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Entries from June 2010

Earworm: Death Cab for Cutie – “Title Track”

June 24th, 2010 · 2 Comments

The mediocrity of their recent stuff sometimes makes me forget how much I liked their early albums.

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Tags: Art & Culture

My Head, Blogging

June 22nd, 2010 · 3 Comments

With NYU’s Jay Rosen about the curious customs of American political journalists:

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Tags: Journalism & the Media · Self Promotion

Earworm: Pains of Being Pure at Heart – “Everything With You”

June 15th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Getting psyched up for Wednesday’s show…

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Tags: Art & Culture

What Marriage May Be

June 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment

By way of belated congratulations to happy newlyweds Megan and Peter, I thought I’d reproduce here the short passage I read at the wedding this weekend, and which (with some reservations about “identical in opinions”) fits them to a T: What marriage may be in the case of two persons of cultivated faculties, identical in […]

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Tags: Personal

Earworm: The Cure – “Just Like Heaven”

June 10th, 2010 · 1 Comment

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Tags: Art & Culture

Earworm: The XX – “Shelter”

June 8th, 2010 · No Comments

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Tags: Art & Culture

The Boundaries of Science

June 7th, 2010 · 24 Comments

Quondam colleague John Timmer at Ars Technica writes up a recent study on how people cling to cherished beliefs in the face of countervailing scientific evidence.  The conclusion—they fall back on the idea that the question is somehow outside the domain of science—seems plausible enough, and it’s certainly not hard to think of bogus moves […]

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Tags: Science · Sociology

The Anti-EULA

June 7th, 2010 · 4 Comments

I just noticed this in Cory Doctorow’s sig; sorely tempted to add it to mine: READ CAREFULLY. By reading this email, you agree, on behalf of your employer, to release me from all obligations and waivers arising from any and all NON-NEGOTIATED  agreements, licenses, terms-of-service, shrinkwrap, clickwrap, browsewrap, confidentiality, non-disclosure, non-compete and acceptable use policies […]

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Tags: Law · Tech and Tech Policy

Post-BeachWeek Earworm: Belle & Sebsatian – “Summer Wasting”

June 5th, 2010 · No Comments

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Tags: Art & Culture

Beach Earworm: Psychedelic Furs – “Pretty in Pink”

June 2nd, 2010 · 4 Comments

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Tags: Art & Culture