Today in Destruction Facility News

As you may recall, I had a bad shredder experience last year. After that, I bought a Xerox XRX-15X shredder, which worked pretty good for a a while -- I could shred unsolicited credit cards without even opening the glossy envelope! But eventually it started making terrifying CLUNK-CLUNK CLUNK-CLUNK noises, and finally stopped working entirely. I opened it up to find that it had actually sheared half the teeth off of one of the 3"x1/2" steel gears. Pretty impressive. Now I have an EPS-1501X, which seems to be faster and quieter, as well as higher capacity.

But it does not hold a candle to these shredders!

Whole computers. Steel drums. Washing machine. Refrigerator. Couch.

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Galactica downloadable audio commentary tracks

This is a cool idea:
Audio Commentary "Listen to exclusive commentary by executive producer Ronald D. Moore about each episode, while you're watching it. [...] Start playing each episode's file when the words 'The Cylons Were Created By Man' appear on your TV screen. Beeps will indicate when to pause for commercial breaks."
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Bad monkey! Bad monkey!

Chimps critically injure sanctuary visitor
St. James Davis had severe facial injuries and would require extensive surgery in an attempt to reattach his nose, Dr. Maureen Martin of Kern Medical Center told KGET-TV of Bakersfield. His testicles and a foot also were severed, Kern County Sheriff's Cmdr. Hal Chealander told The Bakersfield Californian.

Buddy, a 16-year-old male chimp, initiated the attack and after he was shot, Ollie, a 13-year-old male, grabbed the gravely injured man and dragged him down the road, authorities said.

"Everybody was trying to get the chimp off," Chealander said.

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items of musical note

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