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The Space, The Face, and Buddy Cole

January 27th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Comedy, Internet, Journal, Kids in the Hall, Meta, Music, Online Communities, Social Media/Social Networking

I’m on deadline tonight with a major deliverable (ahhrrrrr! I just used the word deliverable!) so here I am careening into another week with major blogging operations on hold. Well, maybe after tomorrow I can rev the OcPot up again. In the meantime, I will say this: Now that I’ve been on Facebook a little […]

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Mid-January Frosted Mini-Roundup

January 17th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Adobe, Blogs, Cats, Comedy, Comics, Culture, Internet, Journal, LGBT, Meta, Mr. Blue, Music, New Wave, News, Online Communities, Politics, Roundup, Social Media/Social Networking, Tech, The Economy, Stupid, Theater, Video

I’m starting to worry that Ocelopotamus has become like that stock old-man character from sitcoms and things, who falls asleep for a while and then wakes up sputtering and tries to pick the conversation up wherever it was five minutes ago, as if no time has passed. On the other hand, it’s heartening that I […]

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10-Second Interview

November 20th, 2007 · 7 Comments · Internet, Journal, Meta, Online Communities, Software

I had a fun little time doing the 10-Second Interview app for my Facebook profile just now, and I thought I’d share the results here, too, for those of you who have yet to be assimilated by the book of the faces. Plus, you’re getting the extended mix that doesn’t all show up on the […]

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Another Towel Thrown In

November 10th, 2007 · No Comments · Internet, Journal, Online Communities, Social Media/Social Networking

Okay, another longstanding support beam of resistance crumbled around noon yesterday, and I can now be found on Facebook. Still holding the line on MySpace, though. Must … remain … strong … remember the Murdoch! So, um, cough cough: Facebook me! On the bright side, Facebook appears to be another place where I can try […]

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Review: Crowded House in Chicago, August 19, 2007, with Liam Finn

August 20th, 2007 · 5 Comments · Culture, Music, New Wave, Online Communities, Reviews, Video

Crowded Freaking House, man. Crowded Freaking House. Last night’s show here in Chicago was everything I wanted it to be, with a few very pleasant surprises along the way. In fact, the only downside to the evening was that it had to take place at the odious and uncomfortable House of Blurgggh (complete with worse […]

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Russell Hoban, The Kraken, and the US Edition of Linger Awhile

June 5th, 2007 · 5 Comments · Books, Culture, Fantasy, Internet, Journal, Lit, Mythology, News, Online Communities, Russell Hoban, Science Fiction

A few days ago I got a package in the mail from the David R. Godine publishing house, who last year republished both of Russell Hoban’s hilarious Captain Najork children’s books in the US (and did a lovely job of it). Inside the package was an advance copy of the forthcoming US edition of Russ’s […]

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