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QT praises his editor Sally Menke – Roger Eberts Journal

http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/qt-praises-his-editor-sally-me.html I’m not much of a Tarantino fan, though I’ve heard some cute stories about him that makes me believe there’s a sweet guy under all those tics and incessant nattering. This little clip was posted by Roger Ebert to commemmorate Tarantino’s editor, Sally Menke, who died today. Certainly makes any statement QT will eventually […]

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Disgruntled Star Editor Takes Constructive Revenge – Torontoist

http://torontoist.com/2009/11/disgruntled_star_editor_takes_revenge.php The Toronto Star is making some cutbacks, and one of their wilier editors makes a case for continued employment.

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BBC News – Newsnight – Repeating the question: Hague gets Paxman grilling

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/newsnight/8080379.stm Frannyy posts two clips of Jeremy Paxman grilling waffling and evasive politicians in a manner, known to viewers of today’s pap and piffle “news”, as Old School. Watching them led me to two realisations: 1) While I recognise Jeremy Paxman’s name and legacy, before today I wouldn’t have been able to pick him out […]

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The New York Times – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_York_Times In reading the history of the New York Times, I didn’t expect to see this: The newspaper gave its name to Times Square in 1904 after it moved to new headquarters on 42nd Street in an area formerly known as Longacre Square. It was here that the New Year’s Eve tradition of lowering a […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070119/ap_on_re_ca/obit_oldest_woman_2 I get a cynical laugh out of these “oldest person has died” stories, both for the fact that they’re vaguely reminiscent of monarchical transitions (monarchy travels faster than the speed of light), and the thought that the new inheritors must find all the attention a bit stressful, as well as somewhat ghoulish. Julie Winnifred […]

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http://www.skepchick.org/4.15.06/aloe.html Surprising and amusing investigation on the use of aloe for medicinal purposes, brought to my attention by the SkepChick magazine. No amount of research has turned up anything medical that aloe can do for your skin (beyond some very small studies which had some success using aloe vera in a cream base, but less […]

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An Anchor Who Reports Disaster News With a Heart on His Sleeve – New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/12/arts/television/12coop.html I gots me a lil’ crush on Anderson Cooper (oooh, premature grey, ooooh!), and his mad-as-hell-not-going-to-take-it-anymore outburst on live TV has been one of the highlights of the recent American press reawakening. Good stuff: As for his emotional moments: “It’s absolutely not true; it’s lies, lies, spread by that conservative or liberal agenda, whatever […]

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http://www.theonion.com/index.php?pre=1&issue= This graphic makes up for a lot of the slide the Onion has experienced lately.

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The New York Times &62; Opinion &62; Image

http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2005/08/13/opinion/20050814_fr.html Discovered by Potter00. *Wow.*

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http://www.williamsonplayboys.com/media/WEB%20PLAYBOYS%20PROMO.mov The clip doesn’t do justice, but I just heard these guys on the radio, and I’m STILL laughing!

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