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Beer Me

President Obama’s mundane beverage selection at last week’s beer summit was roundly condemned by the hip, politically-inclined set, and as much as I’d love to write a counter-intuitive defense of watery beer (paging David Plotz!),* I’m forced to agree that Budweiser does in fact suck. Given the success of his home state’s Dogfish Head Brewery,…

Why I care about this Apple vs. PC business

So there’s this company. Maybe you’ve heard of it. It’s called “Apple”. (I know– really non-threatening!) I don’t harbor any animus against this company, personally. At least I didn’t. But several years ago, Apple started doing something that’s not very nice. You see, Apple has been talking shit about me for years. And they’ve been…

Ahhh, Slate

Among the many editorial disagreements I have with Slate.com is the fact that, very often, their subheads or “jumpheads” (or whatever alternative web headlines are called) are written in a style that, in a desperate attempt to appear more salacious or provocative, ends up misrepresenting the content of the article in question. Happens all the…