wizard/wiz on tcm now.
A senior government official familiar with the matter said that in directing Libby to leak the classified information to Miller and other reporters, Cheney said words to the effect of, "The president wants this out," or "The president wants this done."

A senior government official familiar with the matter said that in directing Libby to leak the classified information to Miller and other reporters, Cheney said words to the effect of, "The president wants this out," or "The president wants this done."

Mark Simonson's blog: typography, fonts, vintage signs, etc. (moved due to you know what)

carpocalypse - season two - sundays 1 pm in spike
"This is David Lynch's 55 second short filmed with an original Lumiere camera. 40 international directors were asked to make a short film ... all » using the original Cinematographe invented by the Lumière Brothers, working under conditions similar to those of 1895. There were three rules: (1) The film could be no longer than 52 seconds, (2) no synchronized sound was permitted, and (3) no more than three takes. Having seen all of the results (including Spike Lee's pithy effort) Lynch's film is unquestionably the most interesting. It makes me wish he would shoot an entire film with this stock. Remember while watching that all the effects are in-camera and there is no cutting for scenes."
limbo the organized mind
Just loaded Flashblock, a Firefox add-on. Two thumbs up.

i agree with steve, this is an effective press release. helps to have a good resume to back it up though.
here tristero picks up bob herberts question (to paraphrase): where is the resentment, and the anti war backlash from friends and family of the wounded and dead soldiers?

im afraid this is the usual reaction :

"Plouhar's father said Tuesday that his son only had 38 days left in Iraq. "I'm devastated, sad and proud," he told the Press. "This just makes me devoted even more to his belief that people need help in Iraq, and he felt that he was helping."

The Marine took four years off from active duty to serve as a recruiter in Flint, Mich. after donating one of his kidneys to his uncle, his father said. "We need to resolve the war," he said. "If we walk out now, my son died for nothing and that will make me mad." "
nina planck and the farmers market

as heard on the brian lehrer show
A Brooklyn filmmaker bicycling to work in the rain was killed yesterday morning when he fell off his bike and tumbled underneath a truck on West Houston Street in Greenwich Village.

Derek Lake fell from his bicycle and rolled under a truck on West Houston Street near La Guardia Place on Monday, and was killed.
Bicyclist Hurt in Collision With Tow Truck (June 24, 2006)

The victim, Derek Lake, 23, a graduate of the School of Visual Arts who had recently finished directing his first feature, was declared dead at the scene after he was crushed beneath the wheels of a tractor-trailer going west, as it edged alongside a construction site that had narrowed the busy roadway from three lanes to one.

Mr. Lake was the third cyclist since 2005 to be killed on Houston Street, a six-lane crosstown thoroughfare that draws a large number of trucks and has a high number of accidents involving cyclists.

There were 24 fatal accidents involving bike riders last year across the city, the Police Department said.
billmon on swiftboating of kos.
Varese and Le Corbusier - Poeme Electronique - animated film for Brussels World's Fair - 1958 - YouTube

...or so they say
misfits on 13 now
the real jerry blank / that inspired the candy from strangers amy sedaris character. sent via zoller - amy is dooing the circut selling a new book. i heard this in passing i guess zollster looked it up.
Sleeping with Angels
Black Sun in Denmark:
During spring in Denmark, at approximately one half an hour before sunset, flocks of more than a million European starlings (sturnus vulgaris) gather from all corners to join in the incredible formations shown above. This phenomenon is called Black Sun (in Denmark), and can be witnessed in early spring throughout the marshlands of western Denmark, from March through to the middle of April. The starlings migrate from the south and spend the day in the meadows gathering food, sleeping in the reeds during the night. The best place to view this amazing aerial dance is in the place called "Tøndermarsken," where these pictures were taken (on April 5 from 19.30 to 20.30 local time).
I saw this in Rome and it completely blew my mind. (Yeah, okay, it doesn't take much, but still...)
$88 reverse peephole viewer "...developed with the help of the law enforcement industry...." Yikes.
Animated movie by John Lasseter. Created when he was a student at CalArts in 1970 1979. Lasseter is founder of, and main creative force at, Pixar.

AP: Iraqi troops killed 2 U.S. soldiers
By SCOTT LINDLAW, Associated Press Writer
Tue Jun 20, 9:19 PM ET

SAN FRANCISCO - Two California soldiers shot to death in Iraq were murdered by Iraqi civil-defense officers patrolling with them, military investigators have found.

The deaths of Army Spc. Patrick R. McCaffrey Sr. and 1st Lt. Andre D. Tyson were originally attributed to an ambush during a patrol near Balad, Iraq, on June 22, 2004.

But the Army's Criminal Investigation Command found that one or more of the Iraqis attached to the American soldiers on patrol fired at them, a military official said Tuesday.

How to peel a boiled potato.
Zappa’s 200 Motels on TMCXe at 7:15 tonight and main TMC on 6/20 at 11:30pm (That’s The Movie Channel, not TCM, Bill.) Groundbreaking use of video, Flo & Eddie, weird/funny music, etc.
diet coke and mentos