The Dougie Craze Continues to Sweep the Nation

24 Sep

This is getting out of hand…..

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Suicide Bombers To Go On Strike

24 Sep

My dad emailed me this:

Muslim suicide bombers in Britain are set to begin a three-day strike on Monday in a dispute over the number of virgins they are entitled to in the afterlife. Emergency talks with Al Qaeda have so far failed to produce an agreement. The unrest began last Tuesday when Al Qaeda announced that the number of virgins a suicide bomber would receive after his death will be cut this February, from 72 to only 60. The rationale for the cut was the increase in recent years of the number of suicide bombings and a subsequent shortage of virgins in the afterlife.

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One of These Is Not Like the Others

24 Sep

From the special 25th anniversary edition of Elle magazine coming out this month:

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Chinatown Restaurant Week

23 Sep

Sweet pic huh?

So Philadelphia Restaurant Week wraps up tomorrow. I didn’t get to go this year, and I didn’t go last year. For those of you who don’t know (or don’t care), Restaurant Week is an opportunity for participating area restaurants to attract customers who normally wouldn’t patronize these places. Each spot formulates several multi-course menus designed to showcase what each respective establishment has to offer. Honestly, I understand what they are trying to do but I don’t like the execution. I have eaten at some of these places, and have blown less than 50 dollars (the price for dinner, not including drinks) per person. I guess the price should be relatively high so as not to attract any riff raff but whatever.

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Bud-Weis-Eer

23 Sep

In beer news, brew titan Anheuser-Busch is offering up 500,000 free Budweiser’s at restaurants and bars, as part of its largest ever national free-sample campaign. The product being offered is traditional Budweiser, or “Bud heavy”, as some may refer to it. Supposedly, sales of “America’s favorite beer” are down 9 percent this past year and 4 out of 10 people in their mid-20s have never tried it. National trends in the beer drinking crowd point to a shift from the traditional brands (MGD, Bud, Coors) to either craft, light, or more budget friendly brew. College kids are drinking what’s cheap, and when they graduate they move to something classier.

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Letters From Home

22 Sep

So I was going through some of my papers today and I came across this. This is a note from my cousin Stanley that I received when I was at OCS. Stanley is a retired USMC Captain Force Recon (read:badass). He sent me a letter the first time I was away, but this one really moved me. Times were tough, and when I received this we were getting ready to hump out for our “hell week.” Everyone was really tense, but this letter really helped lift my spirits. Nothing compared to getting mail at the end of a long day. It felt good to know that you weren’t alone, and it brought about a sense of normalcy, albeit a temporary one.

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The Horror

22 Sep

……I’m probably going to Hell for this