Archive: October, 2006
Phawker is a week away from a proper launch, writes Jonathan Valania in his low-tech, beta version of the city's next hip-deep blog. He explains that he's got to share a Web designer with Stephen Colbert, and so far Colbert's hogging all the attention.
Valania teases interviews with pretty comic Amy Sedaris and rock-crit dean Robert Christgau, as well as an exploration of Coltrane's genius with Francis Davis.
But most interestingly, the song that greets you at the site is "The BreakUp" by The Trouble With Sweeney - by Joey Sweeney, who says he fired Valania from Philebrity this summer. (Valania writes by email: "Can you be fired from something you volunteer for? Is it even a job if you are not getting
paid? Not even if you're putting in 30 hours a week for six months?")
Radar, digging into the short history of StopSexPredators, the blog that broke the Foley Affair before ABC.com did, calls the site:
a pseudo-vigilante blog filled with plagiarized, hastily-assembled posts, which no one seems to have heard of, visited, or linked to before last weekand whose operator has a suspiciously savvy grasp of the news cycle.
Meaning, partisan dirty trick, right? The blog exists soley to write about emails sent to Congressional pages by former Republican Rep. Mark Foley (or Masturgate, as it's being called.)
The kids are on a plane without us for the first time, I've got to pay to two college tuitions next year, we have a giant puppy who isnt entirely housebroken, the sink is clogged, the van is old, the house needs painting, the driveway needs resurfacing, the kids are on a plane ...
But if I had a cup of black tea, everything would be ok, British researchers say.
At least I would feel less stress.
As of 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, the high bid on eBay was $4,800. Thirty-seven people were in the game.
Wait, before you bid, you also must have room for Keith Byars and Jay Novacek and a fork lift of food and beverages, compliments of Miller Lite, which will donate the proceeds to the V Foundation, a charity that seeks a cancer cure.
Top ten geek wallets, from ProductDose, via Slashdot. Don't you need one made out of titanium?
Obviously those are for tech-saavy types who don't need the DVD rewinder.
WFMU's Beware of the Blog presents Music to Shop By. (Includes the "Frito Twist," a real toe-tapper.)
Booing him will only fuel his massive ego, and the way to bruise an ego like his is with indifference. There's nothing that will upset him more than not being paid attention to when he hits the field. That will show him way more than booing him will.
-- Merril Hoge, ESPN analyst.
It's an interesting approach. But not when you've got Deadspin, AOL's FanHouse and Kissing Suzy Kolber poking the Eagles nest with a stick.
How is the Foley scandal playing in the right regions of the blogosphere?
Ed Morrissey, a grandfather from the Twin Cities who writes the conservative Captain's Quarters, shows no mercy after the former Republican Congressman's latest revelation - that he was allegedly molested by a priest as a teenager:
After having salacious messages to teenage boys exposed by ABC News last week, disgraced former Congressman Mark Foley disappeared, later turning up at a mental-health facility claiming that he suffers from alcoholism. When that apparently didn't turn down the heat, his lawyer dragged out another pop-culture form of victimhood in a supposedly "blockbuster" press conference. ...
It's five o'clock. Mappy Hour in Philadelphia.
A Google map to help find those cheap pints.