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Tiger Woods Misses Cut at Humanity Invitational (Mep Report #120)

Greatness: Bought or Bred?, Tiger’s Scruples vs. Big Mac’s Deltoids, Philandering Ad Campaigns, Glorifying the A-Political, and Uplifting the Downtrodden One Category at a Time.

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Twilight Affinity Explained

If you thought you were the only one wondering why Twilight has become a cultural phenomenon, despite the fact that it is a work about glittering, vegetarian, self-loathing vampires, look no further. This explains quite a bit.

Say ‘Hebbo’ to Tarvuism

Tarvuism is the newest life-solving, octopus befriending, super-power unleashing belief system on the block. Needless to say, I will be looking into their Octopus-Intensive Weekend Retreat as soon as possible. And also am wondering about any potential affiliation with the Ramtha School or Enlightenment or the Pastafarians. All three groups seem to have an affinity for tentacles.

Host Monsters

This is one of the best animated music videos I’ve ever seen. It reminds me of an enviro-themed Aeon Flux. This magnificence was produced by the Waltzing Monkey.

Wrigley Field in a Nutshell

I’ve been there for a game once, many years ago. Wrigley is one of the few ballparks where drinking, hooliganism, and good cheer always outweigh the events of that day’s ballgame.

Loving the Stick and Ignoring the Carrot

Pardon the lack of activity recently. I’m currently adjusting to a sub-human sleep schedule as I try to adjust to the demands of “new media.” Speaking of how we prioritize things and motivate ourselves, here’s a neat piece on some old economist-derived misconceptions.

Fear not, Earthlings!

We come in peace?

We come in peace?

Okay.  Obviously Olympic mascots aren’t something to which people pay a lot of attention.  But if you’re hosting the Olympics in, say, 2012, and you’ve already had a few issues with some of your, ahem, graphic design choices, wouldn’t you make sure you had vetted everything properly before unveiling these?

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New York Still Doesn’t Want Outsiders

If anyone’s wondering why I once compared New York City to Darfur, maybe a bit of it has to do with the fact that both are absurdly inhospitable to outsiders. And the “art installation” depicted above and discussed here provides good insight into said inhospitability.

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The Ballad of Prince Adam

A talented mashup artist visits some of the homo-erotic themes in He-Man, while fleshing out the emotional core of Prince Adam. One can’t be a superhero all the time. Sometimes one just needs to vent frustrations and disco-dance one’s troubles away.


Yet another reason to root for Los Suns, in the Western Conference Championship.