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Let Bible Spice talk!

I don’t normally pollute Candleblog with my political opinions but I’m not seeing this particular point being made elsewhere on the internets so I’m going to make it here. Yesterday, John McCain and his running mate, Sarah Palin, sat down with Katie Couric (again — I think they LOVE her) and talked about, among other [...]

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Nerdy shirt give-away!

Part of the process of purging all our crap that Emily and I have been going through for the past couple of months includes parting with stuff I love but can never or will never use.  Such is the case with these t-shirts.  These gems are from my 1990s days of managing Earth Prime Comics [...]

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Height

I don’t normally link to the often-brilliant XKCD strip because all of the other, cooler bloggers get to it before I do.  I’m linking to this one though because of its extra awesome-osity.  It’s too big to show you the whole thing in this post, but here’s a detail…

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iPod food

Here are a couple of mp3s for you to add to your playlists labeled “teh awesome.” And but so first, Arthur “Blammos” Adams has written and recorded a wonderful tribute to the late, great David Foster Wallace, somewhat ironically called Living With David Foster Wallace. This thing has been stuck in my head since Arthur [...]

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Scriptures: 0, Science: 1 bazillion

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Yup, that’s my junior senator…

Check out Bernie Sanders making free market capitalist Larry Kudlow look like a hypocritical fool.  Go, Bernie…

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Where am I blogging now?

I’ve been invited to be a contributor to the Vermont 3.0 tech/career jam blog that Seven Days has set up. They just launched it yesterday but I have a post up already (and I submitted another one yesterday that’s not up yet). Mostly, the blog is going to focus on the creative and technology economies [...]

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The Earth is farting.

Let’s talk global climate change for a minute. The dangerous lack of critical thinking skills in the general populace coupled with our inherent skepticism of anyone with an “agenda” is killing us. Recently an event was reported in the arctic ocean that could signal a worst-case-scenario of global warming. Specifically, scientists believe that the permafrost [...]

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Typeface nerd videos

I missed Helvetica when the Vermont International Film Festival presented it at the Book Festival a couple of weeks ago, but here are a couple of cute videos about a similar type of subject… See also, Type is Art. See more funny videos and funny pictures at CollegeHumor.

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Akismet saves!

Have faith, dear readers.  There is a spam savior and it’s name is Akismet.  Before activating the Akismet plugin on the five WordPress blogs I manage, I was having to look at hundreds of comment moderation emails per day in order to weed out the overwhelming spam and save those rare nuggets of actual reader [...]

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