Gerry Canavan

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Friday Morning!

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Friday morning links!

* Daddy, where do lies come from? The New York Times reports. Via Steve Benen.

* Never forget: xkcd remembers Oregon.

* Overthinking It on the transdimensionality of Fraggles.

* Conversing with Marginalised People for Dummies. (via MeFi)

* And Amanda Marcotte celebrates Mad Men and its interrogation of the consumerist origins of the American sense of self.

On Mad Men, the ad executives believe that they possess the power of illusion. In the series pilot, Don woos a client and potential lover by replying, when she states that she believes in love, “What you call love was invented by guys like me to sell nylons.” Let’s hope Mad Men continues its brave path and goes into season three exploring the possibility that the ’60s youth culture was also created by ad executives looking to sell coffee and miniskirts.

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August 14, 2009 at 1:30 pm

The Vegetarian Menace

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In addition to terrorists, “Twitter has also become a social activist tool for socialists, human rights groups, communists, vegetarians, anarchists, religious communities, atheists, political enthusiasts, hacktivists and others to communicate with each other and to send messages to broader audiences,” a new paper from the U.S. Army darkly reports.

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October 28, 2008 at 3:44 am