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As the odd person out during someone else's date, we say we are the third wheel. In China, they say that they are the big, fat lightbulb.

Chlorophyll Kid, a superhero in the DC Universe, had the superpower to make plants grow faster. He was rejected for membership in the Legion of Super-Heroes.

Fizz will leak out of a plastic bottle of Coke faster than it will from a can. Even in the new polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic, over 12 weeks of storage in poor conditions – a hot place with direct sunlight – soda can lose up to 15% of its carbon dioxide.

During World War II, Nazi officers in occupied Czechoslovakia were banned from driving the speedy rear-engined Tatras because so many had been killed behind the wheel.

The Greeks used the term "idiot" to mean those who remain aloof from civic duty – they were regarded by the Greeks with disdain.

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gay place

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    They may not come from the land of the ice and snow, but check out Zepparella anyway
  • July 17, 2014

    Just like every other day in the Austin week Sunday is way more than Bloody Marys and brunch
  • July 10, 2014

    On a mission to find Uranus

the good eye

letters at 3am

  • That Word 'Oligarchy'

    Oligarchy is upon us, claw and beak, and has been for some time

    Thu., July 10, 2014

  • Oligarchy Blues

    Without fair elections and a viable legislative process at federal and state levels, the republic no longer exists

    Thu., June 26, 2014

  • Snyder 'R' Us

    Despite the illusion of autonomy, we have been colonized by the Oligarchy

    Thu., June 12, 2014

the common law

the luv doc

  • A Lot of Guy Friends

    This girl sounds like a keeper

    Sun., July 20, 2014

  • Whoopsy!

    You’re not the nearly flawless person you believe other people think you are

    Wed., July 16, 2014

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after a fashion

  • June 28, 2013

    Your Style Avatar would look great sporting these parasols
  • June 21, 2013

    Stephen's got a brand new bag, and it has some local landmarks on it
  • June 14, 2013

    Is this a turn of the page or an entire new chapter?