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Convention Cheat Sheet

With Obama’s speech coming up tonight (btw 10 & 11 EST) I thought I’d put together a few of the more important speeches. Also, some of the Popten guys and gals are going to be at the Tank tonight to watch the big speech. They’ve

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Top Ten Working Albums

So I’m staring down a long dark tunnel called Thesis Year… shut in a warehouse space with ten other amazingly intelligent and amazingly distracting Interactive Media Masters students. I’ll be spending ten or more hours a day in front of a monitor, with occasional breaks

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Saving Musicians For Dessert

I’m a live-in-the-moment kind of eater. When a waitress comes by after a big meal and asks, “Have you saved room for dessert?” I have to laugh- I never think that far ahead. Until I’m exploding, I’m focused on the hamburger, not the apple pie.

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08.25.08 My Top Ten: Right Now

1. “Elegy” This little gem of a film is far from perfect, and yet it totally captured and captivated me. Where the story failed time and again, the performances from Penelope Cruz, Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson carried me through from beginning to end, as

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Food For Thought

Out wandering the desert of ignorance- 3pm last Tuesday at work- I chanced upon the following. I don’t know where the train of thought came from or was headed. Still it led me, as all thought-trains invariably do, to Wikipedia. And Wikipedia, with no show

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Ten Memorable First Lines of First Songs

This list doesn’t need much in the way of introduction; the only rule is that the lyrics must be taken from the first line of the first song on an album. Here’s my attempt at narrowing about twenty-five contenders down to ten real attention-grabbers. Feel

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Conference

Wide, carpeted halls, too early in the morning; the symphony starts with the industrial vacuums running figure eights, retreating and returning, fortissimo, pianissimo. Lulled almost to sleep, hunched against a fake wall with the cuffs of my Good Pants dusting the only square inch of

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We’re losing at Risk, and it Sucks.

McCain has been attacking Obama for opposing “The Surge” back in 2006, and he’s scoring some political points with the issue. Obama still won’t say it was a good idea, even though it seems to have been relatively successful. I couldn’t figure out why, but

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10 Things I Learned From “Man On Wire”

For those who don’t know, there’s this French guy, Philippe Petit, who is a hire wire artist. That’s right, a high wire artist. Before learning of Mr. Petit, I always referred to this type of “artist” as a tightrope walker, or a circus dude. But