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Starbucks Alter Ego: Shame

Written by Pat's Papers | Wednesday, 4 September 2013 7:09 AM

Starbucks Alter Ego: Shame

Today’s Starbucks Alter Ego comes from a reader named Sam, who wonders if her local barista is trying to call her out about something.

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VIDEO: Water Bomber Plane Drops Load on Vehicle Fire

Written by Pat's Papers | Tuesday, 20 August 2013 8:15 AM

VIDEO: Water Bomber Plane Drops Load on Vehicle Fire

This seems like overkill, but it makes for a pretty awesome video. Watch as a water-bombing jet drops its full load to take care of a vehicle fire on a remote highway in Canada.

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Today’s Starbucks Alter Ego: An(n)

Written by Pat Papers | Wednesday, 14 August 2013 8:46 AM

Today’s Starbucks Alter Ego: An(n)

Today’s Starbucks Alter Ego comes from Ann, who says her barista was so close to getting her name right and was clearly contemplating adding another letter before deciding against it.

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WSJ Slims Down Front Page Design

Written by Pat's Papers | Monday, 12 August 2013 8:46 AM

WSJ Slims Down Front Page Design

The Wall Street Journal’s longstanding “What’s News” box on the front page was slimmed down today.

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Reduce Data Roam Charges in Spain

Written by Pats Papers | Saturday, 10 August 2013 10:56 AM

Reduce Data Roam Charges in Spain

If you’ve got travel to Spain ahead, here’s now to avoid a $300 roaming bill for your phone.

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VIDEO: Dumpster Apartment in New York

Written by Pat's Papers | Friday, 9 August 2013 8:16 AM

VIDEO: Dumpster Apartment in New York

No, his name isn’t Oscar. It’s Gregory Kloen and he’s fashioned a New York home out of a dumpster. Though based in California, the designer stays in the dumpster anytime he’s in New York on business. Inside is a fully functional house, with running water, a working toilet and even a mini bar. There’s even outdoor space, courtesy of an umbrella attached to the roof, and a grill for al fresco dining. VIDEO

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Today’s Starbucks Alter Ego: Ann(e)

Written by Pat's Papers | Tuesday, 6 August 2013 8:16 AM

Today’s Starbucks Alter Ego: Ann(e)

Today’s Starbucks Alter Ego comes from Ann, who told us she was impressed by how conscientious her baristas were to get the spelling of her name right.

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Carlos Danger Name Generator

Written by Pat's Papers | Wednesday, 24 July 2013 8:01 AM

Carlos Danger Name Generator

After yesterday’s news cycle we all know not to open any emails with attachments from Carlos Danger. While Anthony Weiner has come up with one of the coolest fake names out there, it’s certainly not the only one. Slate took Weiner’s latest scandal as an opportunity to create a Carlos Danger Name Generator, so you too can come up with a fantastic online pseudonym. So if you hear me sign off as Manolo Badass, you’ll know where I got it.

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PBS Introduces ‘The Tanners’

Written by Pat's Papers | Wednesday, 17 July 2013 8:18 AM

PBS Introduces ‘The Tanners’

New York’s PBS station is fighting fire with fire. They’ve produced a spoof of ridiculous reality TV—the tannest family in America, the Tanners—as a way to get people to donate to their quality programming. It’s pretty effective…and hilarious.

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Seth Rogen, Sarah Silverman War Over Best Canada Tribute VIDEO

Written by Pat's Papers | Tuesday, 2 July 2013 8:30 AM

Seth Rogen, Sarah Silverman War Over Best Canada Tribute VIDEO

In rival Tweets, (Canadian) Seth Rogen and (American) Sarah Silverman claimed to have found the best (worst?) Canada tribute video ever. Check them out.

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