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The Colonel, Social Animal

August 14th, 2008 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

Colonel Robert R. McCormick spends most of his time these days spinning like a nuclear rotisserie in his grave at Cantigny over what befell his once grand, powerful and well-respected company, but takes time out now and again to do some social networking on behalf of the flasghip. Here is a HuffPost piece, giving a […]

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Ripped from the Reader | Links for Monday

July 28th, 2008 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

+ Google News has new filtering options at the “cluster” level that let you see blogs or local stories. Here. + Another Google wannabee (started by former Googlers) with an even more ridiculous name — cuil. Here. ( Just don’t accidentally mistype and visit culi.com, a nice little Italian. . . .porn site).  + NotTheLaTimes.com. […]

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Some Wisdom From Being On The Dole

July 8th, 2008 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

Have taken stock the past few days about what I’ve learned in the 2-1/2 months since my job with Mama Tribune was eliminated and the Package Fairy dragged me to the curb. Maybe some of the blather below will help those of you in, or soon to be in, the same situation. Some items are […]

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Ripped From The Reader — Links for 7/2

July 2nd, 2008 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

Adrian and crew add two new cities (Charlotte and Philly) to  microlocal data emporium Everyblock. One of the inaugural members of the Adrian Holovaty Cloning Lab at Northwestern ruminates on what might be next, halfway through his incubation period. A couple Mama T cheap shots for good measure. Coming next, toilet paper rationing? And what […]

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Purr This

June 25th, 2008 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

So there you have it. A portrait of a First Amendment company run by smug frat boys who want to get rich, cash in and bolt to the nearest jack shack. They are contemptuous of their workers, ignorant of journalism and totally lacking in new ideas. – InkStainedRetch in his “Fat Boys, Perverts and Snake-Oil […]

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