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January 13, 2014

Stuff you may have missed: January 13, 2014

Google just bought a thermostat company. Nest, which is led by the man who essentially invented the iPod, sold to the tech giant for $3.2 billion bucks. Google plans to keep it going as a separate company.

The above deal totally overshadows the day’s other aquisition—Facebook’s buyout of Branch, a company started with the investment of two Twitter co-founders. Awkward.

Colorado’s latest pot-fueled endeavor: The state just received federal funding to create “Don’t Drive Stoned" ads.

Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Alexander went to lunch today at a diner, but not just any diner. THAT diner. You know the one.

Some heartless scammers got caught tricking old people with robocalls.

19:38 // 9 months ago
December 14, 2013
Before Seinfeld’s ninth season, it was the O’Keefe family’s annual tradition, invented by his dad—a big fan of Pabst Blue Ribbon, coincidentally. “It was fucking weird, man,” O’Keefe recalls. “It did not have a set date…We never knew when it was going to happen until we got off the school bus and there were weird decorations around our house and weird French ’60s music playing.”

"Seinfeld" Writer Talks Festivus. (via nedhepburn)

Festivus sounds even more awesome based on this description.

(via nedhepburn)

14:36 // 10 months ago
October 4, 2013

Mitt Romney declares Seinfeld “the best TV show ever:” Well, now that’s settled. Wonder if any bets were just won?

14:54 // 1 year ago
February 19, 2013
Remember that episode of “Seinfeld” where Newman came up with a scheme to get rich on bottle deposits by taking New York-bred plastic bottles to Michigan, in an effort to take advantage of the 5¢ difference in deposit costs? Well, Michigan is working to ensure Kramer and Newman can never do this again — well, at least not without risking jail time.

Remember that episode of “Seinfeld” where Newman came up with a scheme to get rich on bottle deposits by taking New York-bred plastic bottles to Michigan, in an effort to take advantage of the 5¢ difference in deposit costs? Well, Michigan is working to ensure Kramer and Newman can never do this again — well, at least not without risking jail time.

23:38 // 1 year ago