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The Daily StickMan Adventures - September 30, 2016 at 06:13PM

Some things, you just don't need with... #DailyStickMan #potato #NotPotatoe

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The Daily StickMan Adventures - September 29, 2016 at 06:19PM

Tough call indeed... #DailyStickMan #Choices #TastesGreat #LessFilling

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Review: I'm Not Scared

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I'm Not Scared by Niccolò Ammaniti
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It was interesting to note how accurate the film worked with regards to the book. Niccolo Ammaniti’s I’m Not Scared follows a young boy, Michele Amitrano and his life in a small rural Italian home. Told through Michele’s eyes, the story creates a credible experience of dealing with a limiting childhood in terms of material goods and actual friends. He has little choice but to play with his younger sister and the few children in the village and though he never says it, he’s clearly frustrated by it. When Michele discovers a young boy of equal size and age locked in a underground room connected to an abandoned house, the story takes a dark turn that brims with suspense coupled with curiosity. Both reader and Michele wonder who this boy is and while some of Michele’s conclusions are obviously wrong, we as the reader can understand why or how a 9-year-old’s imagination can make such connections. And that’s what drives the story;…

The Daily StickMan Adventures - September 28, 2016 at 08:56PM

This guy's sense of humor needs some help. #DailyStickMan #WhyDidTheChicken #literally #BadJokes

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Review: Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age

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Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age by Sherry Turkle
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I'm not a fan of Turkle. I've read her previous book and seen her TED Talks. I find she comes to egregious conclusions about how people interact with scant evidence. In this book, she argues that people are growing incapable of talking or having sophisticated conversations and that it's largely our digital technology that is creating this rift. There are several issues that I have with this book. The first is that it is clearly focused on upper-middle and upper-class people--the schools and colleges she focuses on are largely elite schools. I find this problematic because it doesn't actually reflect society as a whole and how different groups are engaging in meaning-making through their digital devices. I also dislike how she draws conclusions about how and what interactions mean from people, rather than allowing them to decide what it means. She often seems to be the sol…

The Daily StickMan Adventures - September 28, 2016 at 08:00AM

Don't fall for this one! #DailyStickMan #Fall #Autumn #Leaves

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The Daily StickMan Adventures - September 27, 2016 at 07:59AM

A pertinent question in the #gundebate for sure! #DailyStickMan

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The Daily StickMan Adventures - September 26, 2016 at 06:21PM

Must resist! #DailyStickMan #Temptation #TemptationInACan #CanIHasCheez

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Short Story #404: Godzilla’s Twelve-Step Program by Joe R. Lansdale

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Title: Godzilla's Twelve Step ProgramAuthor:  Joe R. LansdaleSummary: