sep 25

my dear mayer


Biz Week profiles Google hottie Marissa Mayer but doesn't mention that she's rumored to be Larry Page's girlfriend (which is revealed in a footnote of Battelle's The Search, which I'm just finishing up).

Engadget gets their hands on the new Windows-powered Treo 700. Looks like an upgrade to Rexie's life is coming soon.

IM Prank Bot.


Gawker opened up to invite-only comments. I'll give you one if you sneak me into a Kate Moss bathroom party. "a personal assistant that keeps your girlfriend or wife happy by sending her flowers on your behalf, on a regular but semi-random basis." Created by James Hong, a HOTorNOT founder.

The Million Dollar Homepage is cruising along. I can't decide which I hate more: the idea, or that I didn't come up with the idea.


Nominees for the 2005 Online Journalism Awards. I'll be in NYC for the awards & conference next month.

NYT Mag's Funny Pages archive.

NYT interviews Christie Hefner: It's Not Her Father's Playboy.

Reporters Without Borders publishes a Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents (pdf).

This happened a while ago, but I'm finally getting around to reading's new blog, Public Eye, which is supposed to bring transparency to CBS News. Oh, the magic of blogs.


Golden Fiddle reports that the new Gang of Four CD comes with an actual $1 bill inside. Ya gotta love that Marxist marketing.

Listen to a stream of Metric's new album, Live It Out, which comes out in a couple weeks. Or watch the video to the first single, "Monster Hospital." I've been hoping that Metric breaks through for a long time, and this might finally be that moment.

Stereogum has Liz Phair doing a cover of "Mother's Little Helper" (and here's a NY Daily News profile) while Dreams of Horses has M.I.A. covering the Kaiser Chiefs.

Ultragrrrl has a book, and I don't.


Reality Blurred reports that the next Real World will be in Key West. Top 50 Sci-Fi Shows of All Time.


Joss Whedon interviewed in the Times.

Trailer to Clooney's Good Night and Good Luck, about some guys named Murrow and McCarthy.


My, Jeff Daniels certainly has put on weight ... uh ... I mean ... Hey! Great timing for GNaGL! I hope it has lasting political impact!

posted by Dave E. at 2:11 AM on September 26, 2005

Dude: that Engadget link actually leads to the Gawker comments.

posted by Kevin at 9:50 AM on September 26, 2005

When is the Real World going to take a cue from the Simple Life and have REAL WORLD: GRAND FORKS, ND? Seems like a logical move.

posted by Brook at 12:08 PM on September 26, 2005

agreed. you do need a book!

posted by Melina at 1:16 PM on September 26, 2005

Engadget link fixed.

posted by Rex at 1:27 PM on September 26, 2005

rex has totally gone over the top. this is the best fimocuweek yet. every single link is a black hole of excitement. uh, except the utragrrl one. it don't go nowhere. mondays are good.

posted by cherrybomber at 2:33 PM on September 26, 2005

Argh, Ultragrrrl links fixed too.

posted by Rex at 3:56 PM on September 26, 2005

so is The Search worth the read?

posted by ornery at 5:31 PM on September 26, 2005

dude, the serenity interview has some spoilers. beware

posted by weix at 9:39 PM on September 26, 2005

A little tv nite muse-ik. Off topic ... but as of Tuesday night I think that the 3 shows with the most potential are on the same effing time!! House, with Hugh Laurie ... ever see Wooster and Jeeves?? This guy is as comedic as Cleese (Steven Fry was Jeeves), and is as good with drama. Then there is the Earl thing .. I don't know any background, but I sure miss Ed and Earl is probably his first cousin. And dammit "the Office" ... what are they thinking.... put the best 3 out there at the same time so they can kill 2 of them .... and leave us with 2 thirds crap !!!! what is an itelligent tv watcher to do... the daily show only lasts 30 minutes... Rex ... help us!!!!

posted by rmac at 12:38 AM on September 28, 2005

D'oh .. forgot! there is the Geena Davis president thing. Would have liked to have watched that too, methinks. If M Sheen can be a great pres, then I think GD could be too.

posted by rmac at 12:51 AM on September 28, 2005

ok, third comment ... I misspelled intelligent in the first comment ... and it's really 4 shows of interest at the same time, not 3. What are they thinking times 4! Don't know how good these new shows are going to be, but other than West Wing and CSI (original) what is there? Since Homicide and NYPD are gone .... did I mention Homicide???

posted by rmac at 1:01 AM on September 28, 2005

you also failed to mention your name being droppped on harry shear's le show over the weekend, right?

posted by dumpass at 11:27 AM on September 28, 2005

well, Harry S did not mention me by name (if I am who you are refering), but he sure did rex proud, at least to my reckoning. the news from lake WBG will never be the same ...

posted by rmac at 2:00 AM on September 29, 2005

is rex in rehab or something?

posted by bob at 4:05 PM on October 4, 2005

Ha I like our pictures but I want to know where you got it.

posted by shasta at 8:03 PM on October 8, 2005

I think there is misinformation about Larry Page's girlfriend. The now girlfriend is a tall blond named Luci at Stanford - a former model and very intelligent. I think Ms. Mayer is old news.

posted by Samuel at 10:46 AM on January 11, 2006

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