Edict

The refrigerator at work is covered with those tiny, rectangular "Magnetic Poetry" words. While in the kitchen a moment ago I accidentally bumped into it. Two of the words fell to the floor and landed face-up at my feet. They said "Love People".

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Blogs

Hello sailor! If you're here because of the KUOW's Weekday program on blogs and are eager to learn more about weblogs or online journals or baby possums, here's a bevy of links that you may find useful. And I'm sure that the defective yeti readership will be happy to provide additional resources in the comments below.Blog Readin'My favorite blogs are

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Weekday

I'm slated to appear on KUOW's Weekday tomorrow at 10:00 to blather on about blogs. You can listen to it live (either at 94.9 FM if you live in the Seattle area, or via webcast if you live elsewhere). Or you can find it in the Weekday Archives after the fact and listen to it then. Or you can not

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Bomb The World

If you ask me, most of the hastily issued "anti-war" songs (REM's "Final Straw," Beastie Boy "In A World Gone Mad," Lenny Kravitz's "We Want Peace," etc.) that came out last month were what we in the music business refer to as "pretty lame". But "Bomb The World (Armageddon Version)" by Spearhead, which I just heard for the first time

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Opposites Distract

I'm in the grocery store looking for condoms. I've checked all the usual hideouts -- the pharmacy aisle, the "feminine hygiene" aisle, the Most Visible Section Of The Store Specially Designed To Discourage Teens From Buying Contraception, etc.

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Only A Test

As you may have heard, Seattle will be engaging in a huge, simulated bioterrorism attack this morning. I'll be doing my part to help make this drill as authentic as possible by first looting the corner store when I hear of the "attack," and then bringing all the beef jerky, Chick-O-Sticks and Mountain Dew Code Red I can carry back

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Movies: The Pianist

I figured I was done with Holocaust movies. Actually, I figured I was done with Holocaust movies after Schindler's List, but I had to concede that "Life Is Beautiful" was astounding. After that, though -- after seeing a freakin

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defective yeti Momalizer

The problem with journalism today is that it's all so damned depressing: North Korea has nukes, the US has deficits, Harrison Ford is dating Calista Flockhart, and so on. Just skimming the Yahoo! News page is enough to induce an anxiety attack. If only there was some way to soften the blow ... Well now there is! Just enter your

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1999

I was getting my hair cut by a young lady at the local barber shop.Her: What day is it today? Me: Um, Thursday. Her: Wow, it's almost the end of the week -- it's almost the end of the month, even! And next month I turn 21! I can't believe it! Me: Sneaks up on you, huh? Her: It's crazy!

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Op/Ed

UNWILLING TO BELIEVE By Paul Krugman, guest columnist With his grudge match against Saddam resolved, an presidential election looming, and the "War or Terror" largely forgotten, George Bush is again straining our credulity to the limit. How many times must we go down this path? We were promised Osama bin Laden "dead or alive," yet the criminal mastermind remains at

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