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Things that make you puke

I’d like to post a bit of a follow-up to a post earlier this month about a television commercial about workplace safety on Canadian television that features incredibly graphic images of a woman with her skin peeling off as the result of accidentally throwing hot oil all over herself. First of all, if you didn’t read the comments to the post, I found a copy of the commercial on YouTube later on, although before I link to it I just want to reiterate that this…

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Will they listen now?

Reforms urged after MySpace hoax’s victim kills herself (AP via pantagraph.com) I’ve been following this story as it’s been developing for the past few days. This doesn’t exactly follow the pattern of behaviour I’ve been so interested in tracking recently, since the person who created the fake "Josh" account on MySpace was an adult (and a parent at that) rather than a fellow teenager, but what happened to Megan is certainly similar to what I’ve been warning could happen if this kind of Internet misanthropy,…

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Happy seventh birthday, seanshannon.org. I will have a .journal entry to commemorate the anniversary, but as has been the case so often these past few years, I’ve got to put off writing it until I get to Thanksgiving break and have some time to write it well (and also finish dealing with some personal stuff that’s kind of weighed me down here lately). On a mostly unrelated note, last night I think I came the closest to throwing up that I’ve been in several years.…

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