Top 10 Dangers of Living in the Blog Space

1. You think everyone cares about your opinions: They don’t. They care about mine. 8. You will stop having normal conversations with family and friends: Real life conversations will go like this. “Oh, hey, I saw So-And-So in concert and the weirdest thing happened…” Friend, “Yeah, I know, I read about it on your blog.” Silence. Friend, “Did I tell you that I’m…” You, “Blog.” Friend, “Yeah.” 10. You demand…

Students, teacher taken hostage

An armed man took students and a teacher hostage Wednesday in a classroom at Dyersburg State Community College in Dyersburg, Tennessee, officials said. | The group is being held in a classroom on the upper floor of the campus administration building… –CNN –Students, teacher taken hostage (CNN) What a nightmare… “The chief said the man claimed to be a member of al Qaeda, and the FBI had been informed of the…

AOL Time Warner drops 'AOL' from name

Media conglomerate AOL Time Warner plans to drop “AOL” from its corporate name on Thursday, according to reports. — Reuters –AOL Time Warner drops ‘AOL’ from name (News.com) One more bit of Internet silliness becomes a subject for a future history lesson. It was a wild ride while it lasted (which was, unfortuantely for AOL Time Warner, not very long).

'Grand Theft Auto' makers sued over teenage killing

The Buckner brothers had no criminal record or any history of trouble-making. In court last month, they pleaded guilty to reckless homicide, aggravated assault and reckless endangerment. They were sentenced to indefinite detention. District Attorney General Al Schmutzer told the court: “They said they got the idea from a video game called Grand Theft Auto and that they were bored, that they went out and began shooting.” | In a…

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First Time for Everything

I don’t want to just sit here and begin talking about how I have been writing all of my life and how I have kept a diary for years, so I won’t, I will simply begin my first weblog entry, by saying, “I am stepping into new territory, and I do not know the ins and outs of this weblogging-blogging-logging-bloggorama that my college professor loves.” –Amanda Cochran –First Time for…

What I Forgot About Dracula

Dracula was not a misunderstood man, as the Coppola [movie] version, and the Badham/Langella version, and the Palance version, and on, and on, would have us believe. | And the novel suggests no such thesis. Actually, the best proof of this comes from within the novel, as Dracula feeds a baby– a live baby– to the three vampire women, then sics wolves on the baby’s screaming, terrified mother. Dracula is…