Thursday, March 29, 2007

Some Thoughts on Early Polling

Too true:


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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Best Magazine Error Ever

This has to be one of the funniest magazine corrections ever:

Then there was this awful error in Us Weekly magazine:


via Regret The Error

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Thursday, November 30, 2006


An amusing if some ribald article in the NY Post: YOUR LAYS ARE NUMBERED

"To a woman, size does matter. But it's not the size you're thinking of. What women really care about is the length of the list of former lovers, which is usually either too many or too, too many. No matter how sexually liberated (or liberally sexual), most women believe that the number of guys they've had sex with (the average being somewhere between 7.2 and 10.5, depending on the survey) really does count."

"20 Times a Lady" is a novel about the excuses women go to keep this a short list:


If he yells out another woman's name

If one or both of you ends up gently weeping

If he might be gay

If he took you out for a vegan meal first

If you're drunk, or you could have been drunk had you been drinking

If you just gave up smoking

If you just gave up having meaningless one-night stands

If it's Tuesday

If he's small

If he's small-minded

If he's Jared Leto


NYPost, October 24, 2006

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Sunday, November 05, 2006

Newsweek: Run by cowards

Who are the cowards editing the US Newsweek?


Raw Story writes:

The United States edition of the October 2, 2006 issue of Newsweek features a radically different cover story from its International counterparts, RAW STORY has learned.

The cover of International editions, aimed at Europe, Asia, and Latin America, displays in large letters the title "LOSING AFGHANISTAN," along with an arresting photograph of an armed jihadi.

The cover of the United States edition, in contrast, is dedicated to celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz and is demurely captioned "My Life in Pictures."

The International cover story begins:

"You don't have to drive very far from Kabul these days to find the Taliban. In Ghazni province's Andar district, just over a two-hour trip from the capital on the main southern highway, a thin young man, dressed in brown and wearing a white prayer cap, stands by the roadside waiting for two NEWSWEEK correspondents. It is midday on the central Afghan plains, far from the jihadist-infested mountains to the east and west. Without speaking, the sentinel guides his visitors along a sandy horse trail toward a mud-brick village within sight of the highway. As they get closer a young Taliban fighter carrying a walkie-talkie and an AK-47 rifle pops out from behind a tree. He is manning an improvised explosive device, he explains, in case Afghan or U.S. troops try to enter the village."

The United Story cover story begins:

"Annie Leibovitz is tired and nursing a cold, and she' s just flown back to New York on the red-eye from Los Angeles, where she spent two days shooting Angelina Jolie for Vogue. Like so many of her photo sessions, there was nothing simple about it. 'I talked with Angelina before the shoot,' says Leibovitz, who's famous for her preparation. 'She felt like she was coming back from having the baby and she felt very sexy and ready to go.' ... There were 50 people on the set, and racks of clothes from the New York spring collections to be tried and styled."

As an American, I am insulted that I am thought of as too squeemish to see this cover, while for the rest of the world, its fine:


What a bunch of chickenshits . . .


Newsweek features 'Losing Afghanistan' in international edition, celebrity photographer in U.S.
Muriel Kane
Raw Story, Monday September 25, 2006

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Saturday, September 30, 2006

Keith Olbermann: No Free Passes

Keith Olbermann with another special comment, the target, the president, and his failure to act.

Chris Wallace is a "monkey posing as a newscaster, and the Iraq war is not a check on terror but fertilizer for it." Wow.

On Sliming done by Proxy:


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Monday, August 21, 2006




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Thursday, April 06, 2006

'South Park' Wins Peabody Award

This is utterly hysterical:

Comedy Central's "South Park" won its first Peabody Award on Wednesday, winning praise from judges as TV's boldest, most politically incorrect satirical series.

Nyet18204052044_sp Two Gulf Coast stations that stayed on the air throughout Hurricane Katrina won awards as well, and CNN and NBC were also honored for their coverage of the deadly storm.

WWL-TV, which judges said was the only New Orleans station to broadcast in the city through the hurricane and its aftermath, and WLOX-TV, which kept Biloxi, Miss., residents informed even after broadcasters were forced to the halls when the roof of their building was blown off, were both recognized for their coverage.

The George Foster Peabody Awards, for broadcasting excellence in both news and entertainment, are given annually by the University of Georgia. Thirty-two awards will be handed out June 5 in New York, hosted by two-time recipient Jon Stewart, who anchors Comedy Central's "The Daily Show."

"South Park" was praised as a show that "pushes all the buttons, turns up the heat and shatters every taboo," Peabody Awards Director Horace Newcomb said. "Through that

'South Park' Wins Peabody Award
The Associated Press, 04/06/06

65th Annual Peabody Awards Winners Announced

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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

You are what you read . . .

Talking about the media.
You are what you read . . .

1. The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country.

2. The Washington Post is read by people who think they run the country.

3. The New York Times is read by people who think they should run the country and who are very good at crossword puzzles.

4. USA Today is read by people who think they ought to run the country but don't really understand The New York Times. They do, however, like their statistics shown in pie charts.

5. The Los Angeles Times is read by people who wouldn't mind running the country -- if they could find the time -- if they could find the time -- and if they didn't have to leave Southern California to do it.

6. The Boston Globe is read by people whose parents used to run the country and did a far superior job of it, thank you very much.

7. The New York Daily News is read by people who aren't too sure who's running the country and don't really care as long as they can get a seat on the train.

8. The New York Post is read by people who don't care who's running the country as long as they do something really scandalous, preferably intoxicated.

9. The Miami Herald is read by people who are running another country but need the baseball scores.

10. The San Francisco Chronicle is read by people who aren't sure there is a country .. or that anyone is running it; but if so, they oppose all that they stand for. There are occasional exceptions if the leaders are handicapped minority feminist atheist dwarfs who also happen to be illegal aliens from any other country or galaxy, provided, of course, that they are not Republicans.

11. The National Enquirer is read by people trapped in line at the supermarket. They don't read anything else, except traffic signs.

12. None of these are read by the guy who is running the country into the ground.

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Thursday, March 09, 2006

My 1st ever NYT Quote

8 years ago:

Dear Diary:

It was a balmy February day in midtown, and lots of office workers were out enjoying the afternoon. Filling the width of an entire lane of the Avenue of the Americas was a black Humvee. The military-truck-turned-recreational-toy was simply enormous. A pedestrian noticed the truck's huge girth and blurted, ''Holy cow, that's big!''

His companion asked, ''I wonder where the heck he parks that?''

The driver -- sporting a buzz cut, a tattoo on his biceps and a large cigar -- overheard. ''Anywhere I want, buddy,'' he replied. ''Anywhere I want.''

Metropolitan Diary
By RON ALEXANDER (NYT) 1234 words
Published: March 9, 1998

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Friday, February 03, 2006

Olbermann skewers O'Reilly (as Ted Baxter)