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(BBC)   Blueberries shown to help reduce memory loss; as opposed to blackberries, which are a leading cause of mental retardation   ( divider line
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2008-11-29 10:00:57 AM  
2008-11-29 10:22:54 AM  
As the proud (new) owner of the one that something something, I find this headline quite marklar.

/oh look, email in my hand
2008-11-29 10:50:53 AM  
... or dingleberries, which means the starship Enterprise needed to take one more pass around Uranus, wiping out Klingons!
2008-11-29 11:08:12 AM  
Or Snozberries, which taste like Snozberries.
2008-11-29 11:39:56 AM  
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2008-11-29 12:14:56 PM  
How fast can I turn this into a political thread?
2008-11-29 12:48:45 PM  
Heh heh heh heh, I laughed subby.
2008-11-29 01:16:27 PM  
I've heard that. It seems the insecticides they spray blackberries with is quite unhealthy,
and proven to inhibit human development.

DarkJohnson: /oh look, email in my hand
2008-11-29 02:20:11 PM  
You need to slow your roll Benevolent Misanthrope.
2008-11-29 02:42:12 PM  
TFA: How can we tell when our email habit reaches the point of addiction?

The CAGE test is one of the inventories that physicians use to screen for alcoholism. It's a four point test: Have you ever tried to cut down on your habit? Have your friends or loved ones ever annoyed you about usage? Do you ever feel guilty about your use? Do you ever find that first thing in the morning you need eye opener of email to get going? It's been determined in published papers that if people answer yes to two or more of those, they have better than 50-50 chance of being an alcoholic.

Wait... wait... so if I need my email, I'm... an alcoholic?

/yes, I know what they mean, but it's not what they *said*...
2008-11-29 02:51:04 PM  
Subby is going to Hell, Hell I say!
2008-11-29 02:58:12 PM  
oooh RIMshot!
2008-11-29 03:07:37 PM  

Caeldan: oooh RIMshot!

A sting (new window) would be better
2008-11-29 03:30:34 PM  
That is a class A headline.....we Treo owners salute you, noble sir!
2008-11-29 03:51:14 PM  
The headline was much funnier to me when I had thought the subby was referring to actual blackberries.
2008-11-29 04:03:00 PM  
Wow, fatal shot to the Missouri?
2008-11-29 04:04:05 PM  
Wrong thread.
2008-11-29 04:32:19 PM  
I'm posting this from my bberry so I'm getting a retarded kick out of these replies.
2008-11-29 04:58:47 PM  
I have a blackberry, but I try to keep it hidden and unobtrusive. I still want to slap it out of the hands of jackholes that use it while getting in my way, oblivious to everyone around them that they're blocking.

/marklar farklars!
2008-11-29 05:57:00 PM  
I laughed. But now I don't like myself.
2008-11-29 08:14:53 PM  

permaculture: Caeldan: oooh RIMshot!

A sting (new window) would be better

No. He had it right. It was a play on the company who makes Blackberry. Research In Motion, abbrev RIM.
2008-11-29 09:46:32 PM  
That explains a lot about the President-elect. Thank you for clarifying this for all of us.
2008-11-29 09:52:38 PM  

Lee451: That explains a lot about the President-elect. Thank you for clarifying this for all of us.

2/10 - Too obvious
2008-11-30 12:58:16 AM  
Anyone who buys something with an uncontrollable kill switch is just fruity.
2008-12-01 10:35:55 AM  
Carried a blackberry for about 2 years due to my job as a traveling consultant. Thanks to the cost of the required data packages and such, my cell phone bill was constantly $200+/month. One day I decided that email-on-the-go was just not that important to me.

Now I pay less than $90 for unlimited voice and text and don't have to answer emails on the toilet/road/restaurant/etc.

Let's face it folks, if you aren't in a C-level position you really don't need 24-hour-a-day email access. You are just kidding yourself. Turn the laptop off and step away from the office for a few hours each day.
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