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(KOMU Columbia)   Man who spent the past 60 years looking for his long-lost sister finds her thanks to an 8 year-old neighbor who did a Facebook search that took about five seconds   (komu.com) divider line 17
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2013-01-10 12:25:27 AM
8 votes:

kayanlau: Well - yes, FB is good for that ...

/and stalking exes


Go not to your exes fb pages, only pain shall you find
2013-01-10 06:38:21 AM
2 votes:

log_jammin: Eddie Ate Dynamite: If the answer to every question is available instantly

If the answer to everything was available instantly, my question of "how can I have sex with three, redheaded, bisexual, big titted women at the same time" would have been answered a long time ago.


But the answer to that is already on the internet. I can't help it if you're too busy searching out the answers to stupid bar arguments rather than the important things in life.
2013-01-10 01:00:10 AM
2 votes:
I helped the guy who installed our bathroom find one of his lost friends. Turned out he had become a mayor of a small city in Kansas.

As a reward, he installed a USB power outlet for me and said thank you.
2013-01-10 12:27:10 AM
2 votes:
I guess it's okay if a little kid looks for old people online. But if old people look for little kids online then people go crazy.
2013-01-10 11:15:20 AM
1 votes:

x23:

i forget the entire backstory as to why she never knew of any of them... but both her parents were born in the 19th century and they were *both* in their 50s when she was born. somehow.


Could be her "parents" were actually her grandparents, if the biological mother was very young/unmarried at the time. There are lots of cases of grandchildren passed off as children, growing up thinking that the biological mother was their sister to avoid a family scandal.
2013-01-10 03:39:20 AM
1 votes:

shintochick: I guess it's okay if a little kid looks for old people online. But if old people look for little kids online then people go crazy.


Actually it's totally illegal for the kid to use facebook under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
2013-01-10 03:01:45 AM
1 votes:

log_jammin: before I stopped going to the bar, one of my favorite pastimes was listening to the old men argue over things like "who was that actor in XYZ" or "That thing is a XYZ" "NO it's not! It's an ABC!" and while they argue I just sip my beer, and do a google search on my phone, and give them the answer. I enjoyed the "are you a wizard?" looks I'd get.

of course trying to explain streaming netflix on my TV comes from the internet and not cable get me the sign of the cross and holy water thrown at me.


I'm sick of my parent endlessly speculating about who was in this movie or what is the capital of Iceland or whatever. It's this endless loop that goes nowhere (solo or two competing answers) because the thought is repeated without new information or efforts to look up the answer. Alcoholism and Alzheimer's is ugly.
x23
2013-01-10 02:37:09 AM
1 votes:
my 60yo mom was the 13th of 13 kids her mother had. she never knew any of them growing up. never seen them and didn't even know there were 12 others until much later in life.

about 20 years ago she started looking for them and found all of them i think. and it was a pretty complicated process. like bankers boxes full of paperwork she had collected and pages and pages of notes. some of them had died already since they were like basically twice her age then (late-70s / 80s when she was 40-ish).

maybe 10 years ago she found one that was most assuredly an actual full sibling living in seattle. it was kind of weird having all these "new" aunts and uncles so me and my brother never talked to them or visited when doing roadtrips. that was probably a mistake on our part.

IIRC the actual brother was someone she vaguely knew as a child too. just not as her brother. something weird like that.

i forget the entire backstory as to why she never knew of any of them... but both her parents were born in the 19th century and they were *both* in their 50s when she was born. somehow.
2013-01-10 01:25:31 AM
1 votes:

Dahnkster: cameroncrazy1984: It's not weird that I read that in Mark Wahlberg's voice, right?

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And the nominees for the 'Best Female Actress in an Adult Film' are...


nah. more current, like:

collider.com

"Wait; was it any of those names with a "Lynn" after it?"
2013-01-10 01:09:18 AM
1 votes:
before I stopped going to the bar, one of my favorite pastimes was listening to the old men argue over things like "who was that actor in XYZ" or "That thing is a XYZ" "NO it's not! It's an ABC!" and while they argue I just sip my beer, and do a google search on my phone, and give them the answer. I enjoyed the "are you a wizard?" looks I'd get.

of course trying to explain streaming netflix on my TV comes from the internet and not cable get me the sign of the cross and holy water thrown at me.
2013-01-10 12:55:18 AM
1 votes:

HaywoodJablonski: Gyrfalcon: ...with a helpful picture of what two people's hands might look like.

I mean really. That is the lowest stretch of laziness I've yet seen.

Stock photography probably costs 335% less than assigning someone to take or find a relevant photo

2013-01-10 12:53:37 AM
1 votes:
"Within a week, the child found her"

5 seconds is within a week, so yeah maybe.
2013-01-10 12:40:19 AM
1 votes:
60 YEARS? And he just now decides to give this fancy new internet thingy a try?
2013-01-10 12:35:15 AM
1 votes:
...with a helpful picture of what two people's hands might look like.

I mean really. That is the lowest stretch of laziness I've yet seen.
2013-01-10 12:26:42 AM
1 votes:

ThatBillmanGuy: Damn, they're both lucky they're still alive to have this moment. But then again, how screwed up is the foster care system back then that this kind of thing happened?


If they were British they would have probably been sent to different colonies.
2013-01-10 12:23:03 AM
1 votes:
Then he wasn't searching very hard...
2013-01-10 12:23:03 AM
1 votes:
Damn, they're both lucky they're still alive to have this moment. But then again, how screwed up is the foster care system back then that this kind of thing happened?
 
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