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Rex Sorgatz

The Grey Album is less great in retrospect

sep 1
2004

edgy fetish

MEDIA/POLITICS

New York Mag: Dubya's nicknames for friends and enemies. Maureen Dowd is apparently "Cobra."

Text of the Bush Twins speech from the RNC last night. And I quote: "But, contrary to what you might read in the papers, our parents are actually kind of cool. They do know the difference between mono and Bono. When we tell them we're going to see Outkast, they know it's a band and not a bunch of misfits. And if we really beg them, they'll even shake it like a Polaroid picture." You couldn't make this shit up if you tried. And woe, woe, woe, I'm so confused: who is the Mono character and are you telling me Dubya listens to The Misfits?

The Best of Still Photojournalism 2004.

TV

Dang, whattup with fast food commercials getting edgy/fetishistic? Here's a Carl's Junior Advert (large wmv file) of a girl sticking her fist in her mouth.

ONLINE

I have purchased exactly one issue of Playboy in my entire life -- last month's issue with the Google guys interview. But this month might be my second, with Washingtonienne making an appearance. (Here's the safe-for-work interview link and here's an archived version of her blog and here's Wonkette's entire coverage.)

This is pretty cool. MoreGoogle seemlessly adds thumbnails to your Google searches.

Those dummies at Friendster fired one of their blogger employees for what appears to be trivial reasons.

FILM

NumberSlate and PeerFlix, two peer-to-peer DVD sharing companies. Interesting, but I suspect they go nowhere.

I missed this one: Sofia Coppola's next movie will be a biopic of Marie Antoinette, starring Kirsten Dunst.

WORDS

Voice: A legendary editor at Harvard University Press asks, What good are books?

I never read Arthur Phillips' Prague, but I think nearly every one of my friends did. And I never really knew that much about him until a silly Entertainment Weekly piece (about his new book, The Egyptologist) told me he was a five-time Jeopardy champ. Other facts: born in Minneapolis, was a child actor, a failed entrepreneur, and jazz musician.

MUSIC

AC/DShe: all-girl AC/DC cover band. Mandonna: all-male Madonna cover band.




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