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Reason #2,142 the Internet is Stupid: The Perceived Value of Domain Names

I still can’t quite understand why there is still such a thing as a “domain aftermarket,” because in case no one noticed, domain names don’t really have any value. With the exception of a good one-word domain name, such as shop.com for a shopping site, feed.com for a news aggregator or farm supply store, buzz.com [...]

23Jan2009 | | 2 comments | Continued
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!Lunes Sabroso! Presents: Baby Foot

As we have mentioned in previous editions of !Lunes Sabroso!, a walk through the candy isle of a Mexican supermarket is both jaw-dropping and diabetes-inducing. The smell of raw sugar permeates the air, and it can become difficult to focus on one product, as all of the competing packaging cries out for your attention from [...]

15Dec2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Renovating Our Beach House, Volume 4

Like many beach properties in Chelem and Chuburna, our house was pretty basic when we bought it. The “Beach Box” style of construction was, for a time, very popular in this area, and houses were purely functional. Wealthy Meridanos would use their beach homes for only a month or two per year, and houses were [...]

8Dec2008 | | 23 comments | Continued
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New McDonald’s Cheeseburger Strategy

Okay…so we all know there are few things that exist in this world that are more perfect than the McDonald’s cheeseburger. They satisfy the most deeply seated memories of childhood, while providing the surge of fat, salt, and ketchup that feed you for the entire day…often times, at 79 cents. We are very fortunate to [...]

30Nov2008 | | 8 comments | Continued
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Not to Get All Queerbones About it or Whatever…

Regardless of what you think of California’s passing of Proposition 8, the constitutional amendment banning all state-sanctioned civil marriage agreements between two people whose only crime was that they happened to be of the same gender (for our take on this argument, see this post), what has become crystal clear in the last few days, [...]

12Nov2008 | | 5 comments | Continued
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Happy Birthday, Jillian!

Rock it out! Ow!

6Nov2008 | | 6 comments | Continued
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If You Watch Just One Video This Election Season, Make it This One.

23Oct2008 | | 8 comments | Continued
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Liberals, Doobies, Hippie-Hair, Politics, and Personal Identity

This election has transformed a lot of ordinary, “this is what I had for lunch” blogs into hotbeds of unbelievably heated political debate. As you have seen over the last few weeks, this has even affected our own humble little DroppedIn. Now, it’s one thing when Jillian jumps on late-night and drops a few barbs [...]

21Oct2008 | | 12 comments | Continued
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Palin at the Debates…Uh, What the Hell?

After watching the debates and spending the next few hours listening to the pundits talk about what a great job Governor Palin did, I am left wondering, “Um, what the hell?” I began to grow frustrated even as the debates were happening, because I knew that, for a segment of the population, Palin’s down-home delivery, [...]

2Oct2008 | | 18 comments | Continued
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The Flintstones is Based on a True Story

29Sep2008 | | 3 comments | Continued
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The Notion of “Expat Bars,” and Amigo’s Bar and Grill in Progreso

Before we dive headlong into our review of the newly-opened Amigo’s Bar and Grill in Progreso, there are a few things that need to be mentioned about so-called “expatriate bars,” in general and particularly as they exist in present-day Progreso. Many fellow Americans and Canadians living here in Yucatan have mentioned to me that they [...]

21Sep2008 | | 10 comments | Continued
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Renovating Our Beach House, Volume 3

You may remember when we teased you a few weeks ago with the unofficial “Volume 2.1” in the never-ending, 3,000 volume “Renovating Our Beach House” series. When last we spoke, all that had really happened was that all of our bedroom walls had been sledgehammered to the ground, which, though it made for some impressive [...]

4Sep2008 | | 10 comments | Continued