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Bonus follow up to last-week’s jerkiness! As long as we’re talking about politics, what do Rush Limbaugh, Dan Savage, Jon Stewart, and most bloggers have in common? That’s right! Punditry!

Pundits are weird and, I suspect, one ...

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Swearing and s***

Sep 20 , 2012 | Posted by: Fighter #1 | Misc | 0 Comments

I was gonna write a blog post about Amanda Palmer not paying musicians, but then she started paying aforementioned musicians. So now you get this instead...

As time has gone on, I’ve gotten a lot more relaxed about a lot of things. One such ...

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Google, please stop being evil

Lately I’ve been finding myself getting increasingly upset with Google’s tendency to be evil. This is made more unsettling by the tendency of John Q Internetuser to view them as being generally above reproach.

For the most part, ...

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Our state fair is a great state fair...

Growing up in rural Wisconsin, one of the high points of the year was always the county fair. Everyone would get together and play games and have contests and what not. My mom, being a culinarily-minded woman would enter some kind of cooking contest ...

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What's next for words?

The written word is a pretty impressive piece of technology. Have you ever really thought about it? Our ability to transfer ideas across time and distance using written language is incredibly useful!

What’s really interesting about written ...

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More like "unfair"-itocracy

SCIENCE! has, unfortunately, demonstrated that the premise of meritocracy tends to not work very well. People in power tend to be not very good at ...

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Other Bands We Enjoy: Blue Matches (also, nepotism)

Jul 20 , 2012 | Posted by: Fighter #1 | Other bands we enjoy | 0 Comments

I didn't have time to write this week's blog post last night because I was busy playing a show with my other band Blue Matches. I'm the bassist (it's downright weird only playing one ...

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Making an A** Out of U and Me

I got into an argument about religion this week (a terrible habit, I know). As usually happens with these conversations, I find myself considering our philosophical assumptions. I like to think that any reasonable person, given the same set of axioms ...

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