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POSTED: Friday, September 30, 2005, 8:07 AM
Filed Under: Prison News

Lilkim_1In yet another key endorsement of Philadelphia, the sixth borough, rapper with a record Lil' Kim has issued a press release from federal prison here, saying her fellow inmates are "all cool people."

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:

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POSTED: Friday, September 30, 2005, 8:00 AM
Filed Under: Movies

Shining It's Friday afternoon somewhere, so let's go to the video.

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.

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POSTED: Friday, September 30, 2005, 5:50 AM
Filed Under: Modern Times

Swimspring0501_over I do not know what would make the giantess RuPaul link to this, but attention must be paid.

The blog written by the artist formerly known as RuPaul Andre Charles directs to this site, teasing "I have a feeling these stars wouldn't want you to see this."

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!

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POSTED: Thursday, September 29, 2005, 12:46 PM
Filed Under: Poli Sci

Bush_3 They say you've made it in the club when you're tagged with a nickname by George W. Bush, who is called either Dubya or Bushie, the latter also what he calls First Lady Laura.

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.

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POSTED: Thursday, September 29, 2005, 9:18 AM
Filed Under: Media | Poli Sci

RajbhaktaRaj 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."

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POSTED: Thursday, September 29, 2005, 8:38 AM
Filed Under: Poetry | Sports

Cholly You don't need to read another calculation of the Phillies' flickering chances here; you can get that here. Or here.

At Blinq we scour the 'sphere for those twisted takes and visionary views. Like Adam Bonin's poem about skipper Cholly, inspired by  Elizabeth Bishop's "One Art."

It's a work in progress, his "One Art," the Charlie Manuel version. So far, he's got:

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POSTED: Thursday, September 29, 2005, 5:45 AM
Filed Under: Lit | Modern Times

Angel "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.

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POSTED: Wednesday, September 28, 2005, 11:22 AM
Filed Under: Science

Flagod 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:

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