Category Archives: Mass Media

Television, Radio, Youtube, and other mass media outlets.

Songs of the Semesters

Part of my second attempt at a PhD involved music. As I returned to test taking, I returned to pre-test music playlists. The mix varied from term to term, based on the highlights of courses and life. (Originally in summer … Continue reading

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On Being 40

There’s a countdown going on right now. 1 minute, 12 seconds. Unless something extreme occurs, screwier than a screwball comedy, I’ll be a 40 year old virgin. 25 seconds now. There’s no fancy ball drop. No Taylor Swift or Ryan … Continue reading

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TV: Carrie and Lorelai

Over the month of April, I’ve had a tooth issue. There was pain – not so much that I’d take a painkiller, but enough to influence my life. I couldn’t put any pressure on the back left side of my … Continue reading

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Thank You, Mid-Majority.

It always ends in a loss. Humans all die. Websites die too. Unless something unusual happens in the next nine minutes of basketball time, Dayton will lose to Florida, all remaining squads will come from power conferences, and The Mid-Majority … Continue reading

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Taylor Swift World

Even though it’s the end of June, and The End might be near (key sign: Harvard in NCAA men’s basketball tournament), it’s not too late to announce 2012 resolutions. After all, half the year remains. I resolve to live life … Continue reading

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Penn State and the media’s Freudian complex

I have 2 credits from Penn State. During summer 1990, I attended a summer computing institute for high school students. To acquire dorm housing, one had to be an enrolled student. The people in charge made up a course; I’m … Continue reading

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It always ends in a loss: NCAA D-II Championship Pregame

When we think about competition, we usually think about winning. On Facebook, the statuses I read usually celebrate a child’s success. It would be unusual to see the defeats. I don’t blame parents for neglecting the negative; it’s what we … Continue reading

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I’ve got my vuvuzela: Harvard vs. Yale TiVo 2010

It’s been a long time since I’ve written about sports, and there’s a reason for that. More later. For now, let’s Tivo blog the event. The title is a reference to this ban, by the way. This version of The … Continue reading

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South Africa and Associations: Copa Mundial

South Africa is a country with a great deal of promise, and a great deal of trouble. It was a fairly open secret that I am seriously considering working in the country. Now, that secret is public. If my UChicago … Continue reading

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Thank you, Butler.

I went to the NCAA basketball championship in Indianapolis last night. My trip home from Chicago to Louisville literally passes within sight of the stadium, so it was an easy diversion. After Butler won Saturday night, Stubhub provided a seat. … Continue reading

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