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Slippery slope

Best argument against gay marriage I’ve heard yet. I buy it.

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Yeah, this guy should be in charge of the House Energy and Commerce Committee

Via TPM’s John Marshall: Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) is running to be the head of the Energy and Commerce Committee, which has a key role in climate policy. And he created a stir a couple weeks ago after he reiterated his belief that global warming is not a problem because God has promised he wouldn’t […]

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November 12 asides

Better Facebook A user script which adds a lot of customizable functionality and gives you a lot of control over your Facebook experience. User scripts are small add-ons to your browser. You’ll need to have the Greasemonkey add-on installed first. Rolling Stone: The case for Obama CNET: IE9 the best browser? Not so fast More […]

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Designing Obama

Scott Thomas, aka SimpleScott, is the designer who brought us BarackObama.com and later WhiteHouse.gov. He’s recently published Designing Obama, a book filled with some of the best designs that helped America elect its first black president. The book’s $80, and I’d like to own it, but I’m still deciding whether to buy it. The iPad […]

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October 12 asides

The last 3 years The story of how ex-NFL player Drew Strojny became a successful WordPress theme developer. Scientific American: Why broadband service in the U.S. is so awful The Stranger: What it feels like for a Teabagger: Two pollsters try to legitimize an illegitimate “movement,” with an assist from their leader Glenn Beck Fora.tv: […]

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The flower

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The Plastic Wave

There’s an underground rock scene in Tehran, Iran. It’s not like underground scenes in other countries, though, because in Iran, all rock music is underground. The Plastic Wave plays really good modern hard rock music. The Plastic Wave has another challenge, quite aside from being forced underground by the Iranian government and culture — their […]

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Thursday Top 5+1

“Pixels” The end is nigh! Awesome short film by Patrick Jean Catch Me if You Can opening title sequence Great graphics here. I need to Netflix this movie. Apartment advice from Conan O’Brien NBC is so stupid. Conan rules. “And Then There Was Salsa” Tostitos ad You want to see some innovative online advertising? This […]

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Thursday Top 5

Christmas Decoration WinFrom Failblog: “Good news is that I truly outdid myself this year with my Christmas decorations. The bad news is that I had to take him down after two days. I had more people come screaming up to my house than ever. Great stories. But two things made me take it down. First, […]

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Thursday Top 5

7,000 death metal logos? That’s like 1,850,000 spikes!Vice brings us a brief interview with Christophe Szpajdel, a designer who specializes in creating logos for death metal bands. He says he’s designed more than 7,000 of them in the last 20 years. I don’t know what’s more scary: that he made that many, or that there […]

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