Fox just advertised its Sunday Animation Domination as: SODOMINATING…they are going to burn in hell…

SO DOMINATING. Uh, huh. SODOM -INATING. Yep see what you did there.

Dante’s infreno awaits

Project ‘Gaydar’ = CREEPY

It started as a simple term project for an MIT class on ethics and law on the … At MIT, an experiment identifies which students are gay, raising new ..

via Boston.com

Is your sexuality being unmasked on Facebook?

Possibly, say two Massachusetts Institute of Technology students in an experiment that’s anything but fabulous.

Carter Jernigan and Behram Mistree claim they can actually tell whether or not someone is gay based on the company they keep, according to a Tuesday report in the Boston Globe.

In the project, dubbed “Gaydar,” Jernigan and Mistree pored over Facebook data compiled from a software program looking at the gender and sexuality of a user’s friends. Based on that information, the students say people may be unintentionally “outing” themselves because they were able to predict, with accuracy, whether someone is gay.

via MIT project attempts to track ‘Gaydar’ on Facebook | NY Daily News



Just discovered that you can tag people from FB in your updates & postings —cool Facebook, but how about letting people know this stuff and not stumble across it.

I guess that updated feature made you get rid of the “No Thumbnail” check box – boooooo!

Where Does Social Media Start,

and a Mainstream Media News Cycle Die?

The architecture of news cycles has changed dramatically, of course. These days, by the time traditional print and broadcast news outlets present stories of the day, they’re more likely feeding back to us what we’ve already heard than they are giving us something brand new. The exceptions include investigative reporting, scoops or what we’ve vaguely called in the journalism biz, “enterprise” work — now known as “unique content” when we want to try to charge people for it.

But general news, like “ideas and products and messages and behaviors, spread like viruses,” says Malcolm Gladwell, the hip Christopher Columbus of modern trends. Continue reading


Is enjoying some Mac & Cheese you would slap your sweet grandma for! I think I’ve unlocked the code to the perfect Mac & Cheese — of course it has 4 cheeses, blackened cajun bacon & roasted garlic! YUMMMMMMMMM! The final test is does it reheat well … and this one passed the test with flying colors.

9/11 widow: Do I really want the truth?

For the past eight years, I’ve had a recurring dream about my husband, Eddie Torres. It starts the same way: We kiss, we murmur how much we miss each other, how much we love each other. “Why can’t we be together like this all the time?” I ask, but he says nothing. In his silence, my joy turns to anger, which turns to rage. “You’ve never even met our son!” I scream.

And then I wake up, and I remember the truth. The truth, kind of.

via 9/11 widow: Do I really want the truth? | Salon.com


Deadly Choices

AUG. 1, 2009 Four years after Katrina, wheelchairs and equipment litter a walkway to the helipad at the former Memorial Medical Center, parts of which have not reopened

AUG. 1, 2009 Four years after Katrina, wheelchairs and equipment litter a walkway to the helipad at the former Memorial Medical Center, parts of which have not reopened

Within days, the grisly tableau became the focus of an investigation into what happened when the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina marooned Memorial Medical Center in Uptown New Orleans. The hurricane knocked out power and running water and sent the temperatures inside above 100 degrees. Still, investigators were surprised at the number of bodies in the makeshift morgue and were stunned when health care workers charged that a well-regarded doctor and two respected nurses had hastened the deaths of some patients by injecting them with lethal doses of drugs. Mortuary workers eventually carried 45 corpses from Memorial, more than from any comparable-size hospital in the drowned city.


via Strained by Katrina, a Hospital Faced Deadly Choices | NYTimes.com