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Too Many Beers Permalink

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In the ’90s, it was effortless to select a craft beer: It was the one that tasted different. Today, quality is no longer the sole differentiator. To stand...

The World 50 Years Ago Permalink

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Castro looks terrible in the baseball uniform and Nixon looks pretty good playing badminton in a suit.

Censorship and Diversity in Comics Permalink

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These days, there’s a broad consensus that the Comics Code — which has been endlessly discussed and condemned by comics historians — was disastrous, and t...

Kinda, NPR, Kinda Permalink

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The linked story is about an attempt to reopen the murder of George Polk, a journalist killed covered the Greek Civil War in the late 1940s. However let’s fo...

Depp as Tonto Permalink

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Depp’s performance as Tonto is more of the same shtick he’s been doing for most of this century. He’s not mimicking the flamboyant Jack Sparrow routine as...

Nate Silver on Hockey Relocations Permalink

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Traditional Nate Silver single with lots of numbers and charts trying to answer why Canada hasn’t won a Stanley Cup in 20 years. Mostly it boils down to bad ...

State Department Yeti Hunting Rules Permalink

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The memo stipulated three rules: Yeti hunters must pay the Nepalese government for a permit; hunters can photograph, but not kill, any Yeti that surfaces...

Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show: Live Permalink

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There are just seven people who – to varying degrees – don’t give a shit. Soon they will become smooth, professional, and monied. But tonight they don’t g...

What’ll Come to Tulsa Permalink

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Someone finally answers why Tulsa has such a big problem with meth “labs:”1 I dislike the use of the term “lab” as the statistics cover the s...

TurnItIn and Plagiarism Permalink

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Interesting article on Turnitin.com, a Web site professors and universities use to (hopefully) catch students passing off plagiarized work. Unfortunately the...

Tulsa’s Architectural Link to 9/11 Permalink

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Front page New York Times article from yesterday on the fact that Tulsa’s BOK Tower is basically a smaller version of the Twin Towers. It should be noted tha...

Oklahoma’s Tribal Informercials Permalink

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Wonderful essay on Oklahoma’s growing crop of tribal commercials (example for anyone living outside the friendly confines of Oklahoma) and how they may not h...

Journalist Goes Noodling Permalink

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If you don’t live in Oklahoma (or more generally the Southeastern US) you’ve probably never heard of noodling.1 Even if you do know spend some time reading S...