Category: culture

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It is also not a charity ball…

Danie got me started this morning, so she is surely to blame for this. I’m sure we all have those moments where we reminisce about old tv shows and theme songs and how cheesy they were. And while you lose...

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video: 430 Crucial Voting Blocks

With The Onion delivering a weekly paper to the DC area, I often forget to check the online site these days, but I subscribed to the TiVo-provided podcast and still get their videos. I usually talk politics with Michael and...

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It was a dark and stormy night.

The 2008 results of the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest have been posted. Entrants are invited to submit bad opening sentences to imaginary novels. This year’s winning entry is pretty good, but what really give me the lulz was the winner for...

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Us do opposite of all Earthly things!

I still think I went to a Bizarro World DMV office. I don’t want to jinx anyone or my own future visits, but that really was the nicest and fastest experience I’ve ever had with DC’s DMV. I got up...

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Music is for profit, not fun!

I won’t say that I didn’t see this coming, but I have been dreading it. Pandora may be near shutting down. Last year, an obscure federal panel ordered a doubling of the per-song performance royalty that Web radio stations pay...

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be afraid: binaural beats

Just reading a cyberscare, “won’t someone think of the children” article about binaural beats, called “idozers/idosers”: We all know that music can alter your mood. Sad songs can make you cry. Upbeat songs may give you an energy boost. But...

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The first step…

Ok, I admit it, I have a problem. I heard a catchy tune while out drinking and it’s now stuck in my head. I’m not really ashamed by this… really! But it is a song by the Pussycat Dolls, “When...

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The (economic) power of prayer?

I wrote about Pray At The Pump about a month ago, and now they’re claiming victory. They believe their prayers have actually caused the price of gas to drop: “We were down in Huntsville, Alabama. We finished praying,” Mr Twyman...