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Make Them An Offer They Can’t Refuse

ByeByeTexas

A Rose By Any Other Name

This is a quote from the Wikipedia entry on guitar pickups:

….the humbucking pickup was invented by Joseph Raymond “Ray” Butts, but Seth Lover of Gibson was also working on one himself. Ray Butts initially developed one on his own and later worked withGretsch.[1] Who developed it first is a matter of some debate, but Ray Butts was awarded the first patent (U.S. Patent 2,892,371) and Seth Lover came next (U.S. Patent 2,896,491). Ultimately, both men developed essentially the same concept, but Ray Butts was never recognized as the one who produced it first.

I wonder why? Say you’re developing an ad campaign in 1955 for cool new noiseless guitar pickups. Here on the one hand you have an inventor named “Lover” working at Gibson, and on the other you have a guy named “Butts” working for Gretsch….

A Photobomb With Bite

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Hey Look It’s Pond Scum

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Anthony Weiner To Open Restaurant

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Who Needs Zombies?

Fish are leaping out of the sea to attack people.

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Too Soon?

SpielbergMalaysia

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I Just Spent An Hour Talking To A Begonia And…

SmartPlants

We’ve Done It!

Since the time of the ancient Greeks, when Thales gave the western world mathematics, and then Pythagoras made us a gift of science, since the dark ages of the alchemists that gave way to the spirit of invention that was the Renaissance, since the glories of the Age of Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution, and the birth of the Information Age half-a-century ago, it’s all been leading-up to this!

 

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It’s All Just Going To Hell!

Due to other ventures in the online superhighway arena space GraceLessLand will return to an schedule of I’ll-post-’em-as-I-calls-’em-as-I-sees-’em like in the bad old days before the last major U.S. election.

I’m sure once candidates start actively making asses of themselves the hectic daily schedule will return. Not because I have any more time but because theĀ itch to nab a news photo and toss it into Paintshop will become unbearable.

Right now it’s bearable. Check-back once a week or so until you see the page run red with politicians eviscerating themselves on the pointed spikes of the media.

NOTE: Actually maybe it would be interesting, as the soulless clowns start running a la grunion onto the beach of political despair, to repost stuff from the last election just to sort-of compare with what’s going-on. If I do that I’ll be sure to give it some grandiose title and a new content page even though it’s just quickly reposting old crap.

Cliven Bundy Makes Racist Remarks To Media

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Flight 370 Searchers Detect Sounds

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Search For Missing Malaysian Airliner Continues

KimPlane

Malaysian Airliner Took Programmed Turn

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Have Some Fun

CellBears

Iran Promotes Tourism

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Have A Good What’s Left Of The Year

SantaFlash

We may be back in 2014!

Georgia Woman Wins $636 Million Lottery – Not You

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Angel’s Face Seen In World Trade Center Wreckage?

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Cheer From Holidays Past

RockwellTGiving

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Marketing

FBTestosterone

What Are The Chances

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Visit Incompetent Florida

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Forever Sort-Of Young

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Egyptian Villagers Eat Suspected Spy

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Another Opportunity Squandered

MoralMiley

An Anniversary

Today marks four years since GraceLessLand was reconstituted here on WordPress.com! My how time flies when you’re being stupid!

A Collectors’ Item

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Too Late To Unsee

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Hell You Can’t Even Shoot Communists Anymore

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