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July 26th, 2004

chair, apartment

miscellany

today Lance Armstrong won his sixth Tour de France [msnbc].

All I did was go to the gym & malinda's play and work on shortening my dissertation proposal. I tried using the magical Word AutoSummarize feature, but it didn't share my priorities. The hard part is deleting the sections from the unenjoyable complicated articles.

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other observations: Six Feet Under was really good tonight, the article in the New Yorker about nerd camp [interview, nyer] left me nostalgic for MST @ MSU science camp, DNC convention coverage is already out of control (see conventionblogging.com overdose and Mo Rocca as part of CNN's reporting live from the floor.), and Ebert changed the direction of his thumb for the Director's Cut of Donnie Darko (down for original, up for the DC)
i am not a stuffed tiger.

note to self, others

How's Your News?, the Arthur Bradford documentary project about reporters with mental and physical disabilities, is now available on DVD [shoutfactory].
the only earth?

understatement

From the weblogging coverage of the DNC's blogger breakfast with Dean and Obama:
"But, we really aren't the story and we're not here to talk about ourselves." [talkleft]
Could've fooled me. (see also: "Bloggers like booze" [
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From the weblogging coverage of the DNC's blogger breakfast with Dean and Obama:<blockquote><samp>"But, we really aren't the story and we're not here to talk about ourselves." [<a href="http://talkleft.com/new_archives/007377.html" title="talk left | blogger breakfast">talkleft</a>]</samp></blockquote>Could've fooled me. (see also: "Bloggers like booze" [<a href="http://www.wonkette.com/archives/dnc-blog-roundup-bloggers-like-booze-018191.php" title="wonkette " DNC Blog Roundup">wonkette</a>]
weezer

nine new songs

Two new things from Mount Eerie reviewed: Seven New Songs of Mount Eerie and Two Songs 12" [pitchfork]. If only I had a record player.
i am not a stuffed tiger.

unsolicited endorsements

Lest we come across as too dismissive of the conventionblogger phenomenon, let us point to the Believer-LA Weekly synergy that is Joshuah Bearman's weblog. He filed dispatches from the primaries and is now reporting from the DNC "convo" [laweekly]. We are hoping that our use of second person and poli slang will help us to get credentials so we can join the ER team in "Boston" before the prexy nom acceptance speech.

Meanwhile, we are a little bummed about Dean's delegate release [bfa], and after the Clinton speech [cp] we are wishing for loopholes in XXII.

We congratulate the real media for their gradual ability to laugh at Jon Stewart and Mo Rocca's jokes. It looked like it was going to be very painful, now it looks less so. We do wonder if their makeup is intentionally bad. Do they hope to be mistaken for people with weblogs?

Finally, we are mysteriously infatuated with the Killers. This will probably last for a day or two.