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January 19, 2006

Elsewhere

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

* Rick Darby recommends the stylings of some exotic chanteuses.

* Next week, Amazon debuts a 30 minute original weekly webcast, "Amazon Fishbowl with Bill Maher." On the books front, Rod Lott delivers the news that Signet will be publishing a podcast version of Joseph Nassise's thriller "Heretic: The Templar Chronicles." The content-distribution business is becoming very interesting, if not downright scary.

* Did you know that the Indonesian military recently starved to death at least 170,000 East Timorese? It came as news to me. (Link thanks to John Ray.)

* Corbusier muses about that architecture-world phenomenon, Philip Johnson.

* Trixie has some advice that ought to be handed out to all guys when they become adolescents. Wantonabandon has some advice that ought to be handed out to all guys when they enter kindergarten.

* Nancy Rommelmann recalls what it was like to work as a gofer -- er, as a co-writer -- for filmmaker Floyd Mutrux. (Via Anne Thompson.)

* "Do you want the United States to become like Kuwait?" asks Randall Parker.

* Larry Ayers takes a walk through Hannibal, Missouri, noticing a bit of this and a bit of that. Larry is my kind of architecture-and-urbanism buff.

* Comic quiz for the day: "Are you a Democrat, Republican or a Southern Republican?"

Best,

Michael

posted by Michael at January 19, 2006




Comments

Michael,

I have no idea who you are or how you found my blog, but, baby, thanks for the link.

Trixie

Posted by: Trix on January 20, 2006 10:57 AM



MvB: Got around to watching "Red Eye" last night after your recommendation. I found it gripping and taut. Every second of its ~75 minutes counted. Thanks.

Posted by: jult52 on January 20, 2006 1:48 PM



Trix -- That's a fun blog you're writing.

Jult52 -- Glad you enjoyed it. Fun, tense, unpretentious, surprising (or surprising-enough) ... And thanks too to Brian, who originally let us know that the film was worth a look.

Posted by: Michael Blowhard on January 20, 2006 1:51 PM



Cheap and dirty's the way I like it, Michael.

Uh... yeah.

Posted by: Brian on January 20, 2006 7:43 PM



Thanks for the link, Michael! I always enjoy your periodic link compilations and especially so when I find my humble site mentioned!

Posted by: Larry Ayers on January 22, 2006 3:57 PM



I am stopping by to say "Thank you!" for the link :) I'm glad you appreciate the humor in it. It was MEANT to be funny! I rarely ever discuss politics seriously or for a laugh on my blog, even though I DO have opinions on political issues. The reason I don't post often on it, is because I prefer my blog to have a light-hearted "tone." However I will more than likely continue to post humorous politics if I think they're blog-worthy :)

Posted by: Loon on January 27, 2006 9:15 AM






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