What is Thank you: Definition and 70 Discussions

Thank You for Smoking is a 2005 American satirical black comedy film written and directed by Jason Reitman and starring Aaron Eckhart, based on the 1994 satirical novel of the same name by Christopher Buckley. It follows the efforts of Big Tobacco's chief spokesman, Nick Naylor, who lobbies on behalf of cigarettes using heavy spin tactics while also trying to remain a role model for his 12-year-old son. Maria Bello, Adam Brody, Sam Elliott, Katie Holmes, Rob Lowe, William H. Macy, J. K. Simmons, and Robert Duvall appear in supporting roles.
The film was released in a limited run on March 17, 2006, and had a wide release on April 14. It received largely positive reviews, with particular praise for its screenplay, humor, themes, and Eckhart's performance. As of 2007, the film had grossed a total of more than $39 million worldwide. The film was released on DVD in the US on October 3, 2006, and in the UK on January 8, 2007.

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    Job Skills Thank you note after job interview

    Is it really common practice to send a thank you email after a job interview? At all of my interviews I have concluded by thanking the interviewer for their time etc., but never sent a thank you email. To me, it seems redundant, pushy, and smarmy. Or is this common practice? What would you think...
  2. S

    17 years later: Thank you FredGarvin and Artman

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  3. fresh_42

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    Thank You for Your Consideration

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    How Did Community Support Impact My Exam Success?

    Dear all, I officially passed all of my exams yesterday. It seemed very unlikely but now I get to study physics and hopefully pursue my childhood dreams. I want to really thank you. I quit my job and was on a budget so that I couldn't afford tutoring, but I don't think I would have been able to...
  6. geoelectronics

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  7. M

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    Need help with this vector problem -- Thank you

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  12. williamwong0402

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  13. Braham

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  15. MarneMath

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    How Do You Determine if a Series Converges Absolutely or Conditionally?

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    Please help me finding this centroid of a graph. Thank you.

    Homework Statement Find the x-coordinate of the centroid of the region bounded by the graphs of Homework Equations y= 5/(√(25-x2)) The Attempt at a Solution I stuck at finding Mx
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    I apologize if this is not the correct place to post this, but I just wanted to make sure the people who have been helping me see it. I just got my grades back for the semester and I got an A in physics and an A- in chemistry. I can't take full credit for this, because if It wasn't for the...
  21. N

    Please explain the Ising model in a simpler way, thank you

    Hello, can anyone please explain to me in a different approach, rather than repeating a book definition, what is the Ising model? and what conclusions were made from it? I would sincerely appreciate it, since I can't seem to grasp the concept even after reading numerous articles online and in...
  22. S

    PhD physics, job seeking advice to Schoredinger's cat. thank you

    Hello, I'm Schoeredinger's cat. After escaping that box, I went looking for a job elsewhere (can you blame me?). I have a PhD in physics from Cambridge (impressive for a cat, no?), where I deposited and studied magnetic metals and semiconductors thin films. I got a couple of postdocs that led...
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    Can anyone guide me for this? thank you in advance

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  25. DennisN

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  27. L

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  28. L

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  33. B

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    Need help with homework question. Anyone please thank you

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  36. J

    Thank you in advance,I was just wondering if anybody knows why the

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  41. R

    Hey im new to this, thank you its proof needed

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  42. D

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  44. A

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  45. T

    Solving Equation with Negative Exponent ( thank you)

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  46. D

    Please check my work on initial value problem. thank you

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  47. Math Is Hard

    Goodbye and thank you, Mr. Escalante

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  48. R

    Momentum. I did all of them, can u check if i got them right? thank you

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  49. L

    me with this force problem, Thank you

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