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Archive for December, 2011

An open letter re: bike racks

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Dear Architects and/or Building Managers, On the property you are responsible for, please locate the bicycle rack and then do the following: Stand next to it. Look directly up. What do you see? If your answer is a(n): awning, overhang, roof, ceiling, tent, artsy glass structure, rusty leaky white-trash corrugated carport tin, force field generated […]

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Comedian Patrice O’Neal, 41, died in November after complications caused by a stroke. While Patrice was tremendously well-respected among other comics, and had earned a decent amount of TV exposure, he wasn’t especially famous yet with the public at large. Before his untimely death, Patrice O’Neal was basically Zach Galifianakis right before The Hangover. I […]

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Oversharing

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

My apologies for the recent bombardment of social networking nonsense around here. I’m still not exactly sure what happened, but I think the typically well-behaved Sociable had a few too many drinks at a recent plug-in update party, vomiting brightly-colored share buttons all over the place. Then it took the absentee landlord weeks to even […]

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