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May 22, 2022

This is what a Kookaburra bird sounds like

From Wikipedia: "The name is a loanword from Wiradjuri guuguubarra, onomatopoeic of its call."

More about this bird here.

May 22, 2022 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)

Schopenhauer's 38 ways to win an argument

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Arthur Schopenhauer (above; 1788-1860), was a German philosopher.

These 38 stratagems are excerpts from his essay "The Art of Controversy," which was never published as a whole during Schopenhauer's lifetime.

It was discovered in his papers and made public soon after his death.

The essay was first translated into English by Thomas Bailey Saunders and published in 1896.

Read the essay in its entirety here.

Free, the way we like it.

May 22, 2022 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Amazon Easter Egg


[Jif Peanut Butter from Lot #5150025516 (base of bar code) recalled Friday May 20, 2022 due to potential Salmonella contamination.]

My email inbox this morning included a message from Amazon announcing a recall of Jif Peanut Butter for potential Salmonella contamination.

Salmonella can be life-threatening or lethal so I sat up and took notice.

The Amazon email included a link to this past Friday's FDA announcement of the recall.

I went and got all my jars of Jif peanut butter — ordered from Amazon as you can see below —


and darned if every single one of the eleven (11! — don't ask) isn't in the first lot — 5150025516 —


of the many listed in the FDA announcement:

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I must've dodged a bullet because I only have 11 of the 12 jars I ordered from Amazon (one is pictured at the top of this post): clearly my PB&J sandwiches made from the one jar I consumed didn't contain salmonella or if it did I didn't get sick for whatever reason.

Here's the thing: only peeps like me who bought Jif from Amazon will find out about this recall: most people shop at supermarkets for peanut butter and won't have a clue they have a potentially lethal product on their shelves until they or their family member(s) find themselves in the ER horribly ill.

Fair warning, which you're unlikely to learn about unless you're a boj reader and/or subscribe to the Charlottesville Daily Progress, which today features this item on page A4 at the very bottom of the left hand column):

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This is why you pay me and my Crack Research Team©® the big bucks.

May 22, 2022 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Find the 12 differences


Original photo on top; altered image below.

Answers here.

May 22, 2022 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Personalized Face Socks








May 22, 2022 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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