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On Brand Citizens United

Is anyone really affected by ads when it comes to buying things like toothpaste or laundry detergent?

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 2:28 pm 0

On Questions We Ask the Oldest People

@happymisanthrope I never understood that question "What surprises you the most?" He didn't wake up after a century like Rip Van Winkle and freak out at the sight of automobiles. He experienced everything second-by-second, day-by-day, year-by-year, gradually, like the rest of us.

How would you answer that question now? What changes in society surprise you the most from, say, 20 years ago? Not much, right? Everything kind of makes sense in retrospect. Of course the internet got big. Of course cell phones replaced land lines. Of course terrorism became a great threat. Of course cigarettes are looked down upon. 1994 you would flip his/her shit, but only because s/he didn't have 20 years to see it all develop.

That feeling only gets stronger the older you get because you have more evidence of how the whole cosmic picture fits together.

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 3:33 pm 0

On The Weird Near Future of News

Wait, is this seriously what they're pushing out to phones? Say it ain't so.

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 1:54 pm 0

On Economy Shared

And I'm guessing she's a "contractor" and paying double taxes. What's that, $5.80/hour? Not to mention car depreciation & gas.

Gah, people are stupid.

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 11:38 am 0

On Incredible Public Spectacle Not Any Kind of Ad for Any Brand At All

@Armon New pic ! Great Beginnings !!

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 10:13 am 0

On Checking In With the American Conversation About Gentrification

@KarenUhOh I logged in just to give this a thumbs up.

Posted on August 9, 2014 at 10:08 pm 0

On Word Disrupted

It's only disruptive if everything else is changed by your actions. A new television show is popular, but 99% of the rest of TV stays the same? Not disruptive.

Now "Survivor" was disruptive. It pretty much ruined TV forever.

Posted on August 6, 2014 at 1:30 pm 0

On The Last Ever Song of the Summer

Define your life by the media hype.

Posted on August 4, 2014 at 4:17 pm 0

On Alternate Names for the Neighborhood Unfortunately Referred to As "Quooklyn" by the New York Times, Ranked

Every time I hear that terrible portmanteau:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81Xs44K52ML._SL1500_.jpg

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 4:53 pm 0

On Who Will Disrupt the Public Good?

@Niko Bellic Baby steps, Niko. Baby steps.

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 3:27 pm 0