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More Wikileaks thinking

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the whole Wikileaks thing these past few weeks, like a lot of people who belong to my particular sub-set of the human population. (First World, technology-oriented, somewhat politically minded. White as a … Continue reading

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Shine A Light

Yesterday, Thanksgiving morning, I went down into the storm drains beneath Las Vegas with¬†Matt O’Brien, my wife and some other friends to deliver food and supplies to the homeless people who live beneath this city. Eight years ago, Matt and … Continue reading

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Finding Common Ground.

I was much inspired by Jon Stewart’s speech at the Rally to Restore Sanity, which I only got around to seeing today. (I had planned to attend the local Vegas edition, but I was busy getting ready to be married … Continue reading

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It Gets Better.

Columnist Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better” video campaign has been in the news these past couple of days. The campaign was created in response to a recent rash of suicides by young LGBTQ kids. The videos are by queer adults, … Continue reading

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An open letter to BP’s PR department

Dear BP’s PR department: First of all, let’s get one thing very, very clear before we go any further: your company has fucked up. Not “made a regrettable error” or “inadvertently” anything. You have caused a massive unnatural disaster. Right … Continue reading

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120 Minutes and the value of curatorship

I was delighted to find on Metafilter a link to The 120 Minutes Archive, a site dedicated to preserving the history of MTV’s long-defunct underground music show 120 Minutes, which was, back in the early 1990s, my gateway to the … Continue reading

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Help Support Laurenn McCubbin's Sex Work Project On Kickstarter

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…In Which Our Author Realizes Something That Ought To Have Been Obvious Before.

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John Hughes RIP

John Hughes, director of films such as Pretty In Pink, 16 Candles, The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, has died at age 59 of a heart attack. Thanks for teaching me how to be cool, guy. Listen

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Helping Wolfram Alpha, pt. 1.

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