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Monthly Archives: June 2009

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The King of Pop

With a site named PopTen, I think we each need to pitch in to remember the megacy* of Michael Jackson. He is, undoubtedly, one of the architects of this media whale whose belly we blog from… he helped conceive it, he fed it everything he

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RIP Michael Jackson

I couldn’t help but blast Michael Jackson’s Number Ones as soon as I got home from work. As my friend Jeanne put it, “maybe he just had had enough. Meant with the utmost respect.” RIP, Michael. Listen here.

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Top Ten Worst Games

We’ve all had games we were looking forward to playing, but when we finally get to play them, they turn out to be less than we anticipated. These are no exception. While I may not have been looking forward to every one of these game

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Creativity and the Problem with Genius

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the Crikey-I-See-This-Book-Everywhere Bestseller Eat, Pray, Love, gives a miraculous speech on TED.com. Why does creativity screw us up so much? What does it mean to be a genius? And should we dub any specific person a genius? Where does it get

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The Internet Loves Transformers 2: A Road Map

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen has all-at-once inspired the web like it was Snakes On a Plane: Part Deux. Except, unlike Snakes, all this love and inspiration is happening as soon as people have had their first glimpse of this (no acceptable adjective exists yet)

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France to Burkas: No.

The French National Assembly is launching an inquiry into whether the wearing of burkas by Muslim women in France poses a threat to the ‘secular nature of the French constitution’. A day earlier, President Nicolas Sarkozy declared the garment ‘not welcome’ in France: “The problem

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Becoming A Gmail Ninja

Everyone these days seems to want to be a ninja. Every time you look on the Craigslist jobs lists, there are a hundred ads screaming “Marketing Ninja Wanted!” or “HR Ninja Needed!” or “Ninja Escort Where Are You?” For the most part, Ninja seems to