Links for May 13th

  • New York Times: Vitaly Borker of DecorMyEyes Pleads Guilty
    You'll remember this jackass as the guy who ran a series of scam businesses, physically threatened anybody who complained, and bragged to the Times that he loved web-based complaints because they helped his Google ranking. He received the Google death penalty a few days later, he was arrested within a week or so, and was held in jail until last month. The guy's out on a $1M bond, barred from the internet and with a guard at his door.
  • Reuters: Pornography found in bin Laden hideout
    Oh, this is going to be good.
  • Wikipedia: Paraprosdokian
    A figure of speech where the end of the sentence causes the reader to reevaluate the beginning of the sentence is known as a "paraprosdokian." Examples include "I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it" (Groucho Marx), "if all the girls who attended the Yale prom were laid end to end, I wouldn't be a bit surprised" (Dorothy Parker), and "I haven't slept for ten days, because that would be too long" (Mitch Hedberg).

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