aug 19


 The best news I've heard in a long time: Lingua Franca might return.

 Drudge: future of MSNBC in doubt.

 When Steve Jobs came back to Apple, one of the first things he tried to do was buy Palm. Now, not only does he think the PDA will disappear (usurpsed by the smart phone), but he just might be getting ready to release an iPhone.

 Leonard Nimoy singing The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins (qt video).

 Japander: n.,& v.t. 1. a western star who uses his or her fame to make large sums of money in a short time by advertising products in Japan that they would probably never use. ~er (see synecure, prostitute) 2. to make an ass of oneself in Japanese media. I recommend The Simpsons, Winona, Nic Cage, and Dennis Hopper.

 Tokyo Disneyland souvenirs.

 Another great new McSweeney's list: Local TV Weatherman or Porn Actor?

 There was a lot of talk last week about the new blog Gizmodos, mainly because someone (writer Pete Rojas) is getting paid to blog. (Megnut also has a new column on Blogging for Dollars.) Anyway, today it pointed me to these new gadgets: Sharp's Portable Video Player and Mitsubishi's Pocket PC Phone.

 Spectacular trailer for Naqoyqatsi.

 The Ring, starring Namomi Watts (Mulholland Drive), looks promising. (Trailer.)

 There goes the neighborhood. blogs4God: Semi-Definitive List of Christian Blogs.

 New DeLillo short story and a Murakami excerpt.

 I've never heard of genre writer Harry Stephen Keeler, "the Ed Wood of Mystery Writers," but this page makes me very interested. There's even a Harry Stephen Keeler Society. (Thanks Mefi.)

 It's Duchamp for Dummies (redundant?), but Making Sense of Marcel Duchamp is still neat.

 One year ago today at Fimoculous: Scary Politics.

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