1) When you call a customer help line and the automated voice points out that you can find helpful information on their website. Really? I never thought of checking the website for my info first! Even though I got the damn phone number from the website in the first place.
2) Whenever someone comes out as gay it's a big moment in their life. Family and friends (if they're nice) can be supportive and affirming. I think it'd be neat if people came out with their political affiliation, so we'd have a chance to say "I always had you pegged for a Republican" or "we still love you even though you're a Democrat. It's something we'll learn to live with."
3) Archaeologists thousands of years from now will unearth the lyrics to Elton John's "Levon" and they will assume that the reason the song makes no sense to them is due to a translation error or a lot of missing words. Little will they know the song made no sense in the '70s either.
4) If you pick up a hitchhiker and you don't plan to murder them, is it a good idea to state that explicitly? The benefit is then they can rest easy, knowing you won't be killing them. But the downside is they might think you're trying to lull them into a false sense of security.
5) If I were the publisher of "Guns and Ammo" magazine, I'd start dedicating a page or two to printing poems by aspiring poets who'll be happy to see their work published somewhere. This way when they make it big and publish a book of their works, it'll be worth it just to see "first published in Guns and Ammo, 2012" in the table of contents.
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