If you don't quite grok the differences between the Democratic frontrunners, contrast Dean's and Clark's approaches to the Internet.

[First link via Undernews, second via Infocult.]

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  1. wow, just imagine if he kept on blogging from the whitehouse! *sigh* he’s soooooooooo cute and dreamy 😀

  2. It doesn’t matter what color frosting you put on top – it’s still the same cake undeneath.

  3. Garth

    I didn’t read Heinlein’s “Stranger in a Strange Land” until the 1980’s. When I started to tell people about it I found that everyone else my age had read it in nineteen-sixty-something-low.

  4. I can’t help but comment on the disconcerting rise in the use of ‘grok’ in these parts.

  5. Jason Ligon, thou art God!

  6. Yes, what is this “grok”? From context I gather that “get” or “understand” are now too pedestrian. Cool, a new term that’ll put me on the inside! I’ll file it in the same bin as “nosh” for food and “za” for pizza.

  7. If you want to grok “grok”, read Stranger ‘In A Strange Land’ by Heinlein.

  8. At the risk of sounding like a total nerd, Grok comes from Heinlein’s “Stranger in a Strange Land” and it was the deep thinking the Martians did about things – thinking that could take years but in the end resulted in “groking to fullness” – complete understanding.

    E.G. In the novel the residents of a nearby planet came to Mars and started setting up shop… The martians “grokked” it and the result is the asteroid belt where that planet used to be…..

    Hope giving that away has not embarassed anyone else but me….

  9. “If you want to grok “grok”, read Stranger ‘In A Strange Land’ by Heinlein.”

    I read it, and I can’t remember it. Same with about 95% of science fiction I ever read, and I was a member in good standing of the Sci-Fi book club for a few years. Candy corn.

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