Cognitive Dissonance

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Want to beta-test the live stream of my radio show?

cognitivedissonance:

Then inbox me your email, reply to this post, or send me a fanmail reply! (You can post links in fanmail, not asks)

You’ll need to be on your computer at 10 PM MST on Friday, July 13th. If I were superstitious, I wouldn’t even launch on Friday the 13th. But I like to live dangerously.

So…

I will send you a link Friday evening and go live at 10 PM MST — that’s 12 AM EST and 9 PM PST. From there, let me know how it sounds, if it’s on, any thoughts, etc. I’m afraid if I don’t test this first, instead of a smooth rollout, I’ll get this:

Thanks folks! If all goes well, I’ll go live about 11 PM MST.

Remember, this Friday…

Cheers,

Meg

LET’S ROLL! Well, in about 6 hours. Here’s the link to listen LIVE tonight —-> http://myradiostream.com/cognitivedissonance

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Want to beta-test the live stream of my radio show?

Then inbox me your email, reply to this post, or send me a fanmail reply! (You can post links in fanmail, not asks)

You’ll need to be on your computer at 10 PM MST on Friday, July 13th. If I were superstitious, I wouldn’t even launch on Friday the 13th. But I like to live dangerously.

So…

I will send you a link Friday evening and go live at 10 PM MST — that’s 12 AM EST and 9 PM PST. From there, let me know how it sounds, if it’s on, any thoughts, etc. I’m afraid if I don’t test this first, instead of a smooth rollout, I’ll get this:

Thanks folks! If all goes well, I’ll go live about 11 PM MST.

Remember, this Friday…

Cheers,

Meg

(Source: cognitivedissonance)

Filed under radio Cognitive Dissonance Fuck it we'll do it live! live stream hell yes

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The Tables Are Turned on Murdoch

"The schadenfreude is so thick you can’t cut it with a chainsaw," wrote The Wall Street Journal in an editorial on Monday, defending Rupert Murdoch and the News Corporation. Well, yes, the schadenfreude is pretty darn thick…

Although I generally admire entrepreneurs who build giant companies, Rupert Murdoch, despite giving us Homer Simpson, generally has not been a force for good over the course of his long career. His Bill O’Reilly-ed, Glenn Beck-ed Fox News has done a great deal to coarsen the political discourse. His tabloids have lowered the standards of journalism on three continents — and routinely broken the law on at least one of them. He had dumbed down his prestige papers, like The Times of London. He has run roughshod over cross-ownership rules meant to prevent one man or company from having too much power — and then used his lobbying might to get those rules diluted. He has put kowtowing to China ahead of freedom of the press, even killing a book set to be published by his HarperCollins unit that the Chinese authorities objected to. He has consistently used his media properties to reward allies and punish enemies. It’s a long list.

Throughout his career, Murdoch has never just been satisfied with besting the competition, as most decent businessmen are. He’s not truly happy unless he has his foot on a competitor’s neck and is pressing it downward…

One feature of Murdoch’s career is that he’s never played by the rules that apply to other businessmen. That’s one reason I think he seems so shellshocked in those paparazzi photographs: unable in this dire circumstance to make his own rules, he simply doesn’t know how to react or what to do. On Tuesday, when he is excoriated in Parliament, it will be the first time he has ever truly been held to account. It undoubtedly won’t be fun for him. But there are many people who are going to take great glee in his misery — not unlike the way his newspapers have always taken such glee in the misery of others.

This is going to be marvelous (I hope). Side note: Any of you folks hear "Schadenfreude" from Avenue Q playing as you read this? I did.

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