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Archive for February, 2005

Jef Raskin

Sunday, February 27th, 2005

Died yesterday. Jef’s homepage. DigiBarn computer museum page.

non-update update

Friday, February 25th, 2005

I am swapping nights with the girlfriend housesitting a somewhat needy doggie. Work has decided to go off the scale in terms of quantity (I will reserve comment on the ranking of quality). As a result I’m finding it hard to come up with new posts. I will do my best to correct this over [...]

Hunter S. Thompson

Sunday, February 20th, 2005

The guy had the strongest and most original writing style I’d ever encountered back in the mid-seventies. It launched a lot of bad fanzine writing later on, sure. But along with the National Lampoon (circa 1973-78), Paul Zindel, The Bell Jar, Ball Four and Confessions Of A Crap Artist, Thompson’s way with words had a [...]

Reliable Sources highlights 2/20/05

Sunday, February 20th, 2005

powerlineblog.com’s John Hinderaker went off on a predictably hysterical rant against amerciablog.org‘s John Aravosis, who, while himself hyperventilating a tad, said all the right things. It’s interesting that Aravosis is called upon to contextualize (read: justify) the use of Gannon/Guckert’s gay hustler pics and screenshots from a somewhat sordid/funny array of Guckert-registered websites. Of course, [...]

Real Time with Bill Maher 2/18/05

Friday, February 18th, 2005

Leslie Stahl is hot. OK, I have a keen grasp of the obvious. Narcissistic! not funny! as overrated as he is overbearing! Last seen introducing Courtney Love’s encore in San Francisco! May I present to you, ladies and gentlemen…Robin Williams! Please fire the person in charge of having him on the panel. Thank you. It’s [...]

The Misadventures of Margaret (1998)

Wednesday, February 16th, 2005

Parker Posey as famous writer trying her hand at erotica: cute, kooky, neurotic. The attention span of a brunette gnat. Looks awesome in lit-geek glasses. Often made up to look as though she’s in a L’Oreal commercial. A costume change (at least) for every scene. Huge clothing budget. Conversely, she’s topless in two key (so [...]

A Man Called Jeff

Wednesday, February 16th, 2005

americablog.org research on “Jeff Gannon’s” past. Thanks to David Corn/The Nation for the link. Corn notes that bloggers are piling on “Gannon” for being a White House plant, while possibly missing a potent subtext: Gannon/Guckert may very well have had a hand in the Novak/Wilson/Plame/CIA-leak affair.

A Discussion About Blogs on Charlie Rose 2/15/05

Wednesday, February 16th, 2005

Ana Marie (or “Maria,” as Charlie introduces her) Cox Glenn Reynolds Andrew Sullivan Joe Trippi Andrew Sullivan is characteristically articulate and passionate– with a sense of humor, my favorite combination. Joe Trippi talks in platitudes and sweeping metaphors but makes some okay points– he makes a closing reference to podcasting that surprises me. I wish [...]

Reliable Sources highlights

Sunday, February 13th, 2005

David Gergen gives his post-Camelot morality take on the Gannon affair: The Kennedy administration planted a shill at press conferences, too, so what’s the big deal? Howie Kurtz spends the latter part of the show talking about the difference between journalists and those who hold journalists accountable. Jeff Jarvis: “We’re all pundits.” Kurtz benignly agrees, [...]


Saturday, February 12th, 2005

Kat has got to be close to 35 or 40 now. She’s a classically trained violinist who’s into Paganini and Yngwie Malmsteen, n’ shit. She also fancies herself something of a shredding metal guitarist. She’s been sending wacky press releases and promos to journalists and just about anyone who will listen (and a lot of [...]