Writes Fast With A Dog Underneath

Hemingway 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.

Posted 10/25/2006 10:44:50 AM

surf too much, nothing gets accomplished.

Posted 10/25/2006 11:15:23 AM

70 percent correct, wants lunch now.

Peter Mucha
Posted 10/25/2006 11:24:30 AM

Gas? Match. Blue air! Pilot lights. U-turner. Crumpling. Overturning. Pets beeline horizon. "Put Charmin away." "OK, Dad." FLUSH! Painting. Photography. Silent films. Talkies. YouTube.

Posted 10/25/2006 11:46:11 AM

"High school is NOT the best part." I'm a media geek and wish I was in town to check out Saturday's event. Would love a recap. Good luck!

Sally Swift
Posted 10/25/2006 12:57:50 PM

Don't vote for Bush, we urged.

anne marie in philly
Posted 10/25/2006 01:10:10 PM

screwed up. got help. love me. and I got a 70 on the philly history quiz.

Citizen Mom
Posted 10/25/2006 01:30:51 PM

Dear Boomers: Unhand my media please

Citizen Mom
Posted 10/25/2006 01:33:02 PM

or better yet: Never mind, we'll make our own.

Maria Sanniti
Posted 10/25/2006 02:27:53 PM

Had a husband. Now he's hers. Husband had money. Now it's mine.

Anthony Preziosi
Posted 10/25/2006 02:43:44 PM

Lifetime resident, I answered 13 items out of 20 correctly, so don't beat yourself up, Dan. 65%. Although almost fifty, will never learn.

Posted 10/25/2006 04:36:24 PM

I think, therefore I am troubled. Consolation for growing old. Four grandsons. Jog to the sofa. Lie down.

Posted 10/25/2006 07:56:58 PM

Corrupt administration elected. Same old story. Slot parlors built. Downhill slide accelerates. Nuclear bomb explodes. Street walkers glow.

anne marie in philly
Posted 10/26/2006 12:00:44 AM

I thought of another one: diagnosis: cancer. had operation. enjoys living. (17.5 year survivor)

Posted 10/26/2006 09:42:35 PM

Understood your post. I, however, was aiming for a little alliteration -- so the "pens a prosaic post." That's just the result of a literature major turned lawyer. Thus: A few zig-zags, a different life.

ping: Media Discussions at Barnes & Noble Tomorrow -->
Posted 10/27/2006 02:47:37 AM

Dragonfire is sponsoring a two-hour window of discussions on blogging, digital media and journalism tomorrow at the Rittenhouse Barnes & Noble store. Dan Rubin, the event's final speaker, outlines the afternoon's agenda ...

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