Monthly Archives: August 2008

Technology: Comcast to Clamp Down On Excessive Internet Users

Starting October 1, 2008, Comcast will put a cap on Internet usage. Saying that 250 GB cap is 100 times more than the average usage. According to Comcast, that’s the equivalent of downloading 62, 500 songs or 125 standard definition … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Fables Vol.1: Legends In Exile by Bill Willingham and Illustrated by Lan Medina

Fables: Legends in Exile (2002) written by Bill Willingham and Illustrated by Lan Medina is available in paperback, published by Vertigo and retails for $9.99 US. This is an ongoing series featuring fairy tale characters who find themselves uprooted from … Continue reading

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Technology: Look for the Google Smartphone

It has been reported that the first Google phone, Dream, may be coming out as early as next month. It is supposed to use Google’s “android operating system.” Yeah. Whatever that means. Don’t we have enough smart phones?

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Movies: Tropic Thunder Knocks Down The Dark Knight

First, let me say that I had no idea that Robert Downy, Jr was playing a black guy in the movie, Tropic Thunder that is directed by Ben Stiller. He is well hidden in his role. From the trailers, this … Continue reading

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TBR Day Challenge Is This Wed!

If you’re still with me here, the next TBR day challenge is this Wed. So, get to reading! At last count, I had 10 readers or so still in the contest for the $100 Amazon gift card and you should … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Risky Games by Olga Bicos

There are so few well written, no – smartly written romantic suspense novels today. I’d be hard pressed to list you ten. I don’t mean to be dismissive but romantic suspense is my least favorite genre because they are almost … Continue reading

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Post Article Says That Twilight Saga Embraces Traditional Gender Roles Causing Further Divide of Gender Differences

This Washington Post article by Leonard Sax, whose previous works have included, “Why Gender Matters” has written an op-ed piece that states that Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga seems to buck feminist ideas and embrace traditional gender rolesand this has somehow … Continue reading

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No Ebook Available? Consider it a Lost Sale

I was intrigued after reading Alyssa’s review of Michelle Maddox’s new book, Countdown. I went to the author’s website and read the excerpt and thought: cool. Went looking for the ebook, none found. What? Looked at the book again and … Continue reading

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Technology: US Lags in Broadband Speed

In order to stay competitive in the global market, the US needs more speed.According to study, the US (2.3 Mbps) lags behind Japan (63 Mbps) and South Korea (49 Mbps), among other countries. There is a bill, in the Senate … Continue reading

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Health: Study Finds Antibiotics Sends 140, 000 People to ER

According to the article, allergy to antibiotics sent about 140, 000 people to the emergency room (the researchers used a formula to extrapolate the number across the US). The seriousness of the allergy ranges from rash (78%) to more serious … Continue reading

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Stephen King Offers Comic Book Video of Short Story Online Until Aug 29th

Here is yet another online promotion targeted to online readers and it’s a good one. Stephen King’s upcoming short story collection, Just After Sunset, will feature a comic adaptation of one short story from the upcoming collection, titled, “N.” You … Continue reading

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