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Re: TIL

Postby cmsellers » Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:02 pm

Aldi is accepting credit cards now, and has been for over three years.

I stopped shopping at Aldi when I moved to Texas because getting out cash is a pain. Now I'm just going to not shop at Aldi because the closest store is in Pflugerville.
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Re: TIL

Postby cmsellers » Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:23 am

A railroad employee named "Jack" had a flawless record as a signal operator, despite being a drunken monkey.
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Re: TIL

Postby cmsellers » Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:11 am

The official city bird of Madison, Wisconsin, is the pink plastic lawn flamingo. This was inspired by a 1979 prank in which a thousand plastic flamingos appeared on the lawn of the University of Wisconsin.
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Re: TIL

Postby cmsellers » Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:50 pm

Joe Hill was a Swedish-American labor-organizer and songwriter, executed for a murder he may or may not have committed, and immortalized in the folk song "Joe Hill." He wrote a pretty good poem as his epitaph, and his last words were "Fire. Go on and fire!"

However it's his last telegram I discovered today:
Joe Hill wrote:Could you arrange to have my body hauled to the state line to be buried? I don't want to be found dead in Utah.
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Re: TIL

Postby JamishT » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:58 am

cmsellers wrote:Joe Hill was a Swedish-American labor-organizer and songwriter, executed for a murder he may or may not have committed, and immortalized in the folk song "Joe Hill." He wrote a pretty good poem as his epitaph, and his last words were "Fire. Go on and fire!"

However it's his last telegram I discovered today:
Joe Hill wrote:Could you arrange to have my body hauled to the state line to be buried? I don't want to be found dead in Utah.



I'll take this opportunity to state that I would not like to be found dead in Michigan. If anyone out there intends to murder me, please do me this one small favor!

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Re: TIL

Postby Krashlia » Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:40 pm

CS Lewis didn't like kids, or dealing with them.
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