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The Delivery Presents – After the Election, What? Tell More Stories

The Delivery Presents – After the Election, What? Tell More Stories

| February 17, 2013 | Reply

It is not enough, as I say in Episode 172, to break out the spreadsheets and line charts when we want to explain why over-sized government is bad for us all. We have to put those numbers into a narrative that people can share easily. Throughout history, we humans have passed down our morals, cautions, […]

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What in the Heck is Going on with the Chuck Hagel Nomination?

What in the Heck is Going on with the Chuck Hagel Nomination?

| February 14, 2013 | Reply

Earlier today, I tweeted this: I admit, I don’t understand anything about the Hagel nomination. The whole thing confuses and enrages me. I’m like the Hulk here. — Jimmie (@jimmiebjr) February 14, 2013 A little explanation is in order. Normally, a Cabinet nominee has distinguished themselves in the field for which they’ve been nominated. Steven […]

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Da Tech Guy Ruling Da Northeast

Da Tech Guy Ruling Da Northeast

| January 28, 2013 | 2 Replies

I love it when good folks work their tails off, push their talents farther than they ever thought they could, and find success. My friend Pete Da Tech Guy was in a bit of a hard spot a while back. Out of work and unable to find a job in his chosen field, he needed […]

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Hashtag No More, in French

Hashtag No More, in French

| January 27, 2013 | Reply

Oh, those silly French. The French government is redefining hashtag with a Gallic touch. The country that has an academy devoted solely to the use of the French language has given its official seal of approval to a new word for the Twittersphere: mot-dièse. For those of you not versed in the ways of Twitter, […]

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I Wonder if Male Dung Beetles Ask for Directions?

I Wonder if Male Dung Beetles Ask for Directions?

| January 26, 2013 | 2 Replies

Have you ever gotten turned around, without a map or handy GPS, and had to use the stars to navigate? Well, congratulations, you are the equal of the mighty dung beetle, which can not only use the Sun and Moon to get around smartly but also the Milky Way itself. They may be down in […]

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Slate Economics Writer: You Can’t Complaint about Debt if You Don’t Compain about Mortgages, or Something

Slate Economics Writer: You Can’t Complaint about Debt if You Don’t Compain about Mortgages, or Something

| January 18, 2013 | 2 Replies

Matthew Yglesias is the business and economics correspondent for Slate Magazine. He is also a fierce partisan progressive who has worked for the far-left new media outlets Think Progress and Talking Points Memo. Which Matthew Yglesias do you suppose tweeted this today, the professional economics writer or the partisan hack? How many of the people […]

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Megan Fox, ‘Squatch Hunter?

Megan Fox, ‘Squatch Hunter?

| January 17, 2013 | 1 Reply

The hidden treasure in this story is not that Megan Fox is delightfully strange, oh no. It’s that she could, if the stars align correctly, make the greatest show currently on television completely awesome. Bigfoot, Leprechauns and the Loch Ness Monster are all real, according to Megan Fox. The Hollywood bombshell opened up about the […]

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It’s No “Turkey’s Away”, but At Least You Know…

It’s No “Turkey’s Away”, but At Least You Know…

| January 17, 2013 | Reply

I’m not sure he intended this, but I’m finding Randall Munroe’s weekly “What If” articles more interesting than his regular comics. This week’s article, on if you can cook a steak by dropping it from a great height is not just interesting (in a “hey, you can win a bar bet from this” sort of […]

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Go Broncos! Seriously! Please Don’t Eat My Soul!

Go Broncos! Seriously! Please Don’t Eat My Soul!

| January 12, 2013 | Reply

You will root for the Denver Broncos this weekend, loudly and with the vigor of a zealot or this will come to you in the middle of the night and reap your soul. That is a real statue (though the pom-poms are obviously not) nicknamed Blucifer. It stands outside the Denver International Airport, which staff […]

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The Sun Is Out and The Shack is Alive!

The Sun Is Out and The Shack is Alive!

| January 7, 2013 | 6 Replies

Did you notice anything new about The Shack? Like a theme different in a few ways?  And some new stuff all the way up at the top of the main page? And new sidebar widget thingies? And a whole lot of blank space where more widget thingies that will contain cool links and maybe a […]

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