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Must. See. TV: Olbermann on Rumsfeld

Video at Crooks and Liars. (& YouTube, & GoogleVideo) Transcript on Olbermann’s own site. Wow. just wow. In what country was Mr. Rumsfeld raised? As a child, of whose heroism did he read? On what side of the battle for freedom did he dream one day to fight? With what country has he confused the […]

Serpentes on a Shippe!

On a site called Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog, there’s Serpentes on a Shippe! which includes spoylerez. Via the ever-wonderful sidelights at Making Light Al of Londoun ys aflame wyth newes of the grete entertaynment of ‘Serpentes on a Shippe,’ the which ys perfourmed ech daye by the menne of the gild of beekeeperes (and […]

Post-conference networking hacks

Good stuff at Beth’s Blog on what to do with all those business cards, but moreso with the people who handed those cards to you. I got partway through making del.icio.us links with cards from BlogHer. But there are more to do. Beth cites lots of helpful advice and links. Here’s a quote by Chris […]

Wilshire Blvd book nomination, Writers, and Vroman's

Wilshire Blvd book nomination, Writers, and Vroman’s

Congratulations to Kevin Roderick (of LA Observed) and his co-author, Eric Linxwiler, authors of the book, Wilshire Boulevard: Grand Concourse of Los Angeles. The book is nominated for Southern California Bookseller’s Association awards in the Nonfiction category. One aspect of all this here internet stuff is that you never know for sure that someone exists. […]

Launch at Vandenberg tomorrow: Missile Interceptor

Time of launch is during the morning between 7-11 am. But here’s an article in the Lompoc Record about its purpose: For the first time, a missile defense interceptor is set to fly from Vandenberg Air Force Base in a test to collect data, and not necessarily to collide with a target weapon that is […]

Sending a bunch of internets to Out a Secret Senator

At TPM Muckraker, they call it for Ted “Bridge to Nowhere” Stevens as the senator who put a hold on a bill that would — gasp! —create more government transparency. Muckraker called it based on a news report that Senator Coburn mentioned Stevens put a hold on his bill. Stevens was in the shortlist, as […]