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Archive: January, 2007

POSTED: Thursday, January 25, 2007, 11:41 AM
Filed Under: Web, Tech

Maxwell The CIA's rocking the Facebook to get recruits.

Microsoft hires blogger to tweak details about the company on its Wikipedia page.

Fox subpoenas YouTube to find out which fan of 24 and The Simpsons posted a bunch of episodes online.

POSTED: Thursday, January 25, 2007, 9:19 AM
Filed Under: Sports

Photobyap_35The leading contenders in the "what to call Carmelo Anthony and Allen Iverson" game.

I personally like Carmallen.

(hat tip, Deadspin.)

Tom Goodman
Posted 01/25/2007 11:38:09 AM
POSTED: Thursday, January 25, 2007, 8:37 AM
Filed Under: Sports

Beck_41479Knowledge at Wharton pokes around the logic of a player making more money than Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal, Peyton Manning, A-Rod or Lance Armstrong when he stars in a sport that probably generates the least revenue of any U.S. pro league.

Can David Beckham  - who's signed a $250 million contract to play soccer for five years with the L.A. Galaxy - sustain the hype?

The view of one of the marketing profs at Penn and various sports experts:

POSTED: Thursday, January 25, 2007, 5:51 AM
Filed Under: Movies

On page 31 of the production notes for Catch and Release, the new Jennifer Garner romantic dramedy, the biography of composer BT states that he:

is the creative force currently driving digital songwriting and soundscaping in its evolution into the audio-visual-spiritual art-form that will define and inspire the human narrative of the 21st Century. He is re-mastering the obsolete soundtrack of our late analog planet, reassmbling from the chaos of smashed bytes blurring our sampled lives a new paradigm of beauty for "This Binary Universe" - which happens to be the title of his most recent release.

But can we dance to it?

POSTED: Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 2:15 PM
Filed Under: Movies

Rockydoll_1 For this Rocky quiz, you will need to know more than the fact his turtles were named Cuff and Link. Or that he took Adrian ice skating on their first date.

If you're cocky enough to think you know more minutae about the Italian Stallion than any other movie-going mook, stop by The Broadway Theatre in Pitman, N.J. Thursday night for a chance to win $500.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m. The trivial challenge begins at 7:30. A showing of Rocky Balboa starts at 8:30. Admission: $5 for adults, $3 for children and seniors.

POSTED: Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 1:27 PM
Filed Under: Web, Tech

Smackdown_home_2007 Here's a pretty shiny bit of Web tech - a site that will search through audio files to help you hear key portions of speeches, broadcasts or podcasts.

To illustrate its product, Pluggd has created the State of The Union Smackdown.

In the red corner is the president, in the blue corner is Sen. James Webb, D-Va.

POSTED: Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 11:05 AM
Filed Under: Media

Mariodragon Good to see ink-stained wretches can clean up in cyberspace. First three pieces I read online this morning about life in the big city were by Inquirer alums.

Former "Scene" columnist Clark Deleon on finding out the first name of the Drexel Dragon.

Former arts writer Len Boasberg on the high price of recognition.

POSTED: Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 7:07 AM
Filed Under: Health

Healthcare Need to put a face to the president's proposed change in the tax code so more people can more people can afford health insurance? 

Read this post from Scott Wisniewski, written in Young Philly Politics, about the day he found himself terrified, near collapse, at the doctor's office.

He's not sure what was more frightening: a possible diagnosis of mono, or the receptionist presenting him a bill for $80.

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