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Animals, Books, and Radio: hugcollector: thisbutgoodomens: itsgoodomens-blog: There is a British KitKat chocolate bar TV commercial that predates Good Omens, and which involves an angel and a devil who are just starting their respective coffee breaks. Both exit from separate elevators, the angel accompanied by several pure-white animals, while the devil turns back into his elevator and screams, in a British accent, “Shut up!” to whatever demons are causing a ruckus behind him. If you are now thinking that this is an extremely unlikely, farfetched annotation – well, so did I, until Terry Pratchett himself gave us the following piece of information (when some folks were having further discussions on how old this ad exactly was): “I’m pretty sure [this ad] started about the same time as Good Omens, because: One night I was sitting there typing away when I looked up and there the angel and the devil were, having a teabreak (it’s not really a particularly Good Omens idea, but I know why people like it…) And I thought, hey, great… And about half an hour later there was an ad (some UK viewers might remember it) for an insurance company which showed a businessman with wide angel wings walking down the street… And then, just when I was doing the bit where Crowley muses that people are much better than demons at thinking up horrible things to do to one another, I switched on the radio; there was a performance of The Tempest, and someone said “Hell is empty and all the devils are here”. It was a weird evening, really.“ (source: The Annotated Pratchett File)

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Computers, Pressure, and School: arionwind: autismserenity: arionwind: autismserenity: ARE computers flammable? 1 feel like they're probably not? This depends entirely on how much uncooked rice you have shoved in the floppy drive Ok 1 feel like there's a story behind this There is, yes! After I quit school, I worked briefly as a computer repair tech. Going to people's houses or businesses, fixing their various bugs, etc. While I would rapidly decide that field was not for me because of the one businessman who needed mult know, you push that button and that plastic holder thing with the hole comes out 1 think it is technically call the "Cup Depository Tray CD, right?), he is not the most memorable encounter. No, that goes to one of the nicest ladies I ever encountered on this job iple cup holde eplacements (you She called us out because her computer had stopped turning on, and wouldn't even make a noise when she tried to push the button. One day it had just shut off while she was using it and stubbornly refused to come back on, and could we please see what we could do to fix it? So I go out there expecting some wire had gotten loose and there was no power getting to the machine or something. It happens sometimes if a machine gets banged around enough, or if someone fiddles with it wrong or is careless putting it together, computers are finicky like that But as soon as I get to the box itself, 1 know it isn't that simple, because of the smell. I have smelled computers with dust all up in them, that isn't uncommon, but this is just vile and, more importantly, entirely new. I am now more curious than afraid, so 1 open it up and there is a mass of goopy off-white mush spilling all over everything, parts of it are burnt to circuits, there is almost nothing untouched by the mass. But by far the worst off is the A drive. That is the obvious source of the problem, and the thing has not "exploded", but more burst from the pressure of whatever this stuff was So 1 ask the woman if she had used the floppy drive recently and noticed any problems, and she says no, not until the whole machine stopped working. But I come to find out what she used it for Turns out this woman was a devout Shinto practitioner and believed that her computer (among other things) had a soul that needed to be respected an honored. Which, fair enough. But she chose to honor it by feeding it a grain of rice every time she had to wake it up and disturb For years this kindhearted woman had been putting a grain of rice into the A driv from sleep mode. And eventually that was enough pressure to break the drive and start spilling out onto the internal bits, where the heat melted it all and caused no end of problems ime she turned it on or woke t iing u After that it was a simple enough thing to explain that there are better ways to honor and take care of your computer's needs, what with virus scans or defrags and the like, but t poor device was entirely lost. I guess the moral of the story here is that you can try your best to be good and still wind up hurting people? Maybe? Or else it's that even the most horrible out of context problem isn't nearly as frustrating as one middle aged jerk who won't freaking listen when you tell him that CD trays are not for your dang coffee cups! The end A tale from tech support

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Ass, Bitch, and Community: KRON4 Reporter Who Mocked Diddy On Air Challenges Nipsey Hussle to A Fight, Hussle Says The Reporter Has To Play "Story Of OJ" on Air wnen He Loses@balleralert Henry Wofford @HWoffordKRON4 @NipseyHussle I saw you on @TM saying you'll beat me down when you see me. Here's your opportunity.l'm old school and only fight for a cause. Let's raise money for the Black Community.We can box or go MMA style in a celebrity fight.Hug when its over. Let me know time and place! LER ELL THA GREAT @NipseyHussle BALLERALERT.COM 1st: I'll beat yo white washed Samuel L Jaccson in DJANGO ass 2nd: we rejected you from the Blac community after you COON'd you own people to try to in On mainstream Tv 3rd: I don't hug uncle Toms 4th: you ain't hard enough... & yo knuckles ain't scared enough. KRON4 Reporter Who Mocked Diddy On Air Challenges Nipsey Hussle to A Fight, Hussle Says The Reporter Has To Play "Story Of OJ" on Air When He Loses - Blogged by @Msjennyb (Swipe) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Last week, KRON4 reporter HenryWofford went viral after he made a joke of Diddy’s desire to purchase the NFL’s CarolinaPanthers, saying, he couldn’t take the music mogul and businessman serious because he looked high and drunk. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Wofford’s comments received widespread backlash, prompting the reporter to issue an apology shortly after. But, not before several celebs came to Diddy’s defense, including rapper NipseyHussle. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Initially, Hussle took to Instagram to express his thoughts about Wofford’s mockery. One day later, TMZ caught up with the West Coast rapper to discuss the situation further. That is when Hussle expressed his disdain for Wofford, saying he’d love to “beat [his] ass.” But, Hussle’s threat didn’t go unnoticed. Wofford has since responded to Hussle, saying he’d go toe-to-toe with the rapper for a cause. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I saw you on @TMZ saying you’ll beat me down when you see me. Here’s your opportunity. I’m old school and only fight for a cause,” he wrote on Twitter. “Let’s raise money for the Black Community. We can box or go MMA style in a celebrity fight. Hug when it’s over. Let me know time and place!” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hussle saw the challenge and responded, saying, “1st: I’ll beat yo white washed Samuel L Jaccson in DJANGO ass,” adding, “2nd: we reject you from the Blac community after you COON’d your own people to try to fit in on mainstream TV.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “3rd: I don’t hug uncle Toms. 4th: you ain’t hard enough... & yo knuckles ain’t scared enough,” he said, finishing with a compromise. “Make the prize at least 5 mill and I’ll do it in between my album promo....teach this bitch a lesson and when i knocc cuz out he gotta play the story of OJ by JayZ anytime he on air.”
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Clothes, Memes, and Music: Russell Simmons Accused Of Sexually Assaulting 17-Year-Old As Brett Ratner Watched, Russell Denies Claims, Releases Statement @balleralert Russell Simmons Accused Of Sexually Assaulting 17-Year-Old As Brett Ratner Watched, Russell Denies Claims, Releases Statement - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Earlier this month, a woman by the name of Keri Claussen Khaligh came forward with allegations against Def Jam Recordings mogul, Russell Simmons and entertainment businessman, Brett Ratner. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to the report, Khaligh, who was 17 at the time, met the two men at a casting call. Following their initial encounter, the two reportedly took the young girl out to dinner and then back to Simmons’ apartment to show her some work they had been working on. However, shortly after, the woman said Simmons began to get aggressive, tearing off her clothes and making sexual advances as Ratner watched, despite her calls for help. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Khaligh said Simmons then tried to force her to have sex with him but eventually settled for coerced oral sex, again as the then-up-and-coming music video director watched. Following the incident, the woman said she went to take a shower, as she was feeling “disgusting.” But, Simmons came into the shower and forced himself into her, but she quickly “jerked away,” and he left. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Since then, however, both men have denied the allegations of sexual misconduct without consent. Simmons said in a statement that “Everything that occurred between Keri and me occurred with her full consent and participation,” adding that much of their night was spent with other people or in public. Ratner, on the other hand, said he could not recall the woman calling for help, but said he did not see the woman “protest” the events that took place. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, according to LA Times, six additional women have come forward with sexual misconduct allegations against Ratner. While others have named Ratner and Simmons as co-conspirators of sexual misconduct. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In incidents that took place in 1994 and 2001, the two have been accused of ......to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)

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Anaconda, Children, and Church: Casket Maker Gives Free Caskets to Victims of Texas Church Shooting @balleralert 361-489-15 Dally 12 12 Casket Maker Gives Free Caskets to Victims of Texas Church Shooting - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The lives lost in the TexasChurchMassacre have touched millions of hearts across the nation. One, in particular, was TreyGanem, a 46-year-old businessman who heard about the shooting and drove 100 miles to Sutherland Springs to give the victims a proper goodbye. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ganem runs a casket design company in Edna, Texas, a small town just east of Sutherland Springs. He and his seven employees build personalized caskets that typically cost about $3,500. However, he's offered to create custom-made coffins for people whose lives were taken that Sunday at First Baptist Church. He currently has 15 requests. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “When I first started five years ago, children burned in a fire in Edna, Texas. I donated caskets to the family. I knew the kids” he told CNN. “It was the most emotional time in my life.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He shared the same sentiments about SutherlandSprings. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Immediately my heart opened up and I was like ‘yes, we can do this,'” he said. “It’s a small town. People that felt like they were safe ended up in this tragedy.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ganem's caskets are always personalized and will range from fitting younger victims to older victims. In this case, his smallest is for a 1-year-old girl. The casket maker says he sees what he does as a way to help families get through this depressing time.

Casket Maker Gives Free Caskets to Victims of Texas Church Shooting - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The lives lost in the ...

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