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Rest well, Shaman King: On Robin Williams

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I don’t have much to offer about the passing and legacy of Robin Williams outside of what has already been written, Tweeted, shared via status updates, exchanged at kitchen tables, or conveyed in shocked text exchanges. Beginning with the syndicated episodes of Mork and Mindy that aired in the early 80s, Williams has always been […]

Marc Maron and Adam Carolla discuss patent trolls, legal fights and podcasting

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I listen to about 10 hours of podcasts a week and I consider myself a big fan of the format. Patent trolls, however, are attacking the format as we presently know it.  A patent troll is an entity that uses patent rights against accused infringers as a means of collecting licensing fees. They do this […]

10 observations, revelations, and bits of wisdom for this blustery Sunday morning

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I am working on a handful of substantial blog posts this weekend, so I am cheating a bit by offering here some of my favorite observations, revelations, bits of wisdom and other literary / journalistic ephemera that I came across or rediscovered in the past year or so. This collection feels perfectly suited for this […]

Let’s make Portland [Nerd] famous.

Long story short: Let’s get Marc Maron’s and the Nerdist’s live shows to come to Portland. A couple weeks ago I posted an excerpt from Nerdist’s interview with Anna Kendrick where Kendrick discussed her upbringing in Portland and some folks were upset with what was perceived as a lack of enthusiasm for our town. While […]