100 Words

The editors of the American Heritage dictionary recently compiled a list of "100 words they recommend every high school graduate should know." I always like to check out lists like this, and see how many of the entries I am already familiar with. The answer is, invariably, "nearly all of them." Not because I have a stellar vocabulary, but because

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2007 Make-Yer-Own Oscar Pool Page

The 2007 Make-Yer-Own Oscar Pool Page is ready to go. A big thanks to everyone who helped test it out. And if anyone else notices further bugs or errors, be sure to drop me a line. (Oh, and keep those cliches coming. Still haven't decided what to do with them all, but I've been getting some great ones!)

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Make-Yer-Own Oscar Pool Page

The Make-Yer-Own Oscar Pool Page is up and running at http://www.defectiveyeti.com/oscars. I made some changes to the back-end, so let me know if you find any bugs, experience any bugs, or have any suggestions. Update: Should be working fine, now. Let me know is that's not the case.

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URL ABCs

I want to drive a phenomenal amount of traffic to my site, but I don't want to go through the bother of writing something funny or clever or thought provoking. So maybe I'll try my hand at spawning a blogmeme instead. These are my URL ABCs:A is for angel.net/~nic/slate.cgi - I love Slate. I hate ads. Nic Wolff's filter =

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Make-Yer-Own Oscar Pool Page

Okay, the 2004 Make-Yer-Own Oscar Pool Page is up and running. Sorry I got it out so soon before the awards this year, but, until yesterday, I didn't realize they'd moved the ceremony all the way up to February. If you find any bugs or have any suggestions, please let me know by email or in the comments to this

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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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