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The Problem of Beth

Beth Greene from The Walking Dead

In the midseason finale of The Walking Dead, Beth dies after Rick and the gang had (they thought) successfully managed a hostage negotiation with Dawn. After hostages are traded – Beth and Carol for two of Dawn's police officers – Dawn predictably and despotically demands that Noah, the ward whom Beth had replaced and who had escaped with her help, remain behind in Beth's stead. Although Noah is willing to sacrifice himself so that Beth can leave, Beth turns back to Dawn and stabs her with a pair of surgical scissors she had hidden in her cast.

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Requiem for a DMB

DMB fire dancer

In every man’s life there comes a time when he must ask himself a hard question. For me, that question occurred out of the blue, prompted by a headline on Facebook. It is this:

Do I still consider myself a fan of the Dave Matthews Band?

I responded to myself with an apoplectic, “Of course I do!” Then, I stopped and thought about it. I couldn’t remember the last time I had actually listened to one of the band's songs. I mean, really listened, or possibly even sang along with.

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O Captain! My Captain!

#OCaptainMyCaptain

This won't be a long post. Because, what exactly does one write about someone you never knew, but who made you laugh, think and cry more than anyone else in your life?

Robin Williams died today at the age of 63 from apparent self-asphyxiation. Excepting people I've known, the news of his death has probably saddened me more than any other that I can remember.

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Charities should keep Sterling's money

Courtesy RikkisRefuge Other @flickr

A week ago, it got out that an 80-year-old white guy made some racist comments. Considering that such an even was unprecedented in American history, the Internet blew up and the People called for blood. A few days later, LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling was banned for life from the NBA and fined $2.5 million. Furthermore, NBA commissioner Adam Silver made it perfectly clear that he was going to press NBA franchise owners to force Sterling to sell the Clippers.

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