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God as depicted throughout the ages.  No Alanis Morissette, and, no, that isn't ironic.

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  1. Who's the guy with the circle glasses?

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  2. I mean the white guy with the circle glasses....

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  3. The great, and long lasting comedian, <A HREF="http://en.wiikipedia.org/wiki/George_burns>George Burns</href>, who had the distinction of playing God in <I>Oh God</I> and <I>Oh God: Book 2</I>, as well as Satan in <I>You Devil</I>. He was famous not just for being professionally funny for something like 70 years, but also for constantly carrying a cigar and often quaffing Scotch whiskey on stage. Burns lived to be 101, despite making a point of drinking and smoking every day of his adult life.

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  4. Sounds preferable to eating yogurt and salads every day...

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  5. I like some kinds of yogurt too...occasionally...but suddenly it seems like everyone I know (mostly middle aged women and spinsters) are all eating yogurt and it kind of freaks me out.

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  6. You should let them know Activia doesn't have all the benefits it claims to.

    Still, I'm like Michael Westin with yogurt. --If you didn't know, he's a fictional ex-spy who eats a lot of yogurt, and the star of Burn Notice.-- If you find the right brands, the plain stuff can be pretty tasty, and mixes with all kinds of things--peaches, for example.

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  7. The brand I keep seeing is Oikos, which makes me think of fish, or something...not yogurt...

    Activia sounds like a drug for old people.

    The main kind of yogurt I liked was Trix...but that was a long time ago...the most recent kind I ate was orange cream scicle, brand I don't recall...and it was alright.

    I did not know who Michael Westin is.

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  8. Oikos is okay. What's weird is there's two brands with that name. Dannon's Greek yogurt, and, well, Oikos's Greek yogurt. Greek Gods and Fage are better. The best, though, are the non-homogenized yogurts. They have this nice layer of fatty cream on the top, and often take on interesting, earthy or nutty characteristics. Anyway...

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