When did softdrink bottlers begin smuggling out CIA messages to its agents?

This afternoon, I opened up a nice, cool, refreshing bottle of diet Dr Pepper and was about to drink it down when I noticed that there were printed alphanumeric characters under the cap. The actual characters were YR6P4E 7HH4E6. I know that in the olden days, they used to have contests and you would try to get the lucky bottle … Read More

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Mainstream Smut & the Future of Cooperation Between Legacy Publishers and E-Books

There’s a book story that’s been making the rounds lately. It’s a book called Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James (a pseudonym). It started out as an ebook and then went through a huge bidding war before it was bought by a major publishing house. It’s been compared to the Harry Potter series and the Hunger Games series, which … Read More

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XXX: The Domain That No One Wants

An interesting thing has happened to the Internet. It’s adding porn. Yes, in case you didn’t know it, porn has not existed on the Internet until someone decided there was a need for it. Up until now, anyone involved with porn has been required to keep in off line, but some kid with a dream (supposedly a wet one) came … Read More

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What Causes the Media to Focus on a Particular Story?

ABC News International ran an interesting story the other day about Mikhail Gorbachev. It covered the last years of Gorbachev’s control of the Soviet Union right before it collapsed. Today, Reuter’s ran yet another interesting analysis of the August Coup that precipitated the collapse of the Soviet Union. Both stories came out of nowhere and pretty much had nothing to … Read More

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Women Are Causing Problems Again!

(FYI: This article is satire, so if you read it, please understand that it’s not meant to be taken seriously. For some reason WAY too many people have responded to this article as if it’s actually a criticism against women. Most people get the point of this post as a post-modernist criticism against Iranian patriarchal policies, but unfortunately not everyone … Read More

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Did Someone Mention Time Travel?

There’s a photo from a museum in British Columbia that is making the rounds on the Internet that is quite fascinating (if it hasn’t been Photoshopped, that is). It is a photo from the 1940s, and it shows a very unlikely subject in the photograph. You can see him with his cool ray sunglasses and modern haircut, along with the … Read More

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