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  • Obviously, there are a lot of James Bond fans in the MNB community…because we got deluged with emails yesterday morning about our "Willard Whyte" reference. Whyte, of course, was the reclusive billionaire who is kidnapped by Ernst Stavros Blofeld and eventually rescued by James Bond in "Diamonds Are Forever."

  • One of the most interesting things about the Internet is how jokes circulate so fast and for so long…especially the same joke. We learn this virtually every day, as we receive the same email from dozens of MNB users - a picture of the Mars landscape, with a Wal-Mart in the distance. We can understand why you all find this funny, and why you knew that we'd find it funny.

    Mostly, it's because Martians work cheap, don't know about health benefits, can survive with food and water breaks, and don't mind being locked in the store for those long, cold Martian nights.

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