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Day October 5, 2011

RIP Steve Jobs

Pretty sad news.

Robert Johnson: 32-20 Blues

Citi Jacks Up Monthly Fees And Minimum Balance Requirements For Checking Accounts

Fuck banks:

While Bank of America is inflaming consumers’ anger by saying it will soon start charging some debit card customers a monthly fee, the people at Citibank have been busy figuring out just how much to inflate the monthly fees and balance minimums for many of their checking account customers.

According to CNN, starting in December, Citi customers with the mid-level Citibank Account will see their minimum balance jump 250% from $6,000 to $15,000. If they can’t meet that amount, then they face a $will be charged $20 monthly fee.

Hitler is Angry About the iPhone 4S

This meme still hasn’t gotten old for me.

Dog is Afraid of Julia Roberts

(via Buzzfeed)

Question of the Day

What creeps you out? (Thanks to PVC for this one)

Enter Sandman Cover by 8 and 10 Year Olds

Stick Bombs

I can’t help but feel that my education has failed me since this is the first time I’ve heard of this:

A stick bomb is a mechanical spring-loaded device constructed out of flat sticks woven together under tension. Other names for stick bombs include Chinese stick puzzles, and frame bombs.

Simple stick bombs made out of four, five, or six sticks have been known to schoolchildren for ages. They were often known as ‘Chinese stick puzzles’ which indicates a possible origin for the devices. In the early 2000s, new methods for creating stick bombs of limitless size were developed.

Money Dispute May End ‘Simpsons’

I really had no idea this was still even on. I think it’s time to let it go guys. It started going downhill somewhere around season 9 and has been in free fall since then:

It looks like The Simpsons—20th Century Fox Television’s multibillion-dollar cash cow, the anchor of the Fox network’s Sunday primetime schedule, and the longest-running sitcom in the history of broadcasting—might stop production after the current 23rd season ends next spring.

The reason is a negotiating impasse between the studio and the six principal actors who voice the beloved characters on the animated series that hilariously satirizes middle-class Midwestern angst.

Difficult bargaining is nothing new for the show, which was created by James L. Brooks and Matt Groening. Fox studio execs have occasionally threatened to replace uncooperative cast members with sound-alike actors. But for the first time in nearly a quarter century of haggling, the executives have insisted that if the cast doesn’t accept a draconian 45 percent pay cut, The Simpsons will die an abrupt death as a first-run series.

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