Archive for the ‘Zeitgeist’ Category

Another Great Retro Move

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 20:18 No Comments

Not that it’s going to save Kmart from the dustbin, but the Blue Light Special is back for the first time since the retailer went bankrupt in the early 2000s.

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Saturday, October 24, 2015 7:55 1 Comment

I think this is a case where anti-satire is actually satire. I’m really tired of the amount of fake news that has sprung up across the internet. In the past satire site’s like The Onion did a good job of being obvious they were fake. Unfortunately there is a new breed of satire sites out [...]

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A Reality Show Life

Monday, November 4, 2013 4:00 2 Comments

This is one of those interesting stories that has larger meanings than most folks might think on. Golfing stud Rory McIlroy, according to the media, broke up with Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, with this act being the last dealbreaker. North Irish golfer Rory McIlroy finally split with his girlfriend of two years, Danish tennis [...]

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Return to the Planet of “No Judgment”

Thursday, September 15, 2011 20:57 2 Comments

Earlier this year I wrote an article about the inane Planet Fitness chain and its commitment to making sure you don’t judge anyone within its walls. Planet Fitness advertises its “Judgment Free Zone” – a registered trademark, and don’t make me laugh – as a place where “members can relax, get in shape, and have [...]

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The Death and Resurrection of Barbaric Music

Saturday, October 23, 2010 19:50 23 Comments

Somehow I missed the death and the funeral. But apparently, smooth jazz passed away in its sleep almost two years ago and it was pronounced dead on the scene. Where was I? Says one critic on PopMatters: I come to bury smooth jazz, not to praise it. The evil that radio formats do lives after [...]

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Video Gaming Not a “Mental Disorder”

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 6:30 3 Comments

This is hilarious, though it’s all supposed to be serious. Anecdotally, therapists who now specialize in video-game and Internet addiction say it’s a growing and serious problem. But it will be some time before it meets the threshold for inclusion in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V). ReSTART, at $300+ per day, [...]

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Would Mencken Have Worn Crocs?

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 21:45 No Comments

Crocs won’t go away easy. But in the past 18 months, the company has faltered financially. Crocs lost $185 million last year, significantly curtailed its operations, experienced declines in shoe sales and stock value, is embroiled in an array of legal battles and has fallen out of fashion in some circles. Some consumers, analysts, retailers — [...]

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