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The 1970 Hunter S. Thompson article about meeting Ralph Steadman for the first time and covering the drunken madness of the Derby, “The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved,” stands alone as the seminal work on Derby culture and marks the beginning of Gonzo Journalism.  This article before you probably won’t mark the beginning of […]

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One of the greatest problems facing office workers today is the motivational poster.  They are dangerous traps set to catch the thinkers and free spirits in the workplace as they make sarcastic comments or instinctually roll their eyes.  The hangers of such signs are watchers, dangerous villains who keep files on you and stalk your […]

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This can’t contain spoilers for two reasons:  1) you’ve probably already seen the movie, and 2) you can’t spoil something that’s already rotten.  “Avengers” is already in the title, so you sort of know what you’re getting.  Except now the geniuses at Marvel weren’t content to limit their ability to develop any characters by including […]

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At this pre-consortium, post-paradigm-shift, stakeholder meeting, we will strategically derive usability objectives from our pedagogical visioning goals, and foster commitment to usability.  Formal wear preferred.   Plenary follows. Unsolicited Advice:  Lick your mind. In a note from 20011, I find that I wanted to write a list 10 politicians who may be aliens.  I suspected Florida’s […]

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Dear Etrade Bank, First, I apologize for not inserting the asterisk in your name.  I just can’t bring myself to do it, though I’ve considered adding brackets to the spelling of my own name.  Forgive me.  I’m old. My primary purpose in writing, though, is to make you aware that the “customer service” game you’ve […]

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