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Separated at Birth: Jones & Grumpy Cat?

Steve Saunders
8/16/2013
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I wanted to write a Light Reading news article (my first for about 10 years) to celebrate my first day being back at the helm of the new Light Reading, but when I had a sniff around for something to cover, I realized all the good stories had already been taken.

Dan Jones already covered the frankly hilarious LG phone giveaway/spear-chucking impalathon in Korea yesterday. Over on Internet Evolution, Mitch Wagner was all over the Hitler Lovers group on LinkedIn and his problems with the same network's pole dancers (best second-day lede evahhhhh, Mitch).

Which leaves me with some slim pickings. But I did finally find something newsworthy. To whit: the epic similarity between our own Dan Jones and the Internet's Grumpy Cat.

I know. Amazing, right?

It's good to be home.

— Stephen Saunders, founder, Light Reading

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Ray@LR
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Ray@LR,
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8/19/2013 | 6:58:01 PM
Re: Congratulations!
Didn't know you were visiting Eastern Europe, Mitch!!
mwagner919
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mwagner919,
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8/19/2013 | 6:43:29 PM
Congratulations!
Congratulations on the new Light Reading. 

Sorry I didn't comment here earlier. I was studying for my pole dancing final exam. 
sam masud
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sam masud,
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8/19/2013 | 1:24:59 PM
Clarification
Which one's Grumpy and which one is Dan? I certainly could not tell.
Ray@LR
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Ray@LR,
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8/16/2013 | 5:23:05 PM
Re: Just in case
That ain't no rumor, Stevo.... 
DanJones
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DanJones,
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8/16/2013 | 4:45:10 PM
Re: Mood swing
Pensive, grumpy, whatever, I'm just glad I've kept up with my nose hair plucking regime. 

DJ
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DanJones,
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8/16/2013 | 4:42:27 PM
Re: Just in case
Le Maistre still hasn't recovered from his reputation as a suspect in the death of his family's hamster.
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mendyk,
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8/16/2013 | 3:56:30 PM
Mood swing
Dan's looking more pensive here than grumpy. But point taken. And thanks for sticking Disqus in the bin, where it belongs.

 

 
GarrettChoi
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GarrettChoi,
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8/16/2013 | 2:15:12 PM
Welcome to Jonestown
Jonestown
gleavieboy
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gleavieboy,
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8/16/2013 | 2:15:02 PM
Re: Just in case
Cracking article, Steve.  Nice to see a return to primo content.  What's up next, the "Ray Le Maistre is actually Ray Winstone" rumor?  Or vice versa.  Welcome back. 
gbm1975
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gbm1975,
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8/16/2013 | 12:31:46 PM
Just in case
Should you ever encounter Dan Jones and Grumpy Cat at the same party:

 

Dan is much more capable of pulling off a brown polyester blazer, but Grumpy Cat has slightly better diction.
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