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The Social Secretary (your prep for cocktail hour) - Week of July 31

Three articles you read recently:
1. How Fire Ants are devouring America. Where they came from, how to kill them and how flies lay eggs in their thorax leading to decapitation. (Link)
2. No, there is no good reason why Microsoft Word cannot help you indent your paragraph. (Link)
3. How Texas uses Of Mice and Men in determining mental capacity in death penalty cases. (Link)

Something you heard:
Wesley Morris (Boston Globe film critic) discusses the state of the Blockbuster, the Hollywood model, and whether classic movies would be made today. (Link)

Social Media you’re stealing:
“In addition to a universal sarcasm font, we need to devise a numerical system that indicates on a scale of 0-100 the level of agitation felt while composing an electronic communication. The appropriate number will follow the message along with the person or persons whom the agitation concerns. Like this---> (33: people who assume the worst possible tone while reading electronic correspondence).” (Facebook, TMW writer Greg Blosser)

Your random fact:
Thomas Edison, long before Buzzfeed, gave the world boxing cats, a short movie he made in 1894.

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