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Archive for March, 2005

The Cheapest Shot Is, Quite Often, the Best

Thursday, March 17th, 2005

Say its pajamas are ugly-ass, call Wonkette overexposed, call it catty, call it drunk– but never call it late for Tina’s column. Soundbitten’s Greg Beato understands Tina Brown’s weekly Washington Post installment– too bad the title Call Me Crazy has already been used– so we don’t have to.

Suffer the Little Children to Come Unto the Shrink, The DSM IV Shall Provide…

Wednesday, March 16th, 2005

…provide more surplus profits for drug companies by hooking young customers on antidepressants for life. Labeling kids mentally ill for profit. Venal and cynical, even by modern Republican standards. Thanks to Andymatic and Americunt for pointing this out.

That Steely Dan Feeling

Tuesday, March 15th, 2005

The legendary Margaret Murray used to talk about this unsettling, disturbed sensation that certain situations, movies or music would induce. She called it “that Steely Dan feeling.” She wasn’t talking about the band. I’ve been involuntarily exposed to a five-CD spoken word set that recreates the creepy vibe Margaret was trying to pin down. It’s [...]

Google Autolink

Saturday, March 12th, 2005

I’ve been reading Dave Winer’s blog and listening to his podcasts regarding Google’s proposed autolink feature. Currently only proposed for the Windows XP Internet Explorer browser, the Autolink function of the Google Toolbar would take any words on any page that could, say, be connected to a book title and then link the item to [...]

Feds Nix Sleazy Bizkit Doofus Sexvid?

Friday, March 4th, 2005

Overexposed nu-metal hack Fred Durst has filed a temporary restraining order against gawker.com in response to Gawker’s linking to a grainy, banal (and obviously self-produced) video of Durst sexing a woman earlier this week. What’s odd is Gawker never hosted the video; it merely linked to it. The video is now all over the internet [...]

MSNBC’s Connected Coast to Coast

Friday, March 4th, 2005

Occasionally I require reminding how mediocre MSNBC’s programming is. I saw that Jeff Jarvis is contributing some “blog round-ups” to Connected, so I keyed the program into TiVo. It’s bad. Like, sub-CNN bad. Ron Reagan is horribly miscast as the Seattle co-anchor of the show (the hosts are on different coasts– get it?). Everytime he [...]