June 18th, 2005


Also, my next album name

"In other gay news: Last week the pope condemned divorce, masturbation, birth control, in vitro fertilization, living together before marriage, and same-sex marriage. According to Bennie, all of the above add up to 'anarchic freedom.' The headlines the next day? Pope Condemns Gay Marriage as 'Anarchy.' The headlines should have read something like this: Pope Condemns Majority of American Heterosexuals for Private Sexual Conduct, also Gay Marriage."
-Dan Savage

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"Just when it seemed there was no hope for serious journalism on primetime newsmagazines, along comes an unlikely savior: Brad Pitt."

Groovy article by a BBC correspondent inside Iran, where the times they are a-changing.

Great article by Howard Kurtz, discussing the absurdity of everything from Schiavo to the Downing Street Memo. Positively a must-read. Also on Schiavo, Frist sidesteps, and Jeb intervenes. Again.

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Ooh. Shawn Ryan, creator of The Shield, has a new show in the works.

A reporter has her comic book questions answered.

Today's top headline that, sadly, isn't literal:
"China warned of obesity time-bomb"

I should also mention

My e-mail is down currently. I mean, it's still there, but I haven't gotten any new messages in twelve hours, including my test messages, which didn't bounce. Right. So, if contact is urgent, please use my cell or drop a note to paul.jacobus at gmaildotcom.

[UPDATE: Just found out my mail will likely be down for a couple days, so keep on keepin' on here or gmail. Le sigh.]

[UPDATE #2: And my mail's been down since last night, so if I'm not replying to something I should, go ahead and forward it.]

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I Heard It on NPR:

* "For the first time in 50 years, a Vermont jury is being asked to consider sentencing a man to death. John Dillon of Vermont Public Radio notes that Vermont has no death penalty, but the U.S. Justice Department is prosecuting Donald Fell for kidnapping a woman and taking her across state lines before killing her."

* "Robert Siegel talks with E.J. Dionne, a columnist for The Washington Post and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and with Tod Lindberg, editor of policy review and research fellow at the Hoover Institution. They discuss the latest polling on President Bush and Congress, fallout from the Terri Schiavo autopsy, and political wrangling over the CPB."