Archive for: May, 2011

Fred Wilpon has now moved into Al Davis country

May 24 2011 Published by under tweets

Fred Wilpon has now moved into Al Davis country.

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The world is going to end . . . one day

May 22 2011 Published by under tweets

The world is going to end . . . one day. Chances are, you will end before that. So enjoy the world while you and the world are still here.

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Can’t Deal With the Blathering: The Secret Service Hates Fox News, Too

May 19 2011 Published by under media, politics, Technology

It looks like the Secret Service hates Fox News just as much as I do. [via Gawker]

The most probable scenario is that someone with Secret Service Twitter access sent this from their device, thinking it was their personal Twitter account. As far as I’m concerned, this is about the evils of multitasking. It doesn’t work. Ever. In any situation.

Then, the Secret Service went into publicity-damage-control mode. They deleted the tweet, though not before many people re-tweeted it, or nabbed some screen shots. I don’t think they should backtrack or apologize on this one. For me, this humanizes the individuals who work for the Secret Service. It made me think it’s possible free-thinking individuals with fully functional brains could be employed by our government somewhere along the line.

I can’t deal with the blathering, either. No, seriously – It is impossible for me to watch Fox News for more than 40 seconds without developing the desire to rip out mine own eyes.

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Which is Mightier, the Pen or the Paw?

May 14 2011 Published by under Literature

Writers and Kitties. ‘Nuff said.

Thanks to the GalleyCat blog for surfacing this photo blog on Tumblr that combines two of my favorite things – writers and kitties.

Does this say something about writers, and why so many of them like cats, or something about cats, and why writers are drawn to them? Or does it say something about why people who are into literature tend to also be into cats?

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Each day is worth living because…

May 06 2011 Published by under tweets

Each day is worth living because each day brings with it the potential to meet exciting new permutations of stupidity

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“One day, Social Media …

May 04 2011 Published by under tweets

“One day, Social Media will make the Internet’s ability to correctly attribute quotes tenuous, at best.” — Thomas Jefferson

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Myself and 8 million other NY’ers: Photos, please?

May 02 2011 Published by under tweets

Myself and 8 million other NY’ers: Photos, please?

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Royal Pain

May 01 2011 Published by under media, Our World, politics

So, did the United States declare independence from England, or not?

The Prince No-hair and Kate Mini-tits wedding was on every TV channel Friday morning as I tried to get ready for work without spitting up my breakfast. If not for the Weather Channel, I would have gone mad. And these jive-ass Robber barons have been on every corner of the Internet all weekend.

No, seriously – how is it possible in the 21st century there are billions of people who worship monarchs? The media carpet-bombs us with coverage of the ceremony, and for days afterward follows-up with strategic strikes of over-analysis of the ceremony. Still, billions of peasants choose – many of their own free will apparently – to watch. And people don’t just watch, they actually obsess and get caught up in all that nonsense analysis of bullshit minutiae like the dress and decor and makeup.

Contrast the pomp and circumstance of this ceremony against the backdrop of an international economic crisis and global attacks on working people, and it would seem this is just more of the same arrogant, opulent, let-them-eat-cake crap we’ve been getting for centuries.

And I thought the Internet was supposed to democratize the world. Well, thanks go yet again to the capitalist media corporations, for their continued control of information and ongoing effort to keep humanity in the Dark Ages.

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