Tagged: culture

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Neil Gaiman on political correctness

I’ve seen this quote from Neil Gaiman about “political correctness” making the rounds lately. Even though it’s from a few years ago (on Valentine’s Day, no less), it’s still pretty apt. I was reading a book (about interjections, oddly enough)...

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jokes: true sense of humor

I have been programmed with a true sense of humor. If a joke is funny, I will laugh. –Sgt. Eve Edison, “Mann & Machine“ I often repeat a version of this, and no one ever gets it. It’s about the...

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ads: Fort vs. Castle

Not having cable TV anymore means I miss out on gems like this. Per General Mills’ YouTube channel, this ad is a few months old, but I only just noticed it this past weekend while out at brunch. Welcome to...

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social media: instagram mosaic

So… that’s new. I’m used to getting random favorites and followers on instagram and most of them being “buy followers!” accounts, but this is a new tactic. At least it’s new to me. It’s definitely impressive and is banking on...

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video: Saturday Morning Slow Jams

Because you know what you needed to start off your week? 90s R&B slow jam versions of cartoon theme songs. Yes, really. Told ya. I saw the above video on a friend’s Facebook page and learned there were more on...

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D.I.Y. Disco by Disco Dick

I’ve seen a lot of articles and videos over the past year about how all music within and across genres sounds the same and why it sounds the same and it reminded me of a classic and fun disco song...

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in DC: Franciscan Monastery

It’s pretty common that when you live in DC for a long time, you tend to take its sights for granted. Smithsonian? Seen it. Monuments? Yeah, sure. White House? Walk past it all the time. And even the sights you’ve...

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video games: hands up, don’t shoot!

I recently rented the game “Watch Dogs” from GameFly and as I was installing it, I jokingly tweeted that I doubted I’d last more than 20 minutes playing it. This was more a commentary on how a lot of the...

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video: I’M SORRY!!

There are days I just want to get a bullhorn and head to the roof of a building and shout out a modified version of Annie’s “I’m sorry!” speech from The First Wives Club… I’ve always loved this movie and...

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culture: table for one

I admit that I’ve felt like this more than few times when I go out to eat alone. Many restaurants are fine with it, some are politely snippy, while a few are downright mean replete with awkward pauses, eye rolls...

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in DC: MAN UP

So, um… no. Just, no. Not that I don’t think personalized license plates can be cool, nerdy, appropriate, pop cultural and all that, but seeing this on a truck on our way back from a morning walk? NO. Just as...

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Capital Fringe: The Road to High Street

Another highlight of this year’s Capital Fringe Festival is Andrew Potter’s critically acclaimed show, The Road to High Street: the true, tell-all tale of two unicycle-riding/fire-eating/guitar-playing/rubber chicken-juggling street performers in a one-man, musical, digital storytelling show. Trying saying that five...

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manners: not dead, just evolved?

A Facebook friend posted this image last week and initially I looked at it as one of those “go viral” images with a message so simple that people feel compelled to share and like it. At the same time, I...

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spoilers: don’t get…

It’s not always a bad thing when people associate you with a TV program, but perhaps not this particular one. [Spoiler Alert]