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Paul Newman, 1925-2008

In Uncategorized on September 28, 2008 at 6:20 am

Rest in peace, “Pa” Newman. You will be missed.

So true, it hurts.

In Uncategorized on September 3, 2008 at 8:47 am

Following the logic of Fred Thompson’s speech:

So torture builds character that leads to leadership.
I can only imagine the sign above Gitmo:

“Welcome Future World Leaders”

Me on Meez

In Uncategorized on September 3, 2008 at 7:14 am

Don’t I look simply smashing, baby?

Probably NSFW

In Uncategorized on September 3, 2008 at 6:52 am

Via iampariah.com:

This, I would think, would work just as well for co-workers prone to peering over the cubicle wall or checking out one’s computer over one’s shoulder.

Have you ever sat on a plane, next to an irritating traveler who keeps talking to you, snooping at everything you read,etc.? Next time, follow these instructions:

1. Open your laptop computer.
2. Start up.
3. Close your eyes and tilt your head up to the sky. Take a very deep breath…
4. Then hit this link

Saving the newsroom

In Uncategorized on September 3, 2008 at 6:37 am

I’ve thought a lot about how to preserve what’s essential and right about journalism in America — specifically, investigative journalism, that hound dog, shoe-leather, waist-deep-in-the-muck staple — in the evolving new economy. All of the newspapers I worked at (seven, in total) have either reduced staff, been sold off, or folded.

No answers yet, but some folks are asking the right questions.

Ivy league

In Uncategorized on September 3, 2008 at 6:29 am

A thoughtful paper on the shortcomings of an elite education.

Palin in 16 words or less

In Uncategorized on September 3, 2008 at 6:22 am

Although she has barely exercised power, she is already under federal investigation for abuse of it.

– Robert Reich