"A word about PowerPoint. PowerPoint was released by Microsoft in 1990 as a way to euthanize cattle…"

“A word about PowerPoint. PowerPoint was released by Microsoft in 1990 as a way to euthanize cattle using a method less cruel than hitting them over the head with iron mallets. After PETA successfully argued in court that PowerPoint actually was more cruel than iron mallets, the program was adopted by corporations for slide show presentations.”

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Paul Ryan vs. The Stench - Roger Simon - POLITICO.com

I wonder what Roger Simon really thinks about PowerPoint.

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fact.

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56/365 views from the bridge on a beautiful fall afternoon …



56/365 views from the bridge on a beautiful fall afternoon (Taken with Instagram at Campus Footbridge)

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cruiseorbecruised: In gay slang, a “friend of Dorothy”…



cruiseorbecruised:

In gay slang, a “friend of Dorothy” (occasionally abbreviated FOD) is a term for a gay man.[1] The phrase dates back to at least World War II, when homosexual acts were illegal in the United States. Stating that, or asking if, someone was a “friend of Dorothy” was a euphemism used for discussing sexual orientation without others knowing its meaning. A similar term “friend of Mrs. King” (i.e. Queen) was used in England, mostly in the first half of the 20th century.[2]

The precise origin of the term is unknown and there are various theories.[3] Most commonly, it is stated that “friend of Dorothy” refers to the film The Wizard of Oz because Judy Garland, who starred as the main character Dorothy, is a gay icon. In the film, Dorothy is accepting of those who are different. For example the “gentle lion” living a lie, “I’m afraid there’s no denyin’, I’m just a dandy lion.”[4][5] Others claim that the phrase refers to celebrated humorist and critic Dorothy Parker, who included some gay men in her famous social circle.

In the early 1980s, the Naval Investigative Service was investigating homosexuality in the Chicago area. Agents discovered that gay men sometimes referred to themselves as “friends of Dorothy.” Unaware of the historical meaning of the term, the NIS believed that there actually was some woman named Dorothy at the center of a massive ring of homosexual military personnel, so they launched an enormous and obviously futile hunt for the elusive “Dorothy”, hoping to find her and convince her to reveal the names of gay servicemembers.[6]

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55/365 reusing Starbucks cups (Taken with Instagram)



55/365 reusing Starbucks cups (Taken with Instagram)

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