Archive: September, 2005
It was not know how city tourism officials were going to play this endorsement. There were unconfirmed reports of hurried phone calls to set up a celebratory party at Cuba Libre.
More from Kim, who happens to have a new CD out Tuesday:
Three winners. First, via Matt of the Tattered Coat, is this sickly brilliant, brilliantly sick subversion of The Shining. It was a contest: Take bits from a film and recut them to completely change the movie's meaning.
Hint: It still is scary, but in a totally different way.
I do not know what would make the giantess RuPaul link to this, but attention must be paid.
What this is, is the portfolio of Glenn C. Feron, retouching artist. Roll your cursor over the glossy photo of some of creations' most gorgeous women of color, and you see what their photos looked like before they got a little tweaking. Less gorgeous. Whoa!
Who knew there was a database for these love handles?
Dick Cheney is Big Time, a likely reference to his response to the president's proctological description of former Timesman Adam Clymer.
Raj Bhakta, described by Politics1 as "the bow-tie wearing, walking-stick strutting prig and womanizer" from Season 2 of "The Apprentice," has his sights on one woman in particular, according to the Northeast Times.
He wants U.S. Rep. Allison Schwartz's 13th District seat.
The former investment banker-turned real estate developer and technologist told The Intelligencer "Another girl who got fired from The Apprentice is off eating bugs. I've gotten off and tried to talk about issues I think are important for the country."
It's a work in progress, his "One Art," the Charlie Manuel version. So far, he's got:
"A moment of brilliance," is how a veteran conflict negotiator described Ashley Smith's moves in March when she talked an Atlanta shooting suspect into letting her go, then turning himself in.
In interview after interview, the calm blonde waitress told how she read from her Bible and a book called The Purpose-Driven Life, and pacified Brian Nichols, who had taken her hostage after he allegedly shot his way out of a courtroom where he was being tried on rape charges.
She was celebrated as a heroine, the everywoman who summons unknown strength to rewrite tragedy into triumph.
The most blogged about news story of the day:
A study claims that the religious devotion in the United States may actually contribute to its ills.
From a Times of London account published Tuesday: