Monthly Archives: January 2012

Why Google’s (unofficial) motto of “don’t be evil” ensured they would go evil

Nihilists! Fuck me. I mean, say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it’s an ethos. – Walter Sobchak The Big Lebowski So Google’s slow fall into the moral abyss is once again prodded and … Continue reading

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What kind of name is Newt?

It was the second Juan that gets me. The first was really happenstance, said out of indignation that anyone would dare question the character of Newt Gingrich. But the crowd hooted and hollered in reply and Newt certainly knows how … Continue reading

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Aguirre: Wrath of God

A group of Spanish conquistadors, slaves, two women and a monk go down the Amazon searching for El Dorado, coming out of the Andes on Christmas Day 1559. If their mission wasn’t obviously futile, the opening introduction tells us none … Continue reading

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The Election of Al Franken

One of the subplots of the 2008 election season was the Minnesota Democratic primary, which ended with Al Franken, professional comedian as Junior Senator after winning a squeaker. Democrats across the nation were split between being appalled that a safe … Continue reading

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