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Archive for November, 2005

Is Thanksgiving Necessary?

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

Sorry for that headline. I’m sure it’s already been done. In December (and beyond) I resolve to count more blessings more than sheep. Reasons to Be Thankful, Part ’05: I have a warm, safe place to sleep with neighbors that aren’t [too] annoying I have two cats who give me semi-unconditional love I just went [...]

Absolut Litigation

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

Not satisfied with over-marketing their rotgut infusions to hipsters, Absolut is now issuing warnings to people who satirize their ads.

Pigpile On Howie!

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

Paul McLeary chats affably with himself about Howard Kurtz.

CNN Computer-Carves An X On Cheney For Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

Daryn Kagan just spent five minutes with a CNN tech guy explaining why there was no conspiracy behind this. CNN is so CUTE when they go on the defensive about their liberal bias!!

Shocking Namaste America Admission!

Saturday, November 19th, 2005

The fresh-faced MC on Namaste America this morning was cutting to a commercial. “Still want great Asian-American infotainment? Then keep it where it is, we’ve got much more in store…” When’s the last time you heard a program actually refer to itself as “infotainment”?

How Should Local and National Media Cover Wal-Mart?

Saturday, November 19th, 2005

Paul McLeary points out various inadequacies in the ongoing coverage of Wal-Mart’s public relations woes. What, Newsweek‘s reporting is “simplified and unhelpful”? I wouldn’t really know; I haven’t taken the magazine seriously in a decade or two…

Semi-Weekly Blue States Lose Link

Friday, November 18th, 2005

It all seems so trivial, what with Cheney and Bush lashing out, high-school-style, fangs bared, at all these unpatriotic and opportunist anti-warmongers. But y’know, the kids, they are just wanting to dance. And pose. Damn them.

Wonkette Sums It Up In Three Paragraphs

Friday, November 18th, 2005

“It takes longer to clean up a mess than to make one.” Good one.

The Note This Morning

Friday, November 18th, 2005

Can’t deep-link to its daily entries, but The Note‘s introduction this morning is worth block-quoting: The events of this week are enough to make The Note nostalgic for the glory years of 2003 and 2004. The Bush White House putting out oppo-research-driven, sharp elbowed press releases (from foreign soil no less!!!) that mention Michael Moore. [...]

Darfur Refugees Brace For Winter

Friday, November 18th, 2005

This Guardian report from an international aid worker spells out some of the challenges being faced by NGOs in Darfur.