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November 1 - 5
"And I know I've got the whole world at my feet
In my window seat" -- John Wesley Harding
Joyce Millman voices the thoughts of many:
Thanks to everyone who wrote with Mac recommendations, etc. Wow! Most response I've ever received to anything here, really. Anyway, will be writing up some of the stuff here sometime soon. And will send some email replies, too. Just swamped this week. Darn dayjob. I mean, good dayjob. Well, you know what I mean.
What is now the club known as First Avenue, was once a bus station. A fine look at it from James Lileks.
Argh! I've now read it in enough places that it must be true-- ABC is pulling both Sports Night and It's like, you know . . . from their schedule during November sweeps. ARGH! Idiots. Time to fire off some email again, I guess.
Lisa Schmeiser on Must Munch TV:
I like picturing some of these. Read the rest, follow the link.
"If I had a giant squid, I'd give it a cell phone." -- Bruce Schneier
It's hard to believe that I've been publishing my weblog for a year now. Well, close to it. I forget the exact date that Windowseat Weblog debuted, but I know it was early-mid November. The first page that I archived is circa Nov 14 and I figured, just for kicks, rather than merely linking to it-- I'd republish that content here. Interesting to note that I'm still quoting the same gaggle of usual suspects.
Yes, this is a way to get content up with little work on my part, too. I find it eerie how appropriate it all still is. The more things change, the more . . . I'll have some new stuff soon, too.
Last year's links (in honor of the 1 year anniversary of this weblog):
Jon Katz at slashdot.org on Jesse Ventura and the Net:
Today's teevee.org piece reveals the results of their Dead Pool (for this season's new crop of TV shows). Phillip Michael's opening bit re Hamlet of all things is simply fabulous:
Ah Joyce Millman, how do I love thee. Well, at least I appreciate her wry look at TV, particularly at the once incredible show Homicide: Life on the Street. Now a very pale shadow of it's former self. She previews tonight's episode in today's blue glow @ salon.com:
James Lileks of the Minneapolis Star Tribune gets it right re Friday the 13th in today's Backfence column [link expired so I removed it]:
There are only two more episodes of Babylon 5 to go now. A few months back, I read a review of the final five episodes of the show. A powerful review, that went to great lengths not to spoil the episodes. Went back and reread the review today, it's still grand. Even if you don't watch the show, it's a nice essay about how something like a TV show can move people and bring people together. I know the reviewer, Glen Oliver, got some grief over his review. No spoilers, no detailed review. More about his feelings watching the show, watching these episodes, and after seeing the episodes. Of course, that's why I love this review. He wears his heart on his sleeve. Anyway. Here's the review and here's just one of the bits I like:
KTCA's AdWatch page has RealVideo of all of the TV ad's from the race Jesse won (i.e. the race to be Minnesota's new governor).
The startribune.com caption contest is very, very cool. You should enter the contest. I hadn't checked out the pictures and winners in a while, gave it a look today. Some good stuff.
James Lileks (again) on things Microsoft in this weekend's bleat:
[this particular bleat isn't archived near as I can tell, but here's a similar rant/story from Lileks]
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