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    Fifty years on…

    (Wikipedia)   Yesterday marked the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act into law, and this post is going to be chock full of information and links. First up, this…

  • What have camera phones wrought?

        Lately, I’ve noticed a disturbing trend from friends on social media sites-they have begun covertly snapping photos and making videos of strangers. They then upload them to Facebook, Youtube, Instagram,…

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    Kid Cudi: Hip Hop is “holding us back as a culture”.

      Wow! Check out Kid Cudi on Arsenio, saying it’s time the whole “Money, cash, hoes” mantra dies.       Kudos to Cudi. He isn’t the first rapper to talk about…

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    Slinging so much Spacey.

      K binged watched “House of Cards” this weekend, polishing off the first season and getting into the second. (His response to the shocking twist in the first episode? “About damn time”.)…

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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…