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Daily Archives: 04/23/2008

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America Behind Bars

For some reason, it takes fancily-worded articles in the New York Times for my family and friends to realize what I’ve been hollering about for years… America’s addiction to incarceration. Anyway, props to Adam Liptak for consistently bringing these issues to public eye. Today, Liptak

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Tom Friedman Pied by Brown Student

UPDATE: Footage, courtesy of the Greenwash Gorillas themselves… even as this was a pretty amazing spectacle, the footage kind of makes me want to give Tom a big hug. While I understand the criticisms of Friedman’s work, I wonder if this was an effective way

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The Drinking Conservatively Party Is Probably A Drag

We’ve mentioned this before, but it’s a good thing and it involves booze, so! Drinking Liberally‘s philosophy is Promoting democracy, one pint at time, and that’s a thing that we can all get behind. Started in New York City in 2003, it was originally one-part

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Pennsylvania does unto others

Well, the national media spent a goodly 6 weeks ogling the residents of Pennsylvania, trotting them hither and thither to elocute on gun rights and the flag. The candidates fed their cows and drank their beer and ate their sweet chocolates, prayed in their churches

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I Made A Muxtape

 It was very boring and emotionally unfulfilling. Muxtape, which has the letter U in it for some reason, is a website where you can make a “mixtape” (or, you know, playlist) by uploading mp3s and then putting them in an order.  You can only have twelve songs,

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Dude, North Kingstown’s getting a Dell

Looks like NK is converting its government computiz to more energy efficient systems. Apparently, this freaky Earth-lovin’ is also good on the wallet: By making the move, the town of 26,000 residents estimates it will save more than $20,000 per year in energy costs. Kudos,

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Get Your Groovy Self To Local 121 Tonight

Tonight at Local 121, Timothy “cozy music” O’Keefe and Jason “LLAMAproduct” Tranchida and my “The World’s Slowest Dance Party” self will be playing music for you.  It will be a lot like this video, but with fewer pastel-painted oil barrels: [youtube:http://youtube.com/watch?v=rh1HacSZgZI]

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Providence Is Burning April 26th

Have you guys seen the PVD is Burning poster this month? It was designed by the multi-talented Arley-Rose Torsone and features a couple of booty-shakin’ mods who start their bums a-smolderin’ when rubbing them together like two sticks in the woods! Some joker at White

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Bike Path Resistance

Some news about the Woonasquatucket River Greenway project that came across my rss feed: It seems that the Mayor of Johnston wants to to prevent the continuation of the Woonasquatucket Greenway into and through his town. He has discounted the input of non-residents and only

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so the baby came out your nose?

Here’s a new entry in the self-loathing sweepstakes — how to talk to the children about your cosmetic surgery. In his new book (to be released on Mother’s Day) plastic surgeon Michael Salzhauer outlines the approaches for talking to your kids about being shallow and