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ANNOUNCER: (VOICE OVER MUSIC) Around Twitter Town and in the territory of the net—there’s just one way to handle the harassers and the stalkers—and that’s with an Internet Sheriff and the smell of “BLOGSMOKE”!
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ANNOUNCER: “BLOGSMOKE” starring W. J. J. Hoge. The story of the trolling that moved into the young Internet—and the story of a man who moved against it. (MUSIC: OUT)
JOHN: I’m that man, John Hoge, Internet Sheriff—the first man they look for and the last they want to meet. It’s a chancy job—and it makes a man watchful … and a little lonely.
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The THEMIS folks talk about expanded coverage.
Video Credit: NASA
I think so, Brain … but do you really think there’s a market for Marmite-flavored frozen yoghurt?
It’s been reported that a bunch of Teamsters have threatened a reality show crew because the production company was using non-union drivers. Having been a victim of union violence myself, I’m never surprised by such thuggery.
This sort of harassment is a sure sign that groups like the Teamsters are headed to the dust heap of history. They are becoming obsolete, socially, economically, and technologically. They won’t go quietly, but, eventually, they will go.
The Voyager 2 spacecraft flew by Neptune’s moon Triton in August, 1989. Paul Schenk, a scientist at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, used Voyager data to construct this video recreating that encounter.
Video Credit: NASA
I think so, Brain … but wouldn’t history be a wonderful thing if it were true.