Category: culture

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music: Happy Pandora Holidays!

Since making the switch to a car-free lifestyle, the one odd thing I noticed most in conversation is how much I don’t hear what’s on the radio anymore. Co-workers will come in telling me of morning shows or ads and...

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comics: Breast Cancer Awareness

An amazing ad campaign drawn by Maisa Chaves for DDB Mozambique featuring well-known female comic book characters giving themselves self-exams to raise awareness of regular breast exams among women at risk of breast cancer. Nobody’s immune to breast cancer. When...

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oops: Busted!

It’s about as much of a secret that I used to love the show Mythbusters as it is that I think it’s now gotten stale and played out. At this point, it’s a wonder they haven’t done a “jump the...

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video: Shatner Fryers Club

Sad as it makes this Southern boy, I have always maintained a “no frying” rule in my apartments for many reasons, the resulting weight gain and lingering smell chief amongst them. Still, on Thanksgiving Eve, I can’t help but long...

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health: such a little thing…

I completely misjudged how long it would take me to get into work this morning, so here I sit at quarter to 7 in a nearly completely empty office. Which is actually a really nice thing. People always ask why...

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photos: Cold-War Chic?

I feel like I should give this photo an appropriately vintage’d sepia filter and edit a TARDIS into the background. We headed down to the Spy Museum on a surprisingly brisk–almost chilly–morning to see the finest in German Cold-War Era...

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in DC: 5th Annual Parade of Trabants

Looking for something unique (and free) to do this Saturday in DC? Make your way down to the International Spy Museum at 8th & F Sts NW to see their Fifth Annual Parade of Trabants…

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video: Ghosts Around You…

Happy Halloween everyone! Recovering from the weekend ok? Checked out the White House Trick-or-Treaters photos? Checked in on Foursquare to get your Halloween 2011 badge? Excellent, everything appears to be in order, then. Not that any of it matters, since...

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video: …in your own home.

Long gone are the days where I would find myself watching TV at 2:30 in the morning, but if I happened to be catching Futurama at that hour, I might have seen the following ad from xfinity offering me some...

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video: …Man Reminder?

Rethink Breast Cancer presents: Your Man Reminder–an app that provides women with regular reminders to check their breasts from a hot guy of their choice: Recent studies show that many young women aren’t checking their breasts regularly… Studies also show...

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video: The King of Legoland

Seen at Colossal: If you picked up a toy in the 1980s, be it a car, Transformers, LEGO, or a Nintendo game, chance is, it might be in this video. I was an avid Transformers collector, so saw a lot...

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ads: Kia’s losing its Soul

It all started out so innocently. A unique vehicle with an innovative ad strategy. Kia Soul, the urban crossover vehicle.1 The hamsters are cute, the music is good with both a pop and retro feel, and the iPod brings instant...

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video: G-Male

…and speaking of using Google to find out about a mate. From Comediva comes G-Male, the perfect boyfriend. Or is he?

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tragic: the blathering

I suppose it should be a given that any article starting out, “This story sounds mean.” is probably going to be mean and make someone look bad. Unfortunately a recent article on Gizmodo, “the Gadget Guide” makes its author look like a “mean girl”.

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video: future of bookstores?

Keeping with today’s theme is this recent The Daily Show segment with Jon Stewart and John Hodgman reporting on Borders’ recent closure, the state of bookstores and what they can do to improve. I do love his summation of the...