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Truths About Thanksgiving

Some little known facts about Thanksgiving: 1. Actually originated in the mid-14 century Latvia where it was called mems brigdienu. 2. The first American Thanksgiving meal was not turkey. It was soup. Anecdotal evidence suggests it was butternut squash. 3. Canadians also have Thanksgiving, in October, to celebrate the overthrow of tyrannical Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. 4. The Dollar Store… Read more →

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The Bill Cosby Thing

So I tried. I did. I tried to stay out of this whole Bill Cosby kerfuffle but after reading David Carr’s excellent piece I figured that as both a student & critic of media, it was time to contribute to the fray. Not because my opinion matters all that much, you know what they say…opinions are like…well, you know. If… Read more →

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Thanksgiving for Augustus Reynolds

HE He didn’t much care for Thanksgiving. It wasn’t the concept that bothered him so much as the pedestrian attachments and (mis)understanding people ascribed to it. Besides, the season always involved him traveling back to where he grew up. Traveling back to the place he couldn’t wait to escape was bad enough, but to have people constantly ask him about… Read more →

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Media Pimps & Media Whores

We’re media whores. Comcast, News Corp,. Viacom, Disney, Time Warner (NOT the cable company) and CBS are our pimps. According to a report by Nielsen (hardly a reliable source, but seemingly the only one we have) we spend about five hours a day watching television. Not your laptop, desktop or tablet, the good old-fashioned talking box. The analogy between the… Read more →