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Old July 13 2012, 07:30 PM   #31
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I learned today that I am going to be in a commercial in about 3 hours.

Yup, totally normal.
Fun! What for? I think I was in a commercial once. It was one of those segments where they film New Yorkers from all around town singing bits of "New York, New York" and then edit them together. They came into the ice cream shop where I worked during college and filmed the owner and me singing together. I don't know if we got in the final cut..

I was in a documentary, though.
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Old July 13 2012, 09:20 PM   #32
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A commercial for my brewery's new location that we just opened up.
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Old July 13 2012, 11:08 PM   #33
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^Sounds like fun.

TIL that it's Sir Patrick's birthday. He's 72, ten years older than I. I would normally say that's too old for me, but considering how fit and hot he is...
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Old July 13 2012, 11:49 PM   #34
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Camera operator: "I tried to maneuver the most attractive people to the front."

I am standing front and center.
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Old July 14 2012, 12:12 AM   #35
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^Aw.....
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Old July 14 2012, 12:14 AM   #36
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^Sweet!

Today...well, actually over the course of a few days, I learned that it is actually possible to have a civil, good-natured, and thoughtful debate with someone you don't agree with on this board. It really is rather mind-blowing, but stj, someone I usually don't agree with and can't remember ever having much to do with before, and I have been having a really excellent conversation on the nature of religion and psychology over in the Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes divorce thread. I'd actually been feeling rather downtrodden when it came to discussing opposing views, because so many people can't do it without being offended or becoming offensive. This conversation has actually been really cool, and while it might not interest anyone else, it's made me feel a little better about people online!
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Old July 14 2012, 08:20 AM   #37
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Today I learned... researching a story is a time consuming bitch kitty, but well worth the results.
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Old July 14 2012, 05:39 PM   #38
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Today I learned... researching a story is a time consuming bitch kitty, but well worth the results.
When I was researching my novel I learned that the FBI actually has a unit to whom you can send your manuscript/screenplay/script for them to proof for accuracy. They do it for free. I think that's pretty cool!
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Old July 14 2012, 08:01 PM   #39
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^That is cool!

Today I learned... that I do not understand FB privacy settings as well as I thought I did. When you post to an "open" group, your posts go out to the news feed. I'd believed, incorrectly, that the only people who would see them would be people who actually went to the group page. Nope, they also show up on your friends' news feeds. I am now so embarrassed...
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Old July 14 2012, 08:40 PM   #40
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TIL that the 'low pressure warning light' on my new car looks like a fat bottom.
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Old July 14 2012, 09:51 PM   #41
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It's harder than it looks to de-gnome a garden.
I love that reference.

TIL that I owning almost 1000 books isn't so much fun when there's been a lot of building work going on around the house and every single book needs to be dusted. Several hundred down, several more hundred to go...
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Old July 14 2012, 11:22 PM   #42
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^I was wondering whether anyone got it!
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Old July 15 2012, 12:58 AM   #43
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I'm pretty sure you can alter that Tora so that your posts to groups don't show up in newsfeeds.
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Old July 15 2012, 05:29 AM   #44
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TIL I ahve some amazing friends on FB, whose lives can on one hand be seen as 'ordinary' (whatever that is), but in another light can be seen as epic tales that are now at a place far different from where they started, and usually for the better.
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Old July 15 2012, 10:24 AM   #45
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I learned today that my laptop speakers had been running on stereo mode for all this time, producing a flat, quiet sound; and I've only just now managed to figure out how to set it up for its built-in 5.1 speaker setup. It's as if my computer has finally found its voice again.

I also learned that not everything is a metaphor for something else.
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