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Thursday, July 26, 2021

Defying what I consider to be common sense, phonebook publisher R.H. Donnelley bought Business.com for $350 million in cash, in an optimistically synergistic strategic move.

I guess I’m just too stingy to be a wheeling-dealing Web tycoon.

Maybe I can remedy that shortcoming, though. First step: I’m buying the domain name “bidness.com”. I would plan on flooding its pages with tons of useless links, but I’m sure the current dealmaking fervor for online real estate will bring me unsolicited buyout offers before I even have to get to that point.

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 07/26/2007 10:26:18 PM
Category: Business, Internet
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How was it that I sensed that the amazing story of Oscar, the nursing-home home kitty who predicts the death of patients hours before the medical staff does, would inspire an LOLcat meme?

Personally, if I were on my deathbed, having a cat curl up beside me for a comforting send-off wouldn’t bother me. Now, if a domokun showed up instead, then I’d know my ticket was getting punched.

Back to Oscar. I love how his seemingly compassionate behavior is deemed suspect, owing to feline proclivities:

If Oscar really is a furry grim reaper, it’s also possible his behavior could be driven by self-centered pleasures like a heated blanket placed on a dying person, [veterinary expert Nicholas] Dodman said.

No respect for this four-legged angel of mercy.

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 07/26/2007 09:53:22 PM
Category: Comedy, Internet, Science
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