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Happy Tuesday everyone. Figured I’d try out a few weekly recs of things to do this week, rather than making you feel bad about all the fun I had with my week that you didn’t have. I’m nothing if not a giving person afterall.

Here we go then.

1. The Hangover: So good. Just see it.

2. Red Sox-Yankees: So yeah, you may not be able to get tickets, or afford them, but you can still watch the game on TV. I’m sure by now you can all appreciate the sentimental bias this blog has towards one of these teams, but you should still tune in if you like baseball, because regardless of the fact that they’re two of the best teams in baseball, there’s also just the history and rivalry and all that jazz. Besides, we’ve beat them five times in a row now. Would you want to miss 6, 7, or 8?

3. Burn Notice: I’m pretty sure I’d love this show anyway, even if it didn’t have Bruce Campbell, but it does, and that makes it all the better. Just a smart, fun, well written show, and they’re only one episode in to the season. Just go online to the USA channel website and watch it right there, then start watching it. If you haven’t seen an episode, don’t worry. It isn’t that hard to get in to it, and if you really need to know more, just look it up on Wikipedia.

4. The Boston College Flynn Recreation Complex Pool: I work there now, so I feel like I need to tell you to go there. Unless no one else is in the pool. Because if no one else is in the pool, the lifeguards don’t need to work, they get to go on break. If you get in the pool you ruin that. And then I ruin you.

Yelling at Teenagers: My teenage years may not be all that far behind me, but that doesn’t mean telling a bunch of obnoxious 15 year olds that no, you can’t flip sideways off the diving board to try and land right next to someone, isn’t fun. So go out there, and give those young punks a piece of your mind.

More fun to come later this week, hopefully.

-Joe Out

P.S. – Justice prevailed in my own personal Cold War. I’ll tell you about it if you ask me in person.

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I’m not dead. Just saying. Though I hate format crossing, here’s the twitter update of what I’ve been up to since I last posted:

Since last post, got Master’s, started job hunt, ran 2nd Boston Marathon with Caitie, it ruled, will run Disney and Boston next year I think, Started 2nd blog (see link)

The second blog is also through wordpress, and it’s called “IMovedInWithMyGirlfriend” Check it out sometime to see what I’m up to. If you couldn’t tell, I moved in with my girlfriend.

I also have about 600 weekly recs to catch up on. Some of them include:

The Boston Marathon. Yeah I ran it

Ryan Keough – hilarious comedian out of Connecticut. Our dads went to high school together. We went to high school together. We’re considering adopting a son so he can go to high school together.

The Red Sox – They are playing again.

A-Rod – Throw rocks at him, he sucks.

Roger Clemens – See “A-Rod” above.

The Seals at the Aquarium – Amelia turns 24 today I think.

Trader Joe’s – I work there now. Stop by and visit. Buy stuff from there. They treat their employees and customers with dignity. And integrity. That’s their #1 Core Value, actually.

Steven Wilson’s Insurgentes album. It’s fantastic. His first “true” solo release, it basically ruled hardcore.But it’s not hardcore. It’s ambient/obscure pop/rock/nothingness/everything.

Kings of Leon’s Only By the Night – Late on the wagon on this one, but better late than never. Another album title in five syllables, this one is their most mature by far. It rules. Sit down and actually listen to the album as a whole, because when music was invented, it was meant to be listened to as a whole. Beautiful work.

Star Trek – Movie was awesome. Not even a trekkie.

The Ruins (the book) – Not sure why this is on here, really. I read it. All of it. From the beginning to the end. Maybe that’s why it’s on here? Still not sure.

…Those are just a few…

There are more, but I’ll try to come back to this soon. Hooray.

-New Guy at Work, Out

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Joe already mentioned it, but I wanted to again congratulate everyone gratuating today.  Major shout outs go to Justin, KD, Alyssa, Katelyn, Sean, Jon, Mike, James, and everyone else I’ve undoubtedly forgotten.  You guys all rule.

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…but I love Jon Hamm.

-Might work…

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I would like to begin this review with a statement about reviews as a whole. The inherent problem with movie reviews is that they are so deeply rooted in the personal preferences and opinions of the reviewer themself that a review becomes less of an unbiased look at the movie, and more an exercise in deciding whether or not you trust the person reviewing the movie and their opinion enough to believe what they have to say. For example, there was a woman who reviewed the movies in Knoxville who I inherently did not trust. It always seemed like whatever she gave a bad review to would end up being a movie I enjoy, Hellboy for example. While she may have been basically right a lot of the times, because Lord knows I like some bad movies, her opinion was not enough to sway me one way or another on a movie, and many times I would go because she didn’t like a film. We were strange adversaries, she and I, and she didn’t even know it. Anyway, the point I’ve been trying to make for most of this is that I’m not writing a review of Watchmen because I feel Clinton did a bad job. Far from it. You should read his review. I’m writing it because I had a different take on the film, and I’d like to offer it up to the Nobody who reads this blog. Why? Because I can. (more…)

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Forecast: NINJA STAR SNOW!!! Thank you, weather.com.

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Facebook has updated its terms of service and left it open for comments in two groups. There is still cause for concern, mostly over this:

“2. Sharing Your Content and Information

You own all of the content and information you post on Facebook, including information about you and the actions you take (“content”). In order for us to share your content and provide you with our services, you agree to the following:

2.1 You give us permission to use, store, and share content you post on Facebook or otherwise make available to us (“post”), subject to your privacy and application settings.
2.2 You may delete your content or your account at any time with the understanding that removed information may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time (but will not be generally available to other users), and that content shared with others may remain until they delete it.
2.3 For content that is covered by intellectual property rights (like photos and videos), you specifically give us the following permission, subject to your privacy and application settings: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use, copy, publicly perform or display, distribute, modify, translate, and create derivative works of (“use”) any content you post on or in connection with Facebook. This license ends when you delete your content or your account.
2.4 We always appreciate your feedback or other suggestions about Facebook, but you understand that we may use them without any obligation to compensate you for them (just as you have no obligation to offer them).”

(Taken from Facebook’s Proposed Statements of Rights and Responsibilities.)

2.3 basically says that Facebook has permission to use anything you post however they damn well please — UNTIL you delete your account. However, in 2.2 they mention that they’ll keep “backup copies” for a “reasonable amount of time.” This makes me uneasy. And what happens, for example, if I post a picture, Facebook sells it to Apple to use in an iPhone ad, and then I take it down. Does Facebook have to tell Apple they can’t use my photo anymore? I don’t think so.

Also, in regards to 2.4 — here’s a suggestion, Facebook: don’t claim ownership over anyone else’s intellectual property. Ever.

And don’t worry, I won’t be after you to “compensate me” for that little piece of feedback.

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