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Merry Betwixt and Between

Hope your Solstice Yule Christmas Ho Ho Ho has been good. I’ve been hither and yon, logging nearly 1400 car miles with trips to NoCal and to NV to visit various and sundry. And am now home again and in bed with sniffles and coughs.

We got your War on Christmas ™, here

Pure celebrations of Jesus’ birth: Sullied for 1700 years and counting. Which is why I’ve always thought these doses of manufactured outrage from the so-called culture war is so. damn. absurd. As Jesus said, “The syncretists ye shall always have with you.”* Happy Saturnalia! Happy Yule! Cut down a tree! Merry Solstice! *okay, he didn’t […]

A bunch of links, TV and Internet edition

Oh, that internet media. Oh, that TV media. 8 Reasons Why The TV Studios Will Die by Andrew Baron, of Rocketboom. [via United Hollywood] Comedy Writers, VCs to Disintermediate TV Studios [via Infectious Greed] John Hockenberry: You Just Don’t Understand Our Audience. Hockenberry remembers his time at NBC doing Tee Vee News on Dateline in […]

The Daily Show, Colbert Report, return January 7

Fresh segments come back January 7, which is after the Jan 3Iowa caucus and the night before the NH primary. I can’t wait. They’ll be doing the show sans-writers, tho. “We would like to return to work with our writers. If we cannot, we would like to express our ambivalence, but without our writers we […]

PDF Editing and Creation

Fabulous resource: 50 open source alternatives to Adobe Acrobat. [via JD Lasica]

Thanks for all your emails this past year

I’ll share an email I got with you: Dear All, My thanks to all those who have sent me emails this past year…….. I must send my thanks to whoever sent me the one about rat shit in the glue on envelopes because I now have to use a wet towel with every envelope that […]