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Out of the Blue

Today kicks off Game Developers Conference Europe, so there should be some news from there over the next couple of days.

My weird ear for celebrity voices popped up again over the weekend, as I became convinced the voice in the NFL's new TV promos is Forest Whitaker. A quick Google suggested I was wrong, but I heard it a couple more times and did a better search, and found out it is indeed his voice. The weird thing is that before this if you asked me if I thought I knew what he sounded like I would have answered probably not. Too bad there's not a way to capitalize on this odd skill: Like Name that Tune for voices or something.

Familiar Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Red Extinction.
Stories: Steve Jobs Biopic Crashes on Opening Weekend.
America's Last, Remaining Drive-Ins Face a New Threat. Thanks Slashdot.
Science: Obesity Death Toll Heavier Than Previously Thought.
Strange, Pulsating Star Found.
Almost orbital, solar-powered drone offered as "atmospheric satellite".
Media: Super Mario Bros 2 Corruptions.
The Video Game Years - 1981 Pt 3. Thanks Retroware.
Man on an Edge: What It's Like to Be a Window Cleaner in NY.
The Funnies: xkcd: Exoplanet Names. Thanks Jim.

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44. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 22, 2013, 07:14 Redmask
 
RollinThundr wrote on Aug 21, 2013, 13:41:
Want to smoke? Pay triple for a single pack 95% of it taxes that go right to being spent wastefully.

Good. Smoking is dumb and they should tax the hell out of it since it has a significant health care cost to everyone else with no positive benefits for society. Smoking should be so expensive that people are forced to quit out of the common sense they apparently lack for engaging in the activity.

Fat people aren't costing the taxpayer a lot of health care money right now, smokers are.

But hey lets let the government regulate what we can and can't eat and ban things outright that are unhealthy.

The government regulates everything from pesticides to baby shampoo, stop being a drama queen. It even regulates food because otherwise that industry can't be trusted not to infect the populace with disease through lazy practices.
 
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