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Apr 30, 2010
Who Even Thinks About Cleveland?

A new report says the Sox are the second most hated MLB team … after the Indians?

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Apr 30, 2010
Imagine if the Tea Party Was Black

You probably already seen this, but I’ve run out of things to post. Or I’m just lazy. Your call.
“Imagine if the Tea Party Was Black.”
Imagine that …

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Apr 29, 2010
Racist Arizona

The Daily Kos had an interesting article the other day: “Join Major League Baseball Boycott of Arizona: Hit the Pocketbooks.”
Next year’s MLB All-Star game is scheduled to be played at …

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Apr 28, 2010
“Real” World

Oh my God I’m ten years too old to be on MTV’s The Real World!
From yesterday’s Portland Press Herald: “‘Real World’ looks to Portland for new cast.”
Don’t worry, I don’t …

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Apr 27, 2010
New Baseball Idea

Another cool Freakonomics blog from the New York Times: “A New Kind of Starting Pitcher?”
The suggestion is start a baseball game with “the Opener”, kind of like a closer, someone …

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Apr 26, 2010
Vacations For All of Europe

Again with the Freakonomics blog on the New York Times: “An Important Human Right.”
Subsidized vacations for citizens over 65, kids between the ages of 18 and 25, and families facing …

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Apr 26, 2010
Little Coverage of New Coke

I was kind of surprised there wasn’t much on the internets about New Coke’s 25th anniversary the other day. The one story I saw was ESPN Page 2: “New …

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Apr 23, 2010
New Coke

It was twenty-five years ago today that Coca-Cola revealed “New Coke!”
Twenty-five years!
There are articles (and books) out there that’ll point out every nuanced flaw in completely replacing one’s flagship brand, …

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Apr 23, 2010
Elizabeth Warren

Rolling Stone is a weird magazine. For all of it’s articles about old hippies, obscure bands you’ll never hear of again, and pot (every two weeks another article about …

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Apr 22, 2010
New $100 Bill

They’re redesigning our money? Again?!

I know they have to thwart counterfeiters, but do we really need a new $100 bill every year now?

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Apr 21, 2010

Months that should be summer’s prime,
Sleet and snow and frost and rime.
Air so cold you see your breath,
Eighteen hundred and froze to death.
Oh that Freakonomics Blog at the New York …

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Apr 20, 2010
New Maine Beer!

I just discovered “A Blog About Beer” with their post about the new Baxter Brewing Co.
What is Baxter? A new beer company, setting up shop in the historic …

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Apr 19, 2010
Corpus Coranicum

I read about this before, but this fascinates me: “The origins of a holy book.”
Corpus Coranicum is a project from scholars at Germany’s Berlin-Brandenberg Academy of Sciences to analyze various …

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Apr 19, 2010
Txt Message Rules

This should probably be posted in every school in America (or actually the world): “Five Things To Do Before Hitting “Send”.”
Here are the five things to think about before hitting …

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Apr 16, 2010

Good article about Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield: “Wakefield’s longevity in perspective.”
Key stats:

With 17 more innings, he’ll tie Cy Young for second most innings pitched in Red Sox history …

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Apr 15, 2010
Cat and iPad

Awwww …

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Apr 15, 2010
Suicides at Disneyland Resort Paris

Poor Disneyland Resort Paris. It’s been the red-headed step child of the Disney family for close to two decades now, ever since it was known as “Euro Disney.”
Apparently three …

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Apr 14, 2010
Maine Has Lowest Car Insurance

I’m probably just preaching to the choir here, but here’s another reason why Maine is good: “Maine Auto Insurance Rates Lowest in Nation.”
The president of the Maine Insurance Agents Association, …

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Apr 14, 2010
Fixing the Currency

The Freakonomics blog over at the New York Times had a good post yesterday about money in the United States – specifically what to do with the dollar bill and …

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Apr 13, 2010
No Reservations Maine

If you missed last night’s episode of Travel Channel’s No Reservations that was in Maine it’s available to purchase on the Apple iTunes Store now.
Mine’s downloading as I type …

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