Meryl’s like, on, man!

I have no idea whatever possessed Meryl to summarize the recent flap between herself, several others, and Aziz Poonawalla in such a bizarre manner, but I’m glad she did. Whether you’re in the mood for a serious debrief on a serious issue, or for a laugh, read it. It has it all!

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Blogging for Links

Attention new bloggers & those who just want to get more links: Eugene Volokh has some typically excellent and thorough advice for you on how to promote your weblog. I agree with basically everything he says, especially the following: …pitch the blog post (“Here’s a post I just posted:”) not the blog (“Come and read […]

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Feel better Vicky! (& Cat)

Hey, I’m a little slow on the uptake on this one, but everybody should wish Vicky a speedy recovery after an incident with a Rottweiler. (No, not that one). Latest news is she is recovering, but still in pain and on a bunch of meds. Drop by her place to wish her a fast return […]

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Cookblogging

Hanah is indoor grilling with some stovetop gadget: I bought this fascinating little contraption yesterday – a device that transforms your ordinary stovetop into a grill. Okay, so it’s just a large and heavy sheet of grill-textured metal, but it’s really cool anyway. Hanah, trust me: just buy the George Foreman. Yes, it’s a cheezy […]

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WHO vs. Toronto

Brief random thought #1: How come I haven’t heard any serious outrage from the libertarian crowd in the Blogosphere about the WHO travel advisory warning against travel to Toronto (among other places)? A non-elected, unrepresentative international body has by fiat made a declaration affecting the livelihood of hundreds of thousands (millions?) of Canadian citizens. Isn’t […]

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A test for pro-war bloggers

Mickey Kaus has been all over the Iraqi looting story, pointing to (among other things) a Washington Times story on the memo from Lt. Gen. Garner’s office requesting troops to guard critical cultural sites, a Washington Post piece on which says widespread looting crystallized much of the anger toward the United States.” Kaus is in […]

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Decisions, decisions…

Calpundit asks: “Do we want to be linked, or respected?” Actually, he doesn’t. What he really asked was, “Do we want to be liked or respected?” — proceeding then into a discussion of American policy in Iraq. Frankly, I liked my misunderstanding of his question better. So which is it, fellow bloggers? Would you rather […]

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Ecosystem Evolution: Percentages

OK, finally got around to implementing the much-suggested percentage enhancement to the Ecosystem. Now, the categories are (mostly), determined as a percentage of the total number of blogs. So we will no longer have 60-70% of the list being classed as insignificant microbes. I kept the top categories fixed, however, because, well, mainly ’cause I […]

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Wanted: Ecosystem Icons

OK folks, sending out a call for creative assistance. In the graphical arts area, to be precise. I’d like to add some flair to the Ecosystem, and would like to have graphical icons to represent each of the evolutionary levels. Buddy Lair has sent me a great concept sheet, but these are copyrighted, and therefore […]

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Baghdad Broadcasting Company

Jeff Jarvis notes a USA Today story suggesting that Iraq be wired for Wi-Fi access, allowing it to leapfrog the wired stage entirely, and also suggests he himself is ready to help build a Baghdad weblog newspaper. This is excellent stuff, and I’m all in favor. But what I really want to see happen — […]

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Oslo Accord Question

Assignment Desk: Would some blogger please find the exact section of th e 1993 Oslo Accords which the Palestinian Authority claims gives Abu Abbas immunity from prosecution by the U.S.? I have a suspicion that: a) The agreement applied to Israel, not the U.S. (even though Clinton signed it on our behalf) b) I’m not […]

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Solution Still Unsatisfactory

If you aren’t a reasonably hardcore science fiction fan, be warned: this post won’t make much sense to you. Still here? Well, you were warned. Patrick Nielsen Hayden points out Bill Humphries’ observation that since 9/11, we appear to be living in a world scripted by Ken MacLeod: “You see, Wolfowitz is our Colonel Volkov. […]

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TTLB: Rated a Strong Buy!

So I’m amused to see that The Truth Laid Bear is #58 on the list of Top 100 blogs over at Blogshares. Furthermore, TTLB shares are trading at $11.59, I have a P/E ratio of 3.49, and TTLB is valued at $ 16,594.14. I have no idea what half of this means! But it’s fun. […]

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