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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:00 am 
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I decided to start a new thread rather than distract from the weightier subject in the Trump's America thread.

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Time Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named “Man (Person) of the Year,” like last year, but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot. I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/sta ... 9045693441


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The President is incorrect about how we choose Person of the Year. TIME does not comment on our choice until publication, which is December 6.


Like, why???



ETA: the TIME magazine poll is here http://amp.timeinc.net/time/5026497/tim ... -2017-poll. Leading so far, Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudi crown prince, by a wide margin. Definitely not enough Whisky.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:10 pm 
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Well, at least TiME sales will go up this year. ;) although they just canceled Joel Stein’s column. :(

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:13 pm 
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Well, now we know who isn't Time's Person of the Year... Is he really that much of a narcissist or is he just ****ing with everyone?

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:15 pm 
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OK, so that broke my brain because why would anyone lie about something you can't possibly hope will not come out. But after seeing comments from the actual TIME people, I think what may have happened was that TIME did call, asking for a photo shoot, and Trump made that contingent on being person of the year. So this tweet may not be completely orthogonal to the truth.

This kerfuffle will probably have the effect of having his supporters vote for him in droves.

Of course now it's a Twitter meme, with my favorite take being from @BoredElonMusk account (I suspect it actually is the real Musk, based on the handle, the timing of the posts, and the brilliant ideas for offbeat products no one would make but I would totally buy)

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The future called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named “Human of the Century,” but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot and not reveal that time travel exists.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:22 pm 
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Frelga wrote:
and the brilliant ideas for offbeat products no one would make but I would totally buy)

What's an example of a product that no one would make but you would totally buy?

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Frelga wrote:
and the brilliant ideas for offbeat products no one would make but I would totally buy)

What's an example of a product that no one would make but you would totally buy?

Pill that makes you temporarily deaf in one ear when you’re on a call in a noisy place.

Drive thru restaurant that projects menu onto your windshield so you know what you want before pulling up to order.

Backup cameras for backpacks for people who don't realize they take up space outside their own body.

Email app for your parents that does not come loaded with a forwarding feature.

AI bot that answers telemarketing calls for you and has long, seemingly plausible conversations to waste as much time as possible.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:48 pm 
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Hmm... the last one is the only thing in that list I would consider buying.

Any entrepreneurs here? :poke:

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:09 pm 
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OK, how about these?

News app that connects to a blood pressure monitor and adjusts your feed accordingly.

Shopping carts that let you input a budget and then buzz when you've thrown enough items in to exceed it.

See-thru overhead bins, no need to open them looking for space, and you can see before opening if objects shifted in flight.

Location based dating app for people standing in line for a product launch.

Coffee cup lids that change color when you've ACTUALLY sealed them.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:47 pm 
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Frelga wrote:
OK, how about these?

News app that connects to a blood pressure monitor and adjusts your feed accordingly.

No thanks - that could be too easily hacked and the data shared with marketers or insurance companies.

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Shopping carts that let you input a budget and then buzz when you've thrown enough items in to exceed it.

Sign me up! I'm in!

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See-thru overhead bins, no need to open them looking for space, and you can see before opening if objects shifted in flight.

Good idea - but it should be pitched to airlines, not to us.

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Location based dating app for people standing in line for a product launch.

Meh.

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Coffee cup lids that change color when you've ACTUALLY sealed them.

Well, if you think you need it, go ahead. I don't think I need it.

This may change if I start having spillage-related accidents.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:26 pm 
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I think Jude may be taking these a little more seriously than intended.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:46 pm 
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Well it is Lasto, after all.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:42 pm 
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I would totally get a WhatsApp version that doesn’t allow parents and their siblings to forward.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:51 pm 
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Distraction successful.

And for those who wonder why Trump would comment on something like this ... Distraction Very Successful.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:29 am 
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It's a good tactic. Works about 90% of the time, I think? Maybe more? Less if you're dealing with a savvy person? Somewhere around there, anyway. And when it fails, you can also just ignore on point questions, which I believe is the next most favorite tactic of people who don't want to be called out on their nonsense.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:04 am 
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For your daily WTF: I thought this was a joke, but this is actually from the Director of Communications for FLOTUS.

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The holidays are upon us!! Right now: flotus is seeing to every last detail here at the @WhiteHouse https://t.co/TglHYDVUx1


Apparently the theme this year is the Dead Marches. :help:

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:29 pm 
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(Runs away screaming).

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:40 pm 
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Twitter is having a lot of fun with that image.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:54 pm 
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Cozy.

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My husband's reaction was, "Isn't she from Transylvania?"

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I'll have to ask my husband if Slovenia is known for undead problems. My impression is that was mostly an issue in Romania and Eastern Serbia...

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