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Month: September 2010

Today’s Shared Items – September 17, 2010

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Why We Don't Like You: Texas Tech Red Raiders September 17, 2010 – As a non-football fan, I love reading these bits each week. Texas Tech fans, BTW, are famous for having yanked their own goal post out of the ground to celebrate a win. Everything I learned from "As the World Turns" – Soap Operas – September 17, 2010 – Watched this with my mom when I was a kid. I even remember…

Today’s Shared Items – September 16, 2010

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Christine O'Donnell, Tolkien scholar September 16, 2010 – Ms. O’Donnell has already found her way into pop culture, including not a few Facebook status updates from friends of mine who don’t follow politics. It would be odd indeed if this woman’s unbending attitude toward sexual purity, and English paper-level analysis of “Lord of the Rings” were the things that finally shocked the larger culture into some sort of understanding that the Tea Party Senate candidates…

Today’s Shared Items – September 15, 2010

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The paranoid style in American punditry September 15, 2010 – Shared mostly for the opening graf. I’ve written before about the vast difference between the way a story appears when you follow it daily, versus the way the facts and arguments organize themselves when you have taken an extended break from “the news cycle”. It’s the same principle that says it’s a bad idea to invest in stocks based on watching a ticker in real…

Today’s Shared Items – September 14, 2010

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Steve Jobs' Ninja Stars Could Keep Him Out of Japan September 14, 2010 – Um, why would Steve want to carry ninja stars on his plane? San Bruno police kept press away from explosion/fire zone by calling it a 'crime scene' September 14, 2010 – Interesting Peggy Fikac: Perry suggests feds created budget trouble | Houston & Texas News | – Houston Chronicle September 14, 2010 – Oh, governor Rick, you have such a…

Today’s Shared Items – September 12, 2010

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A Fairytale Win for Kim Clijsters September 12, 2010 – I have a question: Is it ever a “fairytale” win for a male player? Because I’m pretty sure Miss Clijsters worked her ass off to achieve victory. Hurricane Igor strengthening fast over Atlantic – Reuters September 12, 2010 – GREAT hurricane name. Austin just got flooded by Hermine, and bypassed by Earl. Igor would make far better headlines. Book Review: Empire of Dreams –…

Today’s Shared Items – September 10, 2010

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Does Obama actually work in the Oval Office? September 10, 2010 – I love stories like these. Random questions that often occur to me. Facebook passes Google on users' time September 10, 2010 – I rarely go to Don’t most people use the search bar in their browsers? Apple as a news censor: No way to run an app store September 9, 2010 – Lately I’ve taken to reading Apple commentary both from the…