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Fun stuff about Texas

Many thanks to Tom Green for forwarding “A Little History Lesson: Just Texas” to me late Friday night. What starts out as a list of quirky town and city names  in the state. I’ve seen similar itemizations, but it’s been awhile, and it’s worth sharing.

In response to Nothing: Nihilism

Yesterday in the blog, Cindy Roller rolled out recipes and videos about Nothing in a fanciful way, but she alluded to a deeper study of Nothing that has existed throughout the better part of the last two centuries. This is Nihilism: a term popularized by Ivan Turgenev in his 1862 novel, Fathers and Sons and later made famous by philosophers like Søren Kierkegaard and Friedrich Nietzsche.

Nihilism is a philosophical study suggesting the negation of one or more meaningful aspects of life. It's most commonly presented as existential nihilism, which posits that life is without intrinsic meaning, value or purpose.

It is possible that Nihilistic thought has begun to strip away the meaning of our own language and, in turn, our lives.


A blog about nothing, really

So I was just sitting here trying to think about something to blog about for others to enjoy. Unable to think of anything, it hits me. I’ll blog about nothing. It worked for Seinfeld, why can’t I do it?!


Myth busting

OK. So we go a little stir-crazy in the newsroom when the weather gets cold. Recently, I received this intriguing email about useful things a cell phone can do (see below). I’m sure it is one that has been forwarded around cyberspace.

In an effort to be sure all we blog about is as truthful as possible my co-worker, Davy, and I decided to do a little myth busting of our own.


Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel provides hilarious family fun

For a good laugh and fun so clean it's... well, almost squeaky, I recommend Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.

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