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My employer is hiring software professionals of various kinds. They've done well by me, as employers go. Anybody interested in helping me get a referral bonus?

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I hereby declare myself this instance's foremost Star Wars Prequel Defender.

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Being a programmer is turning me into an anarchist: I always seem to want to eliminate state.

remember the time Hideo Kojima made up a fake game studio as part of a marketing stunt where they tried to conceal the fact that The Phantom Pain was part of the Metal Gear Solid series

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Variety is the spice of wife, variety is the spice of life

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Sure, of course you can borrow my time machine. Just as soon as I get it back from the last person I lent it to. But, thinking about it, with a time machine, you should be able to return it instantly, right? So I think they may have erased themselves from history, along with my time machine. C'est la vie

liquor and blackjack both have very different relations to the concepts of being under 21 and getting carded

Matrix 1 was good, Matrix 2 was good, Matrix 3 was bad. What's the common element? Powers of 2. This makes sense because of computers. Matrix 2^0 and 2^1. This means that Matrix 2^2, which is to say Matrix 4, will be good. However, they should stop there because hypothetical Matrix 5, 6, and 7 will all be bad before Matrix 8 is good again. I am the most enlightened film critic in the universe

Anybody happen to have an opinion about which airline offering domestic service in the US currently sucks the least?

as a veteran of a console war I understand full well how precious it is to have console peace

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I hereby declare myself this instance's foremost Star Wars Prequel Defender.

a list of magical ingredients that you might consider as a way to spice up your next potion or tincture 

fairy dust
eye of newt
dragon scales
unicorn farts
wing of bat
the blood of the innocent
wizard pubes
mandrake root
silver coins that were used to pay for a betrayal
sphinx hairballs
organic garlic
a saint's tooth
love (unwholesome)
lead
ghost goop

who knows what weevil lurks in the hearts of men?

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the only thing that is necessary for weevil to triumph is for good men to do nothing

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see no weevil, hear no weevil, speak no weevil

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(furtively) See that guy? Don't talk to him until he's had his coffee. Trust me on this one

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