Jason Cochran

Stuff you never knew you never knew

Archive for December, 2011

Dec

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Beautiful mistakes my camera made

My digital camera is an artist. It didn't screw up my pictures in some mundane way. It inserted some wry counterpoint and some beautiful geometric juxtapositions. It elevated my own commentary into works of art that I now happily claim as my own creations.

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Dec

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Real recordings of bygone people: Actual voices of Queen Victoria, Houdini, and Lenin

Many historic recordings have finally migrated online so we can all hear them. Because it's so energizing to close your eyes and feel these printed names come alive again, I've linked a few here.

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Dec

15

2011

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My little YouTube video soars past 1 million views

That day, I was sick as a dog. I should have been in bed. But how often am I in Tokyo? So I walked everywhere I could. I was in the neighborhood of Shibuya, crossing in an overpass, when I saw something that astonished me.

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Dec

12

2011

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Jason Cochran, porn star

At first, I didn't know whether to be flattered or insulted that my adoring public was thinking of me that way. Then, I had a sinking feeling that maybe I did something at last year's Christmas party that slipped my memory.

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Dec

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2011

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The financial incentive for providing bad service

When businesses charge customers more for the "good" variety of their product, they are admitting their core product is substandard.

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Dec

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“Oklahoma!” is one of the dirtiest movie musicals of all time

Tweet You may think the musical Oklahoma! is a sweet little show about friendly farmers and cowmen, but I’ve got an arousing awakening for you. Oklahoma! is drenched in sexual innuendo, rape metaphor, and bestiality references. After all, the whole plot revolves around who gets to take Laurey to the “box social” — a coded […]

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Dec

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As Universal drains Jaws for the last time, I recall my time as Skipper

Tweet Sharks must keep moving or they die. What we have here is a dead shark. Universal Orlando just announced that it’s eliminating the Jaws ride at Universal Studios Florida. It was one the last of the rides that was original to the park’s 1990 opening. (Well, sort of original. It’s a retool of a […]

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