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10. The game was not broadcast live. Well, that’s not exactly right … it was broadcast live on Canadian TV, so a few people up near the border saw it live. But most of the country — almost all of... Continue »
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via lostpedia.wikia.com Watch this page today as names get annotated & added. Continue »
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Blog: Hobbitted
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To show my understanding of plot, today, I have drawn the key elements of where I am in the story. I last left you with Thorin and his prisoner game , so the one thing you need to know is that Bilbo is not imprisoned, but is running around the Wood-elf compound invisibly (hence the dotted lines). I think my reaction as an unbarrelled dwarf would involve more symbols, color, and violence. Continue »
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Blog: Hobbitted
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Look, I've been reading. I'll prove it. The dwarves, despite all of their exclamation marks, got over their anger and continued on to a _ _ _ _______ _____ _____ ___ _ | | / \ | |/ / ____| |_ _/ _ \ \ / / \ | | | | / _ \ | ' /| _| | || | | \ \ /\ / /| \| | | |___ / ___ \| . \| |___ | || |_| |\ V V / | |\ | |_____/_/ \_\_|\_\_____| |_| \___/ \_/\_/ |_| \_| where Throin (HAHA! Thorin, not... Continue »
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Bad Romance by @capndesign @ambienttraffic @nataliepo & @liz, originally uploaded by buhny. I'm not there, but this is the next best thing. Continue »
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Obama should make the centerpiece of his presidency mobilizing a million new start-up companies that won’t just give us temporary highway jobs, but lasting good jobs that keep America on the cutting edge. The best way to counter the Tea... Continue »
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Blog: Starter Kit
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via sports.yahoo.com This is such a great photo. Continue »
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Blog: Hobbitted
Ladies with bobs, fake eyelashes, and sweet shoulder dance moves? If I'd seen this propaganda as a kid, heckens yes i would have read this book! NOTE: I only know that this is Leonard Nimoy because YouTube told me. And I only know how Leonard Nimoy is famous because Wikipedia told me; I've never seen a single Star Trek episode or movie. Continue »
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Another surprising area for sharp memory is the taste and texture of cheap candy. Not imported chocolates, but Red Hots, Good and Plenty, Milk Duds, Paydays, Chuckles. I dreamed I got a box of Chuckles with five licorice squares, and... Continue »
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Blog: Hobbitted
here's what i've got so far. Gandalf shows up at Bilbo's house like a creepy old uncle, then Gandalf and a horde of dwarves crash Bilbo's house, eat all of his food and drink all of his wine like a big bacchnalian scene from Animal House sans femmes. There are more than a few jokes about how Bilbo would make a better grocer than a burgler. Unclear at this point why anyone thinks Bilbo would be a burglar, because he's still meant to be the character from Babe the Pig. The adventure begins, but Bilbo prefers to be at home... Continue »
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Blog: sippey.com
Michael Wolff on David Carr: The tablet’s magic—which you have not experienced—will “lie in replicating that intimate offline navigation” of the iPhone. Indeed, this not-yet-existent tablet is, you say, an “iPhone on steroids.” Leaving aside the issue of your prose,... Continue »
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Blog: nataliepo
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A nice walrus pic, courtesy of @finn. Continue »
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Blog: sippey.com
When the Facebook data team released a bunch of data about diversity on their network, my first thought was "Oh, man -- can't wait to read Danah Boyd's blog on this..." Here she is, with a terrific understatement ("Of course,... Continue »
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Isn’t it interesting that Tumblr and FourSquare are NYC’s major contributions to social software in the past couple years? I have a theory! They share this commonality: they’re both semi-closed networks. To wit: Though wildly successful, both platforms still somehow... Continue »
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Blog: sippey.com
Just getting around to NY Mag's piece on The Warm-Fuzzy Web: In this new world of nice netiquette, technology is designed to make it easier for everyone to love one another. After all, if you're not your "real self" online,... Continue »
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“Women see celebrities as mirrors of their own lives, so when they're looking at celebrities, in many cases, not all, they are evaluating the situation and relating it to something in their own lives or comparing it. It enhances your... Continue »
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Lagniappe derives from New World Spanish la ñapa, "the gift,” and ultimately from Quechua yapay, "to give more.” The word came into the rich Creole dialect mixture of New Orleans and there acquired a French spelling. It is still used... Continue »
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The deal with fish oil, I found out, is that a considerable portion of it comes from a creature upon which the entire Atlantic coastal ecosystem relies, a big-headed, smelly, foot-long member of the herring family called menhaden, which a... Continue »