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9/12 Protestor We Can ALL Agree With

Link via Dependable Renegade, via Huffington Post.

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“I Am an Amanuensis” 65: Cake

Some people drink Pepsi Some people drink Coke The wacky morning DJ Says democracy’s a joke Cake, “Comfort Eagle,” from the album of the same name. Amanuensis –noun.  A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.

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Joe Quesada Knows What the Kids are Into

Discussing his recent run on Captain America in the October 2009 issue of Wizard magazine, comics writer Ed Brubaker says Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada told him, “‘“Kids reading comics today, they don’t care too much about Nazis, so having Captain America’s archvillain be a Nazi is less interesting than having him [. . . be] some corporate madman from ex-Communist Russia.”’” I’m not sure which “kids” Joe Quesada is talking about here.  Does he mean kids ages 8-16, who were born after the Cold War ended, the kids who were very young when terrorists killed more American civilians on…

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“I Am an Amanuensis” 64: Pulp

You’ll never live like common people, you’ll never do what common people do, you’ll never fail like common people, you’ll never watch your life slide out of view, and dance and drink and screw, because there’s nothing else to do. “Common People” by Pulp, from their excellent 1995 album Different Class.  My karaoke interpretation of the song was similar to the Ben Folds-produced William Shatner version with Joe Jackson (is she really going out with him?). Amanuensis –noun.  A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.

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Apropos of Nothing 12: Powerpulp Presentation

Steve Jobs never did it like this. 2009; photo by Audrey.

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“I Am an Amanuensis” 63: Philip Pullman

“[. . . T]alking about them—especially if you were safe and snug at home [. . .]—was delicious.” Indeed.  Philip Pullman, His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass; The Subtle Knife; The Amber Spyglass. Page 34. New York: Random House, 1995, 1997, 2000. Amanuensis –noun.  A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.

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“Eye-Patch” Underwear for “Naughty Girls”

Conservative California lawmaker Mike Duvall bragged about his extramarital affairs while sitting in front of a live microphone in Sacramento yesterday, according to the Associated Press.  When not with his wife, Duvall enjoys the company of two “‘naughty girl’” lobbyists who wear “‘eye-patch underwear’” and enjoy being spanked. Duvall resigned but is now claiming he hasn’t been unfaithful to his wife, and that the stories were made up.  Which might not be so bad if he wasn’t a Family Values candidate who received a 100 percent approval rating from the conservative advocacy group Capitol Resource Institute. If Duvall is sleeping…

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