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YouTube Language Learning

Back when I was a kid, I had a friend who learned English by immersion, and he learned our fucked-up language faster than anyone has a right to. I'd like to learn a couple new languages, and I've got background in French, Spanish, and Korean. Does anyone out there have some good podcasts to learn languages by…

Vacation Starts... NOW!


I've finished my last meeting before my vacation, and I've got nothing else pressing before I leave town, so screw it. I'm done until the holiday. I think I'm going to try to anticipate the TMIT, and ask if you have plans for the holidays. I've got a flight out to northern California on Sunday, then I'll be hanging…

A Couple Thoughts On CCGs

Recently, I've been considering getting back into collectible card games. I've been watching entirely too much of Day 9 on Geek and Sundry, as well as hearing good things about Hearthstone here on the O-Deck and elsewhere. Now, I don't have the time, money, or inclination to start playing a physical game anymore, but…

"Pink" Characters


I know that more than a few people dislike this guy, but this video was really interesting, and really got me thinking. I was trying to figure out some media in which traditionally effeminate characters were shown in a good light, and the best I could think of was Song of Ice and Fire series. Spoilers may follow, but

Star Trek Vs. Star Wars

I love both Star Trek and Star Wars, but I submit that I am almost the worst fan ever. I go against almost every form of conventional wisdom, and it's not just because I want to be some hipster-esque figure. Let's start with Star Trek, because that's the easiest.
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- The Original Series: There are a number of…

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A Call for Post Ideas

So, in addition to trying to be clever here in the Gawker Media empire, I also infrequently attempt to be informative on my own blog for my law firm. Of course, I find it difficult to write posts when I can't figure out a good subject for posts. So now I turn to you: what questions do you have about criminal law? Not…

What is your least favorite invention? For me, it's got to be the cell phone. I really liked it back when it wasn't possible to reach a person 24/7. It made getting in touch with a friend a far more special occurrence. The refrigerator is a close second, mostly because it makes it so hard to find a decent grocery…

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