Re-sealable plastic container magnate, Earl S. Tupper, the creator of Tupperware, was born on this day in 1907. Put a lid on it!
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Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
I’ve grown weary of using Facebook, and am increasingly mistrustful of the cloud of hype surrounding the platform.
“Facebook is basically designed like a lobster trap with your friends as bait.”
This brilliant quote is from an article in the Nonprofit Online News explaining that Facebook is an example of Enclosure; the economic principal of privatizing the commons. The article goes on to explain some of the risks, opportunities, and suggestions for organizations using Facebook to bring people together.
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Sunday, July 26, 2009
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Sunday, July 19, 2009
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Wednesday, July 15, 2009
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Friday, July 10, 2009
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Sunday, July 5, 2009
"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" is a horrible experience of unbearable length, briefly punctuated by three or four amusing moments. One of these involves a dog-like robot humping the leg of the heroine. Such are the meager joys. If you want to save yourself the ticket price, go into the kitchen, cue up a male choir singing the music of hell, and get a kid to start banging pots and pans together. Then close your eyes and use your imagination.
The plot is incomprehensible. The dialog of the Autobots®, Decepticons® and Otherbots® is meaningless word flap. Their accents are Brooklyese, British and hip-hop, as befits a race from the distant stars. Their appearance looks like junkyard throw-up. They are dumb as a rock. They share the film with human characters who are much more interesting, and that is very faint praise indeed.
The day will come when "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" will be studied in film classes and shown at cult film festivals. It will be seen, in retrospect, as marking the end of an era. Of course there will be many more CGI-based action epics, but never again one this bloated, excessive, incomprehensible, long (149 minutes) or expensive (more than $200 million). Like the dinosaurs, the species has grown too big to survive, and will be wiped out in a cataclysmic event, replaced by more compact, durable forms.
Posted by Link Jockey at 8:37 AM