Thursday, January 22, 2009

Media Bytes - Nothing Compares to You Edition

I still have Sinead in my head this week. Damn you and your addictive game Simels.

In the excitement of the regime change, I didn't get around to some links worth reading so a quick catch up post starting with the man who started a world wide meme, the throwing of the shoes. The Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zeidi, who is still being held in prison, will be applying for asylum to Switzerland.

More signs of "liberal bias" in the media. Cooking the books on inaugural costs. It's hacktacular!

This was heartwarming. An Iraqi dog and his soldier are reunited. I only wish we would be seeing stories like this about orphaned Iraqi children.

Biggest disappointment of the inaugural. CNN's satellite image of the crowd. Maybe it was just the big buildup but I didn't find it that exciting. By the way, as always the estimates vary wildly, but 1.8 million seems to be about right to me. And all of them smiling and joyous. No egg throwing at the limo this time around.

JP's catblogging is always a treat, but he adds an bonus link to a punch drunk Diane Sawyer who was allegedly just exhausted after broadcasting for 24 hours at the inaugural. I don't know. She sounds pretty much just drunk to me. Hilarious stuff.

Over at the Swash Zone, my pal Fogg follows the trail of slime that Cheney left behind and translates the Faux News tribute to our departing Dear Leader as only he can, while our favorite cephalopod rounds up the international opinion on the Bush legacy.

Another Impolitic alumni, ex-pat Brian is once again Proud to be an American. Me too.

For the record. I loved Aretha's hat. Not everyone could carry that off, but I thought it suited her.

Heretik says it all with photoshops. The great escape and the new rules. Read the posts too.

Moving on to the unpolitical, DLB has some new bread porn and my sister, finds some new ice that looks nice.

And ending a sad note today, belated condolences to Mad Kane. Tough to go through so much loss at once.

[As usual, some links come from Avedon, whom you should be reading daily.]

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Blogger rockync said...

I liked Aretha's hat too! Jay Leno has been making fun of it, but I would love to see some of those custom styles come back. The pillbox was a great little hat. And I always loved the picture hats. About time America got some style back!

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Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I thought you would appreciate it Rocky.

2:48:00 PM  

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