All posts by Sean Shannon

New at Backwash — “The Cult of Plath”. A quick overview of my favourite poet and why she’s so popular. Many of you know that I used DietWatch, back when it was a free service, before the fire. DietWatch is a pay service now, and I can’t really afford it, so I’ve mostly been calculating stuff on my own. This afternoon, though, I created a quickie little programme on my computer to spit out meal plans that fit within my fat/calorie limits. It’s not much…

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I was watching the WNBA game on ABC earlier today, and it seems like even after all this time, there’s still a big marketing problem here. Of the commercials I watched, most of them seemed to be the traditional “women’s market” items or traditional sports items (which are always tailored to male tastes); very few of the commercials seemed to be trying to bridge the gap, to tap the new market the WNBA is drawing. The WNBA’s been around long enough at this point that…

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Quick question: some of the Backwash columnists hold weekly chats on the Backwash Website. Would any of you be interested in me holding my own weekly chat on the site? I have to admit I’m a bit iffy about doing it, just because I know that holding a public chat like that could attract the ne’er-do-wells from my Internet past, but if enough regular .org readers are interested, I’d think about giving it a shot.

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So here I am watching game seven of the Stanley Cup Finals. Maybe it’s because it’s the last hockey game for a few months. Maybe I’m just bored. Or maybe it’s my masochistic streak coming through again. I have to give the NHL credit: only they could come up with finals matchups, two out of the past three years, where I actually find myself rooting for a team from New Jersey. I mean, the Ducks have certainly proven at this point that the Wings didn’t…

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