Monthly Archives: January 2008

Well, I guess it isn’t Edwards

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (CNN) — Former Sen. John Edwards dropped out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination on Wednesday. Damn. Oh well.

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RozK says it so I don’t have to

And says it so much better than I would have: “I don’t know what to think about the American elections – a black President would be a good thing, and so would a woman President. “What I do know is … Continue reading

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The debt trap snaps shut

“Economists teach that if the economy is going into a recession, lower interest rates and give people money. That wisdom is so conventional that the only quibbling seems to be over timing, amount, and who gets the money. “But this … Continue reading

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Katyn

“Certainly its Polish viewers know how it will end, long before they enter the cinema. Katyn, as its title suggests, tells the story of the near-simultaneous Soviet and German invasions of Poland in September 1939, and the Red Army’s subsequent … Continue reading

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“Chase and Other Stories” on Amazon and B&N

Whoo-hoo! Finally. Yay! Well, this is exciting for me. The Wapshott Press.

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Our man Savage

Dan Savage goes down to South Carolina and lives! Cognitive dissonance anyone? Are there enough voters like this in the country to get Huckabee elected? This is scarier than anything I can think of right now. Of course, I haven’t … Continue reading

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Horsefeathers

Whatever it is, I’m against it. Pretty much sums it up.

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It’s Edwards.

I, for one, have had enough of Hill and Obama: “Edwards, however, stuck to the facts, and his powerful argument for why he should be President. He offered the same policy shifts on Iraq (all combat troops out in 12 … Continue reading

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Joy of Copyright

Planet Karen

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Ewtube

“Two ninth-grade girls at Newport Harbor High have been arrested in connection with the beating of a girl from a nearby intermediate school, a video of which was posted online at MySpace.com and YouTube.com. “Earlier reports indicated the 13-year-old assault … Continue reading

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The Internet might be more broken than we know

“A young man arrested in the deaths of two teenagers at a Mojave Desert bunker had posed with firearms and written darkly on an Internet blogging site of ‘killing people at random’ but had no clear motive for the shootings, … Continue reading

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No Need For Bushido as an e-book!

Which is better than no book at all: “Our premier Wowio book is up and ready for download! It contains the first 3 chapters of NNFB, a preface by Hirotomo, never before seen artwork, and a new NNFB remix! All … Continue reading

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Joseph Cornell Site

Joseph Cornell site. The chief curator video was a little creepy, but in a can’t look away sort of way. It’s flash and video and well done. (via Mr. Dan Kelly.

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How can this be legal?

Joke of the Day cell phone sign up is not funny at all. Stalkers! Start your engines! This just happened to me and it wasn’t funny. I saw an extra $10 on my cell bill and hit the ceiling. Fortunately, … Continue reading

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Portable media for the troops

“We work directly with members of the United States Military, corporations, and the general public to provide portable media to active troops in order to boost morale and keep our men and women in uniform culturally tuned-in. We gather, organize, … Continue reading

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Terrorist bag men of the GOP

“The 42-count grand jury indictment alleges Mr Siljander lied about lobbying senators on behalf of the Missouri-based Islamic American Relief Agency (IARA). “The indictment alleges the charity sent about $130,000 (£66,000) in 2003 and 2004 to accounts in Peshawar, Pakistan, … Continue reading

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Baby binding

Does this (video on right) seem wrong to anyone else? Via new dad supremo Mr. Dan Kelly.

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Print anthology call for submissions: The Journal of Women on Comics (J WOC)

Please cross-post if you are so inclined. Thank you. The Journal of Women on Comics. Guidelines and format for The Journal of Women On Comics (ISSN 1940-7637). These guidelines are subject to modification. The first issue of the Journal of … Continue reading

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The Curious Shopper goes bridal

“However, as the internet gains traction as a viable gown resource, the possibility of brides price-comparing and ‘buying the same dress somewhere else’ becomes even greater. There are discounters and consigners and Craigslist and you can even buy cheap knockoffs … Continue reading

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Chicago has cool stuff

The Puppet Bike. (via Semibold)

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Gibson’s self-tuning guitar

“The Gibson Robot Guitar, a new limited edition first-run Les Paul, continues two great Gibson traditions: cutting-edge innovation and a limited edition first run that will surely go on to become a highly sought-after Gibson instrument. “These limited edition Les … Continue reading

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Webcomics at Sequential Tart, which turns 10 (!) this year. Congratulations!

Webcomics, dear God, it’s a whole issue on Webcomics at Sequential Tart. May the good Lord have mercy on us all. http://www.sequentialtart.com I even ramble on a bit about webcomics in this issue. Oh, yes, and in honor of 10 … Continue reading

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RozK on Iowa and then some

“Everyone from Sullivan to Martin Kettle is talking about him as a conciliator, who will bring the US back together. I don’t for a second think that the culture wars can be solved that simply or that people who believe … Continue reading

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Happy New Year, everyone!

I got to wake up with a sore throat, but that just means I’m getting it out of the way for the rest of 2008. And since it IS 2008, I can post this again! Journal of Bloglandia, because Blogtopia … Continue reading

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Bookbinding: no longer a trade, more of a craft now, alas

“Along with his wife, Elsie, Mr. Schnerb made a living repairing and binding dissertations, scores and other reading material. This day, he was working on a copy of ‘La Fanciulla del West’ because a conductor had asked him to rebind … Continue reading

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