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3/1/2017 00:00 AM EST
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2Torr
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The Heat of the Moment
2Torr   3/1/2017 12:53:58 PM
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Recticus began testing his new rectal thermometer on an unsuspecting Caesar.  It was the final check before launching his successful device, a product guaranteed to go down in the anals of history, marking the beginning of IDES, I Didn't Expect Surprise!

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Et tu, Bobtus
Max The Magnificent   3/1/2017 1:02:16 PM
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The name "Bobtus" was destined to give William Shakespeare some problems...

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March Caption
nonickname_#3   3/1/2017 1:03:18 PM
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After determining that any circle's circumference divided by its diameter is about 3.14, Zeno's technician becomes incensed when Zeno proclaims March 15 as pi day.

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Et Tu, Brute ?
arthurdent42   3/1/2017 1:53:10 PM
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Caesar marked his colonoscopy exam date on his calendar not realizing that the technician had mistakenly grabbed the insulation breakdown equipment by mistake.

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bnowak0   3/1/2017 1:57:01 PM
Beware the Ides of March? No problem. I'll just create a reminder on my tablet.

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bnowak0   3/1/2017 2:00:08 PM
Caesar promised the forum the new tablet would launch on the 15th of March, much to the overworked Iron Master's dismay.

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Fear not Caesar
rxx12345   3/1/2017 3:38:37 PM
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Caesar, thee needeth not worry. Bendeth thyself over. The probe goeth in liketh a lion, but cometh out liketh a lamb.

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Wrong Ceaser, dimwit!
rochellie1940   3/1/2017 6:59:00 PM
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Vhat's ze mutta vith youse. I am ze great comic of ze century, SID Ceaser, NOT mein enemy Julias!

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A SALAD'S INVENTION NANE
rochellie1940   3/1/2017 7:10:54 PM
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"It's  my own special recepie for salad, so I'm naming itI.....CEASER'S SALAD."

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dadeus   3/2/2017 8:22:21 AM
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"This device will align your internal electrons, yielding a healthier body and rejuvenating qualities by Mar 15"  And just like that, the first infomercial was created.

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dadeus   3/2/2017 8:29:27 AM
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"Musicus," Caeser commanded, "You must get more players for our Theremen orchestra soon if we intend to have the concert as planned."

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dadeus   3/2/2017 8:32:48 AM
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In true narcissistic style, Caeser went on and on about his birthday, totally disregarding Smarticus's advancements in EMI detection.

 

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dadeus   3/2/2017 8:36:55 AM
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"Brutus, what's that you're holding? That wouldn't be a self-cauterizing knife, would it?"

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ΓΟΟΓΛΕ
dt_hayden   3/2/2017 11:17:46 AM
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Hey look, I typed "what are arabic numbers" into γοογλε.

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MAR XV
dt_hayden   3/2/2017 11:24:02 AM
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 Those numerals will be fixed in the next firmware roll.

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the future
dt_hayden   3/2/2017 11:24:36 AM
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I swear to you Hermes, it's the future of communications!

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Et tu, Kevin?
pabaines   3/2/2017 1:03:16 PM
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During the company's latest production of the little-know Shakespearean play "Brutus Frankenstein", Bob insisted on checking his cell phone after every line, unaware that, behind him, the actor playing Dr. Frankenstein had snapped.

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raslaje   3/2/2017 1:16:57 PM
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Got your e-mail wishing me a happy Ides of March, Brutus.

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Ides of March
David Ashton   3/2/2017 4:30:05 PM
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Ha! Little does he know it means Insulation Displacement Equipment for Shocking!!

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Ides of March
David Ashton   3/2/2017 4:32:00 PM
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Once the Romans invented electricity, it rapidly displaced gladiators as entertainment for the masses.

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Ides of March
David Ashton   3/2/2017 4:37:52 PM
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Naah, he doesn't look like a soothsayer.  I think I'm good....

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Ides of March
David Ashton   3/2/2017 4:43:27 PM
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Even though the message is now delivered by WiFi, nothing changes....

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now if that doesn't work...
Rick_Hille   3/3/2017 10:13:58 AM
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Feeling rather snubbed after declaring "Behold the ISA for Market", the Soothsayer decided to try an alternate announcement to get Caesar's attention

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March Cartoon Contest
Parreco   3/3/2017 5:37:44 PM
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Oh....so this is the annual Analog Designer's Dinner....interesting!!

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March Cartoon Contest
Parreco   3/3/2017 5:47:21 PM
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Ceasar is demonstrating how to take a "selfie".  (My, my....what will they think of next?)!!

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Ides of March
David Ashton   3/4/2017 1:26:28 AM
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"I just need him to bring that damn tablet a bit closer!  A couple of KV across it should wipe that smile off his face!!"

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Render unto Caesar
David Ashton   3/4/2017 2:43:25 AM
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"Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's. Before the Ides of March!  Else Sparkus here will be dealing with you!"

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Beware the IDES of March
2Torr   3/6/2017 12:48:29 PM
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The world's first RF meter measured the level of Ridiculous Flatulence in the air, an unfortunate byproduct of consuming too much Caesar salad. This month, Farticus scored a 15 on the logarithmic IDES ( Incapacitating Deathly Excruciating Smell ) scale.

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Anal Antics
2Torr   3/6/2017 1:01:39 PM
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Caesar's pompus antics at the first senate invesitgation hearings demanded a fully independent probe.

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To Comply or to Comply... that is the question.
2Torr   3/6/2017 1:10:42 PM
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The world's first lobbyist experiments with a new way to control senators, euphemistically called "compliance testing".

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sales guy
dt_hayden   3/7/2017 9:52:55 AM
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Leave it to the sales guy to start selling the prototype before the solder hardens.

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Beware the Ides of March 2017
drmrs   3/7/2017 2:40:41 PM
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Beware the Ides of March 2017, because the engineers demand the "execution" of their raises. Or, perhaps another variation of "execution" towards their boss.

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Beware the ides... ideas!
RWatkins   3/7/2017 2:51:28 PM
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Little-known and dating to the Roman Empire, is the real meaning of Re-Volt, first coined when an itenerant time-traveling technician presented Ceasar a megger without an instruction manual. History was written by the senators who observed and seized power afterwards.

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Yield...
RWatkins   3/7/2017 2:58:23 PM
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Yeild unto Caesar that which is CeasarZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZT!

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The Ides of March Madness
CB_EE   3/7/2017 3:09:33 PM
Brutus was furious when the soothsayer revealed that Caesar's randomly selected gladiator tournament bracket would pulverize the one resulting from the algorithm and computer he'd invented specifically for this purpose.  His reaction would set technology back thousands of years.

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Stinkus Eradicus
2Torr   3/7/2017 3:10:01 PM
While Farticus gloats over the number of fatalities resulting from his noxious gas emissions, his doctor carefully prepares a cauterizing seal of disapproval.

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computing prototype
dt_hayden   3/8/2017 2:30:29 PM
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The inventor Maximus Arrhenius barely finished his computing prototype when Caesar confiscated it to make a life expectancy calculation.

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serve him up
rxx12345   3/9/2017 12:34:21 PM
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Bruce Ides the time-traveling psychopath menacingly wields his Cuisinart electric carving knife.

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probing the annals of time
rxx12345   3/9/2017 12:35:04 PM
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After an unexpected visit by a disgruntled time-traveling engineer wielding a space-time sensor, rumors of alien probing spread like wildfire.

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documentary
rxx12345   3/9/2017 12:36:20 PM
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The History Channel presents a compelling case that Caesar was in fact killed by a time-traveling hairdresser named Bruce.

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Re: documentary
Max The Magnificent   3/10/2017 4:11:18 PM
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@rxx12345: ...a time-traveling hairdresser named Bruce.

Damn those Australians!

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collateral damage
rxx12345   3/9/2017 12:40:36 PM
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Oops. My time machine was only supposed to cut through time, not cut through spine.

2Torr
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Silence on the Floor
2Torr   3/10/2017 3:42:10 PM
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The perpetual fillibuster meets its untimely demise with the introduction of the world's first electric pacifier for senators.

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Fortunus Side-Effecticus
2Torr   3/10/2017 4:40:29 PM
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Time-traveling Leonardo failuth to kill Caesar with a stealth microwave transmitter, but maketh from Caesar a new recipe: crusty skin (parmesan cheese), crispy lashes (anchovies), garlic breath, oily wreath of olive leaves, and "mystery" mayo.

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March 2017 Cartoon Caption Contest: "Beware the Ides..."
TFCSD   3/11/2017 12:47:50 AM
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Et tu binary?

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TFCSD   3/11/2017 12:58:11 AM
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Say three days for prototyping, proramming, and test. . . We ship on the 15th!

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Julius Frankencaesar
Howman   3/13/2017 11:51:27 AM
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The former tech CEO, infamous for his affinity for monstrous corporate creations and lavish toga parties, stunned theatre goers with his autobiographical play "Julius Frankencaesar".  

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Just like today...
Bob985   3/13/2017 11:59:11 AM
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Brutus uses the isotropic properties of his high-voltage probe to zap Julius.

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dadeus   3/15/2017 9:43:29 AM
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On the "Day of Reckoning", the best Smarticus Allekus could show to his project manager is that his device could make his hair stand on end. Sadly, the project was cancelled.

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dadeus   3/15/2017 9:46:18 AM
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At the scheduled peer review, the specs had changed so many times that the contractor snapped and decided to activate Caesar's health plan.

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ESD control
dt_hayden   3/15/2017 9:48:26 AM
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Sparkticus is upset over Caesar's lack of ESD control in the middle of the IEC 61000-4-2 testing.

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dt_hayden   3/15/2017 9:49:22 AM
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Can you please change the font to Latin Condensed?

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March 2017 Cartoon Caption Contest: "Beware the Ides of March"
dca1972   3/15/2017 2:56:33 PM
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"'Beware the program due date!', proclaimed the CEO, as Project Management and Engineering looked on..."

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Taxes & Death
VicVat   3/15/2017 3:05:10 PM
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Pre-pone the tax filing deadline, you say?? let me check the temperature on that suggestion...

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I-des...ecration
2Torr   3/17/2017 12:30:35 AM
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"Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's," especially his personal corded vibrator...

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Pop Culture - Stick Up!
2Torr   3/17/2017 12:37:08 AM
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The unpopular predecessor to the frozen popsicle was the frightening electri-fried "poopsicle".

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March Cartoon Contest
Parreco   3/17/2017 3:42:48 PM
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Demo on how to remove the Trojan Horse virus.

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"Beware the 'Ides..."
witwit   3/17/2017 6:10:19 PM
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Caesar: "Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres......" (opening line of Julius Caesar's "Gallic Wars Book 1")

 

Soothsayer: "Beware the Gallium Arsenides (ancient Latin derogatory term for Gauls/French) on the march!"

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Beware of the Ides of march
Bill_Higdon   3/17/2017 10:41:59 PM
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Julius didn't realize that the Ides of Ireland were not smilling on him

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March Caption
nonickname_#3   3/18/2017 1:31:58 PM
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Ceasar's tech has just thought up a new and fun (for him) use for his ESD probe.  Ceasar is in for a shocking surprise!

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Timing is everything
BrainiacV   3/20/2017 2:26:10 PM
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At the company toga party the CEO said, "I've moved our admittedly aggresive delivery date up. Hope you don't mind."

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"Friends, Romans..."
androticus   3/20/2017 7:32:56 PM
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"And today, we ship! Come, ye engineers, unto the floor here to celebrate completion with me!"

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"Trial & TError"
nemenem   3/21/2017 3:52:52 AM
Brutus says : " It is apparently seemed that stabbing by a knife did not work at 15 March 44 BC. Let me try  adding a series stub by this brand new soldering iron..." 

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Don Swaab   3/21/2017 11:43:33 AM
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I get a royalty every time someone installs my new smartphone app, "Convert To Roman Numerals."

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Incisive Posting
VicVat   3/21/2017 9:10:16 PM
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Tragically, Caesar turned away smiling right as Brutus said  "So...you think my incisions on the tablet aren't sharp enough?"

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Beware Ideas of March
KKing1   3/23/2017 12:00:46 PM
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When Marketing called, I said beware the IDEAS of March!

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March 2017 Cartoon Caption Contest
eetcowie   3/23/2017 12:46:50 PM
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A sucker is born every minute, including the solder sucker, shown here.

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March 2017 Cartoon Caption Contest
eetcowie   3/23/2017 12:49:04 PM
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The tech BEFORE the Romans went WIRELESS.

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March 2017 Cartoon Caption Contest
eetcowie   3/23/2017 12:51:33 PM
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The first time that CROUD funding went horribly wrong!

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eetcowie   3/23/2017 12:52:51 PM
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DateLine News...

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Don Swaab   3/23/2017 7:51:23 PM
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Senators, I have a personal reason for asking you to pass the new healthcare bill by March 15.

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Into the Rears - "Idea" Gone (and Spelled) Horribly Wrong
2Torr   3/24/2017 5:37:21 AM
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On March XV, Brutus had an idea: 'Caesar made people tender their taxes, forcing them into arrears... Forcing this prod into his rear, he'll realize just how tender his ass is!'

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March 2017 Cartoon Caption
TheLegitimateLegacy   3/24/2017 8:53:56 AM
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"Caesar must have engineered idiocy"

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Don Swaab   3/24/2017 10:54:07 AM
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See, there's nothing to worry about. Brutus just "friended" me on Facebook.

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nonickname_#3   3/24/2017 1:03:28 PM
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Ides of March, the rest of the story:  As a cost cutting measure, Ceasar foolishly anounces March 15 as the layoff date of his technical crew with Brutus, his technician, right behind him.

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"Beware the Ides..."
SMT06482   3/24/2017 4:23:14 PM
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Before a joint session of Patricians, Caesar DonUS decreed a deadline for his plans

which would be monitored by his close confidant Brutus Prebus.

 

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This one goes to 15
Rick_Hille   3/24/2017 5:16:01 PM
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"I've made it through Senate probes before, they cannot harm me.  Your, what did you call it..."Electrified" probe, surely cannot be any worse.  Wait! What?!! Where did you say it was to be put?!!"

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Electrifried by an Underling
2Torr   3/26/2017 12:10:22 AM
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The fault, dear Caesar, is not in our stars,
But soon 100KV will be inside you. That will leave some permanent scars!

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Crowd Pleaser
VicVat   3/27/2017 12:57:54 AM
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What was that Caesar? You would like a more incisive opening statement?

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TFCSD   3/27/2017 1:14:29 AM
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Et tu Brutis on our plans to start shipping Christmas products early?

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TFCSD   3/27/2017 1:20:01 AM
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That's nice Brutus, lets talk about those requirments after I come back from my Grand Tour.

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An Expected End
didymus7   3/27/2017 2:25:18 PM
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It WAS the last thing he ever did.

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Lunch
didymus7   3/27/2017 2:26:35 PM
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The strangest way to make Caesar Salad that I ever saw.  Although the lightning was pretty cool.

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Volunteer
didymus7   3/27/2017 2:28:18 PM
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The Boss didn't realize he volunteered for the anal temperature test.

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Watch the Test Equipment
didymus7   3/27/2017 2:31:12 PM
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Unbeknownst to Bob, the temperature probe was accidentally plugged into the flyback transformer.

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Unplanned
didymus7   3/27/2017 2:33:45 PM
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"Mark this date, folks!  March 15th is the day that my hair began to grow back under HV stimulus!"  The cell phone survived with only minor scorch marks.

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Calliseeum Dating App
SteveC210   3/27/2017 7:42:01 PM
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LabBrutus had soldered on long enough without recognition and when BigBossus claimed credit for the latest tablet dating app Calliseeum LabBrutus was so incensed he raised an iron fist to Caesar the moment of retribution.

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"Veni Vidi Vici"
witwit   3/27/2017 7:55:17 PM
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When Caesar uttered the immortal words "Veni (I came along)"............"Vd"........"V.C."...he was talking about the tech startup he founded.

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Ending obsession
VicVat   3/28/2017 4:10:21 PM
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Caesar, this probe will end your intolerable anal retentive behavior...I will personally guarantee it!

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Senate oversight
rxx12345   3/29/2017 12:21:10 PM
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The senate oversees a thorough probe into Caesar's assets.

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Death and taxes
rxx12345   3/29/2017 12:30:08 PM
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Caesar's fate is sealed when he announces that tax day will come a month early.

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A time-travelling Christopher Walken
rxx12345   3/29/2017 12:55:06 PM
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Hey! You're talking to my guy all wrong. It's the wrong tone. Do it again, I'll stab you in the face with a soldering iron. 

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Marketing video
rxx12345   3/29/2017 1:10:45 PM
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The marketing department releases a new sales video on the advantages of lead-free solder.

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Re-written history
rxx12345   3/29/2017 1:28:06 PM
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Brutus rushes forward to save his beloved emperor, but is too late to stop the geeky dude with the hot iron poker who stabs Caesar in the back and promptly vanishes.

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Electric justice
rxx12345   3/29/2017 5:03:20 PM
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Having been inspired by the Presto "hot dogger" in his childhood, Max travels through time delivering justice to evil despots throughout history with his electric weiner-on-a-stick.

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BrainiacV   3/30/2017 2:53:26 PM
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I know you said it would take 6 months, but with all these new hires it can be done by the 15th of this month can't it?

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