Gerry Canavan

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All the Tuesday Night Links

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The Occupied Wall Street Journal is now publishing. I’d love to have a copy if anyone in New York can get me one.

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October 1, 2011 at 3:35 pm

Friday Night Miscellany

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* Batman and D&D alignment. I think “chaotic evil”‘s a bit of a stretch. Via Neilalien.

* Lesbians have seized control of the world’s supply of poems. It is appropriate to panic.

* Star Trek as liberal fantasy: 1, 2, 3. I’m planning on seeing it tomorrow, I’ll have more to say then. (Image via Matt Yglesias.)

* Wire creator David Simon testifies before Congress on the death of newspapers.

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May 9, 2009 at 3:05 am

Monday Tidbits

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Monday tidbits.

* Early polls out of the Senate race in Pennsylvania, post Specter-shuffle.

* An end to the Boston Globe? (UPDATE: No?)

* Bibles and scripts from your favorite TV shows: 1, 2. (Via Zack.)

* Condition your child the Darrow way. (Via Neil.)

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May 4, 2009 at 3:26 pm

Thoughts on the Newspaper Apocalypse

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Thoughts on the newspaper apocalypse from Wire creator David Simon.

“Oh, to be a state or local official in America over the next 10 to 15 years, before somebody figures out the business model,” says Simon, a former crime reporter for the Baltimore Sun. “To gambol freely across the wastelands of an American city, as a local politician! It’s got to be one of the great dreams in the history of American corruption.”

Like it or not—and Simon doesn’t just dislike it, he thinks it can’t work—this is what blogs are for now.

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March 27, 2009 at 11:42 pm


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* NYC’s maple-syrup smell mystery resolved! It was New Jersey. (Really!)

* The AP lacks a basic understanding of fair use. More at MeFi.

* Raccoons have invaded the White House. Sadly the Secret Service has only trained for nighttime raccoon assault.

* How Obama is screwing up the stimulus: failure to counteract zombie Republican lies. More on this from Steve Benen.

* Also on the Obama-screwing-up front: he’s publishing op-eds in dead-tree media. Nobody reads newspapers anymore, gramps!

* Though they do, apparently, read alt-weeklies.

* Also: Judd Gregg still sucks.

* Climate Progress now has one-stop anti-nuclear shopping.

* The nonprofit industrial complex.

* How various songs react to Ze Frank’s voice-activated drawing applications.

* And via Kottke: Who wouldn’t want to take a class entitled “What’s So Great about The Wire?”?

Victory Watch

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October 21, 2008 at 4:54 pm