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Side Effects ( ( ( ( ((May)) ) ) ) ) Occur.

Assuming you’re not Superman or Woman, it’s likely you’ve “benefited” from some form of pharmaceutical.  Born on Krypton, bereft of it on Earth, you don’t need pharmaceuticals.  Or do you?  What’s my point.  Have you ever r-e-a-l-l-y read the Prescription … Continue reading

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The Existentialism of Party Mix.

Potato chips?  Mundane.  Pretzels?  Pedestrian.  Cheese doodles?  Lame.  While not the sole ingredients, when in combination, the previous snack foods represent the almighty backbone, an evolutionary taste bud leap from the myopic to the sublime.  Including the above, Party Mix, … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs and Hitler: Parallel Personalities?

I know, there’s no earthly reason for me to do this, and I have no interest in controversy.  It’s just that I recently read Isaacson’s Steve Jobs and Larson’s In the Garden of Beasts, and I’m unwittingly confronted by similar … Continue reading

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Birth (and Death) of a Salesman.

The New Grad A recent Chalmers University graduate, Quinn studied Marketing, earning a 3.7 cumulative GPA.  He completed a cooperative education internship, too, which led to his procuring a full-time job 1 month prior to graduation.  Quinn works in sales. … Continue reading

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Apple’s FaceTime Causes Increase in Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).

Fine, the camera adds 10 pounds, but why?   Slate.com provides a reasonable explanation: (1) inevitably poor lighting and (2) a camera’s failed expression of depth.  Skillful lighting accentuates dimension, while crappy lighting make us appear flat (read: husky).  And wide-angle … Continue reading

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The Cult of Kid.

Having a kid is like joining a cult.  You immediately worship them, become a selfless automaton, an unwavering vessel of devotion.  We sprint in service at the slightest coo.  We kneel, penitent before their deific whims.  We change their horrifying … Continue reading

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Opening the Door for Someone: Act of Deference or Dominance?

Whenever possible, I have doors open themselves for me.  Enveloped in a regal feeling, automatic doors gently splice, a formerly occluded world now parted, as if to say, “Welcome, you Important Soul.” And automatic doors are especially helpful when walking … Continue reading

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