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In Mexico, George W. introduced "Millennium Challenge Grants," foreign aid available to developing countries that "end corruption, reform their economies and help their own people," in the Washington Post's words.

- tom moody 3-23-2002 5:08 pm [link] [add a comment]

another daily candy like venture: flavor pill.
- dave 3-22-2002 6:06 pm [link] [add a comment]

Czech Republic Enacts World's First National Light Pollution Law

- dave 3-22-2002 2:38 pm [link] [add a comment]

free your nose up
- Skinny 3-19-2002 3:07 pm [
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"Bloggers are the minutemen of the digital revolution."
- dave 3-17-2002 8:33 pm [link] [add a comment]

no reading allowed
- dave 3-15-2002 9:44 pm [link] [1 ref] [add a comment]

"Welcome to Booklend, a lending library that sends books out by the mail. Booklend is the creation of a man with a postage meter, a roomful of books, and an urge to share. Borrowing a book is free, and you're welcome to keep the book until you're done. Read it at your leisure -- nobody likes to be rushed while they're reading. When you're done, pop it back in the mail. We'll even pay return postage."
- dave 3-14-2002 7:50 pm [link] [add a comment]

dictionary of (someone with way too much time on their hands)
- dave 3-13-2002 7:33 pm [link] [1 comment]

good doctor W, did you hear they found a fossil of a dino that wasnt much bigger than a pheasant, feathered but flightless...
- Skinny 3-10-2002 1:38 am [link] [3 comments]

I know it isn't very patriotic of me to say this but I just got a peek of what I think is "Tribute To Light" and am underwhelmed. I imagined two pillers of light, with corners/edges sharp enough to cut glass, not a vague colored stain on the cloud cover.

A little girl and her mother passed me on the street.
Girl: Hey look Mommy? What's that?
Mother: (tepid enthusiasim) Oh huh, I don't know...
Girl: It's a stuck search light.

Maybe the designers and crew are just getting the kinks worked out in time for the eleventh.

- steve 3-10-2002 1:37 am [link] [add a comment]

favorite new store in Red Hook,
hope to be aquire some garden stuff soon....
- Skinny 3-09-2002 8:25 pm [
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favorite street name in Red Hook
- Skinny 3-09-2002 8:18 pm [
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The Persimmon came up in conversation yesterday. There is indeed a native a native version, but the ones you see in the markets are larger, and come from Asia.
- alex 3-08-2002 9:53 pm [link] [add a comment]

The bizarre story of the Collyer brothers has passed into NYC legend. The pathological hoarders are now the subject of a play. I guess it takes some poetic liberties with the actual story, but if the Voice and the Post both like it, it can't be all bad.
- alex 3-08-2002 9:06 pm [link] [add a comment]

The four types of drunken monkeys.
- alex 3-07-2002 7:08 pm [link] [add a comment]

shatner blogs, sort of. gotta love "shatnerdise." i bet he could get more by autographing his priceline stock certificates and selling them online than he could in trading them in the market.
- dave 3-07-2002 4:59 pm [link] [1 comment]

uk housing shortage encourages shorter housing
- dave 3-07-2002 2:07 pm [link] [add a comment]

i always thought it was "aint got no bird surfer ticket on me now."
- dave 3-07-2002 2:36 am [link] [1 ref] [2 comments]

"So says a report on the three cable news outlets by news analyst Andrew Tyndall for Terrence Smith's media unit at PBS' NewsHour With Jim Lehrer."

- dave 3-05-2002 2:09 pm [link] [add a comment]

The Jersey City public library gives free internet access in 30 min. alotments. (17 min's remaining.) This looks like it's going to work for me.
- bill 3-04-2002 3:55 pm [link] [1 ref] [7 comments]

She Never Read the Books and Dozed Through the Movie

"Now Mr. Cheney is Lord of the Rings, ruling over his very own Moria, an underground kingdom of bureaucratic hobbits and orcs." --Maureen Dowd, March 3 NYT editorial
- tom moody 3-03-2002 4:53 am [link] [13 comments]

Out on his axis.
- alex 2-27-2002 7:42 pm [link] [3 comments]

Another round in the Trojan War.
Troy reconstructed

- alex 2-27-2002 1:02 am [link] [1 ref] [add a comment]

Thatís all, folks.
Animator Chuck Jones is dead.

- alex 2-23-2002 10:57 am [link] [add a comment]

I'm amazed and pleased to learn that Laura Miller, a muckracking journalist of many years (not the Salon book critic), has just been elected Mayor of Dallas in a runoff vote. Dallas is the heart of Bush Country, a city run behind the scenes by righteous conservative businessmen. Miller's in for the fight of her life, but that this can happen in Dallas, now, gives me hope that there may be enough populist anger about Enron, etc., to evict Bush and the other thieves come 2004. The odds against her winning were simply unbelievable!
- tom moody 2-22-2002 7:11 pm [link] [add a comment]