Archive: December, 2005
Bigger than Jesus. Bigger than sex.
We had a Friday Morning Random Ten. We had a year-end Jib Jab. Found a site where we could all be Edward Scissorshands and make our own snow flakes. And tuned in a Kimmel Center podcast - a first of its kind, presumably.
Then Typepad, my blogging software, went on the fritz, and I wasn't able to update anything yesterday. The faithful who clicked Blinq yesterday were taken back in time one week. At least you got to watch Triumph the Insult Comic Dog again.
All is fixed. (Well, older pictures are a little late returning.) Here goes, starting with the Random 10 songs that were playing as I grew more and more frustrated. Thank God for the Mothers:
Jib Jab wraps up the year in pesky threats with an animated President George singing goodbye to 205.
That is not a typo.
Its been one of those best-of-times/worst-of-times stretches for Wikipedia, the free, online encyclopedia written by the public.
The make-a-snow-flake page.
Patience. People produced lovely work. Until I figured out how to work the scissors, it seemed like I should go back to reporting, and not be spending many minutes cutting shards that magically turn into something easier on the eyes.
The Rocky Balboa Blog begins.
It follows production on the sixth film starring Sylvester Stallone as that South Philly fighter with heart.
The fans' comments seem very sincere.
Ford has found the reverse gear after last week's decision to not advertise Jaguars and Land Rovers in gay publications.
The company had attributed its decision a need to control to marketing costs. In May the American Family Association, a conservative Christian group, had announced a boycott of Ford vehicles and criticized the car maker for making contributions to gay rights groups, offering benefits to same-sex partners and recruiting gay employees.
Ford had said its decision to the pull the ads was not related to the pressure.
An under-the radar Pentagon operation known as the Counterintelligence Field Activity was watching a Quaker Meeting House in Lake Worth, Fla., last year as activists planned to protest military recruiting at local high schools, NBC reports.
Not sure if the RIAA would agree with this, but guess which geniuses have concluded that the best way to promote music sales is through sharing?
"Sharing isn't equivalent to stealing," says Michael McGuire, research director at Gartner Inc., and a co-author of the report issued Tuesday by Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet & Society.