Category Archives: Retractions and Corrections

Update: The Gaming Vault, Kyle Gaddo and Connor White Still Don’t Get It

I didn’t really want to look back, but I grew curious when looking at other video games outlets about what was going on at The Gaming Vault, a place where journalistic integrity goes to die, regarding the whole Paul Christoforo … Continue reading

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Ratner Learns It the Hard Way

After a strange period of time for Brett Ratner where he addressed the rumors about him and Olivia Munn (something that he now claims that he fabricated), claimed that “rehearsal’s for fags“, and his movie, Tower Heist, was beaten at … Continue reading

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Numbers Have Meaning Too: The Marginal Tax Rate Myth

I caught this gem on the Huffington Post which led me to the original article on USA Today about Math For Grownups, a book by author Laura Laing. That raise actually might not be as good as it looks. The … Continue reading

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The Smell Test: Why the IE6 Hoax Should Have Raised Doubts on its Face

A few days ago the media was all abuzz with a story about research that posited a correlation between low IQ and users of Internet Explorer 6 (the browser being on its ninth version now). Turns out, the company that … 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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Entenmann’s Learns the Dangers of Social Media Use Timed with the Anthony Verdict

Entenmann’s apparently made an interesting tweet at the same time the twitterverse exploded yesterday. As seen on Technolog on MSNBC.com: Impressive hashtag fail, I must say. Of course, it’s not like they used #CaseyAnthony or #justiceforcaylee. That would just have … Continue reading

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Oxford Comma: Love It or Leave It?

Obligatory Vampire Weekend reference. Mary Elizabeth Williams at Salon.com made an impassioned plea in favor of the punctuation rule in response to a story broken by GalleyCat about what many thought was a change being issued by Oxford University. Grammar … Continue reading

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