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mad_typist
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Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Birthday
September 18
Bio
I'm a liberal secular humanist who enjoys writing, reading, playing video games and watching sports. I am a former member of the Armed Services who now enjoys the sweet sweet freedom of civilian life. My blog will be centered mostly on politics, football and video games. I'm not a professional hater, but I am a highly ranked amateur. Also, yes, I am a girl.

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SEPTEMBER 15, 2009 4:20PM

Monday Night Football Madness

Monday Night Football Madness

Normally, I probably won't blog about the weekly Monday Night Football matchups*, but since ESPN decided air back-to-back games and screw all East Coast residents that need to actually, you know, WORK and shit early in the morning, I guess… Read full post »
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SEPTEMBER 14, 2009 1:34PM

NFL Week 1 breakdown (2009 Edition!)

NFL Week 1 breakdown (2009 Edition!)

Well, a lot of folks told me they liked my NFL-related posts last year (and by "lot", I mean, "one or two, including my mother"). Anyway, they're back, so hopefully you'll enjoy them.

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SEPTEMBER 11, 2009 1:51PM

Life As A Game Designer (preview)

Life As A Game Designer (preview)

Last night my co-host Mark and I sat down and recorded Episode 14 of our podcast "Across the Nerdaverse". We were both very excited to welcome David Leung of Twisted Pixel Games to the show. Here's a little preview of

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SEPTEMBER 5, 2009 1:23AM

DragonCon Day 1 Adventures

DragonCon Day 1 Adventures


I know I haven't posted in awhile, but I had a few notes and pictures to share from DragonCon 2009 here in Atlanta.

My cousin recently expressed surprise that I'd be "one of those kind of people" -… Read full post »
New Cowboys Stadium the Picture of FAIL

What do you get for $1.2 billion? A grotesque new stadium where the scoreboard is so low that punt kicks hit it, apparently. Right now the NFL competition committee is looking into the issue, and thus… Read full post »
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AUGUST 18, 2009 3:56PM

Nerd Pin-up Girl Returns With Hilarious Music Video

Nerd Pin-up Girl Returns With Hilarious Music Video

Check out this new video from the excellent and hilarious crew from the web series "The Guild", entitled "Do You Want To Date My Avatar"?



Now, riddle me this: why aren't networks falling over themselves to… Read full post »
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AUGUST 13, 2009 12:52PM

Why You Should See District 9

Why You Should See District 9

Since my last attempt to thwart the trend of mediocre movies earning box office receipts out of proportion to their actual level of quality fell short, I'm going to try a different tactic this week. This week… Read full post »
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AUGUST 12, 2009 3:49PM

Your Scarlet Letter Now Applies to Facebook

Your Scarlet Letter Now Applies to Facebook

The governor of Illinois just signed a bill into law that makes it illegal for registered sex offenders to use social networking sites. In other words, no perverts allowed on Facebook.

On a emotionally charged level, it… Read full post »
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AUGUST 5, 2009 1:48PM

Why You Shouldn't See the G.I.Joe Movie

Why You Shouldn't See the G.I.Joe Movie


Don't be this guy. This guy is someone who, in the future, went and saw the G.I. Joe movie on opening weekend. He obviously regrets his decision. You've probably been this guy before,
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AUGUST 3, 2009 12:27PM

OMG Lingerie Football! Excuse Me While I Die A Little Inside

OMG Lingerie Football! Now Excuse Me While I Die A Little Inside

wtf?


Courtesy of Yahoo! Sports Shutdown Corner and Philly.com, allow me to share this video, where the QB of the Philadelphia Passion explains how they're going to pass and run… Read full post »
JULY 28, 2009 8:13AM

BARELY LEGAL Kitty Porn

BARELY LEGAL Kitty Porn


There is a very serious epidemic sweeping the nation right now that I wanted to bring to your attention. Scores of underaged cats have been popping up on website around the Internet. Look at this poor fellow above. Rigby is only 3 years oldRead full post »

Hilariously Over the Top Trailer for New Spartacus Show

Enjoy this NSFW trailer for the new Starz series "Spartacus: Sand and Blood" in the comfort of your own home. I'm pretty psyched about this new show for several reasons. 1) It's by the people… Read full post »
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JULY 22, 2009 9:09AM

Don't Let The Gun Nuts Win!

Don't Let The Gun Nuts Win!

I don't usually forward emails or post about things happening in Congress with headlines like, "Crucial bill coming up! Email your senator now!". However, this particular amendment is so troubling that I really want to spread the word about the insanity being… Read full post »
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JULY 16, 2009 11:19AM

Emmy Nomination Hits and Misses

Emmy Nomination Hits and Misses

I declare "Shenanigans!" on the following Emmy nominations:

Best Drama:
It's not that I have a problem with House overall, but it feels like a pretty formulaic show to me. Mysterious medical aliment of the week gets solved by dickhole… Read full post »
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JULY 7, 2009 8:24AM

Announcing Rapid Recaps (First up: Nurse Jackie)

Announcing Rapid Recaps (First up: Nurse Jackie)

Those of you who follow this blog will recall that last week I posted asking for suggestions on shows that I would recap/review. Well, the votes are in, so here are the shows I'll be reviewing,… Read full post »
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JULY 6, 2009 9:59AM

Disney Princesses Meet The Real World

Disney Princesses Meet The Real World

I encourage all of you to go over to JPG Magazine and check out this brilliant photo essay by Dina Goldstein entitled "Fallen Princesses." In it, Goldstein uses models to simulate the intersection of the real world… Read full post »
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JULY 2, 2009 2:28PM

You Just Hate Her Because She's Prettier Than You!

You Just Hate Her Because She's Prettier Than You!

I've heard some whoppers in my day, but this latest post by Douglas MacKinnon over at the Huffington Post rates pretty high on my "Are you fucking kidding me with this shit?" meter:
Which… Read full post »
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JULY 2, 2009 8:32AM

I'd Like To Be The First To Welcome Our New Ant Overlords

I Would Like To Be The First To Welcome Our New Ant Overlords

Read this fascinating article today about a recent scientific discovery that one particular colony of Argentine ants has secretly been taking over the world for some time now.
In
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Readers, Help Me Decide Which Shows To Review!

I was polling friends recently as to which iPhone apps they considered essential (since I have now drank the Kool Aid and am the owner of a brand new iPhone 3GS). One friend suggested I…

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JUNE 29, 2009 4:26PM

Phallic Phailure: Why HBO's "Hung" Left Me Limp

Phallic Phailure: Why HBO's "Hung" Left Me Limp

Okay, okay, I promise that the title of this post is the first and last dick joke I'll make today. That having been said, don't expect the same courtesy from the new HBO show "Hung", which… Read full post »
JUNE 28, 2009 1:17PM

Billy Mays Found Dead in His Home

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JUNE 24, 2009 3:47PM

Stop Giving Sanford Credit, People

Stop Giving Sanford Credit, People

Curious - I haven't seen the press conference, so I cannot say 100% for sure that Sanford wasn't moving in his admission that he had an affair. However, I am a bit surprised to see John Cole over… Read full post »
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JUNE 24, 2009 11:44AM

Sanford's Whereabouts, part 2: Electric Bugaloo

Sanford Was in Argentina. Also, He Has A Bridge He's Dying To Sell You

Right now, the current explanation as to the governor's whereabouts is that he was in Argentina, driving around by himself. It's a more slightly more plausible explanation than the… Read full post »
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JUNE 23, 2009 2:14PM

Hey, You! Watch This Show

Hey You! Watch This Show.


The decisions that go into whether a show lives or dies are often inscrutable. How does a fun, quirky cop drama like "The Unusuals" or a whimsical wonderful fantasy show like "Pushing Daisies" get canceled, while the same… Read full post »
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JUNE 23, 2009 8:43AM

The Mysterious Case of the Missing Governor

The Mysterious Case of the Missing Governor

Am I the only one who thinks it's incredibly bizarre that the governor of South Carolina has apparently gone AWOL?

The lieutenant governor couldn't figure out where Gov. Mark Sanford was. Calls from a state senator and close

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