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Topical Meme Thursday (2)

25 Sep

September 25, 2014

The new iPhone went on sale this week. What’s new about it? 1- It’s a little bigger. 2- It’s a little bigger.

So for weeks, lots of geeks and/or nerds (iGeeks? iNerds?) waited and waited on the street because, let’s be honest, if you’re the kind of person who’ll sleep in a pup tent on 42nd street just to buy a phone, you probably had nothing better to do.

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H.G. Wells was a blogger.

19 Sep

September 19, 2014

Long time readers (those of you are still mentally stable) many recall this image which used to grace the sidebar of this blog.

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Here’s an example.

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While H.G. Wells may not have been a blogger, he knew them intimately. He knew the psyche of the type of person who wrote cranky letters to the editors of scientific journals. Or maybe just wrote mean letters to the local penny press. Who is more invisible than the anonymous blogger? Like the Invisible Man, the anonymous blogger blows up institutions, metaphorically. He uses words but the effect is the same. What put this into perspective was one of those internet “Which character are you?” quizzes. This one used Universal horror monsters (Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster, the Wolfman, The Invisible Man, etc.) I took the quiz and got The Invisible Man, and the accompanying graphic put it all in focus.

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That sums up bloggers in my book. Of course, the “genius-level smart” and “extraordinarily clever” parts may exist only the blogger’s minds, but I say the “kind of a dick” part is right on the mark.

Take it from a blogger.

 

 

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Topical Meme Thursday

28 Aug

August 28, 2014

Yes, I am fully aware that Topical Meme Tuesday rhymes better.

On of the branches of The Company I Am employed by took the Ice Bucket Challenge at a location I do not have clearance to divulge. (Ok, it was the dreadful Wilmington Delaware.) Gotta admit, seeing my boss being drenched in ice water was the best part of my day. However, not all Ice Bucket Challenges go so smoothly. Here is the sad fate of Bad Luck Brian.

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