The Super Bowl, Prop Bets, and Content

Super Bowl XLVIII made history yesterday, when the Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos 43-8, the third worst blowout in Super Bowl history (and second worst blowout in Broncos Super Bowl history). But that’s not why I watched the game. My annual Super Bowl party is a matter of pride: we make plenty of food from…

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Picking and Choosing the Conversation

The scene: a (fictional) high school lunchroom in Michigan, May of 1981. The players: Vice President George Bush, and student Lindsay Weir. Lindsay, to the Vice President: “My question is: Why did your staff reject my question? Are you afraid of an open discourse with the students?” And there we have it. A fictional high…

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