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They Should Have Sent a Poet June 6, 2010

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Best YouTube comment ever:

521scotty125: this is how jesus should re-enter the´╗┐ world

Do It for the Herd February 11, 2010

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You know how you sometimes get a sticker for voting? This is what I got for getting an H1N1 vaccine a couple weeks ago:

This has to be a prank from some snarky graphic design student. It perfectly fits into the conspiracy milieu:

  • Encouraging herd mentality (literally!)
  • Scary needles on the side
  • Hypnotic pattern in the background
  • U of MN livestock branding
  • Vaguely propagandist art style (part-Soviet, part-wartime US?)

See what I mean:

The sticker perfectly fits into the paranoia. It’d only be more perfect it had a sheep’s head saying BAA instead of MOO.

Superman comic strip to appear weekly in USA Today June 15, 2009

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According to Newsarama, USA Today will be printing a Superman comic every Wednesday in strip form for 12 weeks.

I think this is insanely cool, not only for geeks, but in a super-old-timey nostalgia way. We’re talking 1930’s nostalgia here.

No one and everyone March 16, 2009

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This is pretty internet savvy for cable TV:

First Dance January 21, 2009

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A loose definition of ‘dancing’ but the very definition of ‘glamor’:

This Land is Your Land January 19, 2009

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I’m pretty sure I’ll never be able to totally grasp the significance of this:

Via DailyKos and Fark.

Edit: YouTube link fixed

Folks living in real ‘Grand Theft Auto’ find catharsis in fake one April 29, 2008

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There’s a great article on Kotaku about impoverished blacks and Hispanics in Harlem finding an emotional outlet in Grand Theft Auto IV. This comes four days after the Sean Bell acquittal, which set three police officers free after firing fifty bullets at an unarmed man outside a nightclub on the day before his wedding. Inhabits of the real ‘Liberty City’ say Grand Theft Auto lets them vent their frustrations against law enforcement in a safe environment. If riots are found to decline nationwide due to GTA catharsis, will Jack Thompson’s head explode?

The article reads like something out of the NY Times: one of the finest written and researched blog posts I’ve ever seen. It provides a decidedly even-handed (okay, pro-gamer) view on the GTAIV release. It also showcases some parents deciding whether to let their kids play the game based on their maturity level and the ESRB rating. Even in a community with a $15,000 median income, their parenting skills put most suburbanites to shame.