The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

I just saw a video of some Florida teens mocking a disabled man as he slowly drowns. He cries for help. He struggles. They curse at him and laugh. And they aren’t going to be charged with anything. What they did was immoral, but not illegal. Personally, I think that if you do something immoral …

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A friend of mine sent me a link to an artist on fiverr who can take a photograph, such as this one, and transform it into a digital watercolor, like this. That’s pretty nifty, for five bucks. I love the result. I’ll probably have him do some more in the future. But this made me …

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Sneaky Memes

The View from a Drawbridge

/meem/ n. [coined by analogy with `gene’, by Richard Dawkins] An idea considered as a replicator, esp. with the connotation that memes parasitize people into propagating them much as viruses do. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/meme I’d never even heard the term meme until I got a Facebook account, but they certainly are like parasites. More and more I’ve …

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