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Opposition to SOPA, PIPA, & Any Other Draconian Measures in the Pipeline

Personal hobbyist blogs are filled with links to █████, often commenting █████, perhaps for no other reason then to point out █████. Bills like those mentioned in the header could just as easily █████ freedom for a blogger to █████, to █████, … Continue reading

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Marvel & Disney Synergy Gone Awry: Get Yer ABC TV Out of My Avengers!

The Avengers #19 seems like a pretty straightforward comic book. Folks in costumes on the cover presumably charging in a dramatic fashion at some kind of threat. Now, I get that Disney owns Marvel now, and I’m not so naive … Continue reading

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Modern Verbs and Their Real Meanings

Texting:  Sexting Commenting:  Telling other people why they suck. Facebooking:  Avoiding work, real life relationships. Or you are collecting virtual farm animals. Skyping:  Multimedia sexting. Sharing:  Only applicable to virtual items like funny pictures, online news articles, or some polemical … Continue reading

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A Lasting Lesson from Steve Jobs

I didn’t “like” Steve Jobs. I didn’t know Steve Jobs. But, Steve Jobs was an individual who indelibly left his mark on the balance of my existence, and many of us will miss him. What made a stranger important to … 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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Slavery, Sharia Law, Hitler: Let’s Drop the Hyperbole

Folks, I can’t emphasize this enough. If you’re going to make analogies from one thing to another thing, make them good analogies. Avoid hyperbole (or litotes for that matter). Try not to equivocate one part of a spectrum of concepts … Continue reading

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Are Sock Puppets Falling from the Sky??

Tom MacMaster was just outed as the Gay Girl Blogger from Damascus, and now the blog that he got his start with the sock puppet persona of Amina Arraf apparently has fallent as well as seen in the Washington Post:  … Continue reading

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