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Let Them Eat Whale

The subjects of the TV show “Whale Wars” are idiots. Chief dope among the crew of the Steve Erwin is captain Paul Watson, one of the founders of Greenpeace who got kicked out for being too radical. In the show, Watson leads a band of land-lubbing sailors into battle against a fleet of Japanese whaling […]

The Ballad of Emily Gould,

…or How Being a Blogger Can Chew You Up and Spit You Out Emily Gould, former editor of Gawker.com has an interestingly self-indulgent piece in this Sunday’s NYT Magazine. I have never and probably will never ascend to the levels of blogging celebrity that she has, as former editor of Gawker Media’s flagship blog Gawker. […]

Art Tatum

Okay, today’s post is all about being disheartened. See, I like playing some piano, but I don’t think I have any illusions about my abilities. Sure, every once in a while, I’ll see a band with a keyboard player who’s pure window dressing, just some four-on-the-floor chord crunching machine, and smirk to myself “yeah, I […]

Bearicus Factorum Anum

Teddy bears don’t dream no more, uh uhn… I remember teddy bears came to my house one day, I signed their petition… equal stuffing for all plushies. That was 1982 or ’83 I suspect. But that don’t mean anything today, ’cause teddy bears don’t dream no more. I signed it ’cause it sure makes sense […]

ReiBred’s idol of the day…

Snow! As you all know, snow is an endangered species on this planet today—all the carbs people are spewing into the atmosphere are warming the place up. Soon the planet will be obese and balmy from its high-carb diet. And snow will be no more. Someone other than Exxon stockholders thinks this is a good […]

Super Bowl sports Super racist spots…

Now, I’d never really heard of Salesgenie.com, and now I wish I never had. Major media outlets did their usual song and dance of criticizing Super Bowl ads, rating highly for Will Ferrell playing yet another dimwitted athlete in a snarky Bud Light ad (“Hilarious!” raves the New York Times). For my money, I liked […]

Prediction Markets = Crystal balls…

…as in they’re smoke and mirrors designed to make people think you can predict the future. Listen, I’ve got a lot of respect for economists. They find ways to turn human behaviors into variables for a math equation (witness a popular one, “willingness to pay” how do you quantify that?), and their conclusions often yield […]

The Straight Man

Judging by the first few posts, evidently I am doomed to be the straight man in this blogging tandem. I will embrace my role by living it fully: I shall wear a bowtie wherever I go from now on and complain about smudges on my shoes. I will also make more of an effort to […]

Fuck wordpress

Okay, it’s now 3:50 in the morning, and I’m ready to punch myself, because I just spent the last 5 hours—prime sleeping time, you know, for when your boss expects you at work and cogent at 9 the next day—making some sexy CSS to turn my blog from ugly to ugly (with colors) only to […]

RAAAAAAAAAAAAARRR!!! This is my blog, and my posts will be as stupid as I want!

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