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Erin Butler (Thursday)
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What's the Big Deal?
I do theatre. I've been paid to be on stage a couple times, but otherwise it's strictly amateur stuff.  I grew up in a place that had a ridiculous amount of artistic talent floating around - a smallish island with loads of active artists and retired (or sem...

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Fear and the Single Man
We all know the advertising maxim: Sex Sells. There's a reason why sex sells, and that's because it has a primal appeal to all of us.  Many other things sell for exactly the same reason: comfort, ownership, and stability are all pieces of the life everyone ...

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"Yeah, you got me, copper.  Now wha'choo gonna do about it?"
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Know What's Funny?
You've probably seen them: the shirts in banner ads reading "D.A.D.D. Dads Against Daughters Dating Shoot the first one, and word will spread!" It gets a bit less humourous when you see someone who did just that .  Heck, it's not like it hasn't happened bef...

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Good Guys With Guns
Mass shootings are clearly good for the NRA and the gun manufacturers they are beholden to.  The more that happen, in fact, the better they do.  Why else do you think they deliberately choose to have gun shows in towns with mass shootings, sometimes schedul...

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Three Songs
The Significant Other and I have a marvelous relationship, a hearty mix of reality, mild sarcasm, and unapologetic schmaltz.  These three songs are what I picked to exemplify our relationship.  You? Guy Clark and Emmylou Harris, "I Don't Love You Much, Do I...

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Well, Really...
...Which one would you rather have ?

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Well, That's Scary
So after (literally) months of back-and-forth with the game service Steam, we have finally figured out how to play Bioshock: Infinite on my 'puter. It's been a frustrating amount of time, though certainly not something I was working solidly on: we'd exchang...

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How Dare You Try Helping!
The Winter Olympics are underway.  There was some question as to whether it would ever happen, between the terrorist threats (seriously, hosting the Olympics 250 miles from Chechnya on the 150th anniversary of the ethnic cleansing there, one hundred years a...

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Reality vs. Truth
Okay, I finally got around to the odd "Ham and Nye Sandwich" debate.  Historically speaking, debates have been a regular part of philosophy and science just as much as they have been a part of politics.  Famous debates resonate through the ages, from ancien...
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