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    I was just musing on Facebook over how the Golden Age SF writers would've loved the Net, and someone sent me a link to Fred Pohl's blog.
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeDec 20th 2012
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    The end?
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeDec 21st 2012
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    Miami Dolphins cheerleaders do what my friend called a "stripper-tastic" version of Call Me Maybe. American troops in Afghanistan do a frame-by-frame recreation of their version. Hilarity ensues.

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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2012
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    @dorkmuffin: Haha nice! It's interesting to see military guys to do what are essentially female songs/dance routines (It was done with Bad Romance if I remember correctly). Even if it is just parodying the dance, nice to see gender norms being taken much less seriously. Part of me wouldn't be surprised if being in Afghanistan is actually influencing that a little (I know from experience that nothing makes you want to get away with taking your clothes off and do goofy sexy things more than living in a place where you are expected to be covered head to toe and sex is serious serious shit). Because even though things are less strict for the men, they're still crazy strict.
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2012
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      CommentAuthorchiaslut
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2012
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    Just ordered myself "something." Can't wait to find out what it is.
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    BEEFSTEAK HER MAINSTAY!
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    I read that wrong, didn't I...?

    [Having now read the article, and learned that beefsteak is her mainstay food and not that they're encouraging us to 'beefsteak' her 'mainstay', I did indeed read that wrong...]

    [It just seemed like a brilliant, naive dating advert. Oh how I laughed.]
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      CommentAuthorcelan
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2012
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd 2012
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd 2012
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    As things stand right now, one company has a stranglehold on the eyewear industry. It's the reason why you have to mortgage your soul to Satan in order to pay for a new pair of specs. Meet the startup that's taking on a twenty billion dollar behemoth.
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd 2012
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    @Greasemonkey, hah! It's funny you post that! most of the people I know in NY who wear glasses LOVE Warby Parker. They think they're a great pair of glasses.
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    We're buying our specs from them online.
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd 2012
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    It looks like they follow the Tom's Shoes model too. For every pair of glasses they sell, they donate a pair to those in need.
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd 2012
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    Relevant:

    Warby Barker.

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      CommentAuthorJacen
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd 2012
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    60 Minutes did a great expose on Luxottica that was pretty grim. They have virtually no competition except one big player....Walmart. In this one situation, Walmart is the little guy battling against massive organization that has entrenched themselves in every corner of the market. I find that irony delicious.