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Date : December 2009

Ban Facebook at Work

Categories: Human Behavior, InTheNews
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Published on: 2009.12.27

This news story cropped up today (“Should Employers Ban Facebook at Work?”) Why is this even a question? I already blogged on this subject four months ago, but I keep seeing it pop up as if it’s an item for debate. It’s not a debate, it’s a sickness. The economy doesn’t work if employees don’t[…]

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Published on: 2009.12.25

(The following story was published on Oct. 29, 2003, in The Seminole Producer, of Seminole, Oklahoma. I am the author of this story. It is republished here with permission.) ALL 48Fliers Land in Seminole While Hitting Every Continental State By Wil C. FryCity Editor They circled the runway in the night, just a dot in[…]

Movie Review: Avatar 3-D (2009)

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Published on: 2009.12.24

Avatar is one of the best movies I’ve seen in a long time. I still can’t decide if it beats The Blind Side for best movie of 2009, but they’re very different films. Little in Avatar is original. The very real-looking animation is fairly common now. The massive battle sequences have already been done in[…]

Can’t Make This Stuff up: Aciphex

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Published on: 2009.12.24

This year’s award for least-thought out product name goes to… the prescription drug AcipHex. Sure, it has many of the trendy components of a top-selling drug: (1) either an X or a Z in the name, (2) three easy syllables, (3) only soft consonants. So it might seem like a coup for the marketers who[…]

Movie Review: Edison Force (2005)

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Published on: 2009.12.11

Apparently, “Edison Force” was so badly received by critics after its screening at the Toronto Film Festival that Sony Pictures canceled its theater-release, and it came out direct-to-video in 2006. Whatever those critics saw must have been edited out of the DVD I rented. The story was compelling, it mirrored real-life events across our nation,[…]

Movie Review: Ninja Assassin (2009)

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Published on: 2009.12.11

Directed by James McTeigue (who’s known for “V for Vendetta,” by far a better movie), “Ninja Assassin” won’t be on anybody’s Top 10 list, but it’s a good action movie, and a really good ninja movie. While some critics said of it, “It’s an overly violent, unintelligible bore” and “so lacking in personality or punch,”[…]

Above it All

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Published on: 2009.12.08

(The following story was published on Sept. 28, 2003, in The Seminole Producer, of Seminole, Oklahoma. I am the author of this story. It is republished here with permission.) Above it AllDoug Rundle Finds Freedom in the Skies Above Seminole By Wil C. FryCity Editor Doug Rundle’s eyes glance frequently up at the skies. It’s[…]

Movie Review: The Blind Side (2009)

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Published on: 2009.12.01

The Blind Side combined several elements that usually don’t work for me, and ended up being my favorite film of the year (so far). First of all, Sandra Bullock is one of my least favorite actresses. I almost never enjoy her movies. In this film, her acting is superb, heartfelt, and Oscar-caliber. John Lee Hancock,[…]

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