Monthly Archives: August 2011

I Thought I Heard Him Say, “When You’re Saying Your Shoes”

About six months ago, my girlfriend bought a new computer. In the time since the purchase, she has yet to transfer her music collection from her old Mac to her new Mac. As a consequence, when we want to listen … Continue reading

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On The Evolution Of ‘Leading From Behind’

The Huffington Post’s Michael Calderone wrote yesterday about one of the more infamous anonymous quotes of the Obama administration, which came in the last paragraph of Ryan Lizza’s 9,000 plus word New Yorker takeout on President Obama’s foreign policy approach … Continue reading

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Interview Mix: Matt Yglesias, A Modern Internet Maven Nostalgic For Dot Com Boom Tunes

Matt Yglesias freely admits that he started writing his first blog  in college when he needed “a new hobby to waste some time” when his  girlfriend went abroad. But that hobby quickly turned into a job — a job with a … Continue reading

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Opening Remarks: Venus Drive

Without further ado, the opening lines from each story in Sam Lipsyte’s collection Venus Drive, quantified (I swear I thought of this concept before I read Sean Lovelace’s Mary Miller post on Friday): You could touch for a couple of … Continue reading

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Background For Future Statistical Analysis

Last May, as I spent about 10 days chained to my desk writing my final research papers of the semester, I found my attention drifting to dreams of other ways to spend my time. Instead of hurriedly scanning through academic … Continue reading

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Copping Out By Linking Out

Unfortunately, I am pressed for time at the moment, as I have to head to the library and then the grocery store to stock up with essentials before Hurricane Irene hits these parts. So, instead of a post comparing Jay … Continue reading

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Proof That It’s Not All Rainbow Dumbness

Online commenters and message boards often get tagged as exhibits A and B for why “the worldwide web is an incorrigibly hostile environment.” Content trawlers love to “pick on barely literate commenters” while nutpicking is one of the grand, if … Continue reading

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