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Do we over-praise sports championships?

Photo courtesy theatregirl25 via flickr Sports celebrations are fun. I love a good celebration and gathering of people. But when protestors gather, why do we see them in a different light? Monica Reid of Chicago’s Gapers Block wrote an excellent article, “The Problem With How We View Sports ‘Celebrations’“ She compares our perceptions of the …

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During the Stanley Cup celebration, do searches for Golden Calf go up?

With all the praising and glorifying of a metal object going on with the Stanley Cup, I wonder how much people realize our activities are rather like glorifying the golden calf in Exodus 32. Are there more searches for “Golden Calf” or “Exodus 32” during the Stanley Cup month? Here’s what Google Trends tells us: …

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Ask.com is the 30th most popular website. What?!

Have you ever gone to ask.com? Ever? I never have. Amazingly, ask.com is the 30th most visited website on the internet! That’s right. Alexa ranks ask.com at #30. ask.com is ranked higher than tumblr at #32. Really? More people go to ask.com than tumblr? Other sites that ask.com beats in traffic: #39 pinterest.com #44 craigslist.org …

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Does the tooth fairy exist? Why not make up your own mythical creature?

What happens with the tooth fairy misses an appointment? Mark Bazer covers the ridiculousness of the tooth fairy’s existence in “The day the Tooth Fairy didn’t come.” Ridiculous things are great. I want to make up new characters for particular situations. Like if you get a cut on your finger, then… oh wait. That’s Dracula. …

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Why does Yahoo hate Ewoks?

Yahoo deleted my question, “Why do ewoks like croquet?” Everyone knows that ewoks love to play the game of croquet. They are woodland creatures, croquet only makes sense for them to play in their habitat. Ewoks are also extremely playful. They would play croquet all day long. Perhaps Yahoo think that Ewoks don’t like croquet. …

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