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writer.technicallyspeaking
just a few miles south of the northern tier, breathing the fresh air of post-employment
treehugger, freethinker, nihilarian + lettucehead, writing for love and money
Interests: ecology, reading, flying, horticulture, theology, learning
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Posted Nov 1, 2017 at 26Letters
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The editor said... This is not just another tourist magazine. It is an invitation to those who possess an adventurer's spirt. A visually extravagant record of all there is to see, all there is to do in the great Reno-Tahoe area. Every page filled with the sort of attractions that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2015 at 26Letters
Here's a surreal bit of bovine choreography and mutation from Cyriak for your Saturday morning viewing pleasure. Of course, Cyriak's bovine burlesque is pretty tame compared to this National Geographic piece on the freakish results of selective breeding practices in the beef industry. Ladies, gentlemen, and future-vegans: Presenting the Belgium... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2010 at 26Letters
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The life and times of disaffected VA file clerk and underground comic-book legend Harvey Pekar ended this week. So cranky and awesome in all his American Splendor, Pekar's departure is a final page of mainstream minutiae "so staggeringly mundane it verges on the exotic." The Plain Dealer: Unlike the superheroes... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2010 at 26Letters
Italian artist BLU gives us "an unscientific point of view on the beginning and evolution of life... and how it could probably end" in a new work called Big Bang Big Boom. BLU creates frame-by-frame animation on anything that gets in the way. Barcelona, Berlin, Milano, Grottaglie, Buenos Aires, Gdansk... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2010 at 26Letters
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Tell the squatters in charge that it's time to leave! Icelander Jon Gnarr's campaign was a joke, right up to the moment he was elected mayor of Reykjavik. Promising a polar bear for the city zoo and a drug-free parliament by 2020, the comedian founded Iceland's Best Party to satirize... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2010 at 26Letters
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Dutch designer Tomáš Gabzdil Libertiny and 40,000 worker bees created Unbearable Lightness, a laser sintered framework sculpture housed with two beehives in a clean-room case. Presented at Design Miami/Basel 2010, this piece asks: Is it a work of art, or is it a PETA-worthy violation of animal rights? It's all... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2010 at 26Letters
This NSFW short from Lost Planet follows Neil Hamburger as he loses it at an advertising awards show. He's right about one thing: It's like dying and going to hell. The ad club that organized the last show I attended brought in local color to rouse our unfulfilled and jaded... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2010 at 26Letters
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It's good to know SDCorn. And whether you're a producer, a legislator or an Ordinary Jane with way too much time on your hands, this info-fertile site will tell you just about everything worth knowing about the most-planted crop under South Dakota skies. Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2010 at 26Letters
If you disagree with the "homosexual lifestyle," why not overturn Prop 8 and give gay couples the same opportunity to be miserable that the rest of us enjoy? A perfectly delicious, GLAAD-approved and entirely NSFW video starring Justin Long, Mike White, Nora Dunn, and Tom Arnold. via Funny or Die Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2010 at 26Letters
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Thank the almighty Flying Spaghetti Monster, I don't watch TV. For lo! this infomercial brings tidings of great joy and truly awkward testimonials for Pos-T-Vac, the erectile dysfunction equipment that time forgot. Yes, lonely Brothers in ED, battery-operated vacuum therapy is now out of the perv-closet and covered by Medicare... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2010 at 26Letters
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More perfect stuff that I never knew I needed: hand-made sushi pillows! Ama-ebi, ikura and o-toro nigiri-zushi, with a side of edamame! Skip the unagi no kimo and amp the wasabi! Get your plushie noms at ThinkGeek. Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2010 at 26Letters
Makes me feel better just reading the list. Although I do have to agree with the 134 publishers who rejected Chicken Soup for the Soul. Sad to think of all the trees that gave their lives so millions of motivationally-starved souls could be spoon-fed pseudo-inspirational dreck. Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2010 at 26Letters
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Polar Inertia explores the contemporary urban condition, mapping infrastructure and land use patterns and transforming technologies in an attempt to understand the lives of cities. From Soviet-era bus stops to the zero yen houses of the Japanese homeless, this photo-journal presents a beautifully critical look at our human footprint and... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2010 at 26Letters
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This beautifully redirected chamber site proved that it is not the address that matters so much, but where you live that tells the story. Truckee.com found its place in the tourism world when it earned top industry honors with California Travel and Tourism Commission's award for best Web site. A... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2010 at 26Letters
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Sustainable development in Las Vegas moved quickly from improbable ideal to profitable reality with a balanced approach to investor prosperity, lifestyle consciousness, and environmental responsibility. Of course, that was before Lady Luck ran out of Sin City, starving hysterical naked. Sounded absolutely fabulous on paper, though. Download Edge Development investor... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2010 at 26Letters
How I got away with these uncharacteristically non-schlock radio spots for Fitzgeralds Casino Blackhawk is one of the Greater Unknowns of my career. One upper class twit, Cousin Itt, a United Nations translator and Joe Friday — my favorite voices from Studio Center in Las Vegas. Fitzgeralds Casino Always Looser... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2010 at 26Letters
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Wilbur-Ellis is a leading international marketer and distributor of agricultural products, animal feed, specialty chemicals, and food ingredients. WilburEllis.com came into the world through a collaborative effort with the corporation's branding agency in New York. And I lived to tell the story. Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2010 at 26Letters
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Artown brings the outer reaches of imagination to the center of attention in a calendar noted by the National Endowment for the Arts as one of the most comprehensive festivals in the country. Leave the beaten path for arts unknown and one incredibly beautiful site. (Well, it was one incredibly... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2010 at 26Letters
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This month's Cosmo/UK features "outspoken Christian" Stephen Baldwin in his God-given birthday suit, strategically covering his modesty and not much else. Good thing for Stephen and his empty bank account that those pesky Bible virtues don't cover published nudity. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2010 at 26Letters
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It is rare to find a writer who can fascinate and entertain even as s/he induces upper-level brain activity in the reader. David Foster Wallace was that writer for me. My love of Wallace's work comes with the understanding that tree pulp could not fully contain his unique brilliance —... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2010 at 26Letters
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Coming soon to a galaxy near you, Towel Day, the universal tribute to the late, great Douglas Adams. The world just isn't the same without him. Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2010 at 26Letters
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Cranial Hoppers and Pickled Geeks, Tattooed Squeakers and Loquacious Freaks! Hurry one, hurry all to a Most Stupendous Assemblage of Strange and Unusual Art-type Folk! Bally Broads and Parasitic Twins, welcome! A winner in the 2005 District Fourteen Addy Awards. Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2010 at 26Letters
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Hey, you hard-boiled ad-ski. Wrap your chassis in your best Prohibition-era glad rags, get your wiggle on with the giggle-water, and let loose with the hooey! We're talking 100% good times by volume and a 2005 Addy winner for kicks. Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2010 at 26Letters
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I am far too humble to key an intro for this fan-effing-tastically awesome piece from the ONION. Suffice to say, it is not a read for those of censor-ready sensibilities. You can't say I didn't warn you. WASHINGTON—In a decisive and vulgar 7-2 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court once again... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2010 at 26Letters