Cool links

Chomsky’s blog

March 26, 2004
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Everybody else is linking to it, so I may as well too. Noam’s become something of a crank in his old age, but he’s entertaining from a “yeah, but what if it were all true?” perspective.

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Get your tweaks on

March 15, 2004
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The good folks at FACSNET post “tweaks” — fun quotes about the news biz — on the SPJ listserv. I bookmarked the tweaks page ages ago, and this morning I finally remembered to check back in. Here’s one of the good ones: Trying to be a first-rate reporter on the average American newspaper is...

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What’s out there, anyway?

March 12, 2004
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Sheila Lennon points to a wonderful slide show of pictures taken by the Hubble telescope. Seeing pictures of galaxies colliding and suns exploding really makes me wonder, what is that stuff, and what’s happening there? What can I say? I see galactic cataclysms and I want to send a reporter and a photographer.

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Unforgiveably off-topic

March 11, 2004
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But hilarious: The legend of Johnny Highwaycone. (well, kinda on topic because I found the link at the blog of that Dallas Morning News guy I mentioned the other day.)

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Schott in the dark

March 11, 2004
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Because it had to be done: Marge Schott’s afterlife, thanks to the Photoshop pranksters at fark.com. Link via sidesaled

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Mascara of the damned

March 11, 2004
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I didn’t read all this story, but I loved the headline: “Makeup tips for the bleak” Link via Mighty Girl.

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What Orkut is good for

March 9, 2004
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I hadn’t been logged into Orkut in a couple days so I clicked a few minutes ago. Finally the damn thing has proved useful. I noticed that Nicole Stockdale has added new “friends” to her list, one of whom is Joshua Benton, a reporter at the Dallas Morning News. Turns out Josh keeps a...

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This is too fun

March 4, 2004
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Biblical curse generator. (Link via Maud.)

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For all you Scrabblehounds

February 15, 2004
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For all you Scrabblehounds

Side Salad shares this wonderful link, which converts words to Scrabble scores: Pholph’s Scrabble GeneratorMy Scrabble? Score is: 30.What is your score? Get it here. Who’d a thunk chaff was such a great Scrabble word?

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Recommended reading

February 10, 2004
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Seth Finkelstein has an interesting blog. He also has some of the best responses to my responses to Jay Rosen’s blog postings.

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