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In The Drink 11/24/2014

mediapost.com — Until last week, it was just a series of rumblings. The allegations were of horrible episodes, but they simply didn't penetrate the mantle of achievement, riches and accumulated goodwill of the groundbreaking icon. To dwell on the dirt would require you to see a hero as a monster.

The etymology and history of the phrase “to get one’s goat” with lexicographer Ben Zimmer.

slate.com — Listen to Lexicon Valley Episode No. 47: LinguaFile V Subscribe in iTunes ∙ RSS feed ∙ Download ∙ Play in another tab Mike Vuolo and Bob Garfield discuss the etymology and history of the phrase get one's goat with Wall Street Journal language columnist Ben Zimmer.

Eight Days from My Due Date, the Growing Failure Inside of Me is Starting to Kick

medium.com — (This column first appeared in MediaPost October 13, 2014) As a five-time Worstselling Author, I have known my share of humiliations. I have performed readings for rows and rows of empty card chairs. I have sat in a bookstore signing, next to a life-size cardboard cutout of myself, equipped with stacks of my opus and a boxful of virgin Sharpies, unautographing for three solid hours.

The etymology and history of the word snark with lexicographer Ben Zimmer.

slate.com — Listen to Lexicon Valley Episode No. 45: LinguaFile IV Subscribe in iTunes ∙ RSS feed ∙ Download ∙ Play in another tab Mike Vuolo and Bob Garfield discuss the etymology and history of the word snark with Wall Street Journal language columnist Ben Zimmer. For more on snark, visit Zimmer's Word Routes column on...

ABC News' 'The Brothelette'

mediapost.com — NEWS ITEM: A recent " Good Morning America" interview with supermodel Gisele Bundchen and Olympian Lindsey Vonn about their new Under Armour advertising campaign was paid for by Under Armour. VO: From ABC News world headquarters, this is "ABC World News Tonight" with David Muir. Muir: Good evening.

The Genius Glut 09/02/2014

mediapost.com — Uh-oh. House of Cards. Masters of Sex. Girls. Game of Thrones. Parks and Recreation. True Detective. Bob's Burgers. The Good Wife. Veep. Mad Men. The Killing. Broad City. Sherlock. Silicon Valley. Orange is the New Black. Fargo. The Americans. Archer. Portlandia. Sons of Anarchy. The League. The Walking Dead. Louie.

Ideate. Activate. Opiate.

mediapost.com — "His brand DNA is all about authenticity." -- Lee Traubel, Business2Community, August 15, 2014 I know, right? We at Smackeroo.com are all about authenticity as well. Authenticity and heroin. We are the disruptive serial entrepreneurs to first reach market with artisanal opiates (think: methadone on steroids, with a hint of fennel) merchandised through an empowered distributed network at scale.

An Open Letter To The Author Of An Open Letter To John Oliver

mediapost.com — Dear Sergey Denisenko, Chief Executive Officer, MGID: In your attempted takedown of HBO's John Oliver for his very funny takedown of native advertising, you made a number of interesting points I feel compelled to challenge, on the grounds that they are self-serving horseshit.

USA Today Owner Gannett Splits Off Publishing From TV

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Pandora Weighs Talk Radio as It Targets Listeners in Cars

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Nov 26, 2014

@Mister_EDS thanks. Meantime, could you un-"fuck you" me? At lleast for now.

Nov 26, 2014

@Mister_EDS I live in this world. Of course it's a reasonable assumption. But only one person knows...and maybe not even him.

Nov 26, 2014

@Mister_EDS Yes, but who benefits by asserting as fact what's merely reasonably assumed? We KNOW history. We don't know Aug 9.

Nov 26, 2014

@Mister_EDS you and i must have different definitions of "know."

Nov 23, 2014

@GlennF In the context of that interview your objection is absurd. But isn't the q you posed itself loaded, and inaccurate? Oh well. Enjoy.

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