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Archive: October, 2006

POSTED: Thursday, October 12, 2006, 12:06 AM
Filed Under: Poli Sci


If you're surprised that the creator of Doonesbury has started a military blog, then maybe you turned the page a while ago. Or you never heard Garry Trudeau's explanation why he sacrificed his long-time character BD's leg in a panel back in April 2004, after an explosion outside Fallujah:

Whether you think we belong in Iraq or not, we can't tune it out; we have to remain mindful of the terrible losses that individual soldiers are suffering in our name.

POSTED: Wednesday, October 11, 2006, 10:24 AM
Filed Under: Poli Sci

Ma You know I live to send you to the Drudge Report. But today's worth a trip, to see THE VIDEO SO SHOCKING GOP OPERATIVES WENT SLACK-JAWED WHEN THEY SCREENED IT!

It's by David Zucker, the Scary Movie IV producer (and Naked Gun and Airplane guy) who made a political ad poking fun of the Democrats' approach to handling terror regimes. (Madeleine Albright whitewashing Bin Laden's cave ala Tom Sawyer is a nice touch.)

Apparently, this will not run.

POSTED: Wednesday, October 11, 2006, 9:49 AM
Filed Under: Sports

Richieashburn This time of year, Michael Berquist usually devotes his A Citizen's Blog to the transaction wire  --the latest Phillies prospect assigned to Clearwater, the Yankees' newest mercenary.

But this season, Berquist is going back in time to an in-depth look at what he calls "one of history's great teams" - and one that never gets its props.

The 1950 Phillies.

POSTED: Wednesday, October 11, 2006, 7:35 AM
Filed Under: Sports

Btn_pfpma Why shouldn't Wilma McNabb have her own Web site offering advice for mothers of athletes? Her son's off to the best QB start in NFL history, say the Inquirer's Ashley Fox and ESPN's Eric Karabell.

"If you're a sports mom," Mama McNabb says in a video introduction, "you're in the right place."

POSTED: Wednesday, October 11, 2006, 7:31 AM
Filed Under: Deaths

Apple_1 Of all the tributes I've read upon the passing of larger-than-life New York Timesman R. W. Apple Jr., only Sally Swift's could be titled, Johnny Apple, pussycat.

In one of my favorites of her Brushes With Greatness series, The Daily Sally remembers another side of the "grand and grandiose, brilliant and blustery" reporter.

Swift was working for Pennsylvania Gov. Milton Shapp in the early 1970s when she first felt Apple's gravitational pull. 

POSTED: Wednesday, October 11, 2006, 5:32 PM
Filed Under: Sports

Lidle247542627675 Cory Lidle, the ex-Phillies pitcher who piloted the small plane that struck a New York high-rise Wednesday afternoon, killing himself and at least one other, earned his license eight months ago, according to a New York Times feature article.

After watching how easily friends could travel if they piloted their own craft, he earned his license last off-season, and bought a four-seat Cirrus SR20.

Instructor Tyler Stanger told The Times:

POSTED: Tuesday, October 10, 2006, 11:22 AM
Filed Under: Lit

Camel_2 Mykel Board, the punk elder and columnist for Maximum Rock 'N' Roll, wondered if he'd be happier in Outer Mongolia - mostly because it was the farthest and most foreboding place he could imagine - and so spent a year teaching English there at the National University in Ulaanbaatar.

When he wasn't looking for a little companionship at the Hollywood Bar, providing security for Hillary Clinton or finding the best hotel in Moron.

Board takes his road show to town Wednesday evening, when he'll read from Even A Daughter is Better Than Nothing, his account of his muttonous adventures in the former Communist outpost. He appears at 9 p.m. for free with Sid Yiddish at The Grey Lodge Pub, 6235 Frankford Avenue, Phila. The book's title is from a Mongolian proverb.

POSTED: Tuesday, October 10, 2006, 7:51 AM
Filed Under: Web, Tech

ZenarcherSo, Google buys YouTube for a reported $1.65 billion in stock, seizing control of what Defamer calls "the world's largest online repository of Brokeback Mountain parodies, fake teenager video journals, and promotional clips for NBC's exciting new slate of Fall programming."

What does this mean?

I don't mean for the business, or for those young entrepreneurs who started out in a garage and can now go shopping for ascots. I mean for those Brokeback Mountain parodies.

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