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March 31, 2006

Eh, it’s Friday

If I had to choose one song to sum up everything I hate about Radiohead after ‘Ok Computer”, that song would be “Treefingers” off of Kid A.

Do good

Jeff Harrell has a great post about a charity called War Kids Relief. Check it out and give if you can.

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Perfection takes time

If you purchased a kitten on the day that Use Your Illusion I & II arrived in stores, it’s probably dead by now.

-From Spin Magazine’s review of “Chinese Democracy”, the first Guns-N-Roses album in 15 years.

Via Ken Wheaton.

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Comment Problems

I hear some comments aren’t being posted. There is something really wrong with my spam blocker and I hope to have it resolved shortly.

UPDATE: Joe Grossberg is the man. Thanks Joe for fixing my comment section. Things should be working correctly now.

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Benefit of the doubt

My father called me last night and was all worked up after having heard on the radio that freed US hostage Jill Carroll was praising her captors and their treatment of her. Turns out, her praise was recorded by her captors prior to her release. No one can fault her for saying anything she needed to say in order to remain alive.

“It seems this interview was being conducted under duress,” Bergenheim said. “When you’re making a video and having to recite certain things with three men with machine guns standing over you, you’re probably going to say exactly what you’re told to say.”

It is what she will say now that she is back safely that will really count. She’s not off to the greatest start, admittedly, but give the woman some leeway, please, she’s been through a lot and it is not uncommon to identify with your captors. We’ll see where she ends up, let’s go easy on her until then.

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March 30, 2006

Just for, uh, fun.

How will you die?

Me? I die while in a hardware store. A strange man picks up an axe and attacks me with it, dismembering my body.

H/T Polina.

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Everyone’s favorite guest-blogger

Allahpundit is guest-blogging for Michelle Malkin.

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Quote of the Day

“I, for one, am inclined to think that the best way to treat it is with a certain amount of contempt.”

-Cheney on Feingold’s censure motion

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March 29, 2006

It’s not enough that she’s a nut, now she’s a violent nut

Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney slaps cop.

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Well, at least he’s consistent in his inconsistency

John Kerry: Flip-flopper until the end.

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Heh

Rockwood Comic

Via Yonkers Tribune.

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Does loving the subject make you a good photographer?

Petitedov says yes.

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Quote of the Day

“What a shock! It seems that men look for different qualities in an airline than they do in a buffalo-wing joint.”

-Ace of Spades on Hooters Airline closing shop.

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Fight to the death in the Senate over immigration

Or something.

March 28, 2006

Blogroll Update

In the NY section:

*Ben Smith, who edits the must-read NY political blog Politicker, has started a side project called Room Eight.

*My friend Mark English has started a sports-related blog called American Legends.

UPDATE:

In the California section I’m adding Sky Watching My World, a blog by the genius daughter of Cathy Seipp.

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