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politics: Signs and Portents

Apparently Miss Cleo moonlights as a photographer for Life magazine! From the Poynter Forums, Bill Shapiro, former managing editor of Life writes: When we shot this photo for the third cover of LIFE (the newspaper supplement version) back in September...

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headlines: Oh that’s right. They went there.

After walking down the stairs this morning since our elevators are still not working and getting all shvitzy on the way to the metro, seeing this headline gave me a much needed laugh. Considering the recent controversy/conspiracy–what were they thinking?!...

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comics: a lot of random interests

The second issue of Bash Magazine is out, and Kyle mentioned an advice column comic that I just had to see and he wasn’t kidding! I’d never heard of Tiny Sepuku before, but I’m thinking of sending a question or...

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McCain’s VP/Baby Mama?

This tidbit from friendfeed just made my day — “Wow, cool, so Tina Fey is running for VP!! Awesome!” I have only been tracking the political news via twitter, friendfeed and various IMs from friends so at first I wondered...

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politics spoof: Monkey forms sentences

I’m a pretty late adopter for Robot Chicken, but the above scene cracked me up just for the infographic messages from the Right and the Left. I’m not paying too much attention to the whole DNC stuff taking place right...

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So very true…

There are times that I’m very glad I don’t have to code anything too terribly “web flashy” at work, because I already spend enough time trying figure out why perfectly valid code still refuses to render properly in IE. I...

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DC schools: Paid for Grades

D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee announced plans yesterday to boost dismal achievement at half the city’s middle schools by offering students an unusual incentive: cash. — WaPo: D.C. Tries Cash as a Motivator In School Ok, what?! I’m all...

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It is also not a charity ball…

Danie got me started this morning, so she is surely to blame for this. I’m sure we all have those moments where we reminisce about old tv shows and theme songs and how cheesy they were. And while you lose...

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I. Am. In. No. Mood.

Remarked by me this morning as I was dealing with a “crisis” around the office: I am having a ‘fat day’. And you do not want to mess with a single gay man in his mid-30s having a ‘fat day’,...