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    Ads to make even Don Draper blush.

    Okay, maybe he wouldn’t blush, but he wouldn’t give all these the stamp of approval. My friend Wafi passes on this link to Pickshur:   In the present age of marketing, advertisements…

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    Future American dream is the current Japanese nightmare?

    BBC Two   Yesterday I read part of a post at The Daily Beast with a pretty negative future outlook for we Millennials.   Are Young Americans Becoming Herbivores?   To some,…

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    In memory…

        (H/T: JB Clayborne) In memory of my late grandfather and all the other men and women who served, Happy Veteran’s Day.

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    Obliviously linked in.

    Wall Street Journal     I’m not surprised by this story, but am still appalled. From The Wall Street Journal:   In late September, on a crowded commuter train in San Francisco,…

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    Menstrual Man

        A thought provoking story from NPR (H/T: Aja):     Arunachalam Muruganantham had his light bulb moment when he was 29 years old, and holding a sanitary napkin for the…

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    TLC Biopic: Will you see it?

      As a TLC fan from way back, I definitely had my eyebrow raised when I learned VH1 was filming a biopic about the 90s hip hop trio. Would it be CrazySexyCool…

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    Acclaim/ abstain

    (Us)   They’re rich, famous, and fabulous. And they’ll never “blame it on the a a a a a a  alcohol” since they don’t touch the stuff. From Hello Beautiful, celebrity teetotalers:…

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    Nothing compares to truth.

      After citing Sinead O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares to You” as inspiration for her own “Wreaking Ball” video, Miley Cyrus has gotten quite the response from Ms. O’Connor in the form of an…

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    Shut it down.

      I woke up this morning to a flurry of alarmist stat updates decrying the government shut down that began today. Thing is, they didn’t actually state any real information, just a…

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    “Brown”

    (PBS)     While doing some reading this morning, I came across a couple of stories that touched on Brown v. Board of Education and desgregation in American public schools.   The first…