What do you think of this Android commercial?

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  1. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    I know it's been running for a long time but I don't remember seeing a discussion on it. I think it's cute and I watch it every time I see it. Even if I'm fast forwarding on my DVR, I'll stop and watch it. I like the message too.

     
  2. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    http://www.texastribune.org/2011/02/02/texplainer-what-is-chubbing/

    Hey, Texplainer: I've heard several references to something called "chubbing" in the Texas Legislature. What is it? An attack on overweight lawmakers?


    If there's one thing that politicians are good at, it's talking. And chubbing is a kind of talking that's used to stall legislation.

    With a Republican majority in the House and Senate, Democrats have to rely on something other than their voting strength in a fight. The filibuster is the classic example, but that's allowed only in the Senate.

    The long-winded House counterpart is known as "chubbing." To chub a bill, representatives extend their conversations on legislation that's closer to the front of the line, wasting time and slowly closing the window of opportunity to vote on the bill they don't like. The term "chubbing" first appeared in Texas newspapers in the 1950s, according to the Legislative Reference Library, and the Oxford Dictionary of American Political Slang cites the term as uniquely Texan in origin, but provides no insight on its etymology (On his blog, state Rep. Aaron Peña, R-Edinburg, offers a somewhat convoluted but fascinating theory on its origin).

    The difference between a filibuster and a chub lies in the amount of time a member can hold the floor. Senators can talk as long as they like, so long as their comments relate to the bill at hand.
     
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    this one :eek:
     
  5. Gomez

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    What are the top 10?
     
  6. Mark Mayonnaise

    Mark Mayonnaise You look like a tree! VIP

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    You should post some of it then
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    They're only about one step from showing soiled assholes from competing brands.
     
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    love this one too

     
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    Mark Mayonnaise You look like a tree! VIP

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    Stevie Now go...Ohm.

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  11. gwartney

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    The Letterman article is too long. I actually have posted at least one other time but I don't remember what it was on.
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    I like that one too.
     
  13. Lou Loomis

    Lou Loomis Feel the Gern

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    "28 Things You Didn't Know About The Love Boat"

    :endit:
     
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    I'll admit, Wendy Davis chubbed me up :marx:
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    She has that weird wart thing on her face. I never understand why people don't get those things removed when it is so cheap and easy. I think it might be political to show that she's not just a beauty queen.
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    4 out of 4 thread started by me (I'm including this one) today have been failures :down:
     
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    Don't give up
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    I'm going to start a poll thread soon to see if everyone agrees :cheer:
     
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    Each one is a little better
     
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