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September 2008

advertising that’s too smart?

  I was annoyed by Wendy’s this evening. I’m sitting there eating my spicy chicken sandwich and there on the sack it says “Xy – We figured out that there are 256 possible combinations to enjoy your hamburger. Luckily someone was paying attention in Math class.” or something very close …

the morning commute – deep thoughts

I once took a Literature and Culture course that discussed the sublime. According to dictionary.com, the sublime is “impressing the mind with a sense of grandeur or power; inspiring awe.” In the class, we discussed how the sublime was typically something vast and even frightening; this concept of the sublime …

rustic?

OK. My idea of the word “rustic” is not the same as the people handling the marketing for Brown County State Park’s Abe Martin Lodge. When I hear the word “rustic” I think about not having certain creature comforts that we Americans have begun to take for granted – like …