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December 04, 2007

Elsewhere

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

* When should a traditional journalist credit a blogger?

* Roissy thinks that a little attention to personal hygiene might be in order. (Extreme vulgarity alert, which should come as no surprise to fans of Roissy.)

* Apparently it's true: Americans get the majority of their calories from soda pop.

* Hibernia Girl shows how to express concern about immigration policy and demographic shifts in a civilized and nuanced way.

* Kathy Foley reports that Facebook is big in Ireland, and that she has finally learned how to enjoy getting poked.

* For the first time ever, DVD sales are declining.

* GNXP's Herrick interviews James Flynn. Steve Sailer interviews himself.

* PoddyMouth -- who isn't the old PoddyMouth -- offers a lot of zesty, informed, and helpful coverage of the print-on-demand scene.

* Finland: land of very strange competitions.

* MM vows to be more charming in the future.

* Some guys have it and some guys don't. (Links thanks to Charlton Griffin.)

* A list with almost too much of substance and wisdom in it, from Execupundit Michael Wade. My favorite is #11: "If you want to make something permanent, call it a pilot program."

* Ira Levin, the brilliant author of "Rosemary's Baby," "A Kiss Before Dying," and "The Stepford Wives," has died. I rhapsodized about Ira Levin's writing here.

* So has '70s-era hero / legend / joke Evel Knievel. Lexington Green evokes the man and the era well.

* Dennis Mangan raves about dynamic young orchestra conductor Gustavo Dudamel, and links to a scorching video of Dudamel at work.

* Polly Frost interviews a couple of wonderful Downtown NY artists: the cartoonist Tom Hart and the novelist Silvia Sanza.

Best,

Michael

posted by Michael at December 4, 2007




Comments

Among respondents to the 1999-2000 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), more than two thirds reported drinking enough soda and/or sweet drinks to provide them with a greater proportion of daily calories than any other food. In addition, obesity rates were higher among these sweet drink consumers.

Sounds more like calories from soda make up a plurality of calories for a plurality of citizens. Still bad, but not nearly as insane as the headline.

Posted by: JewishAtheist on December 4, 2007 5:04 PM



Roissy isn't so much fun to read anymore. He's gone from being sarcastic to being downright vitriolic.

Posted by: Peter on December 4, 2007 10:20 PM



Hibernia Girl shows how to express concern about immigration policy and demographic shifts in a civilized and nuanced way.

Aw, shucks. :-)

Thanks for linking to the ol' blog!

Posted by: HiberniaGirl on December 5, 2007 2:00 AM






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