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Archive: June, 2005

POSTED: Monday, June 20, 2005, 10:45 AM
Filed Under: Web, Tech

Britney You're nobody until they make a virus in your name.

Panda Software has ranked the most popular "celebrity viruses" -- computer infections hidden inside emails that promise news or naked pictures of someone famous.

The winner? Britney Spears whose name has been used in most attacks over the last few years, Panda says.

POSTED: Sunday, June 19, 2005, 6:31 PM
Filed Under: Poli Sci

Biden What's the sound of Joe Biden's hat entering the presidential ring?

"Is there anyone here that wants to jump on Joe Biden's bandwagon?" asks Jerome Armstrong on MyDD, the Philadelphia left-leaning political blog. "... I would guess that Biden feels like it's now or never. In my view, he's from DC, so he's out of the question-- pretty to-the-point litmus test eh?"

A reader named Fitzy smells No. 2:

POSTED: Friday, June 17, 2005, 11:49 AM
Filed Under: Modern Times

Sprouts If you are reading this in Philadelphia around noontime Friday, what are you doing on the computer? It is gorgeous. Log off, find some reason to walk around the block, then get lost. Borrow a convertible. We seem to have traded weather with Nova Scotia.

But ... when you have time this weekend, come back and check out Crap Holidays. A British site, it curates memories of ill-advised trips to the Dead Sea during war-time, bad times in Dubrovnik, summers in Blackpool, and it takes a few enjoyable swipes at Orlando.

And write, when you get the time. Can you top any of these vacations from hell?

POSTED: Friday, June 17, 2005, 5:00 AM
Filed Under: Music

BullettelyreA bewitching Wilmington, Del., singer named Bullette spent three years of "languid and bittersweet study" recording her debut album, The Secrets. Then she gave all the music away.

Bullette made Mp3s of each new song available for free download on her web site, then sent notes to a group of influential MP3 bloggers.

What sort of strategy is this? A winner.

POSTED: Thursday, June 16, 2005, 11:31 AM
Filed Under: Food and Drink

Sleeper21 The city's donning white lab coats and spit-shining taxi cabs to prepare for a mega-biotech conference at the Convention Center.

And welcoming legions of protesters as well.

As well as those protesting the protesters - an orderly disruption by pro-capitalist skateboarders. We'll need scorecards.

POSTED: Thursday, June 16, 2005, 10:57 AM
Filed Under: Poli Sci

Terry_schiavo A host of politicized posts today dig into the autopsy report on Terri Schiavo, continuing to harvest that poor family's private hell for purposes of argument.

Here's a Philadelphia blog with perspective.

ALa at Blonde Sagacity writes:

POSTED: Thursday, June 16, 2005, 6:51 AM
Filed Under: Music

50cent03So what does 50 Cent know that we don't know?

The rapper pulls out of the July 2 Live 8 benefit in Philadelphia because of a scheduling problem. He worried about the trash and parking?

He's shooting his autobiography, Get Rich or Die Tryin' in Toronto that Saturday and can't fly in for a little show to boost African aid. That is an hour and 35 minute plane ride, commercial, and you know a private jet could make even more time.

POSTED: Wednesday, June 15, 2005, 1:26 PM
Filed Under: Poli Sci

Carey Not that president.

Last night, porn star and former California gubernatorial candidate Mary Carey, got to dine with President Bush at a fund raiser for fellow GOP heavy hitters. That is Carey, above, decked out in patriotic garb for a publicity photo, courtesty of Radar Magazine.

Fulfilling a long-time dream to press the .... ok, I'll do this straight. The star of Everybody Likes Big Boobies was attending the National Republican Congressional Committee with Mark Kulkis, president of Kick Ass Pictures. According to Adult Video News (this is a first-time citation for Blinq), "Kulkis serves as an Honorary Chairman on the NRCC’s Business Advisory Council, a group of business people who advocate a progressive, pro-business agenda. His company produces hardcore adult videos with a guarantee of 'No Fake Boobs & No Condoms.' " When Carey ran in the 2003 California Recall Election, Kulkis served as her campaign manager.

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