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John Kelly's Commons: December 7, 2008 - December 13, 2008

Animal Magnetism: The BritNews RoundUp

NOTE: This camel has nothing to do with England, but is simply meant to illustrate generic "animalness." The British are obsessed with animals. I tend to think it's because they wiped out so many of them. There are no...

By John Kelly  |  December 12, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Tags: Britnews roundup  
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Are You There, God? It's Me, John

This is getting ridiculous. I mean, we're talking loaves and fishes here, folks, a veritable explosion. Another Christian group--the third or fourth by my count--has announced it is taking out an ad to counter the atheistical advertisements placed on Metro...

By John Kelly  |  December 11, 2008; 8:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Tags: Christmas, Metro  
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Where and Why We Wi-Fi

We usually make our daughters take the bus to school, given that their school's halfway across the county. But yesterday My Lovely Wife graciously agreed to drive them. They hadn't gotten far when Beatrice, our sophomore, realized she had...

By John Kelly  |  December 10, 2008; 9:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Tags: computers, web  
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Hey, Hey We're the (Charred) Monkeys!

Imagine that you are a dog employed by the Customs and Border Protection Service at Dulles International Airport. You've spent years in training, learning to detect the smell of heroin, cocaine, marijuana, undeclared currency, illicit prosciutto, genetically-modified corn seedlings,...

By John Kelly  |  December 9, 2008; 8:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Tags: Dulles, contest, dogs, monkey meat  
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Talkback: 'Commons' Comments of the Week

Introducing a new Monday feature: the best reader feedback from the previous week, lovingly plucked from the comments of "John Kelly's Commons" and displayed here for all to see. Is there a prize? No, just the fame that comes from...

By John Kelly  |  December 8, 2008; 8:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags: contest, reader feedback  
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