Tag Archives: Humor

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Live 2010 Election Day Chat on Social Media + Politics

This was the first live chat I’ve helped plan and participated in. Although I got bumped from my afternoon slot to the end of the night by Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, I did succeed in getting him to comment on … Continue reading

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A Rally Without Reason

In case it’s not clear in my review of the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, I did enjoy it. The event’s crowd control was nonexistent and the AV was inadequate, so my group opted to watch it from the … Continue reading

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Clowning Around in Government

I was originally just going to note on my blog how prescient my talk with Selena turn out to be, but I ran it by my editor at MIL and she was interested in seeing a polished write up. Below is what … Continue reading

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The Q&A: Selena McMahan, Clown

I lived on the same dormitory floor as Selena during my freshman year of college. Although we didn’t see each other as much as we did when we lived on either side of the floor’s co-ed bathroom, we remained friendly … Continue reading

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A Story Requiring More Than 140 Characters

I originally wrote this for Hiar Learning without any intention of publishing it for a wider audience. But before I posted it I showed it to the editor of MIL, who decided to publish it–even though she described it as “self-indulgent.” … Continue reading

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No Clunkers to Crash

The Daily Show has a typically insightful piece on the most often ignored rule in Washington: the law of unintended consequences. The well-meaning Cash for Clunkers program has upset a very unlikely constituency, demolition derby enthusiasts. Unlike vintage auto collectors, … Continue reading

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The Visionary Comedy of Chris Rock

In case the post doesn’t make it totally clear, for the record, I love the Rock. And the insightful use of profanity. And funny shit. Chris Rock may have been wrong about AIDS—but only slightly. In his second blockbuster comedy … Continue reading

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Making the Imaginative Case for Health Care Reform

This is a little “best of the blogosphere” piece I wrote to fill up MoJo blog while most of the DC bureau was off for Yom Kippur. With so much ink already spilled in the political war over health care reform, … Continue reading

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A Not-So-Epic Battle

Jon Stewart surveys the coverage and content of Presidet Obama’s and former-Vice President Cheney’s concurrent national security speeches.   Click here to watch the Daily Show clip.

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Keeping America Safe: President Obama vs. Candidate Obama

This video (and its excellent write up) was, like my previous MIL article, featured on StumbleUpon and shot up to the top of the most read list. Which was very amusing.    Jon Stewart points out the hypocrisy of withholding the torture … Continue reading

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