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Thursday, November 23, 2006
Moustache May 2006
In the larger scope of things, men with a moustache are treated differently than men with a shorn face. This effect can be positive or negative but it is undeniably different. Participants may have come for the comradery but they will be subjected to a quiet judgement by the outside world. The stylistic days of the early 1900's when a moustache carried no stigma have long since past. Hopefully Moustache May can help to revive those more welcome times.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Research Class Blog
Euy's AP Psychology Blog
THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION, OFFICE OF POLAR PROGRAMS HAS AWARDED DAVID RUTH ONE OF THIS SEASON'S ARTISTS AND WRITERS GRANTS FOR TRAVEL TO ANTARCTICA. THE PROJECT, STUDYING ICE TEXTURES AND FORMS, WILL TAKE PLACE AT PALMER STATION, ANTARCTICA FROM NOVEMBER 16TH TO DECEMBER 23, 2006.http://davidruth.blogspot.com/
A CRABBY OLD WOMAN :: Muncie Free Press Forums
The Cab Ride; author unknown
Monday, November 20, 2006
La Femme - Fashion blog
The Grey Cup is one again.
Pictures of the 97-year-old trophy split in two were splashed across the country as the B.C. Lions celebrated their 25-14 victory over the Montreal Alouettes last night.
But a Winnipeg welder soldered the cup and the base together this morning just in time to for the Lions to catch their flight home to Vancouver.
Paul Micieli, the CFL's Grey Cup trophy ambassador, said he randomly bumped into a fan who knew a good metal shop in Winnipeg.
Arrangements were quickly made and it took about 30 minutes for the cup to be restored.
“The cup is a lot stronger now than it was when it got here,” Micieli said over the phone from Winnipeg.
The silver plate holding the cup and base together had broken and was replaced by two strips of stainless steel.
Micieli said the cup has been damaged before, but never during the trophy presentation.
The Daily Reel
BlueSky Studios Challenge
Every Monday a new challenge is posted. The participants do their "take" on the subject matter and post it. Challenges are open ended, meaning any participant can go back and draw something from a previous week.
Joystiq - Video Game Blog
Fausta Wertz was born and raised in Santurce, Puerto Rico and is a long-term resident of Princeton, New Jersey. She discusses New Jersey, taxation, current events, and how news are reported in the French and Spanish-language media at Fausta's Blog.http://faustasblog.com/
The Education Wonks - Thoughts And Ideas Freely Exchanged
Welcome to the Blog Carnival Index
Welcome to Blog Carnival! We love the idea of blog carnivals where someone takes the time to find really good blog posts on a given topic, and then puts all those posts together in a blog post called a "carnival".
To understand what a blog carnival is, consider some examples. Here is the first edition of Carnival of the Vanities (one of the earliest blog carnivals). Carnivals can be very descriptive like this one, or very concise, like this one. Find the style the fits your topic and time schedule.
We think blog carnivals are a great way for bloggers to recognize each other's efforts, organize blog posts around important topics, and improve the overall level of conversation in the blogosphere. Carnivals come in edited "editions", just like magazines or journals. The fact that carnivals are edited (and usually annotated) collections of links lets them serve as "magazines" within the blogosphere, and carnival hosts can earn their readership by providing high quality collections.
Since blog carnivals include lots of posts on specific topics, they also serve as a place to connect with those who are expert (or at least highly opinionated!) and those who are interested in that field.http://blogcarnival.com/bc/
Michael Fumento.com - Weblog
Michael Fumento is an author, journalist, photographer and attorney specializing in science and health issues. He is a regular contributor to Townhall and numerous publications. He received his undergraduate degree while serving in the Army, where he achieved the rank of sergeant. In 1985 he was graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law and is currently a member of the Pennsylvania bar.
He has been a science columnist for the Scripps Howard New Service, a legal writer for the Washington Times, editorial writer for the Rocky Mountain News in Denver, and was the first "National Issues" reporter for Investor's Business Daily. In both 2005 and 2006 he was an embedded journalist three times in the volatile western Iraq province of Al Anbar, including the cities of Fallujah and Ramadi.http://www.fumento.com/weblog/
Niall Kennedy's Weblog
I am a syndication geek living in San Francisco, California in the United States. I am very interested in the world of personal empowerment and collaboration newly expressed through the world of weblog publishing, content syndication, and real-time search.http://www.niallkennedy.com/blog/
Photo Matt » Unlucky In Cards
Howdy. My name is Matthew Mullenweg. According to Google I am the #1 most important Matt in the world, but really I'm just a kid born and raised in Houston, Texas. I write code, prose, and music. I've taken a few pictures too.
I am the founding developer of WordPress, the blogging software that runs much of this site and thousands of other sites around the world. The website says WordPress is "a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform" but more importantly WordPress is a part of who I am. Like eating, breathing, music, I can't not work on WordPress. The project touches a lot of people, something I've recently begun to appreciate. I consider myself very lucky to be able to work on something I love so much.http://photomatt.net/
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Movie Reviews, Music Reviews, TV Show Reviews, Game Reviews, Book Reviews - Metacritic.com
GlobalSecurity.org - Reliable Security Information
GlobalSecurity.org is an invaluable resource on military, intelligence and national security matters." [Bob Woodward in Plan of Attack, Simon & Schuster, April 2004]
National Journal's Guide To The Web: Iraq -- Peacekeeping National Journal (12/05/2003) "I find the Global Security Web site offers the best compilation of up-to-date news reports on Iraq, hard-to-find briefing materials from the Pentagon and other sources, and a comprehensive archive of articles and reports relating to Iraq. They also tend to steer clear of a lot of subjective analysis and stick to the straight facts."
National Journal's Guide To The Web: Military Transformation National Journal (12/05/2003) "Want to know more about the missiles that shot down U.S. helicopters in Iraq? Or how many U.S. forces are in which countries around the world? Or the brief history of each of 31 civil wars and uprisings currently under way around the globe? Or are you interested in the history of the Revolutionary United Front in Sierra Leone? That's just a fraction of the staggering (and sometimes bewildering) database compiled by the eminently quotable John Pike at GlobalSecurity.org."
National Journal's Guide To The Web: Weapons of Mass Destruction National Journal (12/05/2003) "GlobalSecurity.org mounts an extensive site covering the full spectrum of WMD issues, but providing a unique focus on U.S. weapons-of-mass-destruction capabilities and policies. Want to know the status of Minuteman III ICBMs in North Dakota? Check this site first. Look here also for fresh satellite imagery of possible nuclear sites in the "axis of evil" nations. John Pike, another Web pioneer, heads the site and ensures an exhaustive supply of information."
BookClubs.ca (Random House Canada)
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Strand Bookstore: Home of 18 miles of New, Used, Rare and Out of Print Books
I just finished reading... - tribe.net
Books-A-Million Online Bookstore : Buy Discount Books Magazines Audio
BBC Radio 4 - Reith Lectures 2006
BBC - Radio 4 - Reith Lectures 2003 - The Emerging Mind
Stories from the trenches, by a fictional hiring partner at a large law firm in a major city.
Powells Books - Used, New, and Out of Print
Powell's roots began in Chicago, where Michael Powell, as a University of Chicago graduate student, opened his first bookstore in 1970. Encouraged by friends and professors, including novelist Saul Bellow, Michael borrowed $3,000 to assume a lease on a bookstore. The venture proved so successful that he managed to repay the loan within two months.
Michael's father Walter, a retired painting contractor, worked one summer with Michael in the Chicago store. He so enjoyed his experience that upon returning to Portland he opened his own used bookstore.http://www.powells.com/
Jeremy Blachman's Brand New Weblog
Neighbors From Hell
IRAQ IN FRAGMENTS
An opus in three parts, Iraq In Fragments offers a series of intimate, passionately-felt portraits: A fatherless 11-year-old is apprenticed to the domineering owner of a Baghdad garage; Sadr followers in two Shiite cities rally for regional elections while enforcing Islamic law at the point of a gun; a family of Kurdish farmers welcomes the US presence, which has allowed them a measure of freedom previously denied.
American director James Longley spent more than two years filming in Iraq to create this stunningly photographed, poetically rendered documentary of the war-torn country as seen through the eyes of Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds. Winner of Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Editing awards in the 2006 Sundance Film Festival documentary competition, the film was also awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the 2006 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.