Tagged: culture

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culture: Allen Funt called…

The days of “Candid Camera” are long gone. Nowadays, hidden cameras are used for exposes and stings claiming to be in the public interest, but shining a disturbing light on private (?) interactions.

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in DC: America I AM

America I AM: The African American Imprint, currently at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC blew me away. It’s an amazing must-see collection of artifacts and items.

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TGIF: cheers and jeers

Jeers: File this first one in that category for things you want to say but that you should still give an additional 5-10 seconds of thought before so doing. [Warning, some of the tweets and/or Facebook comments linked in this...

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comics: Zing!

Today’s Shortpacked! takes on DC Comics while Doonesbury has a not-so-subtle jab at Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

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video: Obama/It Gets Better

Following Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Message to LGBT Youth comes one from President Obama* [transcript]: While I’m glad this is getting a lot of national attention now, I agree with critics of the MSM who decry the particularly bright...

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race: she said what?!

It’s only because of who it is, that I’m not foaming at the mouth, but I still couldn’t let this go by without comment. Socially conservative talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger done gone and put her foot in her mouth on the air… again.

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reality: there’s no whining in fashion!

I don’t watch Project Runway (or any reality shows, they’re a deal-breaker for me) but found the following part of a critique of a recent episode by Tom & Lorenzo–shared by friend J. M. Kincaid–to be both hilarious and appropriate…

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facebook: just like Pepperidge Farm

…it remembers. But in a much more creepy way than a pleasant elder reminiscing about the good ol’ days. Right on the tail end of writing about Twitter following in Facebook’s shoes with their Who To Follow recommendations, Facebook decided...

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twitter: no, thanks!

I’ve never been an “it is what it is” person. In fact, I can’t stand that phrase. I always felt that it was the difference between dissent and acceptance, even though it usually refers to something you can’t do anything about.

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culture: twitter “welcomes” Kanye

As noted by TechCrunch, last year after the Taylor Swift fiasco, Kanye West couldn’t be bothered with twitter and was annoyed–to say the least–by all the fake accounts that popped up to mock him. Well clearly he’s come around on...

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spam: it’s just business

This is officially the best spam comment I’ve seen on my blog this week: HELP! I’m currently being held prisoner by the Russian mafia xyzrxyz penis enlargement xyzrxyz and being forced to post spam comments on blogs! If you don’t...

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YouTube: Bzzzz, bzzzz, bzzzz!!!

YouTube is known for some pretty classic jokes and pranks, but this World Cup tie-in is perhaps best not experienced by anyone recovering from the previous night’s hangover.

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culture: “Man up!”

I take issue with the phrase in general, but is it an indicator of another cultural shift in the way we’re viewing men and gender roles?

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video: ok, you Gleeks got me…

… for 3 minutes, anyway. It was near impossible for me not to know that Glee was returning, but when I heard that Jane Lynch–as her acerbic character Sue Sylvester–would be doing a near shot-for-shot remake of Madonna’s music video...