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West Coast-ing, Part the Last: LA and Other Drugs

I type this as we board our plane to head back to the East Coast, after spending two whole days in Los Angeles. And in no way is that enough time to fully appreciate this city. Already I have a list of several dozen things to do the next time I’m in town.

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The One Corporation to Rule Them All

Mergers have been in the news a lot lately, what with Comcast and Time Warner Cable looking into a fusion and Fox just recently dropping its bid to buy Time Warner. And while it seems rather daunting––the prospect of such giants fusing together––it could be worse. Like, say, a single company owning everything.

Actually, come to think of it…

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Throwback Non-Thursday: NSA Hazy, Try Reform Later

With 2013 coming to a close, plenty of reflections on the big news this year include the massive NSA revelations exposed by Edward Snowden and reported by Glenn Greenwald, Barton Gellman, Laura Poitras, etc., and so for this Throwback Non-Thursday, I thought it appropriate to revisit a column I did for Mediaite.com in June on the ridiculous logic of the NSA’s defenders.

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In the News: How I Met Your Holy Father

In the news today:

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, but not thy privacy.

Does Obamacare cover ‘deer in the headlights’?

And that, kids, is the story of how I met your money.

Pro: there is finally a global organization that wants to save the earth from killer asteroids. Con: it’s the United Nations.

Dude, where’s my product engineer?

In the News: October 29, 2013

In the news today:

Unless “rehab” is code for “another planet,” I see no good news here.

I now yield the floor to my distinguished colleague, the motherfucker from Nevada.

Minimalist BuzzFeed is best BuzzFeed.

“You can’t have your privacy violated if you don’t know your privacy is violated.”