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March 16th, 2009 - Seldom Randomings of the Imp
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valera
A bill to temporarily lift the statute of limitations (and then permanently increase it) on lawsuits for child sexual abuse finally has a good chance to be approved by the New York state legislature — except that it is opposed by Catholic authorities, Orthodox Jewish organizations, and the Republican Party. Read more...Collapse )

Source: Massimo Pigliucci's Rationally Speaking

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Current Music: Lily Allen - Lily Allen - Not Big

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valera
Lera finds all kinds of coupons and promotions online. So today she discovered that Cirque du Soleil is selling tickets for their NY Kooza show for 40% less than their original price. I've never been to Cirque du Soleil, but have always heard good things about them, so I decided that 4 tickets are to be purchased, for moi, Lera, and my parents.

Well, cirquedusoleil.com box-office system isn't without its surprises:

  • %40 savings are for weekday performances. Weekends are a bit more expensive

  • There's a convenience fee of $8 for each ticket. $32 altogether. Because something is apparently convenient.

  • Mailing the ticket to me via standard mail costs $7, because stamps and envelopes are expensive these days. E-tickets, though, are $5, because it costs $2 less to produce them.



When I left the site hanging for a while and came back later, a found a nice pop-up informing me that "Time's up. Try again!" You think they have a terse 15 year old coding their website?

Current Music: Секрет - Беспечный ездок

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