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Well, it's official: "The Sci-Fi Channel" is really just not that in to Science Fiction

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A few days ago, "The Sci-Fi Channel" announced they'd be changing their name to "Syfy," (which a friend of mine immediately mispronounced as "Siffy") and discussed their intentions of rebranding. On the surface, it appears to be a latteral move - one embarasing name swapped out for essentially the same embarasing name spelled in illiterate fashion - and this is the kind of thing that Network Suits do all the time basically just to give themselves something to do:

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Selfrighteous Hippies: Helping the Rich Get Richer by Killing People In Africa (And Elsewhere)

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I’m not ordinarily a ‘cause’ oriented kind of guy. It is my opinion that – at least in American life – mass-media-driven causes are basically institutionalized attempts to make a lot of money by playing off the gullibility and liberal white guilt of our fellow citizens. I’ve always been skeptical, but these kinds of things, even when they’re done with the best of intentions, always seem to go wrong. Remember all that grain that USA for Africa purchased for starving Ethiopians when we were teenagers?

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