Monday, March 31, 2003
The Brits have much cooler code names for their operations.
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Saturday, March 29, 2003
Farhad Manjoo reports in Slate that the CIA is using text messaging to reah Iraqi generals. What a weird-ass world we live in.
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Friday, March 28, 2003
Thursday, March 27, 2003
My friend Chris Albritton, a freelance journalist has raised $10,000 through his website and has gone to Iraq to cover the war independently. He's a wonderful guy--I met him through my show a couple of years ago when he was at the New York Daily News. He's really a wonderful journalist, and I hope if you like the writing you'll take the opportunity to let others know what he's doing.
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I'm sorry, but how much shit did America have to take for that missle yesterday, which intelligence indicates is probably Iraqi?
How much will I hear about this today on the BBC? Phhhhht. Don't hold your breath. We won't know for certain for weeks, but I expect the story to take a mysterious back seat just about...wait for it...now.
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1. There once was a man from Peru
Whose limerick stopped at line two.
2. There once was a man from Verdun.
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Wednesday, March 26, 2003
From our friends at the New York Times: The Upright Citizens Brigade, the respected alternative troupe, has found a new home. The company, which runs one of the largest comedy acting training programs in the country and is host to dozens of comedy shows, lost its Manhattan theater on West 22nd Street in November after the city found a zoning violation. Now the company is planning to reopen at a larger space at 307 West 26th Street, formerly the Maverick Theater.
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How do you smuggle six tons of turtles on an airplane? Ask Thai Air.
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Tuesday, March 25, 2003
Oh for Christ's sake: THE ONLY THING FRENCH ABOUT FRENCH'S MUSTARD IS THE NAME!
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Ted Kruckel paints a diary of fiscal woes for his NYC PR firm for New Yok Magazine in this interesting portrait of the suddenly downwardly mobile.
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United Press International: Morocco offers US monkeys to detonate mine. It doesn't say that we've ACCEPTED the monkeys.
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Drudge Report headline: DOLPHINS JOIN FIGHT AGAINST SADDAM!
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Monday, March 24, 2003
Canned Saddam:...when he cited several units and commanders, saluting them �for their heroic feats in the battlefield,� he named the commander of the 11th Iraqi Brigade in Basra, who surrendered along with many of his troops in the early hours of the war. That prompted officials at the allied Central Command in Qatar to conclude that the tape was likely recorded before the beginning of the hostilities.
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More people notice Moore's duplicity: In the end, "Bowling for Columbine" is "Joe Millionaire" for socio-political buffs.
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Sunday, March 23, 2003
Saturday, March 22, 2003
Friday, March 21, 2003
I want this.
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Somebody stole Angelina Jolie's clothing! Money quote: "There were 20 outfits in the collection and now the nine most glamorous have gone."
Jesus H. Christ.
National guardman changed his name to Optimus Prime.
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Thursday, March 20, 2003
Wednesday, March 19, 2003
Tuesday, March 18, 2003
Monday, March 17, 2003
More on the offensive dog commercial from a frequent reader:
I saw that dog breath commercial when I was over in England the other week. It was offensive! It was gross. It sounds pretty bland, but it was really well done. It looked like he was puking dog. You didn't know what to expect. It was a cross between a close up of a woman giving birth and puke. That's what it looked like. I wouldn't have jumped on the wagon to have it pulled from the air, but I could see why it upset people.
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A little Irish proverb on the occasion of St. Patrick's Day...an oldie but a goody:
May those who love us, love us.
And those who don't love us,
May God turn their hearts.
And if he doesn't turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles,
So we may know them by their limping.
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From one of our frequent readers:
And here's something for my Top Ten List of Reasons Why You Know You're Unemployed. #10: The baristas at Starbucks see you so often that they comp you for coffee. (Yes, this happened to me the other day: the barista told me I was such a good customer that my "money was no good" there.)
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Friday, March 14, 2003
In a related story, our old friend Farhad Manjoo has a story at Salon on the increasing gap between reality and employer expectations. Bill Lessard from Netslaves serves up some juicy quotes, and it paints a dismal picture--all the power is in the hands of the corporations, and you'd better be ready to kiss the boot of your masters if you expect to even get an UNPAID internship. Dark times, indeed.
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Thursday, March 13, 2003
Saw a cool show tonight, at which they asked us to support THAW, Theatres Against War. They directed us here, for possible curtain speeches. Curtain speeches? Read Tony Kushner's. Come on back.
Okay, I haven't been very political on the blog, but I have to say that is the worst curtain speech of all time. Ick. Unless you are doing a show that is an anti-war benefit, for the love of God don't polarize your audience and simultaneously bore them to tears with the endless tirades on this page. Say something short, or mention the existence of THAW if you must...but these things are wretched. A lot of art is already terrible in the world--it doesn't need help.\
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Tuesday, March 11, 2003
Monday, March 10, 2003
Thursday, March 06, 2003
A friend writes:
I'm a slave to my couch. I love it so. I barely get off it. This is terrible! Wonderful, terrible couch.
I know what he means. Right now I am ready to strangle Mother Nature with a length of telephone cord for giving us another six inches of snow. It is March. In my book, it is spring...or at least Mud Season, as we called it growing up. I am ready for a change of scenery.
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