Gerry Canavan

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* Features, not bugs: America Is Raising A Generation Of Kids Who Can’t Think Or Write Clearly.

Former NFL Tight End Wins Concussion Grievance Case Against Cincinnati Bengals.

Onondaga Public Library in Syracuse, New York, has an enormous collection of roughly 1,100 vintage books in science fiction, mystery and “other genres.” But apparently, there isn’t enough interest to keep them in circulation. So they’re asking people to propose what should be done with them.

None of this means that the GOP couldn’t win Florida in 2016. But there should be serious doubts about whether there’s room for another round of big, additional gains among Florida whites. And once those doubts are raised, the GOP route to victory in Florida looks tough. They’d need a lot to break right in order to squeak out a victory in 2016, let alone afterward. There’s the scary possibility that Florida goes the way of Nevada: the next Democrat would win Florida by 9 points if they merely did as well as Kerry among Florida’s white voters.

* Remaking the University v. Napolitano: Meritocracies define “being qualified” for the biggest job in a field as requiring prior experience in other jobs in the field.

A Synopsis of Tim Burton’s Batman Based Only on the Prince Soundtrack.

* Just for the Comedy Bing Bong fans: When Reddit asked Scott Aukerman anything.

* xkcd’s “Time” has now been running for over one hundred days, and is now more than 2500 panels long.

* And Gawker presents some hard-hitting reporting on The Pizza Belt. I’m a native. This is all 100% accurate.

Pulp Fiction Inglourious Basterds

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March 7, 2010 at 2:28 pm


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* A metrical analysis of the presidential campaigns reveals Barack Obama will win, as his name is a trochee. (via Bookslut)

* I don’t mean to brag, but I beat Al Giordano to this conclusion about the John Edwards adultery kerfuffle of 2008 by over two weeks.

* Researchers at DefCon in Vegas have demonstrated that they can make “high security” Medeco key-blanks out of the plastic used in credit-cards, and then whittle them into working keys by referring to low-resolution photos of original keys. Easily the best key-related story since the great Bic/bike lock story of Aught Four.

* Also at Boing Boing: 1984 and Brave New World as pulp novels.

* When Lois was too curvy and Superman too gay. Via io9.

* “Serenity: The Other Half.” A Firefly comic.

* And The Big Picture blog has big pictures of yesterday’s Olympic opening ceremony.

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May 21, 2008 at 4:48 pm

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