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28 May 2006 @ 02:13 pm
Must read, #1: 'The deadliest war in the world: Congo's simmering conflict has killed 4 million'

Must read, #2: the state of affairs in Afghanistan, a.k.a. "that other country we've occupied."

Joel Achenbach on global warming skeptics.

The BBC looks at our modern culture of confrontation.

* Firsthand accounts from the Java earthquake aftermath.
* The Senate's immigration bill isn't too focused on that whole 'due process' thing. Also, a new book argues the importance of welcoming foreigners.
* BAGnewsNotes on the softer Bush.
* New questions surrounding the death of Pat Tillman.
* Upgrading the Mars rovers.
* Ooh. Rare footage of an underwater volcano.
* Extended-cycle birth control pill wins FDA approval.
* A new book of essays focused on what defined the founding fathers of our country.
* "Advertisers are starting to think more like a programmer. How do I create content that people will watch?"
* Chechnya names their first beauty queen.
* Linda Ellerbee celebrates fifteen years of Nick News.
* Hey, remember Bernie Kerik? Yeah, he's still in trouble.
* "Did Pat Robertson Leg-Press 2,000 Lbs?"

The tricks of designing a super-casino.

Good read: Hollywood is now increasingly targeting foreign box offices.

Donnie Darko director Richard Kelly talks about his new movie, Southland Tales. Which I am all over.

Hey, how about ten things we didn't know this time last week. And while we're here, today's pic and quote, courtesy Madonna.
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PMMJ: Pop Tart Kittencheetahmaster on May 29th, 2006 12:36 am (UTC)
Heh. I read virtually all of them. Some get skimmed.

Bear in mind, though, I'm reading them throughout the day, and saving them all up at once for a big post, so it's spread out farther. As is the writing of the aforementioned snappy headlines.
The Antichrist: Firefly (Mal)theantichrist on May 29th, 2006 04:24 am (UTC)
I usually pick between two and four maybe. Obviously sometimes I get a paragraph or so into an article and bail due to lack of interest.

Props for the honest question. ;)

Anyway... I can FINALLY rest easy knowing that the egg came first! ;)
The Antichrist: Meatwadtheantichrist on May 29th, 2006 04:24 am (UTC)
(Just thought CM might wanna know if anyone else reads 'em). ;)
PMMJ: Monsterpiece Theatrecheetahmaster on May 29th, 2006 04:27 am (UTC)
A couple people have mentioned they read *all* of them, which is more surprising, in the long run.
Jenexamorata on May 30th, 2006 02:06 pm (UTC)
Dear Richard Kelly: Four hours? They didn't even let Peter Jackson do that! I hope this movie gets to see the light of day but that run-time makes me doubtful. Bet it'd have legs on DVD though.