Thank you, Occupiers. Thank you oh so very much those participating in the Occupy Wall Street/Atlanta/Mordor/My Ass protests. You have provided levity and wonder after weekend of horrid sports news coming out of Philadelphia. Browsing the web for news of the protests (on sites, would you believe, other than FoxNews or Drudge Report), there are things I’ve seen that have made me smile and there are things I wish I could unsee.
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Out on the internet there’s a photo taken in the 1950’s purportedly showing someone’s idea of what the home computer of the future would look like. The photo showed a huge, gray metal monstrosity, covering an entire wall, with dozens of buttons, dials and levers. Pictured also in the photo is the bespectacled egghead you’d presumably have to rent to run the thing.
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First, let me just say that I have absolutely, positively no problem with the way Americans Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Kahn died last week. One minute they’re eating breakfast by the side of the road, the next they are countless crispy pieces littering the bleak Yemeni desert landscape. One hopes that as al-Awlaki was cramming the last date he would ever taste into his mouth, he heard the whine of the falling Hellfire missile and was able to put two and two together.
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