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Saturday, January 21, 2006
Mister Snitch!: Kos' quandary ... Bush or Bin Laden?
WHO LET THE YAPP OUT?
There's a new kid on the blogging block. Killer Yapp, Miss Snark's anklebiter (not to be confused with these AnkleBiters) has his very own blog. It could prove interesting.
8 While we're on the subject of Miss Snark ... Devoted snarkling, Elektra, has started a Snarkling-run Crap-O-Meter where "People send in synopses or first pages or what have you, they get posted, and I post them. Then the lovely viewers of the blog can comment ..."
8 Just posted on Lucianne ...
YourWeekendBlogTruth: Could this be why we never saw that plucky Florida student traveler on TV
Family ties and bald faced lies revealed after whirlwind trip to Iraq
Friday, January 20, 2006
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8 The Soup You-know-who (rhymes with potzie) is still p'o-d: "I'm going to be rude to you because you have no brains, lady," he told Craig. "You stupid, idiot b-."
8 What A Shock--Lefty Commenters Foul-Mouthed and Unsubstantive
8 In case you're interested, Opening Night at the Sundance Film Festival
8 This blogger’s last entry, with its numerous comments concerning his absence, got me t’wonderin', What happens to the blogs of dead bloggers?
Thursday, January 19, 2006
People on the outside think there's something magical about writing, that you go up in the attic at midnight and cast the bones and come down in the morning with a story, but it isn't like that. You sit in back of the typewriter and you work, and that's all there is to it. -- Harlan Ellison
Chick lit may be a fluff read -- well maybe not to Candace Bushnell -- but it's still work to write the fluff. All writing is work. Think it isn't? Remember those essays you had to write in school? Try writing something more than an IM or a grocery list. Try blogging.Try transferring your Great Idea into a hard copy with no mistakes: no misspellings, no punctuation errors, no grammar missteps. It just might drive you crazy. This wasn't quite what Bushnell was referring to; I just wanted to add my 2 cents' worth :~)
SEXY BUT SERIOUS
CANDACE Bushnell can't be blamed for the explosion of empty-headed "chick lit" books flooding the stores - just ask her. "I see myself as a serious novelist and I always have."
Dlisted thinks otherwise: Bitch is Delusional! Ok, if she's a serious literary talent than Danielle Steels needs to win a Pulitzer!
While I'm on the subject ... Talk about ripping a book to shreds!
8 Mizz Hillary gets uppity
8 McCain Gaining More Steam among Conservatives (?!?)
8 SOPRANOS DEFINITELY ENDING ITS RUN
Which is more disgusting:
Paris Hilton peeing in a taxi or Ted Kennedy doing it with anyone?
Wednesday, January 18, 2006| | | | | |
WHERE I'LL BE TODAY
It is a dark and rainy day, and it feels raw to the bone. We have a flood watch today, so I'm keeping an eye on the basement for incoming water. What a day to be sick. Every time I blow my nose, which is also raw to the bone, I swear my eyes pop out.
So I'll be retreating to my boudoir with a good book: In The Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Flemming. It's the first in the Rev. Clare Ferguson mysteries. One thing which attracted me to the book was its Upstate NY location. It's also the first book in a long time which I found all on my own -- no one recommended it first -- while shopping at B&N. In fact, I bought the first three books in this series. Read the first reader's review as I, too, questioned some of these same things.
8 [4 stars review] Well written except for the research...
As an Episcopal priest myself, I felt like taking notes on all the technical mistakes she made ...
Today's nasty weather is perfect for reading a murder mystery.
What's your favorite murder mystery (series)?
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
SOMETIMES THEY LOOK JUST SEW SEW
It's one thing to put on a few pounds. But I would think that with all the money that Mariah Carey earns she could afford new clothes instead of sewing extra fabric into the side seams like that. It's just trashy and tacky!
It's not that I set out to do a Mariah Carey pictorial, but I found lots to choose from:
8 "What do you call a stuffed sausage in English?"
8 MARIAH CAREY IS BUILT LIKE A TRUCK
8 I think she's just sucking in her gut, 'cause she saw the paparazzi coming.
Not to be outdone, There's a new man in Janet Jackson's life.
And Twitney doesn't look so hot, not to mention that she's not wearing her wedding ring.
Last but never least, The Golden Globes: Who Looked AWFUL?!
HOW DID THIS MISS THE GOLDEN GLOBES?
A satirical look at the Confirmation Hearings of Judge Samuel Alito.
SNEEZE COUGH SNIFFLE SNIFFLE
I thwarted my cold from taking root in my chest, where it usually vacations. Yesterday I thought I was just about free of the bugger, then this morning I awoke at 4:00a.m. barely able to breathe. I'm sneezing like I inhaled black pepper, and I feel that ol' chill a'creepin' upon me once again. siiiiiigh
I received an e-mail from Rik, my favorite American blogger in Italy, who wants me to comment on Nagin's comments that God is mad at us.
Kitty, puh-leez write about Ray Nagin's comments yesterday about God being mad at the US...it's way too funny to ignore...
WOA! God is mad at America? So I googled and sho'nuff, according to Nagin, God is not pleased:
"Surely God is mad at America. He sent us hurricane after hurricane after hurricane, and it's destroyed and put stress on this country," Nagin said as he and other city leaders commemorated Martin Luther King Day. "Surely he doesn't approve of us being in Iraq under false pretenses."
Does Nagin think that God approved of the mass tortures and murders in Iraq? But y'know, he made some painfully honest points, too:
"But surely he is upset at black America also. We're not taking care of ourselves."
"Why is black-on-black crime such an issue? Why do our young men hate each other so much that they look their brother in the face and they will take a gun and kill him in cold blood?"
The reply, he said, was, "We as a people need to fix ourselves first."
My favorite Nagin Nonsense is his "chocolate" comment.
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Hot gossipy book for your reading pleasure ;~)
'You'll Never Nanny in This Town Again': Working for Michael Ovitz and Living to Tell About It
Ovitzes, Wingers, DeVitos—and the Hollywood live-in babysitters and all-around household gofers who make their busy lives bearable—are the subject of former nanny Suzanne Hansen’s You’ll Never Nanny in This Town Again …
Working with “the first family”—the Ovitz clan—was the most difficult of her Hollywood nanny jobs, Hansen says, and her book backs that up with amusing, sometimes outrageous anecdotes from her time there. The parents, Judy in particular, who in Hansen’s account, routinely spent exorbitant amounts of money on parties and vacations, refused to shell out cash for more quotidian items, such as a new iron, she writes, though theirs had become an electrical hazard.
Monday, January 16, 2006
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Sunday, January 15, 2006
SPECTER IS DESPICABLE
Uh-oh, President Bush has made anonymously "annoying" someone online a crime, and we can thank good ol' Sen. Specter for slipping it into the bill. In other words, if y'all didn't know my name, technically I could be arrested for that title. We need line item veto.
Annoying someone via the Internet is now a federal crime:
It's no joke. Last Thursday, President Bush signed H.R. 3402 into law a prohibition on posting annoying Web messages or sending annoying e-mail messages without disclosing your true identity.
In other words, it's OK to flame someone on a mailing list or in a blog as long as you do it under your real name. Thank Congress for small favors, I guess.
Buried deep in the new law is Sec. 113, an innocuously titled bit called "Preventing Cyberstalking." It rewrites existing telephone harassment law to prohibit anyone from using the Internet "without disclosing his identity and with intent to annoy."
To grease the rails for this idea, Sen. Arlen Specter, a Pennsylvania Republican, and the section's other sponsors slipped it into an unrelated, must-pass bill to fund the Department of Justice. The plan: to make it politically infeasible for politicians to oppose the measure.
NOT EXACTLY VARYKINO
But it is winter nevertheless. Yesterday began unseasonably warm and rainy which quickly turned blustery cold and snowy. Not as bad as this, but our windows are iced over with not frost but ice. Within a couple of days the mercury should be hovering in the 40s and 50s again. It's the wicked swings in the temperatures which help foster colds, kinda like mine.
My mother is doing well, thank you. Before she married my father, my mother was a librarian in the public library in Rochester, NY, during The War. She told me how they had to remove all the cards from the card catalogue which provided information that could help the enemy in any way. They were instructed to be on the look out for any "suspicious looking people," although she wasn't certain what that meant. Can't profile today! She said everyone had to go to the top floors during air raid drills. In the meantime, my father was doing his part on Omaha Beach. I must start taking notes when my mother begins to reminisce.
In the news ...
8 Watch Sgt. Seavey give a piece of his mind to liberal Reps. Murtha & Moran :~) h/t LoanCat!
8 James Frey snookered Oprah with his book, A Million Little Pieces, but apparently Oprah doesn't mind: "What is relevant is that he was a drug addict ... and stepped out of that history to be the man he is today ... " Huh?
8 Classics, schmassics! Books that SUK!: A compilation of the best of the worst… about the best. The following are excerpts from actual one-star Amazon.com reviews of books from Time’s list of the 100 best novels from 1923 to the present. Some entries have been edited. Some of these are a HOOT!