Monthly Archives: July 2011

Marvel and DC: Geographical Differences

I’m mostly a “platform agnostic” when it comes to the discussion between Marvel and DC these days. When I was a kid, I was definitely more of a Marvel Comics reader very much enamored with Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Avengers … Continue reading

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Weather Story Fail — AP Erroneously Boils the Northeast US

I caught this gem on Geekologie who apparently got it from the Daily What. The Associated Press story (seen here on Yahoo News) might have just have been a bit hyperbolic with its headline “Northeast braces for temps near boiling … Continue reading

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NYC Business Has a Statement on Gay Marriage

I took this picture on my phone while waiting at a red light on the West Side Highway in Manhattan. It pretty much covers the salient points about gay marriage, and it’s certainly timely considering that the marriages for same … Continue reading

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Oslo Terror and the Media’s ‘Jump to Conclusions’ Mat

Remember the ‘Jump to Conclusions’ mat from the movie ‘Office Space’? Remember how Tom Smykowski seemed so excited about this product idea which had the fatal flaw of just being terrible? It was a “Jump to Conclusions” mat. You see, … Continue reading

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The Times of London Cartoonist Gets it Wrong about Phone Hacking

Sometimes, it’s right and proper to point out the absurdity of someone’s vehemence regarding a perceived outrage by comparing it to something outrageous to a greater degree. Sometimes it is neither right or proper. Setting aside whether or not it … Continue reading

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‘Paranormality’: The Psychology of Paranormal Experiences

The subtitle for Professor Richard Wiseman’s fascinating book, Paranormality, is a simply straightforward phrase: Why we see what isn’t there. Wiseman definitely knows a little something about human perception holding the Professorship in the Public Understanding of Psychology at the … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Rupert Murdoch!

You just hit a game winning RBI! Oh wait, that’s not it. If a pie in the face is to be a good thing, I guess the context is important.. I’m sure Rupert would rather be circling the bases at … Continue reading

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