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Photo Series: Casual Dining

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Here is an out-of-the-ordinary overhead view of a table in use at a casual dining establishment. A casual dining restaurant is a restaurant that serves moderately-priced food in a casual atmosphere. Except for buffet-style restaurants, casual dining restaurants typically provide table service. Casual dining comprises a market segment between fast food establishments and fine dining restaurants. Casual dining restaurants usually have a full bar with separate bar staff, a larger beer menu and a limited wine menu. They are frequently, but not necessarily, part of a wider chain, particularly in the United States. Thanks for viewing and please come back often!

 

Casual Dining 1
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 Casual Dining 2
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Casual Dining 3
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Photo Study: The Can Collector

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The human condition refers to the distinctive features of human existence. As finite and mortal entities, there are a series of features that are common to most human lives, and some that are inevitable for all. These features and the human response to them constitute the human condition. However, understanding the precise nature and scope of what is meant by the human condition is itself a philosophical problem.

The human condition can and will present itself at anytime and anywhere. In this case, a collector of aluminum cans stationed behind a college beer bar on a gameday. This was a very good location for this gentleman – he collected lots of cans on this Saturday. Thanks for visiting and please come back often.

 

 The Can Collector
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Beer Can Help Explain Our Tax System

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  Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our  taxes, it would go something like this:

The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
The fifth would pay $1.
The sixth would pay $3.
The seventh would pay  $7.
The eighth would pay $12.
The ninth would pay $18.
The tenth man (the richest)  would pay $59.

So, that’s what they decided to do. The ten men drank in the bar everyday and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the owner threw them a curve. “Since you are all such good customers,” he said, “I’m going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by $20.” Drinks for the ten now cost just $80. The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes so the first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free. But what about the other six men – the paying customers?
 
How could they divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his fair share? They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody’s share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer. So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man’s bill by roughly the same amount, and he proceeded to work out the amounts each should pay.

And so the fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing.
The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33%savings).
The seventh now pay $5 instead of $7 (28%savings).
The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% savings).
The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% savings).
The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% savings)

Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to drink for free. But once outside the restaurant, the men began to compare their savings. “I only got a dollar out of the $20, “declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man, “but he got $10!””Yeah, that’s right,” exclaimed the fifth man. “I only saved a dollar, too. It’s unfair that he got ten times more than I!” ”That’s true!!’ shouted the seventh man. “Why should he get $10 back when I got only two? The wealthy get all the breaks!” ”Wait a minute,’ yelled the first four men in unison. “We didn’t get anything at all. The system exploits the poor!”
 
The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up. The next night the tenth man didn’t show up for drinks, so the nine sat down and had beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they all discovered something very important. They didn’t have enough money between all of them for even half of the bill!
 
And that is how our tax system works. The people who pay the highest taxes get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might start drinking overseas where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.

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Photo Study: Sunday Morning Coming Up

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Sunday Morning Coming Down, written by Kris Kristofferson and made immortal by Johnny Cash, has been called the “best drinking song of all time.” It’s not a song about drinking, per se, but rather the dreadful morning after a big Saturday night out. But, before Sunday morning can come down, Sunday morning must come up. So here is what a bright Sunday morning coming up looks like through the eyes of a photographer, not necessarily through the eyes of a person who might be experiencing the pain of the song at the moment.

Sunday Morning Coming Up
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Well I woke up Sunday morning,
With no way to hold my head that didn’t hurt.
And the beer I had for breakfast wasn’t bad,
So I had one more for dessert.
Then I fumbled through my closet for my clothes,
And found my cleanest dirty shirt.
An’ I shaved my face and combed my hair,
An’ stumbled down the stairs to meet the day.

I’d smoked my brain the night before,
On cigarettes and songs I’d been pickin’.
But I lit my first and watched a small kid,
Cussin’ at a can that he was kicking.
Then I crossed the empty street,
‘n caught the Sunday smell of someone fryin’ chicken.
And it took me back to somethin’,
That I’d lost somehow, somewhere along the way.

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Let Beer Explain The Tax System

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  Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our  taxes, it would go
something like this:

The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
The fifth would pay $1.
The sixth would pay $3.
The seventh would pay  $7.
The eighth would pay $12.
The ninth would pay $18.
The tenth man (the richest)  would pay $59.

So, that’s what they decided to do. The ten men drank in the bar every
day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the
owner threw them a curve. “Since you are all such good customers,” he
said, “I’m going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by $20.” Drinks
for the ten now cost just $80. The group still wanted to pay their bill
the way we pay our taxes so the first four men were unaffected. They
would still drink for free. But what about the other six men – the
paying customers?
 
How could they divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his fair share? They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if
they subtracted that from everybody’s share, then the fifth man and the
sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer. So, the bar
owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man’s bill by
roughly the same amount, and he proceeded to work out the amounts each
should pay.

And so the fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing.
The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33%savings).
The seventh now pay $5 instead of $7 (28%savings).
The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% savings).
The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% savings).
The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% savings)

Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four
continued to drink for free. But once outside the restaurant, the men
began to compare their savings. “I only got a dollar out of the $20,”
declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man, “but he got $10!”
”Yeah, that’s right,” exclaimed the fifth man. “I only saved a
dollar, too.. It’s unfair that he got ten times more than I!” ”That’s
true!!’ shouted the seventh man. “Why should he get $10 back when I
got only two? The wealthy get all the breaks!” ”Wait a minute,’ yelled the first
four men in unison. “We didn’t get anything at all. The system exploits
the poor!”
 
The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up. The next night the
tenth man didn’t show up for drinks, so the nine sat down and had beers
without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they all discovered
something very important. They didn’t have enough money between all of them
for even half of the bill!
 
And that is how
our tax system works. The people who pay the highest taxes get the most
benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being
wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might
start drinking overseas where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.

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Top 20 Party Schools For 2008-2009

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You’ve got just a few weeks left to decide where to enroll for your college education – a very important decision. But, all work and no play makes a student very dull. We all know that. So, here is a list of twenty universities where you can study (?) and play a little as well. The Princeton Review (not affiliated with Princeton University) recently conducted a survey of 120,000 college students which averaged 325 students per campus in a sample of 368 schools across the United States. Happy hunting! And, cheers!

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  2008-2009 TOP 20 PARTY SCHOOLS
 1 University of Florida (Gainesville, Florida)
 2 University of Mississippi (University, Mississippi)
 3 Penn State University (University Park, Pennsylvania)
 4 West Virginia University (Morgantown, West Virginia)
 5 Ohio University (Athens, Ohio)
 6 Randolph-Macon College (Ashland, Virginia)
 7 University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
 8 University of Texas (Austin, Texas)
 9 University of California-Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, California)
10 Florida State University (Tallahassee, Florida)
11 University of New Hampshire (Durham, New Hampshire)
12 University of Iowa (Iowa City, Iowa)
13 University of Colorado (Boulder, Colorado)
14 Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana)
15 Tulane University (New Orleans, Louisiana)
16 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Urbana, Illinois)
17 Arizona State University (Tempe, Arizona)
18 University of Tennessee (Knoxville, Tennessee)
19 University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, Alabama)
20 Loyola University-New Orleans (New Orleans, Louisiana)
  Source: Princeton Review

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You’ll need to dress the part when you get there…
From our new Collegiate Collection, the three best-known party schools in the world.

“There’s a time and a place for everything, and it’s called college.”

 
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Official Man Laws (U.S. Version)

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OFFICIAL MAN LAWS (U.S. Version)

1: Under no circumstances may two men share an umbrella.



2: It is OK for a man to cry ONLY under the following circumstances:

(a) When a heroic dog dies to save its master.

(b) The moment any woman starts unbuttoning her blouse.


(c) After wrecking your boss’  fancy-ass car.


(d) When she is using her teeth.




3: Any Man who brings a camera to a bachelor party may be legally killed and thrown in the river by his buddies.



4: Unless he murdered someone in your family, you must bail a friend out of jail within 12 hours of his offense.



5: If you’ve known a guy for more than 24 hours, his sisters are strictly off-limits (forever) unless you actually end up marrying one of them.



6: Complaints about the brand of free
beer in a buddy’s fridge is forbidden. However complain all you want if the
temperature of the beer is unsuitable.




7: No man shall ever be required to buy a birthday present for another man. And, even remembering your buddy’s birthday is a strictly optional choice. At that point, you must celebrate at a gentlemen’s club of the birthday boy’s choice and you pay the tab.



8: On road trips, the strongest bladder determines pit stops, not the weakest.



9: When encountering other guys
watching a sporting event, you may ask the score of the game, but you may never ask who’s playing.




10: You may fart in front of a
woman only after you have brought her to climax. If you trap her head
under the covers for the purpose of gaseous entertainment, she’s
officially your girlfriend.




11: It is permissible to drink a
fruity alcohol drink only when you’re sunning on a tropical beach…and it’s delivered by a topless
model and only when it’s free.



12: Only in situations of moral and/or physical peril are you allowed to kick another guy in the nuts. Sports accidents do not count.



13: Unless you’re in a prison, never ever fight naked.



14: Friends don’t let friends wear Speedos. Ever.



15: If a man’s fly is down, that’s his problem (you didn’t see anything).



16: Women who claim they “love to
watch sports” must be treated as spies until they are able to demonstrate suitable knowledge
of the game and the ability to drink as much as the other guys in the room.




17: A man in the company of a hot, suggestively dressed woman must remain sober enough to fight off the other men who will hit on her.



18: Never hesitate to reach for the last beer or the last slice of pizza. But, you may never do both – that is greedy.



19: If you compliment a guy on his six-pack, you’d better be talking about his choice of beer.



20: Never join your girlfriend or wife in discussing a friend of yours, except if she’s withholding sex pending your response.



21: Phrases that may NOT be uttered to another man while lifting weights:

(a) Yeah, Baby, Push it!

(b) C’mon, give me one more! Harder!


(c) Another set and we can hit the showers!




22: Never talk to a man in a
bathroom unless you are on equal footing: i.e., both urinating, both
waiting in line, etc. For all other
situations, an almost imperceptible nod is all the conversation you need.



23: Never allow a telephone
conversation with a woman to go on longer than you are able to have sex
with her. Keep a stopwatch by the phone. Hang up if necessary.




24: The morning after you and a girl
who was formerly “just a friend” have carnal, drunken monkey sex, the
fact that you’re feeling weird and guilty is no reason for you not to
nail each other again before the discussion about what a big mistake it
was occurs.




25: It is acceptable for you to drive her car. It is not acceptable for her to drive yours.



26: A man shall not buy a car in the colors of brown, pink, lime green, or sky blue.



27: The girl who replies to the
question “What do you want for Christmas?” with “If you loved me, you’d
know what I want!” gets an Xbox or the gadget of your choice.




28: A man shall not watch Ice Skating or Men’s Gymnastics. Ever.

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