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the most honest used car salesman ever


used car salesmen are usually slimy liars. but you’ve got to love this guy––he tells the whole truth. buyers may not like the truths he gives, but at least you know he’s trustworthy.full story at youtube.more great ads. posted by josh urich






fast and furious: man cons salesman out of $150k maserati


boca raton, fla. — a maserati is missing after police say a man conned a salesman during a test drive.boca raton police say 45-year-old michael mcgilvary ii went to a dealership to test drive a $150,000 maserati granturismo.he and a salesman drove to a marina so mcgilvary could supposedly show his girlfriend the car. they walked down the dock, then mcgilvary told the salesman he would get his girlfriend. when he didn't return after 30 minutes, the salesman searched for mcgilvary. the valet told him mcgilvary had driven off.mcgilvary was arrested wednesday on auto theft charges, one day later, but the car wasn't found. mcgilvary was being held saturday by federal authorities on a probation violation. it couldn't be determined if he has an attorney.






when car salesmen don't lie: oldsmobile ad goes viral


(newser) – car buyers who fear getting fooled into purchasing a lemon, take solace: there is at least one honest car salesman out there. an ad posted on facebook wednesday for a 2002 oldsmobile alero has gone viral, and the first line gives a taste as to why: "nothing special or pretty about this car." the car, available for sale at journee autos in largo, fla., has racked up 200,000+ miles and is being offered for $900, and "you're getting 900 dollars worth of car," reads the post by shelmar pierre roseman. the side is rusted, and the p os zoom in on that, so "don't bring your a-- down here saying it looks different in the pics or you didn't know it had that much rust. i'm telling you right now. this b-tch rusty." and should you bring your to the dealer, no haggling. "no i do not have a






top 5 uncommon jobs in the us and how to get them


when i was in high school, my careers adviser said i should become a mailman. in the end, i have been everything — from a riding instructor, librarian, salesman at toys r us, to a children’s entertainer. i even became an ice cream alchemist. to be honest, i’m still not quite decided on what i want […] the post top 5 uncommon jobs in the us and how to get them appeared first on dumb little man.






dealership taken for a ride when $150k maserati disappears


boca raton, fla. — a maserati is missing after police say a man conned a salesman during a test drive.boca raton police say 45-year-old michael mcgilvary ii went to a dealership to test drive a $150,000 maserati granturismo.he and a salesman drove to a marina so mcgilvary could supposedly show his girlfriend the car. they walked down the dock, then mcgilvary told the salesman he would get his girlfriend. when he didn't return after 30 minutes, the salesman searched for mcgilvary. the valet told him mcgilvary had driven off.mcgilvary was arrested wednesday on auto theft charges, one day later, but the car wasn't found. mcgilvary was being held saturday by federal authorities on a probation violation. it couldn't be determined if he has an attorney.






‘the salesman’ review: a marriage is shaken in oscar-winning film


asghar farhadi’s drama, which won an oscar for best foreign-language film, follows a husband and wife in a production of “death of a salesman.” rating: 4 stars out of 4.in 2012, writer/director asghar farhadi delivered the first iranian film to win an oscar, the domestic drama “a separation.” he won again this year for his seventh feature, “the salesman.”it is by any measure a great film, a quiet, yet overwhelmingly intense production that forces us to recalibrate our notion of what suspenseful cinema can mean and do. it turns the hero/victim/villain setup of routine mysteries into a nuanced moral dilemma.the film’s title refers to the play being staged by its protagonists, a troupe of actors presenting arthur miller’s tragic “death of a salesman” in tehran. but as always in farhadi’s rema






an honest interview with keanu reeves


most movie-pump-up celebrity interviews are super phony, fake affairs. but honest interviews don’t do that––they get real with the celebrity. here’s an honest interview with keanu reeves.full story at youtube.more great celeb stuff. posted by josh urich






amazon’s ‘manchester by the sea’ and ‘the salesman’ take home three oscars


so this isn’t the oscar moment that everyone’s talking about, but it’s also kind of big deal: manchester by the sea and the salesman, both distributed by amazon studios, won a collective three academy awards tonight.amazon ceo jeff bezos even got a shoutout in jimmy kimmel’s opening monologue.manchester by the sea won for best actor (casey affleck, who won despite resurfaced allegations of sexual harassment) and best original screenplay (kenneth lonergan). it was also amazon’s very first nominee for best picture.the salesman, meanwhile, was named best foreign film. iranian director asghar fahadi declined to attend the ceremony due to president donald trump’s travel ban — the award was accepted instead by astronaut anousheh ansari, who read a statement from fahadi denouncing “the inhumane l






swearing associated with honesty, say scientists / boing boing


they first asked a group of 276 participants about their swearing habits, as well as how honest they were in different situations, and found the most honest people were also the heaviest swearers. they also found that people were much more likely to use swearing as a way to express themselves and their emotions, rather than in an anti-social or harmful way towards others. in a second study the researchers tested these findings in a more real-life setting, by analysing the status updates of more than 73,000 facebook users. they measured for honesty (previous research shows liars prefer to use third-person pronouns than first-person ones and more negative words) and profanity. again, they found that honest people were more likely to use profane language.they ranked swearing and integrity by






if textbooks were honest - holy kaw!


what if college and high school textbooks were honest? things would look a lot different, that’s for sure, and textbook companies would probably lose a lot of money.full story at youtube.more about education. posted by josh urich






iran lauds oscars boycott by "the salesman" director asghar farhadi over trump t


tehran, iran -- iranians on monday cheered the choice of one of their own for the best foreign film oscar, lauding director asghar farhadi’s boycott of the hollywood ceremony for his film “the salesman” as an act of defiance against the trump administration.farhadi refused to attend the academy awards, announcing after the temporary u.s. travel ban was initially imposed last month for citizens of seven muslim-majority countries that he would not attend the ceremony -- even if an exception was made for him. iran was one of the seven countries affected by the measure, which has since been blocked from being carried out by a federal court ruling.“the salesman” -- about a couple performing arthur miller’s “death of a salesman” and their attempts to find peace and justice after the wife is atta






amazon’s ‘manchester by the sea’ and ‘the salesman’ take home three oscars


so this isn’t the oscar moment that everyone’s talking about, but it’s also kind of big deal: manchester by the sea and the salesman, both distributed by amazon studios, won a collective three academy awards tonight.amazon ceo jeff bezos even got a shoutout in jimmy kimmel’s opening monologue.amazon nabs the first best picture oscar nomination for a streaming serviceapple said to be seriously pursuing netflix-style scripted tv and moviesamazon studios launches amazon storywriter, free cloud software for screenwritersmanchester by the sea won for best actor (casey affleck, who won despite resurfaced allegations of sexual harassment) and best original screenplay (kenneth lonergan). it was also amazon’s very first nominee for best picture.the salesman, meanwhile, was named best foreign film.






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impoliteness and vulgarity are, according to recent recearch, a sign of honesty. moreover, “the more an individual swears, the more honest they are likely to be.” they first asked a group of 276 participants about their swearing habits, as well as how honest they were in different situations, and found the most honest people were […]the greatest thing about technology seems to be its ability to make itself less technical. ground zero of this phenomena is in website-building, where tools like dragify make it easy for the less tech-savvy of us to build sites without code. dragify is a completely visual, drag-and-drop creator that is currently available in the boing boing store.dragify’s interface was […]






amazon’s ‘manchester by the sea’ and ‘the salesman’ take home three oscars


so this isn’t the oscar moment that everyone’s talking about, but it’s also kind of big deal: manchester by the sea and the salesman, both distributed by amazon studios, won a collective three academy awards tonight.amazon ceo jeff bezos even got a shoutout in host jimmy kimmel’s opening monologue.amazon nabs the first best picture oscar nomination for a streaming serviceapple said to be seriously pursuing netflix-style scripted tv and moviesamazon studios launches amazon storywriter, free cloud software for screenwritersmanchester by the sea won for best actor (casey affleck, who won despite resurfaced allegations of sexual harassment) and best original screenplay (kenneth lonergan). it was also amazon’s very first nominee for best picture.the salesman, meanwhile, was named best foreign f






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impoliteness and vulgarity are, according to recent recearch, a sign of honesty. moreover, “the more an individual swears, the more honest they are likely to be.” they first asked a group of 276 participants about their swearing habits, as well as how honest they were in different situations, and found the most honest people were […]the greatest thing about technology seems to be its ability to make itself less technical. ground zero of this phenomena is in website-building, where tools like dragify make it easy for the less tech-savvy of us to build sites without code. dragify is a completely visual, drag-and-drop creator that is currently available in the boing boing store.dragify’s interface was […]






target adds jessica alba’s honest beauty to its merchandise mix starting march 2


it appears target customers truly like the honest company. and now they can add honest beauty to their shopping carts along with the brand’s assortment in baby, personal care and household categories.target introduced the honest company into its mix in 2014 and since then the product assortment has nearly doubled. the retailer believes the time is right to add honest beauty, which hits 800 target doors and target.com on sunday march 26. with its positioning as a safe line with botanically derived ingredients producing effective results, the beauty range fits into target’s quest to provide more “better for you” items.the lineup includes 30 products (and 17 additional products, including shade extensions, on target.com) ranging from facial cleansers to crème blushes most priced under $35. up






superior plot and suspense make asghar farhadi's tehran-set drama 'the salesman'


asghar farhadi’s “a separation” (2011) won iran’s only foreign-language-film oscar. now the writer-director’s “the salesman” has once again picked up an oscar nomination.in some ways this film is almost as good as “a separation.” in others — including plot construction and the interweaving complex moral and narrative suspense — “salesman” is sometimes superior.farhadi regulars shahab hosseini and taraneh alidootsi (who starred in the title role of the director’s “about elly,” 2009), play emadand rana, a sophisticated and likable acting couple who are staging a production of “death of a salesman.”var _ndnq = _ndnq || []; _ndnq.push([’embed’]);when their apartment building is damaged by nearby construction, they temporarily move into a flat generously offered by a member of their troupe. unk






'death of a salesman' gets masterful run in oakland


every once in a while there’s a production of a classic play that not only does it justice but lends it new resonance. the ubuntu theater project’s breathtaking, heartbreaking “death of a salesman” is case in point.arthur miller’s pulitzer prize-winning 1949 drama kicks off the company’s 2017 season in residence at brooklyn preserve, an abandoned historic church in oakland, after an ubuntu/inferno theatre coproduction of “waiting for godot” that’s running elsewhere in the building on monday nights through the end of february.performed in the circular upstairs room where ubuntu staged katori hall’s “hurt village” last year, this “salesman” is beautifully directed by co-artistic director michael moran with elegant framing choreography in which the action is always witnessed by a somber ensem






doctor strange gets an honest trailer


honest trailers does a pretty good job of dressing down movies. this funny peek at doctor strange points out some of the “stranger” aspects of the film.full story at youtube.more movies. posted by josh urich






6 movies open march 3: here’s how they rate


“the salesman,” “logan,” “kedi,” “before i fall,” “the shack” and “table 19“ are being released in the seattle area the week of march 3.six movies come to seattle-area theaters on march 3. here’s what our reviewers thought of them.★★★★  “the salesman” (pg-13, in farsi with english subtitles): writer/director asghar farhadi won an oscar for this quiet, yet overwhelmingly intense drama starring shahab hosseini and taraneh alidoosti as a married couple in a production of “death of a salesman” in tehran. as always in farhadi’s remarkably sophisticated work, there’s much more to be understood. he introduces us to thoroughly defined characters who are not always truthful about their motivations. like salesmen, they put the best side forward and conceal the flaws. full review.most read storiesunl






trump defends tweeting as way to get out 'honest' message


washington — president donald trump is defending his use of social media, saying that the mainstream media doesn't want him to get his "honest and unfiltered message out."the president tweeted tuesday, "the fake msm is working so hard trying to get me not to use social media. they hate that i can get the honest and unfiltered message out."trump frequently uses twitter to voice criticism against the media and his political opponents.he says, "sorry folks, but if i would have relied on the fake news of cnn, nbc, abc, cbs, washpost or nytimes, i would have had zero chance winning wh."on monday, trump took to twitter to defend his original travel ban and criticized london's mayor for his response to this weekend's deadly attack.






john wick gets the honest trailers treatment


john wick two is coming out soon, and just in time for its release the folks at screen junkies released this honest trailer for the original. get ready to laugh.full story at youtube.more great movies. posted by josh urich






iran's asghar farhadi, absent at oscars, pleads for empathy in win for 'the sale


a political context larger than that of films themselves swept iran's "the salesman" into the limelight and effectively solidified its win in the best foreign language category at the oscars on sunday. iranian astronaut anousheh ansari accepted the award on behalf of director asghar farhadi, who was absent from the ceremony in protest of donald trump's travel ban."i'm sorry i'm not with you tonight," ansari read in a statement. "my absence is out of respect for the people of my country and those of other six nations who have been disrespected by the inhumane law that bans entry of immigrants to the u.s."firouz naderi, a former nasa director, and an iranian, stood beside ansari as she read farhadi's words.it's the second oscar for director farhadi, and iran, who previously won in the same c






iran's asghar farhadi, absent at oscars, pleads for empathy in win for 'the sale


a political context larger than that of films themselves swept iran's "the salesman" into the limelight and effectively solidified its win in the best foreign language category at the oscars on sunday. iranian astronaut anousheh ansari accepted the award on behalf of director asghar farhadi, who was absent from the ceremony in protest of donald trump's travel ban."i'm sorry i'm not with you tonight," ansari read in a statement. "my absence is out of respect for the people of my country and those of other six nations who have been disrespected by the inhumane law that bans entry of immigrants to the u.s."firouz naderi, a former nasa director, and an iranian, stood beside ansari as she read farhadi's words.it's the second oscar for director farhadi, and iran, who previously won in the same c






iran's asghar farhadi, absent at oscars, pleads for empathy in win for 'the sale


a political context larger than that of films themselves swept iran's "the salesman" into the limelight and effectively solidified its win in the best foreign language category at the oscars on sunday. iranian astronaut anousheh ansari accepted the award on behalf of director asghar farhadi, who was absent from the ceremony in protest of donald trump's travel ban."i'm sorry i'm not with you tonight," ansari read in a statement. "my absence is out of respect for the people of my country and those of other six nations who have been disrespected by the inhumane law that bans entry of immigrants to the u.s."firouz naderi, a former nasa director, and an iranian, stood beside ansari as she read farhadi's words.it's the second oscar for director farhadi, and iran, who previously won in the same c






iranians cheer farhadi's oscar as rebuke of trump policies


tehran, iran — the oscar for asghar farhadi's "the salesman" energized many of the filmmaker's fellow iranians, who saw the win for best foreign film monday as a pointed rebuke to the trump administration and its efforts to deny them entry into the u.s.farhadi refused to attend the academy awards, announcing after the temporary u.s. travel ban was initially imposed last month for citizens of seven muslim-majority countries that he would skip it even if an exception was made for him. iran was one of the seven countries affected by the measure, which has since been blocked from being carried out by a federal court ruling."the salesman" — about a couple performing arthur miller's "death of a salesman" and their attempts to find peace and justice after the wife is attacked at their tehran apar






iranians welcome farhadi's oscar for best foreign film


tehran, iran — iranians on monday cheered the choice of one of their own for best foreign film oscar, lauding director asghar farhadi's boycott of the hollywood ceremony for his film "the salesman" as an act of defiance against the trump administration's executive order.farhadi refused to attend the academy awards, announcing after the temporary u.s. travel ban was initially imposed last month for citizens of seven muslim-majority countries that he would not attend the ceremony — even if an exception was made for him. iran was one of the seven countries affected by the measure, which has since been blocked from being carried out by a federal court ruling."the saleman" — about a couple performing arthur miller's "death of a salesman" and their attempts to find peace and justice after the wi






trump visa ban to reportedly keep oscar-nominated director from awards ceremony


iranian filmmaker asghar farhadi, who wrote and directed the 2017 oscar-nominated foreign language film "the salesman," would not be able to enter the u.s. for the awards under president donald trump's recently enacted travel ban, according to reports urday. trump signed the executive order friday afternoon to suspend entry of refugees to the u.s. for 120 days, and imposed an indefinite ban on refugees from syria. a 90-day ban was also placed on citizens of seven predominantly muslim countries: iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen. the 2017 oscars will take place feb. 26. farhadi's film "a separation" won an academy award for best foreign film in 2012. "the salesman" -- the title a reference to arthur miller's "death of a salesman" -- tells the story of a young couple who pla






trump visa ban to reportedly keep oscar-nominated director from awards ceremony


iranian filmmaker asghar farhadi, who wrote and directed the 2017 oscar-nominated foreign language film "the salesman," would not be able to enter the u.s. for the awards under president donald trump's recently enacted travel ban, according to reports urday. trump signed the executive order friday afternoon to suspend entry of refugees to the u.s. for 120 days, and imposed an indefinite ban on refugees from syria. a 90-day ban was also placed on citizens of seven predominantly muslim countries: iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen. the 2017 oscars will take place feb. 26. farhadi's film "a separation" won an academy award for best foreign film in 2012. "the salesman" -- the title a reference to arthur miller's "death of a salesman" -- tells the story of a young couple who pla






iranians celebrate 2nd oscars win for farhadi


tehran, iran — hundreds of iranians gathered friday at tehran cinema museum to celebrate asghar farhadi's recent academy awards win for best foreign language film.the gathering congratulated farhadi and his film crew on "the salesman" with a standing ovation.in his short speech, farhadi said the film was not a pre-planned project but, he added, "(the salesman) was not supposed to be made at all. i decided to make the salesman by chance and out of emotions."he said he his oscars win was not a merely personal success, but also an award for those who contributed to his achievements.farhadi thanked those in attendance and appealed to them to support the making of his upcoming film, which is being shot in spain."please pray for me so i can gain the strength to come back to iran and make movies






foreign minister welcomes iran oscar for best foreign film


tehran, iran — iran's top diplomat has congratulated director asghar farhadi for winning the oscar in the best foreign language category with his film "the salesman."mohammad javad zarif said on monday the prize is a move against president donald trump's executive order barring u.s. entry to citizens from seven majority muslim countries, including iran.zarif tweeted: "proud of cast and crew of "the salesman" for oscar and stance against #muslimban. iranians have represented culture and civilization for millennia."both state radio and television briefly reported on farhadi's win but many iranians learned of the news from social media.farhadi boycotted the oscars ceremony. he announced in january after trump initially issued the ban that he would not attend the hollywood ceremony in protest






if ads for ridiculously expensive purses were honest


nothing like the feeling of spending thousands of dollars on…a bag. yes, a bag, because that expensive pair of jeans don’t come with reasonably-sized pockets. huh?cracked takes an honest look at what advertisements for designer handbags — and the knockoffs — are really saying to customers.full story at youtube via laughing squid.fashionfunnies. posted by kate rinsema






in message to trump, london to screen iranian oscar nominee


london — london's mayor says the british capital will hold a free outdoor screening of an academy award-nominated iranian film whose director scrapped plans to attend the oscars because of president donald trump's travel ban.mayor sadiq khan said tuesday that asghar farhadi's "the salesman" will play in trafalgar square on oscars day, feb. 26, to celebrate london "as an international hub of creativity and as a beacon of diversity.""the salesman" is nominated for best foreign-language film.after trump temporarily barred citizens of iran and six other majority muslim nations last month, farhadi said he would not attend the ceremony even if an exception were made. the ban has since been suspended by u.s. courts.farhadi calls the london screening "a symbol of unity against the division and sep






lawyer: doctor charged with fraud made honest mistakes


west palm beach, fla. — an attorney for a prominent florida eye doctor charged with medicare fraud is telling jurors his client is being prosecuted for honest mistakes that were "cherry-picked" to elicit the maximum outrage.attorney matthew menchel told the federal jury during closing arguments tuesday that dr. salomon melgen made honest mistakes in his diagnoses of his patients and his medicare billing. but menchel says they weren't intentional, as prosecutors argued earlier in the day, and therefore not fraud.the 62-year-old doctor faces the equivalent of a life sentence if convicted of all or most of the 76 counts against him. he is accused of stealing up to $105 million.melgen is charged separately in new jersey with bribing democratic u.s. sen. bob menendez, who has denied any wrongdo






iranian director to send prominent proxies to oscars


tehran, iran — an oscar-nominated iranian director has announced two prominent iranian americans will be representing him and his film "the salesman" at the upcoming oscars ceremony, because of a currently-suspended travel ban issued by president donald trump.the semi-official isna news agency reported that anousheh ansari, famed for being the first female space tourist, and dr. firouz naderi, director of solar systems exploration at nasa, will be asghar farhadi's representatives at this year's academy awards.farhadi, an acclaimed director whose film, "the salesman," was nominated for best foreign language film announced january when president trump's travel ban was initially issued that he would not be attending the ceremony in protest, even if exceptions were made for him.farhadi became






an honest ad for student loans


it’s tough to convince teenagers you’ve got something they need to hear, so feel free to tell them to ask around any random group of adults aged twenty-two to fifty-two to see who’s still paying off student loans.cracked offers an ice cold bucket full of reality in this honest look at student loans these days.full story at cracked via neatorama.tough lessons in personal finance. posted by kate rinsema






film academy troubled by possible visa ban of oscar nominee


beverly hills, calif. — the motion picture academy calls "extremely troubling," the possible visa ban of iranian director asghar farhadi, whose feature film "the salesman" is nominated for a best foreign language oscar.in a statement released urday, the academy of motion picture arts and sciences expressed concern that farhadi and his cast and crew may not be permitted to attend next month's oscar ceremony in los angeles following president trump's plan to temporarily suspend issuing visas for people from iran and six other muslim countries.farhadi has not commented on his travel plans, but on friday, the president of the national iranian american council, trita parsi, tweeted: "confirmed: iran's asghar farhadi won't be let into the us to attend oscar's."on thursday, iranian actress tarane






iranian director to send prominent proxies to oscars


tehran, iran (ap) — an oscar-nominated iranian director has announced two prominent iranian americans will be representing him and his film “the salesman” at the upcoming oscars ceremony, because of a currently-suspended travel ban issued by president donald trump.the semi-official isna news agency reported that anousheh ansari, famed for being the first female space tourist, and dr. firouz naderi, director of solar systems exploration at nasa, will be asghar farhadi’s representatives at this year’s academy awards.farhadi, an acclaimed director whose film, “the salesman,” was nominated for best foreign language film announced january when president trump’s travel ban was initially issued that he would not be attending the ceremony in protest, even if exceptions were made for him.farhadi be






the best used car websites


as exciting as it is to buy a new car — err, at least one new to you — the process of finding and purchasing any vehicle can be quite the headache. you wouldn’t be surprised to find a sleazy salesman breathing down your neck as you peruse the lot’s selection, trying to put you in a different car at every turn. given the aforementioned situation, or a similar scenario thereof, it’s no wonder nobody enjoys perusing bob’s used car emporium for a new set of cars under such stressful conditions.more: shopping for a new whip? here are 9 questions to ask when buying a used carthankfully, the internet boasts a bevy of virtual car lots, lined with everything from mid-size sedans to all-terrain pickup trucks. the sites allow you to swap the salesman and pressure-laden environment for a comfortable d






coming to amazon prime in june: ‘the salesman,’ ‘20th century women,’ ‘star trek


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female officers in high demand at st. paul police department


allison rogers knew she wanted to be a police officer, but others had their concerns: did she consider teaching instead? had she seen the most recent news articles about officers who were killed in the line of duty?so rogers pursued a degree in corrections instead.“i had a lot of people telling me i wouldn’t want to be in the profession,” said rogers. “more out of fear than that it wasn’t a noble profession. i’m a pretty small … i’m 5-foot-1. with my boots, i’m 5-3.”in her second year at minnesota state university, mankato, she gained the confidence to switch tracks to law enforcement after speaking with an officer from her hometown of waseca, minn., where she served as a police reserve. on a recent urday morning, rogers, 23, was among 88 people who packed an informational meeting at the n