Venting to a TV shrink now worth $172

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The approximate round-trip cost to take Amtrak’s first-class Acela train from New York to Philadelphia is about $172 (depending on demand). Thanks to TV, that cost might be free for a select few.
According to an acerbic post on the Web site Gawker, Dr. Phil is going to be on Acela …

18 August 2009  TV, Film and Radio

I have huge queue of requests in my Facebook account. I’ve been meaning to go through and clear them out — by denying nearly all of them. I thought it would be useful to explain why.

Games – A ton of my friends are playing social games, like Mafia Wars or …

10 August 2009  Gadgets and technology

For want of spite, Twitter was lost

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Less than a day after the microblogging Web site Twitter was briefly knocked offline and social Web site Facebook was hampered, a picture of what happened began to develop and who was targeted. Instead of some sort of corporate or international intrigue, it appeared like the attacks were a massively …

7 August 2009  World at large

Monday’s ‘Fresh Air’ touches on food and high concert prices

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I always like listening to the diverse topics discussed on public radio, but Monday’s “Fresh Air” seemed to hit a lot of high notes in my book. There were discussions about the increasing popularity of cooking shows and a look at ticket prices at concerts.
First, guest host Dave Davies chatted …

4 August 2009  TV, Film and Radio

Secret Shame: Short-sighted stargazing leaves me adrift in stellar sea

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Once upon a time, I was a member of the Young Astronauts. That’s not the secret shame — my membership in this esteemed club and lifelong fascination with space merely provides some background for my tale.
One of the coolest things about camping in the mountains is the breathtaking views of …

3 August 2009  Travels
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