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A real Humor Labs coup! I scored #9 (#1 included for comparison)
 The Top 12 Surprises from the 2015 Oscar Nominations
9> Alejandro González Iñárritu and David Oyelowo were both snubbed in the "Most Difficult Name to Pronounce" category.
1> As a tribute to "Boyhood," the Academy Awards ceremony will feel like it's 12 years long. [Dave Wesley, Pleasant Hill, CA]

Plus, two on the runner's up list:
Once again, no Oscar for "Best Lambada by a supporting actress."

The Orcs showed up pretty fast on a picket line after the best picture snub of "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies."

Are you left brained or right brained?

After I wrote about my style of writing, Kevin Sullivan noted:

Your comments on writing spurred me to recommend this recent work. Scott 'the other' Adams, recently published a quite readable, and delightfully counter-intuitive, guide, "How to Fail at Everything and Still Win Big'. He comes down strongly against 'goal-setting' and 'following your passion' and strongly for (in my words) 'setting the table' to let luck happen.

Seven years ago, Craig Reynolds ran a technobrief about an online alarm clock. Someone with a robot was out crawling Content Rot and found the link; he suggests instead.

Stephen Coquet suggests