Transcript: CNN / Youtube Democratic Debate

ANDERSON COOPER, CNN host: Good evening, and welcome to the first CNN / Youtube democratic presidential debate. We asked people from all over the Internet to submit questions via youtube.com, and the response was overwhelming. So, without further ado, let's jump right in. Our first question tonight is Zach Kempf in Provo, Utah. QUESTION: My question is: We have a

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LOLEDEN

I discovered something curious about Flickr while trying to remark upon this photo: if you leave a comment in ALL CAPS, all but the initial letters of each sentence are converted to lowercase. (Try it here.) I guess it's the "email from your father-in-law" filter or something. Since I couldn't wisecrack in the original thread, I had no choice but

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Forecast: Divorce

We in Seattle enjoyed torrential rains Saturday and Sunday. This morning, in the elevator, I overheard this conversation:Man: So, what did you do this weekend? Woman: Went to a wedding. An outdoor wedding. Man: Oh, god. That must have been fun. Woman: Yeah, it was pretty bad. The bride was totally pissed at the groom because of the rain. Man:

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Potter Errata

For the record, the Harry Potter post below contains no spoilers. (Or, if it does, they are inadvertent, as I know nothing about the book.) Also, and just FYI: my review of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (which is also spoiler-free) tells you how to get caught up for Deathly Hallows without having to read all the books.

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Your Amazon.com Order is Being Prepared for Shipping

Greetings from Amazon.com. We thought you would like to know that we are preparing the following items for shipment: --------------------------------------------------------------------- Qty Item --------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows --------------------------------------------------------------------- Yes sir, tomorrow is the big day. July 21. The release of the final installment in the Harry Potter seventology, or whatever the hell it's called. Oh man, you

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Research Day: The Difference Between Noir and Hardboiled

In a way, this post doesn't really fit under the "Research Day" rubric. What typically happens on Research Day is that I identify a question about which I am ignorant, Google up some answers, and then report my findings here. This, on the other hand, is an instance where I thought I knew something, and was informed otherwise. I happened

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Web Noir

Today at The Morning News I take a look at a number of online crime ezines, which are publishing some of the most powerful and provocative fiction being written today. Check it out: Web Noir. In preparation for this article, I wrote six people about the topic, expecting to hear back from two, maybe three. Instead, every single person replied,

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Reflections On My Netflix Queue

Warning: minor spoilers for all of the movies and shows mentioned, below; possibility of major spoilers in the comments. X-Men 3: The Last Stand: Based on some excoriating reviews I read of X3 around the time of its release, I was expecting this to be, like, Daredevil bad. Well, it's kind of a mess, and contains a big, Brian Singer-shaped

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