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Jon Stewart on the Moment Things Went Bad with Apple

Jon Stewart, speaking in an interview on the The Town with Matthew Belloni podcast, reveals the moment he realized his relationship with the iPhone maker was destined for failure.

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World Teacher Day

Today was world teacher day. They were talking about it on the radio this morning as I pulled up to the high school I’ve been subbing at lately. Nobody inside mentioned it directly to me, but they did have Nanaimo bars in the staff room to commemorate the day.

When I think of world teacher day, and I’ve heard this said many times by others, I like to think “every day is world teacher day”. Which I suppose means, there’s never a bad time to thank a teacher.

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True Facts About Lethbridge (That Sound Made Up)

I enjoyed reading this Reddit Thread of true facts about Lethbridge that sound fake.

Some of the most interesting facts include:

  • Marilyn Manson was puched out in a Denny’s restaurant
  • A city councilor faked her own kidnapping while on official visit to the States then ran away with her lover to Las Vegas before she was found out and caught
  • we renamed the city after some guy who had never been here and never came here after we named it after him
  • A girl dressed like a storm trooper was arrested on May the 4th because she had a blaster
  • Members of a Biker gang murdered some other bikers in a house in the London Road neighbourhood back in the 80s and the bodies ended up in a meat processing plant

These similar fact threads for Disneyland and Calgary are also great.

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Lobster Diver Swallowed by a Whale

Michael Packard, the Lobster diver that found himself in the mouth of a whale did a Reddit Ask Me Anything:

I’m a lobster diver who recently survived being inside of a whale. AMA!
byu/bloxiefox inIAmA

He also survived a small plane crash and another time found a human body while diving.

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Stumbled

Stumble Upon1 is back. This time it’s called Stumbled.

(via Waxy)

  1. Stumble Upon Wikipedia Entry.[]
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Remembering Aaron

It’s been eight years. I’m still shocked and disappointed.

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The Evolution of Trust

Check out this fun little game that teaches game theory and how trust evolves depending on some key variables. Trust me, you’re going to like this: http://ncase.me/trust/

(via Gary)

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Three Free Months of Flickr

Follow the link to three free months of a Flickr pro account.

http://flickr.com/holidaygift

As a special holiday gift, Flickr is offering to either upgrade accounts or extend them for three months; no strings attached.

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Jeff Milner on Google Plus

Google Plus IconIf you’d like to join Google Plus but don’t have an invitation code, you can use this one.

If you’d like to follow me on Google Plus, you can find me here.

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Fall Back

There was a time change today. Even though the clock says it’s 11:07pm right now, my body feels like it’s 12:07am. If this time change disappoints you, I recommend thinking of it this way: You’re not losing an hour, you’re gaining 23.