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Internet, BC: Memoir of a Music Fan’s Pre-Digital Adolescence
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 22 June 2010
Stats: 7,361 views and 2 Comments

It’s difficult to imagine, in this Age of Internet, what it would be like not to know what the members of your favorite band looked like — but in the days before the Internet, it was a very real possibility.

My Facebook Diet
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Posted in One Million Watts on 14 June 2010
Stats: 5,333 views and 3 Comments

This isn’t a Facebook revolt. It’s a diet. I’m only cutting back, because I’m concerned about what the now-ubiquitous social media portal might be doing to my brain.

Have I Really Been on LiveJournal for Ten Years?
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 13 May 2010
Stats: 8,423 views and 2 Comments

On May 5, 2010, my LiveJournal account turned ten years old. I completely failed to note the occasion — not even on Facebook, which is a big part of the reason I’m neglecting my LJ. Won’t do at all.

In the Last Days of Penmanship
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 28 April 2010
Stats: 4,066 views and 1 Comment

My penmanship may not be completely lost, but it is sinking. The first casualty of the Internet Age may be privacy, but handwriting is a strong second.

50 Celebrities We Bet Have Google Alerts Set Up For Their Own Name
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Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 23 April 2010
Stats: 30,476 views and 9 Comments

I’m sure tons of celebrities have a Google Alert set up to look for their own name, but not all of them have time to follow up on all the blog mentions. Still, Mr. Wheaton, can you let us know if you dropped by?

This Fill-In-The-Blank Moment
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Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 20 April 2010
Stats: 10,455 views and 1 Comment

For some moments in time, there are no words. But we’ll fix that. We’ll do it for Oprah.

Support Your Independent Record Store
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 15 April 2010
Stats: 3,675 views and 1 Comment

Your neighborhood record store is operated not by a surly, disengaged elitist, but by someone who chose art over commerce. You should give them your business.

Things We Like: “Adventure Time with Finn & Jake”, “Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster” and “Gizmo!”
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Posted in Things We Like on 10 April 2010
Stats: 22,060 views and 1 Comment

This week: A different kind of Godzilla movie, a valentine to the art of invention, and a bizarrely funny cartoon starring a boy and his pug.

What the Internet Taught Me
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Posted in One Million Watts on 17 March 2010
Stats: 9,245 views and 2 Comments

Whenever you say “Webby,” I think only of DuckTales. The phrase “I’m Internet famous!” has no legal significance. And I never, ever tire of being Rickrolled. The song’s just so darned catchy.

Awesome Apple iPad Facts!
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Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 12 February 2010
Stats: 6,350 views and 1 Comment

The idea for the iPad came to Steve Jobs in a dream that featured Ricardo Montalban in a Jamba Juice uniform riding a unicycle while juggling Bea Arthur’s dentures.