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The 6th Floor: Does Harry Potter Have a Price? - http://feeds.nytimes.com/click...
I occasionally need to read things like this in order to feel good about humanity. - Shelly Brisbin
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Arizona State Rep. Points Her ‘Raspberry-Pink’ Loaded Gun At Journalist - http://thinkprogress.org/politic...
Just in case Dani missed a crazy Arizona story. - Shelly Brisbin
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I would really like to try this, even though I'm slightly afraid. - Shelly Brisbin
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The Casino Next Door - BusinessWeek - http://www.businessweek.com/magazin...
Wow. First time I've ever heard of these. - Shelly Brisbin
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Self-driving cars may be here by 2018. Will Americans be able to adapt? - http://www.pheedcontent.com/click...
I want a self-driving car, but I don't want YOU to have one. - Shelly Brisbin
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Longform.org's Guide to the Mall: Great stories about how malls revolutionized the way Americans shop, snack, and flirt. - http://www.pheedcontent.com/click...
Sharing mostly to introduce you to the joys of Longform.org. If you enjoy reading great journalistic writing, and your attention-span isn't completely shot, you will appreciate Longform. - Shelly Brisbin
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Burnet Road business owners create 'Lo-Burn' district - http://www.bizjournals.com/austin...
I saw a table tent card about Lo-Burn at a bakery yesterday. Austin has fallen in love with district shorthand. Let's see: we have SoCo, SoLa, SoFi, and LoBurn. For the East Sixth Street shot bar district, I suggest FratPuke. The ritzy Second Street district would be RichSec. I'll let you know when I have a name for my neighborhood. - Shelly Brisbin
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Bernard-Henri Lévy explains why you're wrong about Dominique Strauss-Kahn. - http://www.pheedcontent.com/click...
Just for the headline: only people with three names can explain people with three names. - Shelly Brisbin
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How to fix horror, Part II: Kill the back story. (2) - By Jason Zinoman - Slate Magazine - http://www.slate.com/id...
You're welcome, Dani. - Shelly Brisbin
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The three fundamentalisms of the American right - http://www.salon.com/news...
A great read for the way the article puts modern politics in philosophical terms, and also the way it reminds you of actual history along the way. - Shelly Brisbin
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How to fix horror, Part I: Stop trying to be so respectable. - http://www.pheedcontent.com/click...
For Dani: since I know you love the horror flicks. - Shelly Brisbin
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How to Land Your Kid in Therapy - Magazine - The Atlantic - http://www.theatlantic.com/magazin...
I'll admit it: I haven't read this yet. I instinctively agree with the premise, however. - Shelly Brisbin
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Austin council members fined for rebuking Arizona immigration law - http://www.bizjournals.com/austin...
Some people in Houston got mad that the city council in Austin got mad at Arizona for passing an immigration law. Just so we're clear. - Shelly Brisbin
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Texas Supreme Court: Perry Can Travel in Secret - http://kutnews.org/post...
We have a politician fighting to keep his activities, and those of the state employees paid to protect him, secret. Not secret before they occur, but secret after the fact. Accountable government indeed. - Shelly Brisbin
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An Underwhelming Bachmann "Gaffe" - http://www.cjr.org/the_kic...
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. Again, not a Bachman fan at all, but this gaffe thing is utterly made up, and was propagated by lazy, craven journalists. - Shelly Brisbin
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Lamar Smith Unveils Plan To Block Obama's Power On Deportations - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011...
Let's us not pretend that principle plays much of a role in what the members of the current majority do. - Shelly Brisbin
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Texas Joins Wisconsin, Indiana, in Defunding Planned Parenthood [Politics] - http://www.pheedcontent.com/click...
Well, congratulations to us. The 90% of PP's services that are not abortion-related were probably not even all that important to the women who can't afford to get them elsewhere. I'll have to ask my friend who ran a gauntlet of protesters to receive care for her endometriosis about that. - Shelly Brisbin
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Classics: now with favorite buttons! - http://icanhascheezburger.com/2011...
So, do these pop up in Google+ now? - Shelly Brisbin
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Candidates on the move, thanks to district shake-up - http://www.statesman.com/opinion...
Hera's a good practical look at how outrageous gerrymandering affects people's ability to be represented by someone who lives in their geographic area. Keep in mind that Austin is 68 miles north of San Antonio. Even under the previous gerrymander, some part of Austin were represented by an SA-based Congressman. but this is just insane. - Shelly Brisbin
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Gov. Perry Releases Video Invitation to August Prayer Rally - http://kutnews.org/post...
Just for the photo. You KNOW that the stars on those flags were very carefully arranged. Texas' flag doesn't naturally hang like that. - Shelly Brisbin
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W Austin Hotel closes until further notice after more glass falls | The Blotter - http://www.statesman.com/blogs...
Zoiks! Glass has been failing for days. Now they've closed this brand-new hotel "until further notice". - Shelly Brisbin
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Groupon: What I learned by living off Internet coupons for seven straight days. - http://www.pheedcontent.com/click...
If I lived off the Internet coupons I'm offered, I would be tanned, waxed, massaged, and tweezed. And one meal, which I would have to travel 25 miles to eat. - Shelly Brisbin
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How to tell John Wayne from John Wayne Gacy - http://www.salon.com/news...
It would be hard to overstate how little I agree with Ms. Bachman. Be that as it may, one of th very worst things about a presidential campaign is the relentless cataloging of verbal errors that inevitably occur. I would so love to take a 1.5 year vacation in Australia. - Shelly Brisbin
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First Hookers, Now Robotic Cars - http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archive...
First, I was like, is that onion I smell? And then I was like, hey, with a robotic car, I could propel myself independently. And then I was like, ROBOTIC CARS? NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! - Shelly Brisbin
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Updated: Straus Calls TSA Bill "Publicity Stunt" - http://www.texastribune.org/texas-l...
Credit where credit is due, Mr. Speaker. You are right on this one. - Shelly Brisbin
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Top Down: Say Goodnight, Grace (and Julia and Emma, too) - http://www.pheedcontent.com/click...
My mom's name is Emma. Because her parents were DEPRESSION-ERA HIPSTERS. - Shelly Brisbin
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Coroner releases report on "Jackass" star's death - http://www.salon.com/news...
I had never heard of this fellow until after his death. I didn't see "Jackass" (for which I am everlastingly grateful), but it makes me a little sad to read that the headline about someone's death includes the phares "Jackass Star". - Shelly Brisbin
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Texas executes man convicted in 1998 double murder - http://www.salon.com/news...
Wow, I hadn't even heard, or seen this in local news. Whatever you think about the death penalty, the idea that we here in Texas have escalated our executions to the point that they don't even warrant a cursory news story is a little disturbing. - Shelly Brisbin
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Closing Time for the North Loop Parlor [Show Preview] - http://www.pheedcontent.com/click...
Mourning. - Shelly Brisbin
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How I became a reality show dupe - http://www.salon.com/life...
This sort of thing is why I hate the world. - Shelly Brisbin
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