January, 2011

  • January 29, 2011 • On Media • Views: 170

    FAIL: Chase Feedback ‘Compromised’ by Customers

    JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. sent this FAIL-o-gram to remind me to proof-read my bank statements. How the financial behemoth let the word “compromised” instead of “comprised” slip by the copy-editors is beyond me. The...

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  • January 28, 2011 • Culture Dept. • Views: 198

    New Tune from Static People: The Late Projectionist

    Static People takes you to a mournful matinee with its latest track, “The Late Projectionist.” Give it a spin here or download it, compliments of the band. You may also enjoy the novel of the same name by Static People’s...

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  • January 27, 2011 • Wine | Epicurea| Sonoma • Views: 251

    Sonoma Online Media Smackdown

    I’m not too proud to admit it took me 15 minutes to realize that “#SOTU” was the Twitter hash-tag for Tuesday’s “State of the Union.” I was too busy trying to decipher J.M. Berry’s tweets to follow...

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  • January 26, 2011 • On Media • Views: 149

    5 Tips for New Apple CEO

    Apple’s Steve Jobs is taking medical leave just as tech writers were running out of puns on his name. The “Patience of Jobs” and the “Getta Jobs” gags, not mention the “How do you like them apples?” will soon be retired at...

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  • January 21, 2011 • Culture Dept., Wine | Epicurea| Sonoma • Views: 225

    Sonoma Transit Trials

    This is being written from within the innards of BART, the Bay Area Rapid Transit system that wends through the large intestine of the greater Bay Area like a behemoth tapeworm. It is both marvelous and beguiling. Especially considering...

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  • January 17, 2011 • Culture Dept., Wine | Epicurea| Sonoma • Views: 207

    The Sonoma Flu

    Beware, Sonoma, a nasty flu is loose in our fair burg and it’s got your name on it. No, it’s not the so-called “Sonoma Flu,” which conveniently afflicts people after wine-soaked weekends and necessitates sheepish...

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  • January 13, 2011 • On Media • Views: 462

    iPad App Takes Comic’s Content Over Medium

    Sad Comics droll addition to iTunes’ burgeoning (comic) book store Somehow, someone in every generation claims to have had the inaugural issue of – insert comic book title here – stowed in the attic, garage or under the bed only...

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  • January 7, 2011 • Culture Dept., Wine | Epicurea| Sonoma • Views: 297

    (So)noman is an Island

    No man is an island, however, if he lives in Sonoma he may well be on one – or at least isolated on an inland isle with his fellow Sonomans, or, if you’re feeling fancy, marooned on an existential archipelago with fellow...

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