Category Archives: Media

He’s a Lucky Man

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I seem endlessly drawn to documentaries about broken, emotionally-damaged men (gee, why would THAT be?) and I just finished watching something which might top them all: Gilbert.

I first learned about this movie a couple of months ago, and the post’s title, This Looks Great….Can’t Wait hints at my feelings about it based on nothing more than the trailer. I’m not normally inclined to pay to see stuff, but in this case, I cheerfully paid the $3.99 to YouTube to watch the documentary, and it exceeded my best expectations. For one thing, it’s jam-packed with other comics……..

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Hedgers Lose Hope

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I’ve been reading ZeroHedge regularly since it launched in early 2009 (ironic timing, wouldn’t you say?), and although the comments section there tends to be rougher than a skid row neighborhood, it’s interesting to glance at it to see how the ZH zeitgeist is holding up.

It seems that even the world-is-going-to-end crowd at ZH has finally given up. There was a time not long ago when articles like this one which appeared today would have attracted applause and agreement. But witness the reactions now: (more…)

Beyond the Pale

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I’ve been online for over a third of a century, starting with a 300 baud modem and a BBS. During the latter portion of that timespan, the age of the Internet, I’ve been exposed to countless thousands of ads, increasingly customized to my habits, purchases, search engine requests, and whatever else can be ascertained about me by my online activity.

Starting a couple of years ago, I started noticing something odd about the web sites I visited. And here she is:

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