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And now, back to our regularly, completely off-topic scheduled program.


"In fairness," Per Oja writes, "the Byporten Shopping in Oslo did asked for feedback."


"If it were any other bank," Dave S writes, "it probably wouldn't be such a big deal, but I think SunTrust really needs to get that 'S' working."


"I wanted to buy some high-school portrait photos of my sister-in-law," Christian Montoya writes, "but the company didn't have their prices listed on their website. When I called to inquire, they said they could fax over the price list, so I gave them my number. Later that day, I found this on the fax machine."


"Can abbreviations be longer than whatever they're abbreviating?", Mark writes, "apparently they can."


"Some things go without saying," Jeff J wrote, "I guess this is not one of those things."


"I found this prime example of an appropriately named street in Texas," notes Charles, "it's Highway 41 in Slaton, named either by a moron or a nerd."


"I saw this ad in my home town paper," Kirk Struik writes, " I don't think I'll be buying any business cards or other published items from them."


"If only there were some possible way to make climbing this rock easier," comments Eric Packwood.


"It should come as no surprise that Google has an office in Syria," writes Tareq, "but what was surprising was when I that Google is selling fruits and vegetables. Maybe it's a new line of business?


"You wouldn't think such a sign is necessary," Chris


"I spotted these at my local Asian grocery," notes Jim Cser, "they will work great for my /usr/bin!"


"I got my order of this delicious 'yumyum' duck-flavored rahmen soup," Leo wrote, "but the contact email on the cardboard box struck me a little strange. Maybe 'Wan Thai Foods' should try to find another abbreviation of their company name..."


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