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Archive for October, 2005


Thursday, October 27th, 2005

In the pedantic spirit of the evening, I wanted to link to this because the copy editor at CJR Daily caught the error regarding Karen Williams’ name, but missed the botched spelling of “echoes” (“echos”). It’s probably been fixed by now. Nyah, Nyah.

Stanford Lectures Available As Podcasts

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

Apophenia reports that Stanford University is offering lectures via podcasts on iTunes.

Headstart on Friday-Is-Trashday

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

The much-missed Blue States Lose installments from Tale Of Two Cities will someday be resurrected on Gawker, but until then (and even after) I’ll make due with The Superficial for daily trash relief. This Paris Hilton item made me laugh out loud more than twice, especially the part about God at the end.

Booby Prize to Arizona Reporter

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

I found a link to this site from Google News. It was the top link on the subject at 5:30pm this evening. I wanted to learn all about Google Base, but instead I found myself astounded at how poorly written the piece was. It reads like something Gina Arnold would scrawl while on nitrous oxide– [...]

She Didn’t Jump, She Was Pushed

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

Andrew Sullivan is linking to this Byron York post on corner.nationalreview.com. Along with “Fitzmas” tomorrow, this is going to make for a busy Sunday on the network and cable chat shows. The White House has been in hunker-down-and-stonewall mode for so long now I can’t come up with any scenario where Bush can poker-face his [...]

“What Bush Should Do”

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

Andrew Sullivan is living in a dream world, god bless him, but it’s hard not to pull the covers up over one’s head, get the flashlight out, and, um, compare fantasies…

Hitchens On Allegations Regarding Galloway

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

First the setup, then the roundhouse.

The Night Before Indictment?

Tuesday, October 25th, 2005

It’s quarter past midnight on the west coast. The blogs are aflame with anticipation of Patrick Fitzgerald’s pending indictments. It seems like it will all happen by Friday. Some are saying sooner. I haven’t felt this kind of political edge-teetering since Clinton beat Bush Senior… The Washington Note Financial Times New York Times Houston Chronicle

Franken on The Daily Show

Tuesday, October 25th, 2005

Obvious, smug, pandering, mugging, whiny, cliche-ridden, and obsessed with petty, vicious revenge fantasies (gloating over Bush’s drinking problems and Cheney’s heart condition, sweet!)… And not funny.

Two Out of Three Is…Still Bad

Monday, October 24th, 2005

Maurice Sendak? Check. Spike Jonze? Check. But….Dave Eggers? How can someone who wrote an Uneditable Doorstop of Staggeringly Overrated Self-Obsession be charged with collaborating on a screenplay based on a 338-word children’s story?