Archive for June, 2009

Borrowing a Free Lunch

June 28, 2009
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Borrowing a Free Lunch

With Michael Jackson’s death, Perez Hilton’s reporting of Michael Jackson’s death, and reporting on Twitter’s reporting of Michael Jackson’s death, it’s hard to think that anything else went on in the world this week. Die hard cultural connoisseurs may have caught glimpse that Farrah Fawcett also passed away, the NBA draft occurred, the Supreme...
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[mix tape] Thrillist LA Editor Likes Jam Bands!

June 24, 2009
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[mix tape] Thrillist LA Editor Likes Jam Bands!

I haven’t been much of a betting man ever since my first trip to a casino where I ran up against a table full of unemployed hold ‘em enthusiasts who played to pay the bills, but even I’d find it hard not to wager that Jeff Miller made quick work of this mix tape....
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Act I: Meet Jenny Deller, the Hot Al Gore

June 23, 2009
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It was love at first sight when we first heard Jenny Deller, the writer/director of Future Weather, speak at an Ignite Philly event. Out of all of the awesome (literally, all of them) Ignite Philly presentations, the Future Weather team – Jenny Deller and Kristin Fairweather – made this shy girl go up and...
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I'm open to suggestions

June 22, 2009
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One of my sophomore roommates in college said that I’m “open to suggestions,” which is something that has stuck with me because the truth of it was undeniable. In college, it was true because I would prioritize doing something fun over schoolwork (who didn’t), even though I worked enough that I didn’t have a...
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In Perpetual Purgatory…

June 20, 2009
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It was never easy splitting bilateral beliefs in God. School and home. Methodist. Catholic. That was the great divide. Educated within the confines of Catholicism, born and raised Methodist. Every Sunday, with freedom from Indulgences, saints and the proposed 8th Wonder of the Ancient World, transubstantiation—I downed my shot of Welch’s and Wonder bread,...
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Television Boyfriends, Better than the Real Thing?

June 18, 2009
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Television Boyfriends, Better than the Real Thing?

Every young girl remembers their first love. For me, his name was Dan and we met in the preschool playground. It was true love – he shared his chicken fingers with me at lunch and always requested to sleep next to me during nap time. It seemed like I had found the man of...
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[mix tapes] Behind the Music Box Set – Paul Sommerstein and Marc Goodman

June 17, 2009
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[mix tapes] Behind the Music Box Set – Paul Sommerstein and Marc Goodman

There are people who influence your life.  Some of these people you’ve met.  Some of these people you aspire to be.  Some you can’t quite place into categories. These mixes are from, inspired, and made possible by two people who usually stand behind the scenes in the music industry, Paul Sommerstein and Marc Goodman. ...
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Toilet Paper Is Archaic & Disgusting

June 16, 2009
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There you are, sitting on the couch, wrapped up comfortably in your snuggie, snacking on some delicious deviled ham thanks to your countertop magician when nature calls. So you hop on your rascal scooter and make your way to the bathroom. I guess that meal of diced, chopped, and minced nuts just went right...
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Is research too easy?

June 14, 2009
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I am as big a fan of efficiency as anyone. Though I enjoy the smell of old books, I don’t miss looking through library stacks when deadlines approach. However, I do wonder what negatives will result from tools that provide instant access to heretofore unthinkably vast repositories of knowledge. I was recently introduced to...
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References in Dave Egger’s A.H.W.O.S.G. that I Understand Now

June 12, 2009
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References in Dave Egger’s A.H.W.O.S.G. that I Understand Now

Written in the style of one Mr. Dave Eggers as interpreted by revisingproust I was going to wait to write this post after reading the entire 400+ pages of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius.  However, it’s Friday and no one has really updated nonpretentious, so I figured I might as well, because we...
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