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January 2011
This story about the Egyptian Revolution appeared on jboitnott.com back in 2010. At that time, the country of Egypt found itself in a stage of remarkable upheaval. Hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets, rallying against the rule of an autocrat named Hosni Mubarak. These events captured the world’s attention for weeks. Because...
HarperCollins Publishers announced today the first acquisition from inkpop, its interactive website for teen writing. Slated for Fall 2011, The Carrier of the Mark, by debut author Leigh Fallon, is a fresh and thrilling paranormal romance linking two teens to a supernatural destiny. Fallon, a native of Cork, Ireland, tried to get her manuscript published...
Every year in early February a good majority of Americans gather in their living rooms and sit down to watch the NFL Super Bowl. Many come for the football but I have a feeling that even more come for the commercials. It’s widely known that the best and funniest commercials throughout the year first air...
The following is another piece of coverage on the Egyptian Revolution on jboitnott.com back in 2010. This post discussed the ongoing Internet blackout as dictator Hosni Mubarak tried holding on to power. We was eventually ousted. As of noon on Friday the “government” of Egypt effectively switched off all Internet connections in and out of the country. Therefore, the...
Sometimes “sideline” journalism can be quite a tough job. There are endless perils and risks that one might encounter. They often times have to brave the elements and put themselves right in the action. Our hats go off to the valiant souls that put their bodies on the line just to capture a fleeting moment for viewers...
“At the Hospital”  Sung to the tune “Margaritaville” Nibbling on Jell-O In a room with a fellow All of those nurses tend to my need Strumming my six string, fell off of the stage thing Ow my head, I hope I don’t bleed Wasting away again at the hospital Searching for my long lost button...
I’ve always been a huge fan of Public Broadcasting, but as you know being that’s it’s public, they don’t have the huge sums of money that other stations do. They rely on a small set of advertisers and viewers like you and I to donate. Well this guy works for PBS and recently received this...
With the popularity of Facebook and Twitter growing with the older crowd there are certain caveats that one might wish to avoid. One of the biggest hazards is being “friends” with your relatives and more specifically your parents or grandparents. Here is one classic (yet hilarious) example as to why this might be advisable to avoid.
  “I think the same fantasy popped into the head of everybody in my business who has ever been told what I have been told: this will be the last edition of your show. You go to the scene from the movie ‘Network,’ complete with the pajamas and the rain coat, and go off on...
Way back in 1911 the ever inventful Thomas Edison was asked by the Miami Metropolis what the world would be like in 100 years. That was on June 23rd, 1911. From golden taxis to books printed on nickel, some of his theories were spot on and some where quite far fetched. He accurately stated that...
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