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Andrew W. Douglass
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I loved the duet. A good piece on the genesis of the parody: http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2014/01/brief-history-springsteen-fallon

You should link to/from your old entry re Born to Run (where I landed on a google search) at http://www.legendsofspringsteen.com/2012/11/great-moments-in-springsteen-television.html

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Spent all day doing chem demos for 6th graders. Mostly kitchen science with crystals, acids/bases, colored milk, lots of fire. The kids were enthusiastic (ooh! ahh!) and asked good questions ... except the three most common Q's were: can you make something expode?; can I touch it?; can I eat it? Answers: NO; NO; NO!

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ebooks will break Amazon, but not until Amazon does its best to break publishing generally.

like modern economics: "On two occasions I have been asked [by members of Parliament], 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question." —Charles Babbage

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"The Amazon/Apple near-duopoly on e-book sales is cripplingly destructive for readers, writers, and publishers. Once one of the big “A”s can freely set the price of e-books, they can determine the conditions of the market for everybody. They can charge consumers anything, pay publishers very little (for who will exist to sell their products otherwise?), and leave writers hoping for some small crumb of the pie."

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The dinosaur publishing industry is doomed unless it evolves, like the much eviler RIAA/MPAA. Has anyone told them? (Of course, what does Rowling care if she misses a few royalties?)

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Uygur's right on re hypocrisy--but faults the Dems for not doing the same? I think Obama can use either outcome as a podium issue: "I was right" or "the Supreme Court hates sick children." If the law fails, Congress is also defied, and it seems to me a lot of people will be hurt, plus a lot of other important laws will become suspect--this benignly named Commerce Clause power has been huge for 75 years, underpinning all from economics to criminal law to civil rights.

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Nice job Match.com. I knew their algorithms were bogus, but this is much worse.
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