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June 21, 2004

_Talk of the Nation_ discussed blogging on today's show. Blogs. My favorite medium. Their authors, readership, the entire phenomenon... and our fanaticism and obsession that drives us to keep posting and come back for more each day.
Curious George: flute music My sister is getting married in October and has a friend who she'd like to play the flute as the bride walks down the aisle. Said sister has very simple, mainstream musical tastes and would like the flaustist to play something most people will recognise; that is, popular music as opposed to classical. Does anyone have any suggestions for appropriate music that would sound good on the flute?
The Missing Link - How did the media miss the results of the 9/11 Commission with regard to the Iraq/Al-Quaeda link?
Digital Images of the Sky Comets, eclipses, and galaxies, oh my! more inside
Nickelback Sucks. more inside
Marshmallow error lands woman in shackles You've got to be kidding!
At Glow Inc., you can brush up on your glow-in-the-dark terminology, as well as ponder glowy glass and get tips for a glowing car.
Media bias in reporting the Middle East At risk of turning this place into Observer/Guardianfilter ... I thought this was an interesting and brave article about media bias in reporting the Israel/Palestine conflict. More inside ... more inside
Cunt: A Cultural History - Yes it's that rather rude word, I'm sure you recognise it. But it has a rich and vibrant past that no lover of the English language - indeed, no lover at all - can afford to be unfamiliar with. Also, the Wikipedia entry. Or should I say.. er.. listing. Heh heh. more inside
Spider-Nan? Pavitr Prabhakar has a secret identitity, he is a licensee of a Marvel Comics property and India's first web-slinging superhero. He gets around by swinging from Mumbai's various monuments (such as the Gateway of India and the Taj Mahal Hotel), bouncing off the roofs of auto-rickshaws and fighting his arch-nemesis, the Green Rakshasa. One only hopes that Mumbai's skyline is high enough for this transcreation to get off the ground.
<b>Curious George</b> Used book stores Are they legal? I feel strange buying used books, like the author is not getting any of my money. But not too bad, as I want to unload a bunch of books on them. Any ideas in what I can expect to get in trade or profit?
We have no king but Sun Myung Moon.
The History of the Hello Kitty Vibrator
Surprisingly SFW.
Rezelscheft. [3mb QT] more inside
Best In Show more inside
"It comes to you as a teacher" He's tried clinics and therapy, Narcotics Anonymous and rehab. He's taken up exercise and gone through reduction cures. He's even given up on giving up. Now, though, Sebastian Horsley thinks he may have found the answer to his lifelong craving for heroin. Only problem is, it's another dangerous drug... more inside