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St. Patrick’s Day debunked

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St. Patrick’s Day debunked

So my good friend Crothur Murphy, he of sparkling eyes and dry wit rings me up and he says: “Liam, me son, wodcha be joinin’ me in The Bireann fer a wee bit of pub crawlin and the taken in of the Paddy Parade in Dublin?” I answered Crothur in his native tongue of ancient […]

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How not to buy a car these days

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How not to buy a car these days

I’ve spent the last few months trying to buy a car, a mission that has turned out to be nearly impossible. Most guys looking for a car are keen on things like acceleration, man handling, wrap-around sound bites, ABCD brakes and V-neck engines. Not me. I’m not a car guy. My needs are very simple […]

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What if your grocery store was run by an airline?

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What if your grocery store was run by an airline?

One day you hear on the news that a major airline has just purchased the supermarket chain where you happen to be a regular customer and you think — that’s weird. Those airline people don’t know anything about the retail food industry! But then you remember — those airline people don’t know much about the […]

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The bad, really bad, death-roll date

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The bad, really bad, death-roll date

Have you ever told a little white lie to get out of a date? Ever faked a headache or pretended to cough into the phone while cancelling a date? Everybody’s had a nightmarish date. Like the guy who booked a table for two with a great view and it turned out to be Hooters. Like […]

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Macro butterfly photography

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Macro butterfly photography

Photographing butterflies up close can be either very joyful or very aggravating depending on how well prepared you are and if you have access to some special equipment. First off, your digital slr needs to be well maintained and in working order. The first additional piece of equipment that you will need will be a […]

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Flash photography; the basics

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Flash photography; the basics

What is a flash? Basically, it’s a light that you turn on when it is dark. A camera flash can really only be used in two photographic applications. It is either a main light or a fill light. What does that mean? Well, basically, if you are going to use your flash as a main […]

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