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Monthly Archives: October 2009

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Do Good: Crowd Sourcing Kindness

Getting the world to cycle together with good deeds- another step towards internet-fueled utopia. I have to admit- I got chills when a colleague showed me this. I feel like this might be a small step towards something much more important- or maybe this very

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Top Ten Balloon Boy Songs

I took what Hawkes wrote last week to heart, and I took time to let the balloon boy hullabaloo set in. (Full Confession: It doesn’t hurt that I am in England and had minimal internet connectivity until now.) And what this time off helped me

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Clue: Secrets & Spies- Col. Mustard Is Texting You

While everyone’s going off about balloons and Pakistan, I thought I’d bring you a nugget of real news. Something worth your time if you’re a fellow aficionado of games played on boards. It seems, friends, that Clue has gone 2.0. Clue has always been my

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10.19.09 My Top Ten RIGHT NOW

1. FILM Bright Star I felt like I watched the sumptuous evolution of a lifetime of romance all encapsulated in two hours of screen time and in reality only two short years that comprised the doomed love affair of John Keats and Fanny Brawne. Jane

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Travel Songs

In procrastinating packing for my pending trip to England, I started to think about all of the traveling I’ve done as of late. And it’s actually quite a lot. If I only count the places I need to procure non-public transportationto get to (i.e. rent

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Rent is too Damn High Party FTW

Last week I stumbled on one of most revolutionary political parties in New York. It is called the Rent is too Damn High Party. One look at the web page, and I was sold. Jimmy McMillian (pictured above), a self avowed investigator and activist, is

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Chore Wars: A Better Motivator Than Sex

We have all become loot whores. That has to be the explanation. The next time your kids (who are we kidding- your significant other) starts letting the cleanliness slip a little bit at the old homestead, turn him onto this little game- Chore Wars. Control,

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The Soundtrack of Our Lives

This was played seven times in a row at the office, which launched it into mental repeat mode for the next three days. You might not catch it the first time, but maybe the seventh: this is exquisite aural wallpaper. More than that, there’s an