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t-rex dinosaur fossil

Tang Dynasty. A Chinese emperor in Chang’an, fearing death, commissions alchemists to create an elixir of immortality. Sulphur, saltpeter, and charcoal are combined to form “fire medicine.” While not granting eternal life, fire medicine is found to be a useful fumigant to kill insects before its martial potential becomes clear. Gunpowder is born. Under constant threat of invasion, especially by Mongols to the north, the Chinese create gunpowder weapons: the gun, cannon, flamethrower, rocket, multi-stage rocket, bomb, land mine, and eventually, the machine gun. The serendipitous discovery of gunpowder is hailed as one of the “Four Great Inventions,” ushering in the age of “hot” warfare.

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I was listening to KIIS FM on my way to work this morning and a listener called in to ask, “Do you have any New Year’s resolutions?”

Katy’s reply was something to the effect of: “If I want to make a change, I just make it–that day. If you wait until January 1st, I feel like you’re setting yourself up.” Then she went on to talk about how she needed to get on the treadmill in preparation for her upcoming tour.

In terms of looks, she’s a 9.

With her personality?

10.

A. T. Bui

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money talks

Pimping ain’t easy. You got to be always on the make, ready to catch. Your next broad might come from the coffee shop, the subway, or even the elevator–you never know.

When she comes, don’t think she going to be down on you just because you’re a pimp; you got to bring your Game. Start yammering from the get-go. When a chick turns to ice, it’s just because she don’t know where you from or what you about. Don’t hate. Just understand something: the longer you flow, the more chance for your conversation to click.

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books piled up

I’m a nerd. Always have been; always will continue to be. Whether I get the girl or not, nothing changes (well, maybe something changes). But at most, I would just be a ‘cool nerd.’

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