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Who’s doing “news”? Who’s doing “comedy”?

Each time I’ve seen Jon Stewart in an interview confronted with the statement that what he’s doing is journalism, he always counters that he’s doing comedy. Michael Ventre at MSNBC re-introduces the Jon Stewart does journalism statement with this, about the traditional news media: As Stewart has transformed into someone who can deliver the news […]

Prepare 2 b assimilated. Resiztance iz futil.

Prepare 2 b assimilated. Resiztance iz futil.

This is for WCGB and AP and FCBlog. But mostly WCBG and AP. (Consider this a spurious comment that has rolled and gathered moss. Or something.)

Font Game

I love typography has arather difficult type game — guess the font. I got 28 out of 34 w/o peeking at references. [via Making Light]

Santa Anita Fire: No Satellite News is Good News

Santa Anita Fire: No Satellite News is Good News

[aka Sierra Madre Fire, Santa Anita Canyon Fire, Chantry Flat Fire, Santa Anita Wildland Fire] No wind … and no news is good news, when it comes to satellite imagery of the local fire. I went to the NOAA Real Time Satellite Fire Montioring Page — Southwest US to see if our fire was on […]

Santa Anita Fire/ Chantry Flat Fire: Overnight flareup, no structural damage

UPDATED (scroll to bottom for updates) (According to Pasadena Star News, this fire has three names: Santa Anita Canyon Fire, Chantry Flat Fire, and Santa Anita Fire.) I went outside around 10 or 11 last night to look at the hills and see what could be seen. There was one ambiguous point of light (was […]

Chantry Flat Fire (formerly Santa Anita Canyon fire): sites to visit

This is a shout out and circle-blog to show other local blogs that are covering the fire. Oh, and by the way, I’m fine. I’m low enough in the foothills that I’m not directly affected, other than being able to see the fire when I go outside. 91024 — close to the fire. In Sierra […]

Santa Anita Canyon Fire: Smoky morning

What with yesterday’s heat (in the 90s), I had the fan going all night to cool things off… it also brought in the smell of smoke. An 8am update from In Sierra has some official word from the city of Sierra Madre, which met at 12:10 this morning to declare a state of emergency: […]

Santa Anita Canyon Fire, Evening Photos

At dusk, before dinner…. After Dinner, approx 10 pm, from across the street from Ralph’s Parking lot on 2nd just north of Foothill in Monrovia, CA. See my short series of nighttime photos on Flickr. About the Near Ralph’s parking lot views — the fire is coming down the hill. Don’t know where plain old […]

Fire in the Foothills — Sierra Madre/Arcadia in the Santa Anita Canyon area

While driving east on the 210, I saw a fairly fresh fire in the foothills. I got off at the Santa Anita exit, and it looks to be in the San Gabriel Mountains oh-so-slightly east of Santa Anita. From what I could tell, it appears to be above the housing line, but I could be […]

This site is still rather broken

I’ll have to see if upgrading it to the latest WordPress fixes it. Or it may be that my custom hosting situation has so tricked out all the auto disallow comment spammers and the like so thoroughly that it ended up disabling me from doing anything to my site. Right now the barrier to blogging […]