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Requiem for a Jejemon

Like demotivational posters and Katy Perry-Metallica mash-ups, I don’t find it funny anymore.  There was nothing remotely cool about Jejemon, after all; it was just one of those interesting incidences of pop culture that makes for a good case study of how popularity can actually kill popular culture. When The Girlfriend and I went to […]

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WrestleMania XXVI Predictions

The professional wrestling fan in me is begging to write this post. WrestleMania XXVI is just a couple of days away, and the Granddaddy of Them All is shaping up to be one of the most exciting ones in recent memory.  While I’m not a big fan of WWE’s brand of “sports entertainment” (I’m more […]

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ABBAration

(Click the image for a larger picture) One of the things that ticked me off this week was the induction of ABBA into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame.  I wouldn’t have minded Genesis – there’s something about Phil Collins’ old band playing in the eight-track cassette players of old Isuzu Gemini taxis that […]

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Dear Fellow Communicator in English

October 4, 2009 Dear Fellow Communicator in English, In the grand scheme of outsourcing, the language we use is properly termed, “American.”  Not that I have anything against the British, but expectations are the order of the day.  A call center agent is expected to speak with a southern drawl, and SEO specialists are supposed […]

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This Blog Entry is a Representation of My Exact Thoughts and Views on Everything About Writing in General Because Verbosity, Metaphor, Verbiage, and Floridity in Online Self-Articulation and Communication is Obviously the Norm for Some People Who Cannot – Not Do Not, But Cannot – Express Themselves Briefly, Concisely, and Succinctly and Would Only Accept That Strunk and White's "Elements of Style" is the Only Valid Resource for Clear and Articulate Communication Without Distorting the Meaning So Everything You Learned in English, Reading, Spelling, and Cultural Studies Classes are All Really a Bunch of Bollocks and 140 Characters Simply Do Not Suffice for Delivering Your Message

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Bawdy Bards and That Kind of Odd News

There are two things I like: odd news and schadenfreude. GMANews.TV reports that last Wednesday, a couple became the talk of the town because of a documented case of penis captivus. You usually read about this malady on humor sites, or you probably watched an episode of Grey’s Anatomy, or you probably saw two dogs […]

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Games of the Chairman

He styles himself as “The Chairman.”  Following Mao, perhaps, or that voiceover dude from “Iron Chef” whose memory always serves him correctly.  The edifice at Orense Street stands as a monument to his slogan of “Metro Gwapo,” with footbridges and road barricades and urinals standing as mini-monuments to the magnificence – or perhaps the maleficence […]

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Wes-Side, Yo

I love theater, but I can’t act and I certainly can’t sing.  I didn’t participate in the theater group back in college, but I did pay my thespic dues in high school.  Whether it was a rambling Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, or a ghostly (and ghastly) narrator in a Greek gods pageant, there […]

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Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Stefano Mori

To paraphrase Wilfred Owen: “My friends, you would not tell with such high zest, to fans ardent for that desperate glory / The Old Lie; Dulce et decorum est, pro Stefano Mori.” I’ve been getting quite a lot of comments and e-mails from that Stefano Mori entry I wrote some months back, most of whom […]

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