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Bipartisan Bowling

Meetup.com was created as a site for the exchange of Beanie Babies. It became a central resource for political campaigns. Joe Trippi writes about the importance of Meetup in his recently published account of the Howard Dean campaign, The Revolution…
September 12, 2004

Meetup.com was created as a site for the exchange of Beanie Babies. It became a central resource for political campaigns. Joe Trippi writes about the importance of Meetup in his recently published account of the Howard Dean campaign, The Revolution Wasn’t Televised. Now the site is trying to do its part in calming down a sharply divided nation. Its solution – bowling.

They are organizing bowling competitions nationwide between Red America and Blue America which they promise is one way to keep the campaign “out of the gutter.” 138 bowlers so far are scheduled to face off in 94 cities around the country.

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Five poems about the mind

DREAM VENDING MACHINE I feed it coins and watch the spring coil back,the clunk of a vacuum-packed, foil-wrappeddream dropping into the tray. It dispenses all kinds of dreams—bad dreams, good dreams,short nightmares to stave off worse ones, recurring dreams with a teacake marshmallow center.Hardboiled caramel dreams to tuck in your cheek,a bag of orange dreams…

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