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An Engineer Leaves Facebook

Paleo Retiree writes: “There is a vocal minority [on Facebook’s staff] that is belligerent beyond belief in a quest to implement social justice policies … The concerning thing that’s happening here is, I’m not sure Facebook’s leaderhip knows how to … Continue reading

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Low and Dishonest

Fenster writes: Fake news is mostly a matter of not covering certain things.  But it can also be a matter of indirection. Squirrel!! At its worst it dives right in and absolutely bathes in the warm waters of dishonesty, naked … Continue reading

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Our Favorite Things from 2014

Blowhard, Esq. writes: For approximately the 14th year in a row my pop music taste slid into middling mediocrity, but I’m perfectly OK with that. I long ago abandoned caring about or following new music. I loved The Black Keys’ “Turn … Continue reading

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You Can Now “Like” Us on “Facebook” So Please “Do So”

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Go here for our new Facebook fan page. Now you can get the entertaining, thought-provoking, obscene, Nobel-prize winning content you’ve come to expect right in your Facebook feed to horrify share with your mothers, grandmothers, and spinster aunts.

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Facebook Follies

Callowman writes: In the past few hours, Facebook has had the poor taste to boot several people associated with this blog out, requesting that we upload an image of a government ID to get back in. I am the latest … Continue reading

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Shu Qi: Queen of the Selfie

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: If the selfie is the premier photographic genre of our age, then I name Shu Qi as its queen. Are you all familiar with Shu Qi? She’s a Taiwanese model and actress best known in the … Continue reading

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No, I Don’t Fucking Love It

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I spend way too much time online and, over the past couple of years or so, I can’t help but observe a new linguistic innovation. Have you noticed that many people no longer simply “like” or “love” something but “fucking love” … Continue reading

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“Perhaps never has there been a lamer misunderstanding of social interaction. . . “

. . . than Facebook. Glynn Marshes writes: Michael Wolffe, in USA Today, argues that Facebook will inevitably splinter as people peel off to join other social media services — services set up to reinforce exclusivity and eliminate “the Facebook … Continue reading

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Paleo Retiree writes: So Mark Zuckerberg’s fortunes aren’t always on the rise … In (semi) praise of LSD. What’s to become of Ryszard Kapuściński’s literary reputation, now that we know that he accommodated unsavory Communist masters and that he played … Continue reading

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