Now Forming: The Church of Music

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"Jesus H. Tapdancing Christ, I have seen the light!"
On Thursday, the Arizona Senate okayed a bill that would allow denial of services on religious grounds. A move civil-rights groups (and yours geekly) believe would allow discriminatory actions by businesses.

As I read the news, shaking my head and thinking, "What will the crazy conservatives in this state do next?" my mind turned to the so-called separation of church and state. I was reminded that religions have massive political power in this country, yet they don't pay any taxes. What a deal.

I should start a church. No, really.

Why am I bringing this up here? Because my church is going to be The Church of Music. Read on and I'll start you on a path to enlightenment.


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God Help Us: It's the #SelfieOlympics

Categories: Culture Wars

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Let the games begin.
Has selfie culture officially gone batshit? Oxford Dictionaries named "selfie" the word of the year in 2013 (it narrowly beat out "twerk" and "binge-watch") and anyone who goes to concerts sees audience members spending most of the show shooting themselves.

Now a marketing firm called 3d Public Relations is asking festival goers to carry a tiny, remote control iPhone/iPad device that allows "selfie lovers" to take high quality photos without holding up their phones. This is perfect, they've assured us in a press release, for something called the "#SelfieOlympics."

Turns out the #SelfieOlympics is a real thing on Twitter and other sites right now! The idea is to take the most absurd selfies possible, resulting in high school kids staging elaborate scenes in front of their bathroom mirrors.

Not bad. But what if the Selfie Olympics took place IRL? What would that look like?

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