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Mack Reed
Works at http://f8interactive.com
Attended Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design
Lives in Los Angeles, CA
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The indispensable ZeFrank on "Why I Like Los Angeles": Two words - feral chihuahuas. 
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This is just a little slice of a refreshingly clear-eyed view of the way Republican extremism has grown to dictate American politics, media literacy and - in the end - multiply the number of wilfully ill-informed voters:

"1. The GOP cares solely and exclusively about its rich contributors. The party has built a whole catechism on the protection and further enrichment of America’s plutocracy. Their caterwauling about deficit and debt is so much eyewash to con the public. Whatever else President Obama has accomplished (and many of his purported accomplishments are highly suspect), his $4-trillion deficit reduction package did perform the useful service of smoking out Republican hypocrisy. The GOP refused, because it could not abide so much as a one-tenth of one percent increase on the tax rates of the Walton family or the Koch brothers, much less a repeal of the carried interest rule that permits billionaire hedge fund managers to pay income tax at a lower effective rate than cops or nurses. Republicans finally settled on a deal that had far less deficit reduction - and even less spending reduction! - than Obama’s offer, because of their iron resolution to protect at all costs our society’s overclass."

Read it. Forward it. Favorite it. It may not change anyone’s mind, but it shows how numb and complicit we have all become in the false equivalency of red-vs-blue ginned up by a party bent on power regardless of the cost.

Truth and reality lie in ashes because of this shit - along with Americans’ faith in the very system they claim to love and defend.

If this doesn't truly piss you off and inspire you to do whatever you can to get voters back to the polls, you're not paying attention.
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XyloVan reports in on the madcap kick in the groin that was Burning Man 2012: 
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How to look like a much bigger badass than you could ever be in real life:
 
- Work GATE at Burning Man
- Smoke
- Make friends with one of the best photogs on the playa
(photo copyright Darin Basile - http://www.daflye.net/ )
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I'd much rather be in this movie than the other one I've been in lately. 
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A fascinatingly deep and biased look at Paul Addis, the guy who burned Burning Man early in 2007 and killed himself last week: http://burners.me/2012/10/31/monday-is-the-new-saturday/
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Thoughts on the wild hot mess that was 2012, HD video of Burn Wall St. and the Walking Beast, our misadventures with f*$%ing AAA after our Exodus breakdown, and our pick for the first-ever Mutant Vehicle of the Year Award
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This is both fucking silly and sadly true: 
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UX/IA and social engineering consultant
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  • http://f8interactive.com
    COO, 2005 - present
  • http://factoidlabs.com
    Content/social/UX/brand-experience strategist, 2011 - present
  • http://speaktech.com
    UX/IA and social strategy consultant, 2007 - 2011
  • National Science Foundation / USC Information Sciences Institute
    Communications Manager, 2002 - 2005
  • http://LAVoice.org
    Creator/Editor, 2003 - 2007
  • Metblogs
    Captain Wrangler, 2007 - 2009
  • Cox Interactive Media
    Content manager, 1997 - 2001
  • http://LAtimes.com
    Staff Writer, Columnist, 1990 - 1997
  • http://PhiladelphiaInquirer.com
    Reporter, 1987 - 1990
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I'm the digital incarnation of a Yankee tinker, so pretty much everything you need to know about me can be found online:

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Award-winning journalist/blogger who escaped online 15 years ago and never looked back. Game designer, enterprise strategist, father, cyclist, Burner, schmoe.
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