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Amazon and 007:  Together at Last!

Amazon and 007: Together at Last!

The setting: A lushly appointed office secreted behind a mini-mart/petrol station on the ground floor of a London skyscraper. (Note to IRS: The Goldman State will be writing off this completely necessary research trip as a business expense or lengthy overseas convalescence, depending on which story you buy.)

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Drought Measures Presented in a Dry Manner

Drought Measures Presented in a Dry Manner

Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff of summer and we’re now officially in a drought here in California. Until Governor Gavin Newsom declared it, we were evidently in an ex officio drought, which was a little like having a learner’s permit but not being allowed to climb into the full disaster to buckle up and go for a spin. Or having a designer need to have a licensed architect sign off on an architectural drawing in order to make it an architectural design.

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Six New Warm-Weather Activities Await You!

Six New Warm-Weather Activities Await You!

1. SPF-A-RAMA: A three-day outdoor rock concert co-sponsored by Coppertone and the California Melanoma Research Institute. Promoters will announce details once they find out which three days in a row will be the hottest and whether Death Valley is viable as a venue. Alternate sites include Phoenix, Palm Springs and regional burn centers.

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Meet Otto Correct, the Bane of Smartphones

Meet Otto Correct, the Bane of Smartphones

Ever since my surname was “corrected” to Goddamn, I’ve had issues with the invisible smartphone prankster I call Otto Correct. Here are some examples of hypothetical texts and how Otto might have corrected them.

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