Who Gives A Crap About A.P. Style Anyway?

There was a big blow up 8 days ago when the Assoc. Press decided it’s okay to use ‘over’ when really you should be saying more than. What’s the Big Deal? It’s not like an A.P. style rule is one of the 10 Commandments or anything.

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Skipping The Business Jargon, Even For Just One Day

Admit it: You’ve picked a brain. Sometimes you do a deep dive. You often promise to move the needle. What if we just skipped these awful phrases at work and just said what we mean?

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Relaunching Carl Sagan’s ‘Cosmos,’ Fox Tampers With The Universe

The Fox network treads on sacred ground when it relaunches a new version of Carl Sagan’s classic 1980 series. Fortunately, the project is in good hands. Oh, and guess what Sagan never actually said.

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Have You Guys Taken The Dialect Quiz Yet?

The New York Times dialect quiz roaring through social media streams has a lot of people talking (in their particular accents) about the pronunciations and phrases unique to where they grew up.

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My Life And The Keyboards I’ve Loved And Lost

Touching my first one was such a thrilling mystery. Later, my first true love taught me so much. Along the way, a few quickies just to meet my needs.

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The Design Of Power

American muscle cars from the 1960s marked the ascendancy of horsepower and speed. They also celebrated beautiful design. Just look at the expressive details on these vintage cars from a weekend classic car show in the Twin Cities.

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Sorry Ma, Forgot To Publish My Replacements Pictures

So the Replacements are doing a reunion tour. Time to break out these previously unpublished photos from their previous final show — the ‘Mats set at Taste of Chicago in 1991.

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Gaga Is The Greatest Game Ever

Gaga is dodge ball played in a ring. If you haven’t encountered this game yet, you probably will soon. Prepared to be amazed.

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A Eulogy For Google Reader

Google pulls the plug on its popular RSS reader July 1. Yes, you can switch over to Feedly or some other service, but isn’t that like getting a new puppy after your beloved dog dies?

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Fast Horse Snares Another Gold SABRE Award

The award recognizes our work with Marvin Windows and Doors, the small-town Minnesota company that became a poster child for corporate responsibility and community commitment during the 2012 presidential election.

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