Monthly Archives: February 2015

My Special Forces unit parachuted in and fixed the VA

He was chatting with a homeless veteran one night in January. He asked what branch of the Armed Services the man had been in. “Special Forces.” He leaned in with interest. “Special Forces! What years? I was in Special Forces.” … Continue reading

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I’ve said much worse things than that

Rebecca Mock is an illustrator. You can see her work on her website. I love “A Year in Trees”, an animation she did for the NY Times Sunday Review. I bet they paid her. The “Aftershocks” is cool, and a … Continue reading

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We do not apologize for using lynching imagery to sell photo-editing software

Warning: Racism and lynching imagery ahead. Thanks to reader Kali for pointing this out. 

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That’s not us

This January six “Greek” organizations at the University of Michigan planned a lovely winter weekend holiday. Sigma Alpha Mu, and Sigma Delta Tau booked 40 rooms at the Treetops resort in Gaylord, Michigan, to shelter upwards of 200 members. Pi … Continue reading

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Making fun of those accents is how I stay sane

Argentinean President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) went to a trade event in China during a state visit. Not her first visit there. Noting the large attendance, she tweeted, “Más de 1.000 asistentes al evento… ¿Serán todos de “La Cámpola” … Continue reading

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Checking back with the execrable Facebook Year in Review

Here’s an old apology story with an update. Remember when Facebook threw that “Hey, [your name], here’s what your year looked like!” party that showed up in your timeline shortly before New Year’s Eve? Most had the caption: “It’s been a … Continue reading

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I remember it like it was yesterday. Or even tomorrow

In 2003, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams was reporting on-scene from Iraq. He was in a convoy of Chinook helicopters on a supply run over desert west of Baghdad when one of them was struck by rocket-propelled grenades (RPG) … Continue reading

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