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On A Framework for the Public Sharing of Internet Posts

@Mike Riggs@facebook How could a drone capture audio from the street? Using existing tech that's cheaply commercially available. There have been recovery meetings in public spaces, though I'm not sure of AA specifically. The opening examples were conjecture, not straw men. The abuses detailed in the second half of the piece are all pointed at specific, actual events that happened, which I linked inline.

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 6:09 pm 0

On How to Avoid Raising a Monster

Always happy to contribute to the Awl's continuing series on my attempts to be World's Worst Dad. See this earlier highlight: http://www.theawl.com/2013/09/social-media-addict-documents-breaking-his-own-child

Posted on May 5, 2014 at 6:00 pm 1

On The End Of Comments

First!

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 9:42 am 5

On Social Media Addict Documents Breaking His Own Child

I promise he was 100% fine. I wouldn't have shared it otherwise. :)

Posted on September 3, 2013 at 11:47 am 0

On Why Won't You Racists Let Us Talk During Movies?

@testingwithfire YES LYNX!!!!

Posted on August 8, 2013 at 6:26 pm 0

On The Olds Don't Know Where Facebook Is

No folly of youth is more quixotic than the tendency toward prescriptive grammar.

Posted on August 5, 2013 at 5:08 pm 0

On The Olds Don't Know Where Facebook Is

Haha, this is how you horrible youngs ruined the word "blog" by using it to represent a blog post in addition to the blog itself. Joke's on you; We're destroying the planet in your lifetimes.

Posted on August 5, 2013 at 1:06 pm 10

On Justin Timberland and Jay-Z, "Suit & Tie"

My biggest concerns:

* Amateurish placement of the touchscreen tablet thing
* The whole routine with the (what were those?) hankies/hobo-ropes should have been a cane or perhaps done with their untied bowties themselves, to stay on topic
* Why the Flashdance girl at the end?

That being said, I agree the song is growing on me. Feel like Jay's half-speed part should have just been at the end, making the downtempo parts a bookend to the central song, and continuing JT's tradition of great, off-kilter codas on his tracks.

Posted on February 14, 2013 at 12:05 pm 0

On Did This Ad Just Win Ohio For Mitt Romney?

I always get upset when there's no way to parody something.

Posted on November 6, 2012 at 4:06 pm 0

On The Dueling Flickr Feeds Of Barack Obama And Mitt Romney

"To Maru, the rest of the world is a box he is trying to escape from."

Made me want to IM Choire just to say ASKASKASFGDKJFHDSKJFHSDF!!!

Posted on October 15, 2012 at 1:25 pm 2