May 7, 2016

Got a new car! Well, a van, but close enough.

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North Carolina says it will defy Justice Department over LGBT law

The Justice Department notified Gov. Pat McCrory in a letter Wednesday that the state’s House Bill 2, which restricts transgender bathroom access and has become a focus in the LGBT rights fight, violates sections of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. It gave the state until Monday to “remedy” the violations.

On Thursday, North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore said legislators would not meet the federal government’s deadline.

“We will take no action by Monday.” “That deadline will come and go. Obviously, we don’t ever want to lose any money, but we’re not going to get bullied by the Obama administration to take action prior to Monday’s date. That’s not how this works.”

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KFC-flavored nail polish gives new meaning to 'chicken fingers'

KFC is taking its “finger lickin’ good” slogan a bit too far. The fried chicken fast food chain made two “edible” fingernail polishes for its fans in Hong Kong.

Teaming up with ad agency Ogilvy & Mather and food experts at McCormick, two shades were created that incorporate the restaurant’s top secret blend of 11 herbs and spices: Original Recipe and Hot & Spicy.

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May 6, 2016

Apple Stole My Music

“The software is functioning as intended,” said Amber.

“Wait,” I asked, “so it’s supposed to delete my personal files from my internal hard drive without asking my permission?”

“Yes,” she replied.

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May 5, 2016

Alice Isn't Dead

I recently started listening to this new podcast by the folks who brought us Welcome to Night Vale. In Alice Isn’t Dead, we follow the story of a woman on the road, talking to another woman who isn’t there. In each episode, we learn a bit more of her story, as she tries to escape the horrors slowly encroaching on her.

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I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.

Jerome K. Jerome

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May 4, 2016