Tell your tale in six words? Wired enlisted 38 writers and designers. They were inspired by Hemingway's briefest. ("For sale: baby shoes, never worn.) So Star Trek's Captain Kirk wrote:
Failed SAT. Lost scholarship. Invented rocket.
- William Shatner
Pretty fond of this one too:
Starlet sex scandal. Giant squid involved.
- Margaret Atwood
Anyone want to try this game?
Think you know your Philadelphia history? So did I. 60 percent. That's horrible, but About.com's quiz is tougher than that part of the city that was home to its iron and steel industries.
Black Parent Movement asks, "Should we be giving our kids' allowance?"
For The Birds assigns blame to the Eagles blowing an easy three as Sunday's first half ended.
Sean Lennon, playing a free concert at the World Cafe Live Friday, has released a much raved-about CD called Friendly Fire. The L.A. Times wrote: "Did he make something true to his legacy? Damned if he didn't." Free download of "Dead Meat" here from XPN.org.
If you're really bored Saturday, you can come hear me talk at the Rittenhouse Barnes & Noble. It's part of a bloggers, digital media and journalism yakfest sponsored by Dragonfire. The line-up:
1:00 pm Amy Webb, Founder and Editor In Chief of Dragonfire on how the medium doesn't matter if the reporting's solid.
1:30 pm Alex Koppelman, columnist and writer, Salon.com on ousting bloggers at the Washington Post and Salon.com.
2:00 pm Dick Polman, Penn lecturer and Inquirer columnist on Internet and politics.
2:30 pm me on blogging, traditional journalism and working without a net.