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June 30, 2006


Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

* Why doesn't America treat itself to festivals like this one? Don't skip the slide show. (NSFW link thanks to the NSFW DazeReader.)

* The modernist dream lost its spell over me long ago. But if I did still follow modernist architecture, I'd follow the kind of modernist architecure that John Hill follows.

* Say hello to the new-style racial tension. It's something that -- thanks to our idiotic immigration policies -- we'll be seeing a lot more of.

* Tosy and Cosh thinks that "Titanic" was a lot better than it's often made out to be.

* Most Dutch now believe Islam is incompatible with modern Western society.

* Thanks to GNXP's Coffee Mug, who points out that many episodes of "The Charlie Rose Show" can now be watched on Google Video.

* A quarter of a million people in China commit suicide every year.

* Here's a hilarious posting entitled Top Ten Stock Photography Cliches. You didn't know you knew these cliches, but you do. (Link thanks to Lynn.)

* Dean Baker thinks we needn't be too awfully concerned about doctors' earnings.

* Chelsea Girl makes the act she describes as much a literary as a sexual event. (No pix, but a lot of very evocative NSFW words.)

* Why do some logos hold the public's attention? Why do some brand identities work and never let go? Michael Bierut speculates.



posted by Michael at June 30, 2006


Great links! And I loved the Top 10 Stock Photography shots. I used to work in travel marketing, and we would see the same silhouette of a woman with a big floppy hat looking into the sunset in almost every competitor's brochure we could find. So of course, we used it too...

Posted by: jenny on June 30, 2006 10:29 AM

Gosh, Michael Blowhard, you make me want to get on my knees and thank you properly. You know, metaphorically and all.

But I'll swallow the desire and just say mucho gracias.

Posted by: chelsea girl on June 30, 2006 11:44 AM

In college I worked in Customer service for a while, and there _were_ a few flirty, beautiful girls answering the phones.

Posted by: onetwothree on July 1, 2006 9:53 PM

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