Archive for the ‘too good to be true’ Category

Fear the Boom and Bust

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A rap video made by George Mason University economist and Planet Money friend, Russ Roberts, and Spike TV executive producer and self described "amateur economic junkie," John Papola, is making it’s worldwide debut today on All Things Considered with a little help from Alex Blumberg. Read the Rest

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Posted: January 26th, 2010
at 8:42am by Black Ock

Categories: too good to be true,business,real life news

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Awful Library Books

This site should win a blog award! I implore you to read this (click the link below):

Talking to Children about Nuclear War

This is one of the titles that is only "awful" because it is now so outdated. Of course explaining the scary or the incomprehensible is just part of parenting. My particular experience with explaining a national situation is limited to my daughter (who was 6 at the time) wanting to know why some girl named Monica was in trouble with the President. I would have preferred to have a nuclear war discussion.

The one about Latawnya the naughty horse (a page or two in) is killing me

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Posted: January 25th, 2010
at 8:57am by Black Ock

Categories: too good to be true,mnp is for the children,blogs

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True Men Who Stare At Goats

"More of this is true than you would believe," we’re told, just a few minutes into the movie version of The Men Who Stare At Goats, which opens today. But how many of the film’s outlandish military research projects really happened? Turns out there’s plenty of material in the movie which sticks quite close to the truth though reality is a bit more complicated.

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Posted: January 7th, 2010
at 1:23pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: myninjaplease,too good to be true,web,film,politricks,weaponry,et cetera,ninjas are everyehere

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Akinator, the Web Genius


MNP has a small challenge. Think of somebody famous real or unreal…. OK got it?

Test your regimen with Akinator, the Web Genius, if he does not guess your character correctly MNP will serve you with a coupon worth a couple of G’s at the nearest Grey Poupon restaurant. Not really, but check the site and challenge your wits!

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My Ninja PLEASE ! 12.4.09

Homeless to illin’ with a couple billion. Seriously. Read the story below the break.


Two brothers who are so poor they live in a cave on the outskirts of Budapest and get by selling scavenged junk are in line to receive a $6.6 billion inheritance from a long-lost grandmother, the U.K. Daily Telegraph reports.

Zsolt and Geza Peladi have been informed that they are entitled to the fortune, along with a sister who lives in the United States the newspaper reported Wednesday.

Charity workers in Hungary passed on the good news to the brothers after being contacted by lawyers handling the estate of their maternal grandmother, who died recently in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, the Telegraph said.

"We knew our mother came from a wealthy family but she was a difficult person and severed ties with them, and then later abandoned us and we lost touch with her and our father until she eventually died," Geza Peladi, 43, was quoted as saying by ATV television in Hungary.

"If this all works out it will certainly make up for the life we have had until now - all we really had was each other - no women would look at us living in a cave," said Geza Peladi.

"But with money, maybe we can find a partner and finally have a normal life. We don’t know yet if she even told our grandmother about us. I understand it was only while they were carrying out genealogical research that lawyers found we existed."

Under German law, direct descendants are automatically entitled to a share of any estate. As the grandmother’s daughter is dead, the money goes to her grandchildren.


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Used to be a Family Website

But then I got this video from Chaz.

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The only thing funnier than that is the accompanying article.

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Posted: November 28th, 2009
at 2:37pm by Black Ock

Categories: too good to be true

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My Ninja Please! 11.19.09


"As a curator, I have a responsibility to the artists, who are my teammates, O’Neal said. We all have to make each other look good — no different than what I do on the court."

In a move that will sure shock the art world, Shaquille O’Neal is scheduled to curate an exhibit entitled Size DOES Matter for The FLAG Art Foundation. The exhibition will be on view from February 19, 2010 - May 27, 2010 and includes works from international artists exploring the different ways that scale affects the perception of contemporary art. Good luck my ninja, bring down the backboard of some canvases!

"It was a little harder than I thought it would be," O’Neal told Bloomberg. "When you think about what each of the artists put into their work, what they are expressing and want to share with the world, you feel bad about having to narrow it down."


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The RZA & The Heart of Perfect Wisdom

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The RZA speaks on the Heart Sutra and Right Speech in an interview with the Shambhala Sun.

With his second book, The Tao of Wu, out this month, The RZA - leader of what is arguably the most important hip-hop group, The Wu-Tang Clan - recently spoke to the Shambhala Sun. Why? Well, the way of the RZA is one of embracing many religious practices and disciplines. A spiritual seeker, he first found real inspiration in the teachings of The Nation of Gods and Earths, but has since delved into Taoism, Christianity, Confucianism, and, yes, Buddhism - even visiting China’s famed Shaolin Temple.

In this Shambhala Sun Audio clip excerpted from a 45-minute conversation, the Wu-Tang mastermind speaks from his second home in California about Right Speech and how it might apply to rap, and expresses his admiration for Buddhism’s Heart Sutra.

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Posted: November 10th, 2009
at 2:06pm by orangemenace

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Categories: music,life,celebrity,too good to be true,fo' real?,"ninja",10th dan,philosophy

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My Ninja, Please! 11.7.09: The Shake-Weight?

Words cannot describe…

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I wonder how your girl would feel if you tried to explain to her that she was getting a good workout… This is a REAL infomercial…

MNP Staff had plenty to say about this, but the parody video below says it all:

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Posted: November 7th, 2009
at 12:00pm by Black Ock

Categories: myninjaplease,youtube,too good to be true

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