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ABC 7 NY News: Bags of undelivered mail found in postal worker’s backyard shed on Long Island

Turns out my home town has a bit of a problem with the mail:

Postal inspectors are at a house in Nassau County Tuesday after they found loads of undelivered mail.

The USPS Inspector General’s Office confirms they are investigating, and neighbors said upwards of 60 kitchen-sized bags of undelivered mail were removed.

It’s pretty common for mail to be delivered to the wrong house where I am, anyway, so this really didn’t hurt your chances of missing an important piece of mail by all that much, honestly.

On the plus side, I now have something concrete I can point to the next time I tell my insurance company that there’s a reason I don’t get my prescriptions from a mail-order pharmacy. Woo-hoo/par-tay, etc.

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The Morning Call: Stoning could be last ditch defense against school shooters, Blue Mountain official says

The Morning Call has news of a plan to help curb school shootings: rocks.

“If an armed intruder attempts to gain entrance to any of our classrooms, they will face a classroom full of students armed with rocks and they will be stoned,” Superintendent David Helsel said to the House Education Committee in Harrisburg.

I swear, we live in the dumbest of all future dystopian society timelines.

Source: Daring Fireball

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From My New Art Series, “Dang That Baby Wants My Food”

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Oh God, Not Another Reboot

The world is awash with reboots, relaunches, and remixes.

It’s the rage in television, as evidenced by the return of Will & Grace, Roseanne, and MacGyver.

Movies aren’t immune, either — Casino Royale, Star Trek, and The Amazing Spider-Man all tried to relaunch their respective franchises to various success.

This is also common in music, with things like Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do”, Machine Gun Kelly’s “Bad Things”, and DJ Khalid/Rihanna’s “Wild Thoughts” build on Right Said Fred’s “I’m Too Sexy”, Fastball’s “Out of My Head”, and Santana’s “Maria”, respectively.

And before you think it’s just the media, I’d point out that the Trump administration’s current situation is more or less The Watergate Speed-Run, so it’s literally everywhere, people!

Anyway, the reason I bring this up is to point out that good ideas are coming out of the mothballs all over the place, and it’s about time I decided to drag my best idea — eD! The Musical — out of retirement.

Ta-Da!

Ta-Da!

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500ish Words: Pivot from Video

MG Siegler’s essay on the shifting focus of websites from written to video content and what that means for advertising is worth a read, but this part in particular struck me:

Say goodbye to the 30 or 60 second television ad, say hello to the brand sponsorship read by a host or commentator. And product placement in-shows. Also not new, but also perhaps better suited towards our current world.

I think the natural endgame of this evolution of advertising will be Talking Dead-style after-shows for everything, and “fun” commentary segments where commercials used to be, where the celebrity panel reacts to whatever you just saw happen on the show. All brought to you by Snickers and the inevitable gritty reboot of Paul Blart: Mall Cop, naturally.

Sure, it might be a nightmare, but at least Chris Hardwick’s career options will flourish in ways we never could have foreseen, so that’s nice.

 

 

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