Realization

Honestly, Coca-Cola doesn't offer anything you couldn't get by mixing carbonated water with high fructose corn syrup, carmel color, phosphoric acid, natural flavors, and caffeine.

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A Nice Day to Start Again

Today is the 30th anniversary of MTV. I know this because John in the Morning, of KEXP, has devoted the last few hours to music of the era. Fun fact: when a DJ plays Thomas Dolby during your morning commute, you can immediately identify all the drivers around you who are listening to the same station. "SCIENCE!!" Boy these songs

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The Perfect Karaoke Song

Here's a question for ya: what is the perfect karaoke song? Wait, don't answer yet. Because I'm not asking for titles, the "Brown Eyed Girls"s and the "I Will Survive"s. I am asking about qualities. What are the characteristics of the perfect karaoke song? This has been on my mind recently, as I have found myself in no less than

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O Brave New World

In 1854, Henry David Thoreau said that most people "lead lives of quiet desperation". Today that is no longer true. Thanks to blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and reality television, our desperation just keeps getting louder.

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