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Rex Sorgatz

I'm not passive aggressive. I'm aggressively passive.

feb 14
2005

range life

FOUND ONLINE

Found on Amazon.com: JL421 Badonkadonk Land Cruiser/Tank. ($20K. Read the reviews.)

Found on Wikipedia: Twoallbeefpattiesspecialsauce
lettucecheesepicklesonionsona
sesameseedbun
.

Found on McSweeney's: Necrophiliac Pickup Lines.

MUSIC

Someone mixed that Nina Gordon cover of "Straight Outta Compton" with video from NWA.

NYT: We Hate the 80's. The premise is GenX-ers aren't buying the nostalgia machine. I wonder.

New Gorillaz. Excellent.

WaPo: the future music format is no format.

FILM

A mobile film festival: Mobicine.com.

New film from Rebecca Miller (daughter of Arthur Miller): The Ballad of Jack and Rose.

Hanging out in Roger Ebert's four-and-a-half-story Chicago town house.

PUBLISHING

NYT profiles the site InsideHigherEd.com, "the first significant competition in higher education publishing since the intellectual-if-gossipy Lingua Franca folded." The site was started by two Chronicle of Higher Education alums.

Nerve.com: My Unrequited Love For A McSweeney's Writer.

At Salon.com, Laura Miller profiles H.P. Lovecraft, "America's greatest bad writer."

MEDIA

Rolling Stone profiles the Sinclair Broadcast Group, which is more to the right than Fox News.

In an otherwise unessential read, the first paragraph of this NYT story reveals that Armstrong Williams' partner in the Graham Williams Group was Stedman Graham -- yes, Oprah's boyfriend.

Jeff Jarvis was on Reliable Sources this weekend, talking Eason Jordon and Jeff Gannon. Here's the video.

NYT: Bloggers as News Media Trophy Hunters.

FUNNY DOGS

NYT Mag: Questions For Triumph The Insult Comic Dog.

TV

Morgan Spurlock of Supersize Me has a new film tv show in development in which a group of mothers drink what the average college senior drinks over the course of a month. Gawker has the casting call.

ManiaTV, a streaming tv network with music videos. I watched during the Grammy's and it wasn't bad.

NYT: The History Of Girls Kissing On TV. (I thought the first was Roseanne -- turns out, it was L.A. Law.)

B&C looks at the insurance costs inside Fear Factor and others. Includes a list of all the lawsuits filed against reality tv shows.

DESIGN

Cool interface for looking at baby name popularity.

Authenticity: A User's Guide.

NETFLIX

Ever wondered what a Netflix distribution center was like? Okay.

LOCAL

Did you know that Charlize Theron and Woody Harrelson are hanging out in the Iron Range?

Chalk up another quasi-win for Minnesota bloggers. Captain's Quarters was one of the leading blogs behind Eason Jordon's ouster.




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