Shiny things for you to click on

Let's see, how am I doing on my target of blogging three times per week in 2010?  FAIL.  Actually, January and February were pretty good, but March has been sorely lacking.  I will for now use the excuse of "I was busy" and throw in some specifics like "I was planning an open house" and "I was writing a new vacation policy for my staff," but I don't expect you to be any more forgiving as a result.  Let's see if I can start to get back on track.

In the meantime, as a distraction, here are some things you might want to click on and check out:

  1. Is it possible that all this political rage is not actually about healthcare?
  2. I enjoyed the documentary "This Film is Not Yet Rated," which takes a look at the MPAA's system of assigning maturity ratings to films, and how it affects the production, distribution and success of movies in the U.S.  The themes were that (A) a small group of anonymous and inaccessible people have significant influence in deciding what becomes a part of our culture, (B) anything that depicts the sexual empowerment or fulfillment of women is dangerous or obscene, and (C) anything that isn't 100% pro-military, pro-war is dangerous or obscene.

    I know these themes will be shocking to you, so just take a minute and catch your breath.

  3. There's a new federal policy that says cycling and other forms of non-motorized transportation should be treated as equal to motorized transportation when we plan our cities and streets.  Yay! But apparently, this is going to lead to economic catastrophe.  RUN FOR--er, uh, I mean DRIVE FOR YOUR LIVES!!
  4. Have you tried playing Glenn Beck Bingo?  It's a great party game.
  5. I really hope none of the commenters on my review of Lierre Keith's "The Vegetarian Myth" were among the militant vegans who assaulted her at a recent speaking engagement.  Um, you're doing it wrong.

There now, you almost forgot about my blogging transgressions, didn't you?

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Chris Hardie

Chris Hardie is an entrepreneur, blogger, technology consultant and community builder living in Richmond, Indiana.

One thought on “Shiny things for you to click on”

  1. "This Film is Not Yet Rated" was AWESOME. I highly recommend it to everyone. (Parents be forewarned -- there are clips of violence and gratuitous sex).

    I was really appalled to find how corrupt the MPAA is, and I am going to make it a point to watch more unrated movies, because of it.

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