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Archive: April, 2006

POSTED: Sunday, April 30, 2006, 2:57 PM
Filed Under: Sports

EquinoxIn Jeremy Bloom, the Eagles have not only picked a speedy wide receiver, kick return man and former Olympic freestyler. They drafted some much blogged-about beefcake.

A search for Bloom's name on Technorati yields several shirtless, sweaty pics of the 5th-round pick - this one is from Equinox health clubs and bold-faced mentions on sites of all persuasions.

There's the story of how he cold-shouldered Paris Hilton at a party. Cosmo Girl's Star blog called him serious Olympic eye candy. There are more sober accounts from sports law blogs how he challenged NCAA rules to raise money for his Olympic ski training.

POSTED: Sunday, April 30, 2006, 10:28 AM
Filed Under: Music

War You know we're losing it when we have to rely on political bloggers for our music tips. But hat tip to Atrios for linking this official site where one can hear the entire new Neil Young cd, "Living With War."

From Jon Pareles in The New York Times:

Mr. Young half-jokingly describes "Living With War" as his "metal folk protest" album. It's his blunt statement about the Iraq war; "History was a cruel judge of overconfidence/back in the days of shock and awe," he sings, strumming an electric guitar and leading a power trio with a sound that harks back to Young albums like "Rust Never Sleeps" and "Ragged Glory."

POSTED: Sunday, April 30, 2006, 10:14 AM
Filed Under: Media

SpokesmancolbertThe Bush Administration re-writes some of the press rules. A video of the latest directives from Stephen Colbert at the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday: "The president makes decisions - he's the decider. The press secretary announces those decisions. And you people of the press type those decisions down. ... Just put them through a spell check and go home. Get to know your family again."

Were some not amused?  Also, the Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. might need a new contest category - for Espionage

Transcript of the Colbert "conference" here, courtsey of Democratic Underground.

POSTED: Saturday, April 29, 2006, 7:02 AM
Filed Under: Music

It's the weekend, so let's get started. You don't need to go down to New Orleans to hear good music, JazzFest or not. This being Philly, it comes to you. (But if you want to hear Dan DeLuca, who IS in the Big Easy, drinking in Trombone Shorty, click this.)

AntibalasSaturday night? Get up! How about the hardest working Afrobeat band, Antibalas? Coming to the TLA. Based in New York, put together from parts of King Chamgo, the Daktaris and the Soul Providers, these guys mix Nigerian beats, greasy U.S. soul and shakin Latin rhythms. Their site has news and sound clips from the new EP, Government Magic. Click "Che Che Cole (Makossa)" to hear for yourself.

Graham Parker at the Steel City Coffeehouse in Phoenixville. The former gas pump jockey is still pouring it all out. We go across the pond to Adventures of A University Finalist for some native Parkerilla:

POSTED: Friday, April 28, 2006, 7:43 AM
Filed Under: Sports

PumpkinJust to make things welcoming for the Buffalo Sabres tonight, the Flyers are giving the Wachovia Center an ORANGE GLOW.

Flyers fans can visit one of three "Oranged Out" stations at the rink to apply tasteful amounts of body paint, face paint, hair paint and other "orang-ifying items."   

There will be two "Oranged Out" stations at the Playoff Block Party, on the 11th St.side of the Center, and a third outside the Broad Street North doors. Not that anyone needed, encouragement, but the most Orangey folks might be selected the No. 1 member of the ORANGE CRUSH and win a team-autographed jersey.

POSTED: Thursday, April 27, 2006, 11:11 AM
Filed Under: Poli Sci

The Save the Internet movement suffered a loss in Washington Wednesday when a House committee failed to pass a measure that would have prevented the creation of a two-tier Web - one that consumer groups fear will benefit wealthy content providers at the expense of mom and pop sites.

So why do they sound so happy on their Web site?

Because they feel they have momentum.

POSTED: Thursday, April 27, 2006, 9:11 AM
Filed Under: Media

Tshirt Lots of outrage, understandably, in some journalistic and progressive circles over the T-shirt (left) made by the Those Shirts firm, which advertises on some heavy hitting conservative Web sites, among them The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler, Instapundit, Michelle Malkin, Captain's Quarters, Hugh Hewitt, Power Line.

Attytood tees off on Michelle Malkin, in particular. Why is she selling these T-shirts he asks. "Really, folks -- we're not all that bad. As Jon Lovitz said, "Get to know us!"

Atrios wrote: "I hope all the newspapers who publish syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin appreciate this."

POSTED: Thursday, April 27, 2006, 7:15 AM
Filed Under: Weblogs

Paris_2Why do people who read gossip blogs have to let off so much steam ?

That's my first question after reading Henry Copeland's post in Blogads that examines results from a survey of 56,000 people who spend a lot of time reading web logs.

Those who patronize political blogs are the most educated. Music blogs readers are younger, with less money. Moms buy lots of music and books. No big deal.

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