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August 12, 2005

I don't love Lucy. I find her a little cold. Some marketing company in the States has compiled its list of the most popular dead celebrities, so as to better market those snuffed stars. Sure, their acting's a little stiff, but we love 'em anyway. more inside
Curious George: Why is it acceptable to glamorize murder on television and in movies, but it is not acceptable to do so with rape? more inside
Another unused Nixon speech: This one in case of a disaster that would strand Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong on the moon.
The life of a Tibetan nun One of the two such stories online at the website of Shem, a women's group implementing projects in Tibetan communities in the PRC.
Roadside signs. Covering a wide range of the US, this site has vintage signs from hotels, motels, ice cream stands, and more. There's background information where she could find it, plus link to sites with more details on specific topics. more inside
Let's Save Our Environment Flash, video, sound Mtv has finally gone too far. Friday fun! more inside
There must be fifty ways to count your sheep. In the north of England, anyway. Harrison Birtwistle even wrote an opera called "Yan Tan Tethera."
The Curse of Tom Wolfe: What Went Wrong for the Magazine Story. I'm trying to break into magazine writing, and as I'm wont to do when I'm trying something new, I'm reading lots about the topic. In the process, I just came across this, and found it interesting (and dismaying). more inside
Curious George: It's raining, it's pouring, the old man is snoring, he bumped his head and went to bed and couldn't get up in the morning. Was the old man dead? Did he, like, die? Did bumping his head cause some kind of lesion? Is that why he couldn't get up in the morning?
Scorsese does Pennebaker does Dylan does Dylan
A feature length Dylan-narrated documentary 'No Direction Home' is set for television/dvd release soon. There's also a parallel release of a double-cd soundtrack -- The Bootleg Series Vol.7 -- and a scrapbook.
Pay attention folks. In 2012, this guy will be the Republican candidate for president.
Bay Area Meetup! It took a visit from #1, a couple of SoCal monkeys, and a bunch of MeFites to drag you from your hiding places last time. I have faith that we can do it again without resorting to such extreme measures. more inside
Have you ever wanted to make a webcomic? Now you can. [via mefi] more inside