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The ONE Campaign

You’ve probably seen the commercial. Various celebrities including Cameron Diaz, Bono, and Brad Pitt flash on screen in a subdued black and white tint trying to mobilize us to some action. At the end Brad assures us that they “don’t want your money, we want your voice.”
Already skeptical of the campaign, I visited [...]

Why the Original Iron Chef is Better than Iron Chef America

The original Iron Chef is better because it has theme ingredients like sea cucumber, sea urchin, eel, and freakin’ swallow’s nest.
I’m sorry, but cheese and catfish cannot measure up to these.

The Meme, continue I must

A meme has been thrown my way by Jeremy at The LCD, so I feel compelled to continue it.

Behold, the Caesar’s Bath meme! List five things that people in your circle of friends or peer group are wild about, but you can’t really understand the fuss over. To use the words of Caesar (from History [...]

Special Report: Reg Weaver, NEA President

Quite some time ago, Reg Weaver, National Education Association President, spoke at Carroll. As I have lots of opinions on education, I felt compelled to attend.
Being the geek I am, I came armed with a notebook and pen so as to be able to jot down any pieces of interest. Because of flight [...]

Some People’s Kids

From an IMDB user comment on the TV show “Grey’s Anatomy”:

I wasn’t expecting Meredith Grey to be the central character.

I repeat, the show is called “GREY’s Anatomy.”

Procrastination Has Its Rewards

While going through a basket I hadn’t unpacked since returning from my Christmas holiday, I found $10 cash. Yes, people, ten whole dollars.

The Internet and April Fools Day

The relationship between the Internet and April Fools Day is such that I couldn’t believe anything I read on the Internet Friday. It’s funny at first, but once I have to read every single thing with my bull$@!# radar on, it gets old (*ahem* Slashdot). I did document a few I found amusing.

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To live in a bike friendlier world. To create the greatest collection of fabulous shoes ever assembled. To see a viable third party in US politics. To get local Rio team riders to acknowledge existence on road.

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