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NJ man Wed, Nov 24, 2010
The license plates for the great state of New Jersey feature a solid-color graphic of the state.  When I was a kid, I thought it was a picture of some guy.  I even asked my mom, "Who's that guy on the license plates?" 

Turns out, with some rudimentary computer drawing skills, you can make the state of New Jersey look like an awkward, frumpy policeman with a witch's nose. 


You'll never look at New Jersey the same again.  You're welcome. #entertainment

Missing pieces Wed, Nov 24, 2010
Name this famed work of art: 


Unless you're from another planet, you can fairly easily recognize it as the Mona Lisa. 

I'm a firm believer in the idea that you don't need all the pieces to recognize the big picture.  I often have lots of questions and doubts about God, but this is when I need to step back and focus on what's clearly there. #religion

But-heads (1) Wed, Nov 24, 2010
A "but-head" is a phrase at the beginning of a sentence meant to "preemptively deny a charge that has yet to be made" and is usually followed by the word "but."  For example: 
  • I hate to be the one to tell you this, but...
  • With all due respect
  • I hear what you're saying, but...
  • I'm not trying to hurt your feelings, but...
  • It's not about the money, but...
It's similar to a non-apology apology like "I'm sorry if you feel insulted" and a non-denial denial like "I'm not here to talk about the past."  We talking primates have many different methods of lying.  (via Kottke) #language