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An Epic Marriage Proposal Movie

(Video Link) New York Times columnist David Pogue wanted to make sure his wedding proposal was memorable, so he did what anyone would do and created an epic movie trailer showing how they met and that he wanted to marry her. Then he played it in front of their friends and family. Via Laughing Squid

RIP Steve Jobs

Founder and former CEO of Apple Steve Jobs has died after a seven-year battle with cancer. He was 56. The hard-driving executive pioneered the concept of the personal computer and of navigating them by clicking onscreen images with a mouse. In more recent years, he introduced the iPod portable music player, the iPhone and the iPad [...]

What’s With the Uniforms? The Stories Behind the AFL Throwbacks

The eight charter members of the American Football League are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the league’s launch by wearing throwback uniforms for select NFL games this season. At various times before the AFL merged with the NFL in 1970, the Titans played in New York, Tennessee and Kansas City’s current franchises were in Houston [...]

William Safire, R.I.P.

Speechwriter, author and famous New York Times columnist William Safire has just died of pancreatic cancer. I don’t always agree with Safire’s politics, but I’ve always found his writings to be intriguing and worth the read (not to mention rib-ticklin’ when he got going with alliterations) In memory of Safire, here’s my favorite “Rules for Writers,” from [...]