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Area Mom Bans Politics as Topic of Conversation, Family Eats Dinner in Silence
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Area Mom Bans Politics as Topic of Conversation, Family Eats Dinner in Silence

  Gayle Taylor, 46, a resident of Fredericksburg, recently banned the discussion of politics at “her dinner table.” Previous to Taylor’s foot being put down, her husband, Frank, and two college-age children, Brianna and Harry, would talk “non-stop” about the presidential race and other dismal current events. “I had to make it stop,” Taylor said….

2016: The Year of the 90s
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2016: The Year of the 90s

  When an entire country is feeling nostalgic for the most mediocre decade yet, what does one do? One hauls in an aging (but remarkably well-kept) cast from a poorly written sitcom to revamp said sitcom (with even poorer writing). One ensures that the President from that decade is still in the limelight, what with…

Indecision Between Self-Checkout as Way of Avoiding Small Talk Versus Irritation with Self-Checkout Paralyzes Customer at Store for 6+ Hours
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Indecision Between Self-Checkout as Way of Avoiding Small Talk Versus Irritation with Self-Checkout Paralyzes Customer at Store for 6+ Hours

A woman has been standing at the area between the checkout lanes and the self-checkout machines at a local grocery store for over six hours, reports the store manager. The customer is apparently paralyzed with indecision about where to check out her grocery items. “I think she doesn’t know whether or not she wants to…

How to Make Winter a Little Bit Better
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How to Make Winter a Little Bit Better

Winter’s pretty much the worst season but we’re done with hearing you complain about it. Shut up and follow our advice. Pretend the snow is sand and have a beach day! There’s nothing better than ignoring the freezing cold in pursuit of the tropical mirage you’re going to create for yourself. Make a Cold-Weather Drinking…

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