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- dave 4-29-2004 3:44 am [link] [3 comments]

From the “now we’ve got them where we want them” department.
Just wait ‘til September…

- alex 4-26-2004 12:53 am [link] [add a comment]

article in the guardian about blog fiction.
- sally mckay 4-25-2004 5:16 pm [link] [add a comment]

This is silly, but since I used to be a voracious Risk player when I was a kid I thought it was funny: AN OPEN LETTER TO WILLIAM KRISTOL, RICHARD PERLE, AND PRESIDENT BUSH'S OTHER NEOCONSERVATIVE PUPPETMASTERS.
- jim 4-23-2004 9:27 pm [link] [add a comment]

from the CNN Crawl:
"Poets die younger than writers and playwrites. reason is unclear."
I swear I'm not making this up.

- joester 4-22-2004 7:36 am [link] [2 comments]

"Blogs Over Baghdad".
- selma 4-21-2004 8:05 pm [link] [1 comment]

This guy,
is having an exhibition at THE THING
He's infiltrating a chinese weapons fair with an imaginary gun!

Opening Talk: April 23 2004, 6 –7 pm
Opening Reception: April 23 2004, 7-10 pm
601 West 26th Street, Floor 4 New York, NY 10001
t: (212) 937-0444

- joester 4-21-2004 5:00 pm [link] [4 comments]

Yesterday afternoon in Central Park I was crossing the North Meadow with birding friend Tom Fiore when we saw a police helicopter coming down very low. We were approaching the Reservoir, and Tom wondered, half jokingly, whether someone might have fallen in. Sure enough, today’s Post has the story of two young women from Canada who decided to take an unauthorized swim. The new fence was installed over the winter. It’s modeled after the original design, which was replaced years ago by a high cyclone fence. The new/old barrier offers much better views of the skyline, not to mention the birds on the water. I sometimes find the “improvements” in the Park to be dubious, but this one is much appreciated. One hopes they won’t add razor wire after this, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see some “no swimming under penalty of law” signs go up.

Speaking of the Reservoir, it was the site of an exciting birding moment on Sunday, when I discovered a Tundra Swan, a great rarity for the Park. You can read my report by scrolling down on this page. The birding was terrific over the weekend, but on Monday more birds seemed to have moved on than had come in. I’d have done better to take the day off; three days in a row is enough to fry me, and it’s not even May yet, when migration reaches its height. Regardless, these have been beautiful days. The warm weather has got the flowers blooming and the leaf buds bursting. It really looks like Spring. Those who complain of a too-swift transition from winter to summer would be well advised to get out there now.

- alex 4-21-2004 4:03 am [link] [5 comments]

i havent tried it yet but this might be a good tool for the memory holer in you.
- dave 4-20-2004 4:53 pm [link] [1 comment]

raging slab back in the sadle at don hills 4/30/04

- bill 4-19-2004 11:30 pm [link] [add a comment]

"Celebrity bake sale with Al Franken, Moby, Janeane Garofalo, Sonic Youth, David Cross, Janeane Garofalo, the cast of "Embedded," actress Illeana Douglas, and many other special guests. Eli, Laura, and Noah from the MoveOn team will be there as well.
90 Rivington St. (Just west of Ludlow.)
Saturday, April 17th, from 12pm to 3pm"
- selma 4-16-2004 7:08 pm [link] [4 comments]

certainly in the running for best headline of the month:

"Bush Makes Three Mistakes While Trying to Cite One" (Boston Globe via Reuters)

- big jimmy 4-16-2004 3:43 pm [link] [add a comment]

Bowie did a mash-up of "Rebel Rebel" and his new song "Never Grow Old" for an Audi commerical. Now in a further promotion they are letting you get in on the action: Bowie and Audi will give away a new Audi to the best mash-up of any two Bowie songs (via boing-boing)
- jim 4-15-2004 6:24 pm [link] [add a comment]

Dying to start "burning" and "ripping" CDs but not sure how to do it? Relax, you'll find "how to" information on making your own CDs and a lot more. You'll also get music news and features, such as Comcast Rhapsody.

Check out Comcast Rhapsody

We've added more videos to The Fan from CNBC, Fox Sports, Food Network, HGTV, Fine Living, and Do It Yourself (DIY). That's in addition to the latest and greatest from E!, G4, Tech TV and the Associated Press.

Comcast--Broadband for Grandma and Grandpa!

(from an actual email, except for the last line)
- tom moody 4-15-2004 7:00 am [link] [add a comment]

I didn't watch Bush tonight, but have been reading blogger's accounts. Apparently he got a softball question about whether he could ever admit a mistake and I guess he said he could (haven't seen a transcript yet). I don't believe it--it's something in his nature that won't let him, like that time he froze because he couldn't correctly say the words of the adage that ends with "Shame on me." And here's Calpundit on his performance tonight (someone must have asked him the same question again, a trickier way):

9:25 — "What's the biggest mistake you made after 9/11?" Bush just froze. He couldn't answer for literally 30 seconds. "I can't come up with something under the pressure of the press conference."
Wow. That would be almost sad if he wasn't so dangerous.

- tom moody 4-14-2004 6:51 am [link] [4 comments]

This Would Sure Give Me Confidence

Bush said he had spoken twice in the past few days with Gen. John Abizaid, the overall commanded [sic] of the Iraq war, and that Abizaid "knows full well when he speaks to me, if he needs additional manpower, he can ask for it."
(AP article, via Salon)

- tom moody 4-12-2004 5:11 pm [link] [2 comments]

Spontaneous combustion happens all the time, it's just not widely reported.
- jim 4-09-2004 1:33 am [link] [1 comment]

Holy shit, Bush really is a uniter. Who'd a thunk?

The cross-community demonstration of support for Fallujah had been organized by Baghdad clerics both Sunni and Shiite amid reports that the death toll in the town had reached 105 since late Tuesday.
To put it very mildly, I've had a dim view of this whole affair since before the beginning. But even my tin foil capped head never imagined anything bring together the Shia and Sunnis. Way to go Georgie! Mission accomplished!
- jim 4-08-2004 11:08 pm [link] [13 comments]

Arianna Huffington loves blogs (super annoying Salon day pass required.)

Simply put, blogs are the greatest breakthrough in popular journalism since Tom Paine broke onto the scene....

All of which has made the blogosphere such a vital news source in our country -- and has made me besotted with blogs. It's a crush that I'm betting will quickly progress to going steady.

- jim 4-08-2004 10:43 pm [link] [1 comment]

Thought Tom or someone might be interested in this (via boingboing): Classic Gamer Magazine. 6 meg .pdf download. Apparently chock full of screen shots from all the old classic video games.
- jim 4-07-2004 7:56 pm [link] [add a comment]


"Bomb the Mosque":

I think that I'm going to make an effort to incorporate this expression into my everyday chatter, as a phrase synonymous with "throw the baby out with the bath water..."

Ex: you can come up with your own. If this were vietnam, soldiers might already be using it.

As in, "Hey! Whatever you do, man, don't bomb the mosque!!!"

(don't insult your guest and crash into his car as well, or don't fire all teachers just because you don't like the way the school is run. . .)

- bunny 4-07-2004 6:46 pm [link] [add a comment]

made me laugh
- mark 4-06-2004 10:44 am [link] [1 comment]

Has George Bush ever been asked, on the record, if it is his personal opinion that we are in (what fundamentalist Christians describe as) the end times?
- jim 4-06-2004 12:05 am [link] [add a comment]

Just got the following in an email from an author I'm working with: "In terms of the other articles - I have some minor connections to unput on some of them" ...I'm thinking we should maybe let someone else input the minor corrections...
- sally mckay 4-05-2004 6:33 pm [link] [1 comment]

from atrios:

Go Pelosi!

Why does Bush need to appear in front of the commission with his minder?

WASHINGTON - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says it's baffling and embarrassing that President Bush (news - web sites) is appearing before the Sept. 11 commission with Vice President Dick Cheney at his side instead of by himself.

"I think it speaks to the lack of confidence that the administration has in the president going forth alone, period," Pelosi, D-Calif., said Friday. "It's embarrassing to the president of the United States that they won't let him go in without holding the hand of the vice president of the United States."

"I think it reinforces the idea that the president cannot go it alone," she said. "The president should stand tall, walk in the room himself and answer the questions."

- tom moody 4-03-2004 10:28 pm [link] [1 comment]