Mark on September 26th, 2008

These two comic strips provided a nice kick to start the day: 5 stages of a blogger’s life, from Paul Bradshaw and Alex Hughes. News sites’ next killer app for comments by Danny Sanchez.

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Mark on July 23rd, 2008

TV Trucks Bear Brunt of Dolly Not sure if the intent of that headline was a snarky comment on the rush of the TV folk to major storm sites, but it sure made me giggle. Currently playing in iTunes: Do It or Die by Atlanta Rhythm Section

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Mark on June 21st, 2008

I love Joe Cocker but this is the funniest thing I’ve seen for a long time: a video Cocker’s With a Little Help from My friends from Woodstock, subtitled for “the clearheaded.” Discovered via a tweet from Dave Weinberger.

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Mark on May 20th, 2008

The Apple Store, Pacific Centre, opens its door at 10:00 a.m., May 24. (Note: The headline is an inside joke that you have to live in Vancouver to get.)

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Mark on March 22nd, 2008

Who reads the newspapers in Britain? Alfred Hermida passes along a funny, funny clip from Yes, Prime Minister, a great old British comedy. A bit dated, but it’ll still make you laugh.

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Mark on March 19th, 2008

Typo of the day: Bin Laden warms Europe in new audio message

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Mark on March 13th, 2008

Richard Koci Hernandez, in a very entertaining way, says he’ll be bringing back the hacked Multimedia Shooter. How entertaining? It starts like this: 1. A bottle of Jack Daniels doesn’t bring your site back to life. While you go read, I’m off to back-up my blog.

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Mark on March 3rd, 2008

I just spotted this at Here are some other as-yes-to-be-created Journalist confessionals:

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Mark on February 15th, 2008

For some reason this cracks me up: I started playing Ej, Droujé by Djaïma in iTunes, flipped back to Facebook, where the current ad is for an IQ test, and found this wonderful coincidence of sound and vision. I couldn’t resist capturing a screen movie. (Apologies to anyone whose copyright I have breached.)

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Mark on February 8th, 2008

CIA notes declining newspaper influence. No comment needed.

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