Tuesday, October 26, 2010
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Coment of the day:


"The cause of death was definitely not natural. (Puts sunglasses on) It was molluscious... YYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH"


Netsnipe channeled "CSI: Miami" in a comment on the death of Paul the Octopus, the psychic cephalopod who became a hero to gamblers by picking the winners of several World Cup soccer matches. Paul died of natural causes, so there was no need to call in Lt. Horatio Caine.


CNN.com readers also were talking about an ex-girlfriend's allegations against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and debating the world's best hamburgers.


World cup oracle octopus Paul dies

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Paul gave better odds then Jimmy the Greek in Vegas.    Sorry to see him go RIP.



Who could have seen that coming? Oh yeah - PAUL!



He didn't want to tell us. He didn't want to burden us with the terrible foreknowledge of his death. He was cool like that.



It's sad and pitiful that this innocent creature was nothing more than a circus act for entertaining humans. He probably died not only of isolation from his natural habitat but also boredom if not humiliation. As part of the human race, I see nothing to be proud of or gained by keeping this Octopus in a glass cage to be gawked at, bet on and reported on by the media as a side show. It's shameful.



RIP Paul. Your spirit lives on...as will your tentacles, covered in a lightly fried Tempura batter ...

Former girlfriend says Clarence Thomas was a binge drinker, porn user

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Wow, a guy who likes beer and girls. Oh no! This is as outrageous as &nbspgirls liking shoes, makeup and fancy designer purses.



Uhmm, what was Virginia Thomas thinking when she opened this can of worms? She wasn't even in his life when Ms. Hill had her experiences with him. Sometimes it really is better to let sleeping dogs lie, especially when your husband is a sitting Supreme Court Justice.



I'm not even gonna read this trash story. CNN is irresponsible to attack a Supreme Court justice on the basis of 30-year old rumors. Yes, completely irresponsible and good solid Americans should let them know that responsibility is important.



I got news for you, having an ex-girlfriend trying to hang you on Larry King doesn't make you guilty of anything except having had the bad taste to date her in the first place.


You can haz America's best cheeseburger

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Best burger in the U.S. bar none is the one and only: In 'N Out Burger



In 'N Out is the best franchise burger, I think. But the Best Burgers tend to come from hole-in-the-wall establishments that are family owned or otherwise small and not corporate. My favorite burger joint is a rough and tumble biker club on the edge of town.



The best and safest burgers are here in Meridan and Wallingford Ct. they are steamed and fresh about 5 bucks for a one third pound.



Steamed!? For pity's sake, a burger should be cooked over fire, not extremely hot water. Why don't you just microwave the poor thing and be done faster? I feel sorry for the cows whose tasty goodies are destined to end up on your plate as a steamed burger.


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October 26, 2010
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Five Guys Burgers has the best burgers and Penn Station subs has got the best fries. for sure.


October 26, 2010
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The higher the calories, the better the burger!!!!  Burgers are meant to be tasty, that means no veggie or tofu burgers......lol....that's the stuff my food eats.

October 26, 2010
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@Brasildon03:  I am down with that.  Five Guys is da bomb.  When I leave Dulles in the AM, I make sure that I have a "5 Guys" (one patty, jalapenos, onions, egg and cheese) for the flight back to LA.  I do pack a defibulator with me for the trip. But hey, what is life??

October 26, 2010
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Meat is muuuuuurrrrrrdeeeeeeer!!! And murder is wrong!

October 26, 2010
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As much as I love Five Guys Burgers and Fries, the best burger I've ever had is available at a hole in the wall joint called Norma Jeans in Venice, Florida. Seriously - it's a half lb. of hot, juicy beef on a scrumptious toasted bun. Without a doubt, the best burger I've had. The Blue Ribbon Grill in Tucker, Georgia (Atlanta area) also serves an awesome burger.

October 27, 2010
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Yummy! I really like burgers! I seriously think that burgers should  now be more creative for taste, consumption value and as a balanced diet! I am thinking  about a burger for the people of all sizes! LOL

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