Within three years, 40% of respondents said they expect to use mobile devices 75-100% of the time. But with this growth comes increased security risk.Read More
The 1987 film RoboCop was a razor sharp satire of late ‘80s America, with its crime, grime, and anarcho-capitalist bend. Interspersed between such lines as “Dead or alive, you’re coming with me” are wry newscasts and commercials from the future. And if there were a commercial for RoboCop itself, it would look like the video, below.
On a recent Daily Show episode, Jon Stewart pointed out that pundits have used the word “Nazi” when speaking about President Obama’s birth control policy. But that’s far from the only time the other N-word has been slung: Republicans call President Obama a Nazi. Democrats called former president George Bush a Nazi. Director Lars Van Trier called himself a Nazi (albeit retracted).
I’m not just an extrovert, I’m an extreme extrovert. I love mixing and mingling with new people. Strangers are just friends I haven’t yet met. I particularly adore meeting introverts because I find them so entertaining: I like the way their faces turn colors when I look them in the eye and ask them direct questions.
When creative genius Alan Moore wrote V for Vendetta in 1982, he couldn’t have foreseen the rise of Anonymous, the online group of hacktivists who took up his protagonist’s facemask as their public identity. But Moore (who also wrote the brilliant Watchmen in 1986) is pleased that they did.
Today is the 200th birthday of literary hero, Charles Dickens. We all know that Dickens wrote about poverty, injustice, crime with great humor (and at great length). But there are quite a few things we don’t know about the author of A Christmas Carol, A Tale of Two Cities, Oliver Twist, and many, many other classics. To celebrate, here are a few fun facts.
Dr. Yoram Bauman is an environmental economist at the University of Washington who has an unusual second career: stand-up comedian. Calling himself “the world’s first stand-up economist,” Bauman spends his spare time performing in comedy clubs, such as Carolines on Broadway, as well as more scholarly venues, such as the American Economic Association. He also authored The Cartoon Introduction to Economics.
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