel people are trying to convey with this award.
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