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posted by Justin - 2009-08-22 23:51:19

Getting Close..

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posted by Justin - 2009-08-16 09:37:30

The Purity Myth

If you're my facebook friend, you've probably seen me talk about this, but in case you're not:

Do pick up (or order, or borrow from a friend) "The Purity Myth," a book written by Jessica Valenti (full disclosure: we've met a few times and she's a lovely person), which the bookstores classify under "Gender/Womens' studies," but let's be honest, it's a feminist book. [READ MORE]
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posted by Sandy - 2009-08-12 20:17:10


Apparently that's a real word... huh, who'dathunkit.

If this isn't the first time you've been to the site you've probably noticed that the size of each post (on the front page) is substantially shortened. This means browsing through, and deciding which posts you do (or don't) want to bother with is a breeze. [READ MORE]
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posted by Justin - 2009-08-12 11:55:40

Good News, Bad News

This is the first of myriad similar posts, during which I will highlight something good, and something bad, just for your edification, and for my own as well.

As will always be the case, bad news first.

We'll be very simple with the first one, as many of you may know this statistic, or something like it, but: [READ MORE]
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posted by Justin - 2009-08-11 23:11:22

Short-Term Goals/Silent Matt

My idea, as it stands now, is to have exactly ten posts up here by the time commenting is brought to life sometime next week, since you can see ten at a time, and I'd like to leave the "Welcome" visible when I start telling everyone to visit the site.
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posted by Sandy - 2009-08-11 20:30:50

E-Mails are GO

Title sort of says it all.

Yes, the emails for me and Justin are setup (see bottom of post), and more will be set up as we add contributors. The More Justin link at left (you may have noticed it's empty) is going to become staff info, and have our emails and other contact/facebook/whatever the hell else we think we can get away with voyeuring off to you people. [READ MORE]
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posted by Sandy - 2009-08-11 18:35:17

A Second Welcome

Hello, my name is Sandy, and I'm the one responsible for the website as-was, as-is, and as will-be. Designed, coded and maintained by my own self.

I'm taking the time to write this post partially because I just finished the basic posting system and wanted to drive it about town, and partially because I wanted to address the present and future of this site from a technical standpoint. [READ MORE]
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posted by Justin - 2009-08-11 16:41:16

What's Your Passion?

So what's your passion?

I've got a few.

1. Popular Culture.

I can't help it, but I don't feel like I should have to help it.

I love movies, and I love books, and I love music, and I love TV, as entertaining and informative mediums. There's a big pile of crap within each, but there's a lot of good to be seen and heard and found, and I'm always interested in finding out about more amazing things. You can have a transcendent moment with a lot of different types of media, and if life had more transcendent moments, it would be pretty cool. [READ MORE]
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posted by Justin - 2009-08-11 16:38:25


How's it goin, folks?

Welcome to the very first post on "Informed Instigation," a site I hope we can grow into something special.

So what will we do here?

Well. We're going to talk. And think.

We'll talk about whatever issues pop into my mind and yours. We'll have discussions about things highbrow and lowbrow. And any sort of opinion will be welcomed and embraced, as even those who disagree with me on every issue are people I can learn from. [READ MORE]
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