From a non-blogging friend:
1. The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country.
2. The Washington Post is read by people who think they run the
3. The New York Times is read by people who think they should run
the country and who are very good at crossword puzzles.
4. USA Today is read by people who think they ought to run the
country but don’t really understand The New York Times. They do, however,
like their statistics shown in pie charts.
5. The Los Angeles Times is read by people who wouldn’t mind running
the country — if they could find the time — and if they didn’t have to
leave Southern California to do it.
6. The Boston Globe is read by people whose parents used to run the
country and did a far superior job of it, thank you very much.
7. The New York Daily News is read by people who
Continue reading “who reads what and why”
My favorite quote of the week, from Frank Rich’s column:
…”reality” television and reality have become so blurred that it’s hard to know if ABC News’s special investigating “American Idol” last week was real journalism about a fake show or fake journalism about a real show or whether anyone knows the difference – or cares.
“You’re a complete liberal, utterly without a trace of Republicanism. Your strength is as the strength of ten because your heart is pure. (You hope.)”
Are You A Republican?
I must be doing something wrong. Where’d that 7% come from? Thanks for this one from The Republic of T.
Thanks to non-blogging Ted for this one:
Five surgeons are discussing who has the best patients to operate on…
The first surgeon says, “I like to see accountants on my operating table
because when you open them up, everything inside is numbered.”
The second responds, “Yeah, but you should try electricians! Everything
inside them is color coded.”
The third surgeon says, “No, I really think librarians are the best; everything
inside them is in alphabetical order”
The fourth surgeon chimes in, “You know, I like construction workers.
Those guys always understand when you have a few parts left over at the end,
and when the job takes longer than you said it would.”
But the fifth surgeon shut them all up when he observed,
Continue reading “five surgeons”
I came across this quote in my travels today:
“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time,
and your government when it deserves it.” — Mark Twain
I think I’ve found a new sig!!!
Now see, this is a holiday I could get behind. Happy daylight saving time. It means spring is really here, it doesn’t get dark as early, people are in a good mood.
So, how would we celebrate DST? People could exhange gifts at the break of dawn. Card vendors would be ecstatic. Of course, there would be the conflict with Easter… hmmmm. So DST would be the (prepare for dirty word) secular and modern celebration. Community projects could be planned for the day like recycling projects or community cleanups, garden tending etc.
Anyway, happy dst and may you have many more.;)
A friend of mine sent me this diddy (does anyone use that word anymore?) via email. When you click on the link, simply put in your birth date. If you’re sensitive about your age, I’d suggest you do this in private.
Time for some levity.
Over at Poverty Barn there’s some reportage about a toilet paper tax, and Knock Knock has a fun comment on a bush stamp.
“It has been a depressing week for Democrats. Shirley Chisholm and Bob Matsui died over the weekend. A slew of new Republican lawmakers were sworn in Tuesday. John Kerry announced Wednesday that he won’t participate in any formal protests against the presidential voting by electors from Ohio. Alberto Gonzales will begin his road to confirmation as attorney general Thursday. And if all that’s not enough, Trent Lott has announced that a singer from ‘The Lawrence Welk Show’ will perform John Ashcroft’s ‘Let the Eagle Soar’ at George W. Bush’s inauguration.“
Don’t you just want to read more? They really know how to write a lede over at Salon.com. You’ll need to register for the day (by watching an ad) if you don’t already subscribe.