A little over two years ago, I wrote an article about mobile phone usage in public called Banning Cell Phones in Public Places. I was, and still am, of the opinion that most public spaces are not the place to whip out your mobile phone and start loudly talking about your personal life, to the detriment of the people around you — particularly when the people can do nothing to get away from you, such as on a bus. Last night, I discovered in horror how easy it is to become that person on the phone.
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We love logos and their unintentional hidden meanings. We are sometimes even shocked by logos that are, but should never have been:
Can a mother’s love go too far? Is it appropriate to go to any means to free her Ghetto Mafia son convicted of second-degree murder by secretly recording one of his jurors to set aside a guilty verdict?
Walgreens — the largest drugstore chain in America — announced this week that they are selling over-the-counter DNA home paternity tests.
Colin Powell appeared on Meet the Press on Sunday and he made an eloquent defense for Barack Obama as president while resoundingly defeating the cruel, and unfounded, attacks by the radical right wing that Obama is as Muslim when he is not; but, Powell argued, what if Obama were a Muslim? What difference would it make? What difference should it make? Then General Powell mentioned an arresting image he saw in the New Yorker showing Elsheba Khan resting her head on the grave of her dead Muslim American son, Specialist Kareem Rashad Sultan Khan. Powell told us Special Khan fought for America and his sacrifice was no less than that of any Christian.
We know the web is filled with disingenuous sycophants and, if you have any sort of noble life on the Internets, you know all about Hate Mail. If you’re busy and successful, you hold your breath while writing email and, finally, you feel the twinge of not being able to tweak when you email Inbox is empty.
We were disgusted by the circus that was Christie Brinkley’s divorce. She set that brutality in the center of the public square for our stoning and scrutiny. We believe Ms. Brinkley is a bad mother because no good mother would ever purposefully exploit the welfare of her children by mocking and embarrassing their father on television and in reams of newsprint.