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January 6th, 2004

i am not a stuffed tiger.

you remind me of home

snow
snow
snow
snow
i am not a stuffed tiger.

why not.

that said, people are walking around in packs looking cute in snow clothing, filling cafes. i passed a woman was cross country skiing up harrison. the university of washington closed after noon. parents are pulling children on sleds through the street and on the sidewalks. on every street corner, someone with a digital camera or video camera recording falling snow. and now, there's downtown seattle on CNN. people sledding on ironing boards from some guy's grandmother.

I need to go somewhere to buy a space heater, but using a flexcar to drive to Target doesn't seem like a good idea at all. Nor does using my oven for this purpose.
OS X

20 years

To celebrate 20 years of Macintosh, Apple has re-released the "best ad in history"1 and posted it on their website:



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View it for yourself, and notice the 2004 re-engineering.2

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(1) grammar aside, I have an affinity for "Think Different."
(2) the original is posted along with this collection of classic Apple ads
the only earth?

move on

Joan Walsh writes a smart piece about the ridiculous controversy surrounding a couple of entries in MoveOn's Bush in 30 Seconds contest:
Another day, another big Republican lie. . . as those who've followed the story know, MoveOn didn't sponsor or create, let alone televise, ads comparing Bush to Hitler. MoveOn's issue-advertising arm, the MoveOn Voter Fund, ran an innovative contest, "Bush in 30 Seconds," challenging its members to make their own political ads illustrating the shortcomings of the Bush administration in a humorous, creative way. [salon]

Check out the finalists if you have time & bandwidth. (If you don't have the patience or high-speed connection, stills are posted and Charles Taylor reviews some of them at Salon.) The winner will be announced on 12 January.