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Archive: December, 2005

POSTED: Monday, December 19, 2005, 8:56 AM
Filed Under: On Holiday

OnvacationThat's me in line at the hardware store. The guy with the joint compound, putty knife, brushes, primer and look of confusion.

Taking vacation time until the first of the year.

Doing a few small repairs.

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POSTED: Monday, December 19, 2005, 12:01 AM
Filed Under: Weblogs

Krtillustration How big have blogs become?

Bigger than Jesus. Bigger than sex.

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POSTED: Saturday, December 17, 2005, 9:36 AM
Filed Under: Web, Tech

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:

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POSTED: Saturday, December 17, 2005, 9:27 AM
Filed Under: Poli Sci

205 Jib Jab wraps up the year in pesky threats with an animated President George singing goodbye to 205.

That is not a typo.

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POSTED: Saturday, December 17, 2005, 9:01 AM
Filed Under: Weblogs

It’s been one of those best-of-times/worst-of-times stretches for Wikipedia, the free, online encyclopedia written by the public.

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POSTED: Friday, December 16, 2005, 5:57 AM
Filed Under: Weather

Drubi A wintery wonderland of a time-sink:

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.

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POSTED: Thursday, December 15, 2005, 8:48 AM
Filed Under: Movies

Rockynews 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.

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POSTED: Thursday, December 15, 2005, 7:25 AM
Filed Under: Poli Sci

190pxhenryford 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.

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