Girls Masturbating While Singing

May 10, 2014

Its not even porny. Totally G-rated, but fucking awesome.

If you can watch this and not smile your ass off, then you and me are not much alike. Which is not the same as me saying I don’t like you, but you’re definitely the weird one.


The Star Spangled Banner in Minor Key

May 10, 2014

This seems much more appropriate than the original. It conveys the fact that everything it once stood for is dead. Especially the “land of the free, home of the brave” line. We are neither.


15 Year old Texan – First Amendment Bad Ass

May 10, 2014

Mason Michalec is a 15 year old in Needville, Texas.  He prefers not to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.  His principal decided to take him on and gave him in school suspension for not adhering to the required political orthodoxy. Michalec does not seem to be backing down.  

That principal is going to get spanked if he pushes this.  (source)


Pope Francis, Awesome Again

May 10, 2014

It really makes it hard to be an Atheist when the Pope is so fucking awesome.  Maybe that’s the point.  Atheist or not, Pope Francis is one of my top living heroes.  

Pope Francis called Friday for governments to redistribute wealth and benefits to the poor in a new spirit of generosity to help curb the “economy of exclusion” that is taking hold today (source


Donald Sterling and Privacy

May 1, 2014

This article I wrote on CNN.com got a little bit of attention. Much more than I expected.


Section 230 Appeal in The Dirty

May 1, 2014

It sounds like oral arguments in Dirty World v. Jones went well for Mr. Nik Ritchie.  (source)  I certainly hope so, as my client was an amicus in that case.  (Amicus Brief)  


Celebration, Florida: 20 years later

April 23, 2014

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of Celebration, a master-planned community adjacent to Walt Disney World designed by Disney and intended to be a suburban utopia.  I remember reading about Celebration when it was announced and being vaguely creeped out by the idea of a suburb engineered by the Magic Kingdom.  Photos of the place didn’t help this perception, given that it looks more like The Truman Show than a real community.  However, for the past nineteen or so odd years, I haven’t really given the place a second thought.

Gizmodo recently posted an interesting article about what Celebration has become.  In many ways, it is now just another (overwhelmingly white) suburb with the expected crime and foreclosure problems.  However, even as a Las Vegan used to seeing shiny new planned communities, photos of the town quite a bit of that too-perfect Disney sheen.  Simply, it feels manufactured because it was manufactured.

In many ways, I still find it kind of creepy, and Celebration doesn’t appear to exude the messy charm of a town that has grown organically.  Then again, since I’m two decades older than the last time I thought about Celebration, I do find some attraction to a town that was specifically engineered to be walkable and have carefully controlled growth.  If only it could look more like a real city and less like a theme park.


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