Category Archives: Tropes and Stereotypes

How Not to Interview and How Not to Manage a Website: More Fallout from Ocean Marketing and Paul Christoforo

The video games media space is incredibly crowded, the high profile closings of such publications as GamePro notwithstanding. Almost everyone with access to a server and an ad revenue generator can claim to be a “video game website” these days. … Continue reading

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Nick Swisher More Valuable in 2011 Than NY Post Or Commenting Fans Seem To Think

The NY Yankees baseball team has some logistics to go over during the offseason. Baseball, as the book (and film) Moneyball showed, is filled with entrenched thinking where perception and subjective, traditional views really prevent the people who run the … Continue reading

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AL Division Series: Awkward Moment

Color guys are in the television booth in order to give viewers insight and some entertaining insider stories about the game. Usually, they’re hilariously wrong. Buck Martinez, for instance, just now during the American League Division Series between the Tampa … Continue reading

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Media Speculation About “Vampire/Werewolf” Murder Suspect Spreading “Cult” Fears?

So, here’s CBS News headline: Fla. murder suspect claims she’s part vampire, part werewolf We’re off to a fun start. Without even reading beyond the headline, it is the kind of story that generates the morbid interest of folks around … Continue reading

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Moneyball: A Movie For More Than Baseball Nerds

Moneyball, the film based on the Michael Lewis book of the same name, tells the story of Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics, and how he managed to make one of the poorest teams in baseball a … Continue reading

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Stossel: Stupid in Quotation Marks

John Stossel, he of the very Magnum P.I. ‘stache, has a repeat of an article on Fox News entitled “Stupid In America” where he excoriates teachers’ unions for education spending going “through the roof” and “flat test scores”. Without addressing … Continue reading

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Before Congressman Fleming Was “Creating Jobs”

He was once a young man in difficult circumstances. I deeply loved and respected my dad. Any 17 year-old is going to be grief-stricken by the death of a parent, and I was no exception. Shock, grief, and fear came … Continue reading

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