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Archive: March, 2008

POSTED: Monday, March 31, 2008, 1:13 PM

Same as the old blog? Pretty much, other than those snappy blinqing eyes, courtesy of design maven and karaoke monster Kevin Burkett.

But here's the question. Can you name them?

First person to correctly identify all of the celebs in my header gets a free CD from the Blinq treasure chest.

Daniel Rubin @ 1:13 PM  Permalink | 0
POSTED: Monday, March 31, 2008, 4:21 AM
Filed Under: Web, Tech

Blinq_2http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/inq-blinq/

It's the new url for Blinq, which is moving from Typepad to the Inquirer's publishing system.

I am in the process of moving some of my favorite posts over to the new blog.

Daniel Rubin @ 4:21 AM  Permalink | 0
POSTED: Friday, March 28, 2008, 1:54 PM
Filed Under: Media

Aj_4 The Daily Examiner has served up a tasty slice of the local snarkosphere ever since A.J. Daulerio started blogging for the Philadelphia Magazine site one year ago. It was smart, smart-assed and featured, more than anything, good reporting and writing as he developed into a wise guide to what people were typing in these parts.

He came from Deadspin. He returns to Deadspin. Which is good, because his bio could not accomodate the names of any more publications .. Maxim, Gawker, Knot, the Black Table, Huffington Post, Deadspin, Oddjack, Deadspin (he likes Deadspin). Today's his last day. He gets to continue to live in his parent's gargage.

He e-mailed:

Daniel Rubin @ 1:54 PM  Permalink | 0
POSTED: Friday, March 28, 2008, 11:17 AM
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A Schuylkill Striper
I know you come here for spirited discourse, but how about a picture of a big damn fish?

Yes.

Lance Butler an aquatic biologist with the Philadelphia Water Department, sent it to me after I was asking after the health of the Schuylkill River.

Daniel Rubin @ 11:17 AM  Permalink | 0
POSTED: Friday, March 28, 2008, 10:22 AM
Barack Obama
One of the editors poked me with a stick yesterday; he wanted me to write about Barak Obama's speech in Philadelphia. As a result, I spent about three hours last night flopping around in bed like a fish on a dock.

It's not that I had ignored the speech. It was impossible to, seeing how everywhere I looked in the newsroom, people were watching, whether gathered around a TV, or plugged into their computers. But I was working on something else - a piece about the unmeritorious way that Pennsylvania picks its judges. Every time I started talking about judicial elections and the lack of minority representation, the conversation worked back to Obama's speech, in which he condemned the offensive remarks of his former pastor, The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, then went on with naked honesty to say things about how blacks and white see America.

"The most honest political speech I have ever heard," two people told me that day. Same exact words.

Daniel Rubin @ 10:22 AM  Permalink | 0
POSTED: Friday, March 28, 2008, 9:59 AM
Filed Under: Poli Sci

Blinqclinton_2 Someone trawling Philly.com for bias at 9:50 this morning might have jumped to the wrong conclusion, seeing the promotional space for blogs.

The big damned fish we're talking about wasn't Bill Clinton.

It referred to the picture that had been there, of a giant striped bass plucked from the Schuylkill.

Daniel Rubin @ 9:59 AM  Permalink | 0
POSTED: Thursday, March 27, 2008, 4:37 PM
Filed Under: Hunting News

Go to the American Debate if you want well-considered words on Hillary Clinton's "misspeaking" about having been under fire when she landed in Bosnia in 1996.

But stay here if you want to see newly discovered video of just how battle-tested she really was back in the day.

david c roach
Posted 03/27/2008 06:24:02 PM
Daniel Rubin @ 4:37 PM  Permalink | 0
POSTED: Tuesday, March 25, 2008, 7:15 PM
Filed Under: Fish & Wildlife

Large20striped20bass I know you come here for spirited discourse, but how about a picture of a big damn fish?

Yes.

Lance Butler an aquatic biologist with the Philadelphia Water Department, sent it to me after I was asking after the health of the Schuylkill River.

Daniel Rubin @ 7:15 PM  Permalink | 0
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