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Rex Sorgatz

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may 2
2005

me and tina fey, down by the schoolyard

Many of you have written to ask why I haven't said a word about Tina Fey's baby announcement. Yes, okay, I am a little upset that she didn't tell me first. Now that the humiliation is out there, let's check in with the scary & sexy nerds known as the blogosphere:

INTERNET/SEX

Nerve.com does Sex Advice From Bloggers. They never asked, but my answer to "What's the best way to get a blogger to go home with you?" would have been "tell him he looks hotter in real life than in that weird picture on the blog."

In Wired News, Regina Lynn take a look at HighJoy, a melding of dating, chat, and teledildonics.

FILM

New blog: Posterwire, a movie poster blog.

WORDS

They'll let anyone write a book nowadays... even fictional characters.

How Google is conquering TLS's Author Author quiz.

DESIGN

Amazon.com is trying to clean up the way they look -- no more infinite tabs.

MEDIA

File under: New York Post is doomed. Google is developing an algorithm for determining quality in news.

Unless you're in the creepy parts of the blogosphere, you don't see people linking to The Nation much anymore. But there's a decent story on the challenges that Al Gore's new network, Current, faces.

TV

Did anyone see the last episode of Wonder Showzen? The theme was patience, and until half-way through the show, the joke was that everything was going to be drawn out to stupidity. It was as funny as tedious gets. Then the second half of the show was the entire first half of the show played in reverse. There hasn't been anything this weird on tv since Andy Kaufman.

The TV News Drinking Game.

MUSIC

Video of New Order performing "Love Will Tear Us Apart" on Jimmy Kimmel's show.

NPR interviews Ian MacKaye about his new band, The Evens, which sounds surprisingly like a lot of Twin Cities bands.

SHOES

New book: Sneakers: The Complete Collectors' Guide.

LOCAL

Over on MNspeak, we've got news about the only two world-famous Minnesota Jews: Tom Friedman and Al Franken. (I know, I know, Dylan is sometimes Jewish too. But he doesn't write or call home anymore.)

6 comments

Wonder Shozen last night was brilliant... I didn't think they'd seriously replay the whole first half again but in reverse. I also liked the fact that some of the skits from the first half included speaking backwards so they replayed correctly in reverse haha those folks are too much

posted by forager at 10:17 AM on May 2, 2005

Rex, someone that follows the goings on of the Olsen Twins really shouldn't call folks that link to The Nation "creepy". That said, I love yr blog.

posted by J. Herzog at 9:21 PM on May 2, 2005

Who are these Olsen Twins you speak of?

posted by Katrina vanden Heuvel at 10:10 PM on May 2, 2005

The best thing about Showzen is when the kids (Beat Kids) are given demonic eyes and voices. Anyone with children will understand this. Also, I let my 2 year old daughter watch this show. She loves the theme song and can sing it quite well.

posted by Mick at 3:56 AM on May 3, 2005

Is it too much to hope IBS will follow Amazon's lead?

posted by Anonymous at 7:46 AM on May 3, 2005

What is this 'IBS' thing you speak of?

posted by Rex at 2:44 AM on May 4, 2005




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