All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Opinion’

Maureen Dowd’s Paranoid Pot Ramblings, at Your Fingertips, for Just $6 per Month

Yes, I’m kind of mixing a couple of stories here, but two interesting things happened today in New York Times land. First, the venerable newspaper launched a new digital subscription for Opinions only, and second, columnist Maureen Dowd got really, really high (and lived to tell the tale!). The New York Times has focused their paywall options to allow readers …

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Already Bitching About Facebook’s New Video Ads? Well, Stop.

Facebook’s new video ads are pretty much the most tolerable kind of video ad around, so stop your bitching before it even starts. You know, unless you want to quit internetting altogether. In that case, you probably have a point – Facebook’s just-announced autoplay video ads are just another reason to scream at your phone. We’re all just walking, talking, …

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John McCain: I’ll Reply to Putin’s NYT Op-Ed in Pravda

For the first time in history, one world leader will respond to another world leader via newspaper columns in their respective nations and languages. Vladimir Putin penned a NYT column last week that discussed U.S. foreign policy with regard to a forthcoming attack on Syria. That column incensed many readers, and some Twitter reactions labeled Putin a “concern troll” who’s …

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It’s My Food and I’ll Instagram It If I Want to: A Defense of Amateur Food Photography

Apart from posting a copious amount of baby photos on Facebook (nobody cares and your kid isn’t even that cute anyway), and going overboard with the politically-charged rhetoric (nobody cares and your opinion is stupid anyway), there’s not really a social media faux pas more common and more annoying than the oversharing of food photography. Personally, I enjoy a well-shot, …

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The Avengers Apparently Waged A War On Adopted Kids

Has everyone had the chance to see The Avengers yet? I sure hope so – it’s pure escapism at its finest. Critics and fans agree that it’s a must-see for the summer, so I won’t take any more time participating in the crowded online circlejerk. We all know that the film shattered box office records in its opening weekend, and …

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I’m Glad Facebook Doesn’t Tell Me Who Unfriended Me

I’ve been on Facebook since the first summer I was given a University address in 2004. Yep, back in ye olde days, you had to have that .edu email address to even register. It was a good time – perhaps the best of times. No thirteen-year-olds, no parents, and no big brands, just curious (and mostly horny) college students, your …

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