Blogging to me is one manifestation of that amazing phenomenon.
People that were "six degrees of separation" from you are now just two pixels away.
While Assange, Lamo, and a host of other figures have gotten top billing, Manning's been held in military detention under rough conditions that even former State Department spokesman PJ Crowley called "counterproductive" and "stupid."He was the conscience that sparked these international controversies.
He was the human being who felt he had to speak out.
Speaking of which, if you're particularly annoying, you may see me reach for this. And no, I do not have a pain management problem, I have a pain problem. [pause to breathe deep and stare at each other] Men are lucky they can only have one orgasm. Chase tells you that two people exchange fluids to create this being.
[House reaches into his jacket and pulls out a pharmaceutical bottle.] This is Vicodin. Do you know that women can have an hour long orgasm? I tell you that one stork dropped the little tyke off in a diaper.
But before investigator Joe Gunther can begin to gather evidence of murder, a family emergency sends him to his hometown, where the lives of his mother and brother have suddenly been threatened.
Gunther reaches out to a network of police officers who know him only by name and reputation as he attempts to discover the source of this imminent danger.
I am a huge fan of his blog, not just for the cartoons but also for his perspectives on Marketing. It now means there are just two pixels of separation, not six degrees (of Kevin Bacon:)).
You can reach people you otherwise might never have, you can find inspiration with a click of a mouse.
For me one such wonderful was meeting Hugh Mac Leod at UVA, where both of us were teaching parts of the Online Marketing Class.
Our bodies break down, sometimes when we're 90, sometimes before we're even born, but it always happens and there's never any dignity in it. In the interest of saving time and avoiding a lot of boring chitchat later, I'm Doctor Gregory House; you can call me "Greg." I'm one of three doctors staffing this clinic this morning. I am a board [emphasized to sound like "bored"] ...certified diagnostician with a double specialty in infectious disease and nephrology. I suppose it would particularly suck to have a doctor who ignores you while you die. Pupils dilate, arteries constrict, core temperature rises, heart races, blood pressure skyrockets, respiration becomes rapid and shallow, the brain fires bursts of electrical impulses from nowhere to nowhere, and secretions spit out of every gland, and the muscles tense and spasm like you're lifting three times your body weight.
House: [talking to Wilson about a patient and quickly changing the subject as he sees Dr. My God, I thought I was going to have a heart attack! I didn't see you there - That is so embarrassing... House: [to the crowd in the walk-in clinic's waiting area] Hello, sick people and their loved ones! Doctor Cuddy runs this whole hospital, so unfortunately she's much too busy to deal with you. [nobody moves] And who would rather wait for one of the other two guys? House: What would you prefer - a doctor who holds your hand while you die or one who ignores you while you get better? Do you know what the human body goes through when you have sex?