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POSTED: Tuesday, June 13, 2006, 8:24 AM
Filed Under: Science
Robin
Posted 06/13/2006 04:16:05 PM
Is that Caffeine Free?
Anthony Preziosi
Posted 06/13/2006 06:24:16 PM
Awesome!  So, tell me ... how does someone FIND OUT that something like that can happen?  It's the greatest discovery since penicillin!
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Posted 06/15/2006 08:11:11 AM
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POSTED: Tuesday, June 13, 2006, 7:03 AM
Filed Under: Poli Sci

Photobyap_9 Karl Rove will not be indicted, the New York Times is reporting this morning.

The decision was announced in a Monday letter from the prosecutor to the attorney representing the president's senior adviser, reports Timesman  David Johnston, getting the news first. His context:

For months Mr. Fitzgerald's investigation appeared to threaten Mr. Rove's standing as Mr. Bush's closest political adviser as the prosecutor riveted his focus on whether Mr. Rove tried to intentionally conceal a conversation he had with a Time magazine reporter in the week before the name of intelligence officer, Valerie Plame Wilson, became public.

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POSTED: Tuesday, June 13, 2006, 5:50 AM
Filed Under: Sports

Helmet First blog I saw last night about Ben Roethlisberger's motorcycle crash:

When did sports writers and radio blowhards become such a bunch of big, cold-hearted, meddling nannies?

First off, skip the lectures about helmets until we find out how the kid is doing after surgery.

Daniel Rubin @ 5:50 AM  Permalink | 0
POSTED: Monday, June 12, 2006, 2:40 PM
Filed Under: Music

Right_1Deaths and really big shows tend to come in threes. First it was Radiohead kicking off its U.S. tour in Upper Darby. Then Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, together again, and starting in Camden.

Now it's Barbra. Her first national tour in over a decade. Begins here. We are not worthy.

Tickets for Ms. Streisand's Oct. 4 return to her public go on sale Monday, June 19th. The music biz's No. 1-selling female artist appears at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia.

Daniel Rubin @ 2:40 PM  Permalink | 0
POSTED: Monday, June 12, 2006, 11:04 AM
Filed Under: Stuff

Phillyist rummages through iTunes and discovers there is no "Philadelphia" playlist.  It wants reader help. We always liked Neil Young's "Philadelphia" over Bruce Springsteen's "Streets of Philadelphia," though there's plenty of room for two from the same flick. "South Street" by the Orlons? Need it. You can keep "Philadelphia Freedom" and, sorry, anything that was ever in Rocky. Marah's "Christian Street" is a keeper. I've gotten it started. Anyone??  David Dye is first. The World Cafeman writes by email: "Frankford El" by the American Dream. "Shackamaxon" by Slo Mo with Mic Wrecka. And "Mt. Airy Grove" by Pieces of a Dream. Anyone else? Image editor Chris Gray adds "You Gotta Have Summertime," By Will Smith, "I-76" by G Love and - best - "Punk Rock Girl" by the Dead Milkmen.

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Quack

Daniel Rubin @ 11:04 AM  Permalink | 0
POSTED: Monday, June 12, 2006, 3:49 PM
Filed Under: Health

Hairyears_1 We may be old, but we have young ears.

Do you?

(Disclosure: We are part dog.)

Anthony Preziosi
Posted 06/12/2006 04:17:02 PM
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POSTED: Sunday, June 11, 2006, 2:22 PM
Filed Under: Games

Gahanwilson_1 You know those back-of-the-book caption contests in the New Yorker where they draw something and you're supposed to come up with a clever bit of word play to win fame and a signed version of the cartoon?

If you're as bad at it as I am, maybe you'd do better with Radosh.net's anti-caption contest.

Take this drawing....

Daniel Rubin @ 2:22 PM  Permalink | 0
POSTED: Sunday, June 11, 2006, 1:59 PM
Filed Under: Poli Sci

Goreclinton If presidential futures were determined by search terms, Hillary Clinton is looking strong than Al Gore, according to the buzz log by Yahoo!

Last week's top queries for Hillary shows as much interest in her return to the White House than it does in her current Congressional duties. "Hillary Clinton President" was the No. 1 searched-for term that involved her name, followed by "Hillary Clinton Flag Burning." People searching for Al most often coupled his name with "An Inconvenient Truth," his movie about global warming, which was the second-most searched-for term next to his name. What to make of this? Nothing, in my mind. The piece doesn't say how many looked for Hillary versus how many looked for Al, and Al is in the news right now for flogging his flick.

Neither is doing as well in Iowa as this man, according to a poll in today's Des Moines Register.

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