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Charlie My Boy

So Much More Than Just a Dog
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There was no traffic at 3am. That’s good in one respect as I needed to get my dog to the Emergency Animal Hospital and it’s horrible in another respect in that I knew what would happen when we got there. There was a little more traffic at 4:30am, when I drove back to my house [&hellip
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The Snap: Elvis Costello and The Roots have teamed up for the first time to create Wise Up Ghost, a "musical adventure" comprised by a variety of styles, techniques, and approaches. Wise Up Ghost has a 17 September ...
.... And the result is pure genius.

ELVIS COSTELLO + THE ROOTS COLLIDE

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The Snap: Elvis Costello and The Roots have teamed up for the first time to create Wise Up Ghost, a “musical adventure” comprised by a variety of styles, techniques, and approaches. Wise Up Ghost has a 17 September release date, and you can order the album on iTunes or Amazon. Get a taste of the collaboration and twelve of
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The Snap: In celebration of the band's 10th anniversary, The Killers will be releasing a greatest hits album entitled Direct Hits. Also included in the collection is Shot at the Night, the new upbeat single done in ...
The Killers Greatest Hits Album

THE KILLERS ANNOUNCE GREATEST HITS ALBUM, NEW SINGLE

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The Snap: In celebration of the band’s 10th anniversary, The Killers will be releasing a greatest hits album entitled Direct Hits. Also included in the collection is Shot at the Night, the new upbeat single done in collaboration with M83’s Anthony Gonzalez. Direct Hits will be out November 11th, and Shot at the Night is [&hellip
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The Snap: I was reading CNBC and The New York Times today and there were 2 quotes that made me think. They were from organizations that one would think have nothing to do with each other: Al Qaeda and the evangelical ...
Two Very Different Examples

IT MUST BE HARD BECOMING IRRELEVENT

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The Snap: I was reading CNBC and The New York Times today and there were 2 quotes that made me think. They were from organizations that one would think have nothing to do with each other: Al Qaeda and the evangelical christian party of god. The Download: The reason for the comparison is a question [&hellip
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The Snap: Whilst I type this, I'm sitting on a glorious porch at a beach house. It's 1:30pm and I'm drinking a beer. It is vacation week at Rehoboth Beach and I can hear the sounds of my friends raucously laughing in the ...
Look Kids! Big Ben, Parliament!

FAMILY VACATIONS: THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE EMOTIONALLY SCARRING

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The Snap: Whilst I type this, I’m sitting on a glorious porch at a beach house. It’s 1:30pm and I’m drinking a beer. It is vacation week at Rehoboth Beach and I can hear the sounds of my friends raucously laughing in the kitchen. Since I’m in a vacationy mood, I’m taking a break from [&hellip
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The Snap: Fine. I stole the headline from Adrienne. The fact is that I think that it is the perfect description for this post. Yesterday there was another mass shooting. This time at the Navy Yard in DC. The ...
Fake Logic

50 SHADES OF SHUT THE HELL UP

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The Snap: Fine. I stole the headline from Adrienne. The fact is that I think that it is the perfect description for this post. Yesterday there was another mass shooting. This time at the Navy Yard in DC. The Download: It has been almost a year since Newtown. Newtown. The event that was referred to [&hellip
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The Snap: In three weeks, The Snap Download will celebrate its first birthday. Our little blog has grown significantly over the past year, in terms of its design and the quality of its content. But one thing hasn't ...
Just Three Outs To Go

THE STREAK

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The Snap: In three weeks, The Snap Download will celebrate its first birthday. Our little blog has grown significantly over the past year, in terms of its design and the quality of its content. But one thing hasn’t changed: TSD has been a “daily” since day one; it’s a place that you can count on [&hellip
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The Snap: I have recently started a new full time job. I am back in the world of market research for the IT industry. As a result, I will not be writing about tech in the future. So far I find the new company a much ...
Cultural Alignment is Key

MAKE SURE YOU FIT

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The Snap: I have recently started a new full time job. I am back in the world of market research for the IT industry. As a result, I will not be writing about tech in the future. So far I find the new company a much better fit than my last employer. The Download: There [&hellip
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The Snap: A few days ago, Apple formally announced the two latest iterations to the iPhone. The higher-end iPhone 5S has a new fingerprint scanner for unlocking the phone and making purchases through iTunes; it also ...
It's More Likely Than You'd Think

WILL THE iPHONE 5S BE MY LAST IPHONE?

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The Snap: A few days ago, Apple formally announced the two latest iterations to the iPhone. The higher-end iPhone 5S has a new fingerprint scanner for unlocking the phone and making purchases through iTunes; it also offers a 64-bit mobile processor for gaming, an improved camera, and it comes in three colors: gold, silver and [&hellip
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The Snap: J. Tillman (moniker: Father John Misty) just released a music video, below, for "I'm Writing a Novel." The film has a Kerouac-inspired On the Road feel, and is stuffed with footage that is guaranteed to make ...
Move over, Jack Kerouac. Life on the road looks pretty good.

Father John Misty: “I’m Writing a Novel” Video

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The Snap: J. Tillman (moniker: Father John Misty) just released a music video, below, for “I’m Writing a Novel.” The film has a Kerouac-inspired On the Road feel, and is stuffed with footage that is guaranteed to make any fan hopeful for a new album release in the near future. J. Tillman is gearing up for [&hellip
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The Snap: I like the new Pope. He’s definitely a warmer and more modern-ish Pontiff than the one before him. He kisses a lot of babies. He calls people to cheer them up. He’s even going to start driving a used car ...
Will Married Men Be Allowed To Become Priests Before Women? Is The Pope Catholic?

PAPA DON’T PREACH

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The Snap: I like the new Pope. He’s definitely a warmer and more modern-ish Pontiff than the one before him. He kisses a lot of babies. He calls people to cheer them up. He’s even going to start driving a used car around the Vatican grounds. He’s said some of the least hateful things about [&hellip
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The Snap: Arcade Fire have released a video for Reflektor, their first single to appear since The Suburbs -- their Grammy Award-winning album  in 2011. As the title track of their forthcoming LP, Reflektor sets the ...
AF and David Bowie!? Whaaat?

ARCADE FIRE FT. DAVID BOWIE — REFLEKTOR

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The Snap: Arcade Fire have released a video for Reflektor, their first single to appear since The Suburbs — their Grammy Award-winning album  in 2011. As the title track of their forthcoming LP, Reflektor sets the bar very high with the first glimpse into the upcoming release. The album is available for pre-order here, and you
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The Snap: I currently play in 2 fantasy football leagues. One with Shane and friends of his and one that I created with a friend from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). The league with Shane is a standard 2 QB draft league ...
Swept in Week 1

HOPEFULLY WEEK 2 WILL BE BETTER

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The Snap: I currently play in 2 fantasy football leagues. One with Shane and friends of his and one that I created with a friend from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). The league with Shane is a standard 2 QB draft league while the CMU League is a complicated salary cap league. I care more about [&hellip
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The Snap: There has been a lot of discussion recently on the role of the activist investor. Much of this is due to the recent activities of Carl Ichan and Bill Ackman. Ichan recently gave up his bid to buy Dell and ...
But They Sure Are Noisy

ACTIVIST INVESTORS ARE NOT ALL BAD OR ALL GOOD

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The Snap: There has been a lot of discussion recently on the role of the activist investor. Much of this is due to the recent activities of Carl Ichan and Bill Ackman. Ichan recently gave up his bid to buy Dell and Ackman gave up his bid to influence JCPenny. The Download: Activist investors do serve a purpose. [&hellip
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