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    Violence I Can Get Behind

    I never saw the movie Fight Club. I know many people, both men and women, who place it on their list of top movies ever. But to me, it looks stupid. I couldn't comprehend violence as an antidote to boredom and insecurity. But the women of Jezebel.com have helpfully translated the genesis into cultural language I can fully understand.

    Sweet.

    I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that I still won't see the original Fight Club. I'd rather watch Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

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    Undermining Traditional Marriage (Amen!)

    A judge has overturned California’s Proposition 8 as unconstitutional, because it is, and our country has moved one more step toward making marriage a universal right. Those who want marriage rights restricted will complain that this decision “undermines traditional marriage,” and in a way they’re correct. It does. And that's a good thing.

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    John Edwards to run for President in 2012 as ‘Newt Nullifier’

    WASHINGTON – Humiliated former U.S. Senator John Edwards has announced to friends that he will likely campaign for the Presidency of the United States in 2012 as an Independent. Edwards will run under a singular campaign platform “What About Newt Gingrich’s Affairs?”

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    William K. Wolfrum’s Morning – August 4, 2010


    If Bill Cosby would just remember that he made “Leonard Part 6,” maybe he’d rethink his stance on living.

    News/Dinosaurs

    Iran: Many an Iranian will look back to this day as the day someone almost killed Ahmadinehad.

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    Writing sports in the United Arab Emirates for The National

    From time to time I’ve been known to escape the confines of this blog, and this week is one of those times, as I have some stories up at The National, an English newspaper in the United Arab Emirates.

    The stories – given to me by former colleague Paul Oberjuerge – were on sporting venues in South America. The three stories:

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    William K. Wolfrum’s Morning – August 2, 2010

    Vampire Baby. Yes, we've come to that.
    Vampire Babies. Yes, we’ve reached the point of a demand for Vampire Babies. I just have to believe these are the death throes of a dying fad.

    Wolfrum’s Word

    Is anyone really talking that much about the Pentagon’s inability to account for $8.7 billion in Iraqi reconstruction funds?

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    Six Months In: Thoughts and Reflections on Living as an Ex-Pat in Indonesia

     

    When I came to Indonesia in the middle of January 2010, I came with a few preconceived notions:

    1. It was going to be hot;

    2. The food was going to be great; and

    3. The country had the largest Muslim population in the world.

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    An Open and Honest Conversation about My Racism

    “You see, you’re one of the good Blacks,” I told my friend Al, at a high school graduation party. “It’s the bad Blacks that are the niggers.”

    “I think I hate you now, Bill,” said Al, walking away.

    It was 25 years ago when that scene took place, and his words still haunt me. Partly because I haven’t spoken to Al since. But mostly because that those words started me on a path toward acceptance and enlightenment that I remain on to this day.

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    Make money The Huffington Post way with Sexism, Hyperbole and Woo

    Being one of the most influential bloggers on the planet is no easy chore. The endless 18-hour work days can be hard on myself, and my family. Plus, the mainstream media and much of the general public have almost no respect for bloggers. And the pay is horrible.

    Now, for the first two issues, there’s little I can do. I am dedicated to the craft, after all. But for the money part, I have learned that there is one thing I can do to make this blog lucrative. And that’s what I’m going to do.

    I’m going Huffington Postisize this bitch.

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    America by Heart: Reflections: The PreBook

    It was going to be a long day, the day she sat down to write her book. She was positive she could get through this, and it wouldn't take long. She was well known because of her mastery of Facebook, Twitter, and the Big Scam. *More on that later* So she had a seat at her very beautiful desk. This was a desk she purchased from a Real Housewife, and boy was it beautiful. because Teresa Guidice had excellent taste.

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    My Gardener is a Beckerhead, and is Probably Attending Beck U & Other Oddities in American Life

    How do I know, he asked me if I was investing in gold or selling gold. OMG, this guy, even though he is a landscaper, or some such thing, has three kids, gets his health care from the state because he doesn't make much money, recevies food stamps, and aid to go to school. But he always rants about ObamaCare, socialism, fascism, etc! What? Yes you are thinking the same thing I am. However, Beck is ripping off poor folk, who don't know any better, and I feel bad for them.

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    My New Crush: Aimee Mullins

    Aimee Mullins, aka Cheetah Woman, is officially my new favorite day dream. Not only is she part cheetah and therefore very fast, but she also is a good public speaker and an amazing person, two things that are very crushable.

     

     

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    The Daily Beast’s Lloyd Grove cartwheels around allegations of sexual assault by Al Gore

    Al Gore has been accused of sexual assault. He has not been charged with anything at this stage, and may or may not be in the future. But a Portland woman has accused him of sexual assault, and according to the National Enquirer, it’s possible two other women are making similar accusations. Gore recently met with Portland police in regard to the allegations.

    From CBS News:

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