Archive for August, 2009

Cover v. Original: Morning Dew

August 24, 2009
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The original: “Morning Dew” by Bonnie Dobson The contenders: The Grateful Dead, Jeff Beck, Lulu, Devo (video below), Einstürzende Neubauten, & Lee Hazlewood (link to mp3 below). I’m not sure whether it’s the oppressive heat, the path of destruction being left throughout east Asia by typhoon Marakot, or my recent viewing of the trailer...
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3 Things Not To Do at a Tweetup

August 24, 2009
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1.  Pick a fistfight over which application is better: Tweetdeck or Tweetie. 2.  Insist on prefacing your sentences with “@ .” 3.  Say, “Whoa, you are way cuter in your avatar.” * Thr33s is a column created by slackers inspired by 5ives. Feel free to post...
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How I Buy Books

August 16, 2009
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Like any normal person, I dig through the TED archives when I can’t fall asleep at night. (Readers, you heard it here first: when you don’t have a television in your bedroom, video apps are the next best thing.) Which is how I stumbled upon this inspirational gem circa 5 or 6 in the...
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Don't Judge a Book By It's Cover

August 10, 2009
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Don't Judge a Book By It's Cover

Many people know that popular, yet cliche saying, “don’t judge a book by it’s cover.” In most cases, I live my life by this saying. If I see a boy who might not be my cup of tea, I still give him a chance. Maybe he’ll win me over with his charisma and charm?...
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Don't Yuck My Yum!

August 8, 2009
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Most people who know me think that I “watch TV that lowers IQ.”  (Yes, that was a quotation.) While this statement is both upsetting and insulting, I would have to agree. Each night, after a long day of work (read: unpaid internship) and a strenuous work out at the local gym, I shower,...
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Confessions from a Blue Dress Comparison Shopper

August 4, 2009
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Confessions from a Blue Dress Comparison Shopper

The $1200 dress certainly has nice style. But, dare I say it?  When compared through recession-colored glasses, the $25 dress definitely holds its ground. When did I become a KMART pusher? Kill. Me. Now.
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