Sunday, February 17, 2008

Media Bytes -- Crown of Creation edition

By Libby

Song in my head. I used to really love the Smothers Brothers show and on the theme of variety, I have a mixed bag of links for your Sunday amusement.

I'm glad this showed up in my referrals because I've been wanting to get 300 women bloggers onto the blogroll. I keep losing the link.

Speaking of losing, Kucinich may have lost his bid for the White House, but he still has the hearts and minds of his constituents who say, Thanks Dennis.

Hillary may have lost some momentum, but she's not out yet and has something for the girls.

Meanwhile, Dahlia Lithwick writes a Dear John letter to Obama.

In other news, I didn't know Google News has a new feature. If you enter a city name or zip code, it's supposed to deliver a bunch of local news. It didn't work that well for me but maybe you'll have better luck.

Fiore explains FISA as only he can.

Under the heading, macroeconomics for dummies, here's a powerpoint that deciphers the subprime meltdown so even I can understand it. Make sure you click on the link to get the whole slide show.

Less comprehensible is this fetish flow chart. I can never follow those things but it's interesting to see them all together and the colors are nice.

If you're in the mood for some Sunday reading, I'm only going to post this here because I don't want the wingers to get hold of it, but I really enjoyed this article on the love boat for old wonky hippies. Some NYT reporter went on the Alaskan cruise set up by The Nation. Not to be confused with the annual cruise sponsored by the neocons at The National Review which apparently was only a day behind them.

This is not as light, but I can't remember if I posted the link here and I want it archived for furture reference. Busting the myths on Canadian national health care. This one will come in handy for future debates on a single payer system in the US.

And finally, a few odd links from the last week.

The top ten signs from the neocon's lovefest at CPAC. You can see why they claim the mantle of civility.

For Star Trek fans, a nice video of Nichelle Nichols whom you knew as
Lt. Uhura.

And if you feel like a home project, make your own butter. I used to do this when we lived on the farm. We used to buy fresh unpateurized milk and it came with a couple of inches of heavy top cream. More than you could use in coffee and cooking so I made butter quite often for a while. It doesn't take that long and the results are worth the work.

[Via Avedon, Ezra, Tits, John Cole and George Lessard]

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Blogger Kathy said...

I used to love the Smothers Brothers too. It's funny to think they were considered controversial back then.

2:53:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I'd bet they would still be controversial if they were around today. They were so politically astute.

Kind of wish Pat Paulsen was still running for President. He'd have my vote in a minute.

4:03:00 PM  

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