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  July 26, 2005
This is what makes "Premium" membership so worth it

Available now on Salon's elite newsfeed for premium subscribers, your questions about "why guys do those things they do", finally answered:

Killer instincts
What inspires young men and women to become suicide bombers? Religious fanaticism? Nationalism? Alienation? Or some toxic mix of all three? (by Laura Miller, July 26, 2005)

Divine secrets of the comb-over brotherhood
What makes powerful men embrace the world's lamest do? Twang those glistening strands and you'll hear a strange song about virility, status and even death. (by Melena Z. Ryzik, July 27, 2005)

Ladies, sleep soundly. Successfully unlock the secrets of either of these famous cults of masculinity, and this War on Terror™ will be over justlikethat, we're sure of it.

Posted at 10:15 AM in a Shallow fashion.
  July 25, 2005
And if you're not native-born, maybe you're better off wearing "Ban"


RELATED: We shot dead an innocent man, admit terror police, Daily Mail (UK), July 24, 2005

AND, OF COURSE: First Rule for a Mitchum Man? Don't Read the Subway Rules, the New York Times, July 21, 2005

Posted at 11:04 AM in a Grave fashion.
  July 18, 2005
Wow, it's getting hot in here. Is it just me? Rove, Wilson...whaaaat?


Hey, guess what? It's getting closer and closer and closer and closer to the White House's expected announcement of their nominee for the recently-vacated Supreme Court seat.

Whew! Just in time!

GOP Allies Say Bush Is Close to Court Pick; Choice May Be Announced This Week, the Washington Post, July 18, 2005

Posted at 3:28 PM in a Grave fashion.
Unintentionally Hilarious Photo of the Moment, vol. 56


Sigh. Best Practical Joke Ever! Rove Rocks!

VERY, VERY, VERY RELATED: "What I Told the Grand Jury" (And Why I Feel So Used), by Matthew Cooper, TIME Magazine.

Posted at 12:12 PM in a Grave, Unintentionally Hilarious fashion.
  July 10, 2005
Forget It, Jake. It's Sun Valley


"How many years have I got? She's mine, too": Above: 74 year-old Rupert and three year-old Grace Murdoch, Sun Valley, Idaho (via The Age); Below: Noah and Katherine Cross in Chinatown.

Posted at 10:57 PM in a Shallow fashion.
  July 8, 2005
We all remember how much President Bush was laughing on 9/12

Yesterday Morning:

Mr. Bush displays his inability to grasp the irony of his statements in addressing his War on Terror™, collateral damage, and dead Iraqi children, as indicated by remarks taken from "G-8 Meeting's Focus Shifts to Terrorism", the New York Times, July 7, 2005:

"The contrast couldn't be clearer between the intentions and the hearts of those of us who care deeply about human rights and human liberty, and those who kill, those who have got such evil in their hearts that they will take the lives of innocent folks," Mr. Bush said in remarks to reporters. "The war on terror goes on."
This Morning (after less than 24 hours had passed):

In this handout photo provided by the White House, President Bush shares a light moment with Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa during the morning session of the G8 Summit Friday, July 8, 2005, at Gleneagles Hotel in Auchterarder, Scotland. (AP Photo/The White House, Eric Draper)

"Aw, Ben, 'Mind the Gap', huh? That is funny...but don't tell my boy Tony over there, OK? We all need to appear to be publicly grieving so as to justify our continued actions."

Posted at 10:36 AM in a Grave fashion.
  July 7, 2005
Because, apparently, the New York Times continues to believe the invasion of Iraq was caused by 9/11

From Richard W. Stevenson's "G-8 Meeting's Focus Shifts to Terrorism", published hours after the subway bombings in London, comes this egregious renewal of the Bush adminsitration's age-old canard:

And it seemed perhaps fitting that the American and British leaders were together at the moment when Britain confronted its version of the 9/11 attacks that transformed the national security policy of the United States and ultimately led them to send their militaries together into Iraq.

RELATED: The Downing Street memo (a primer)

Posted at 4:54 PM in a Grave fashion.
  July 5, 2005
Unintentionally Hilarious Photo of the Moment, Vol. 55

(With proliferous thanks to Matt.)

Posted at 8:43 AM in a Grave, Unintentionally Hilarious fashion.
  July 3, 2005
Best Practical Joke Ever! Rove Rocks!

Karl The Kidder: You got Rove'd, Matt and Judy!

Related: The Rove Factor?, by Michael Isikoff, Newsweek, July 11, 2005.

Posted at 5:20 PM in a Grave fashion.
  July 1, 2005
Coming Soon: A Very Personal Film From The Director of War of the Worlds


Earlier: At Risk Kids

Posted at 10:53 PM in a Shallow fashion.
Draft Abdul: Two Steps Forward, Two Steps Back for America

A.B.C. (Anybody But Cowell): Let the record show, Paula Abdul already has an affinity for ruffles.

O'Connor, First Woman on High Court, Resigns After 24 Years, by Richard W. Stevenson, The New York Times, July 1, 2005.

Posted at 12:52 PM in a Shallow fashion.
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