Google's founders were ready to sell to Excite for under $1 million in 1999. Excite turned them down.
So I just finished The Long Good-Bye, by Raymond Chandler, which I loved for its priceless assessments: "She opened her mouth like a fire-bucket and laughed. That terminated my interest in her.
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On Tuesday, I presented fascinating facts about six artists who were born in or who died in November.
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I'm a little behind the curve on this one (by about a year), but I'm sure you'll let that slide.
The tortoise and the playwright - 458
Plush toys really don't serve any serious purpose, and are often bought just to fill a gift obligation.
With the holiday season heating up and people on the lookout for that special something, I thought you all might enjoy the following short list of way pricey food and drink orders.
The first true-color high-resolution map of Antarctica has been unveiled. Now we can see penguins and snow in living color!
My wife just showed me this clip, which she'd watched earlier tonight on Ellen (via TiVo).
Wow, I had no idea there was a Samantha Stevens--"Bewitched"--statue in Salem, MA.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the fun and the fascinating events of November 28 throughout
Forbes has a terrific gallery of billionaires who live (somewhat) modestly.