Monthly Archives: December 2007

It-could-be-worse news from Israel

But seriously, folks, why, in 2007, are there not native English-speakers looking at this stuff? JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s national passport office could have done with a good spellchecker. First it stamped “Ministry of the Intrerior” in English in new … Continue reading

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Give away something you don’t need

If you get a new cellphone this holiday season, why not donate your old one to Secure the Call Foundation? They’ll pay for shipping your old phone to them and turn it into a 911-only emergency phone for people in … Continue reading

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Equal Time #12

A(wesome)-capella:

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Coincidence? Perhaps…

1. At a party over the weekend, I met Mark Christopher Lawrence, a prolific actor who’s currently appearing in NBC’s prime-time hit Chuck. I don’t usually drop names, but then, I don’t usually run into successful actors, either. I’d never … Continue reading

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Baby steps

No, not Hadarya’s.. she’s way beyond that. In terms of podcasting, I’m still a fetus. But I think I’m approaching my delivery date. Consider this a swift kick: my inspiration for getting myself into this beautiful mess, Adam Curry, played … Continue reading

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I find your lack of attribution disturbing

I was happy to catch this interview with Ridley Scott on NPR yesterday afternoon on the way home from work. Today is the release day for Blade Runner: The Final Cut, Scott’s latest (and allegedly last) reworking of his 1982 … Continue reading

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The law of averages

It’s just a fact. When you make something like 800 over 1,000 movies a year, they’re not all going to be classics. And when you make music videos from the songs in some of those movies, some of them are … Continue reading

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Can you tell it’s a slow work day?

Best news about Ann Coulter so far today (hey, the day is young, she could still get run over by a truck, which would eclipse this story): direct lift from the Subversive Cross Stitch blog: Seems that some truly subversive … Continue reading

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Equal time, again: Christmas in Fallujah (x2)

My first concert was Billy Joel on (I think) The Bridge tour, so I’ve been a fan for a long time. I went to that concert with my mom, who’s also a big fan. She was kind enough to point … Continue reading

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Post-Chanukah good news reporting

Thanks to Joel for passing this along: Arkansas Menorah in the Baghdad Palace Celebrating Chanukah 2007 in Saddam Hussein’s Republican Palace, who would think? Yet tonight inside a marble encrusted hall in Baghdad, we lit the eighth light of a … Continue reading

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