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:: Saturday, December 31, 2005 ::

Wow. the dissident frogman has resurfaced. Yes!

:: Max 8:54 PM [+] ::
:: Friday, December 30, 2005 ::
Sorry for the light blogging but I've just been very busy. The Religious Policeman has been too; blogging that is. Don't miss his post on "cruel and unusual punishment", it's a classic.

:: Max 4:44 PM [+] ::
:: Thursday, December 29, 2005 ::
"This is the end of the French political system that has prevailed since de Gaulle came to power and established the Fifth Republic in 1958 ... The middle classes are becoming impoverished, and they fear for the future of their children."

To even a casual observer, it's plain France cannot continue to go on like this.

:: Max 4:12 PM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, December 28, 2005 ::
Tom McGuire on the NSA situation:

"Look - my inner geek is finding this to be very interesting. But is there any way in the world that the Times can be persuaded that this just might not be in America's best interest, even if it has some slight potential to embarrass Bush?

"I only ask as a concerned citizen; as a vicious partisan, I think the NY Times, in combination with the Moore-Streisand wing of the party, is pushing the Dems off a cliff.

What is the Dem message here? "Oh my gosh, that evil Bush is spying on Al Qaeda and anyone who talks to them - as Democrats, we will never do that!"

Good luck. Let us know how that works out in '06."

When Harry Reid stated dramatically "we just killed the Patriot Act" I thought to myself; yeah, you just shot the goose that laid the golden egg you frickin' dumbass.

It's as if the whole Democratic Party has as their single wittless agenda embarrassing the Commander and Chief - in a time of war. Not only is this moronic strategy not working, it's having the exact opposite effect. Liberal beltway insiders and the phonies in MSM might be high-fiving in the hallways but I can assure you run of the mill democrats are not. Even dyed-in-the-wool-Dem, Joe six-pack the union autoworker - who might have a daughter or son in the military - knows loose lips sink ships. He could give a rats ass if the NSA hears him order a pizza on his cell-phone and he's getting sick of losing political arguments with his Republican neighbor. The Democrats are going to regret this wreckless behavior in '06 and in '08.

:: Max 8:42 PM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, December 21, 2005 ::
Here's a text-book case-study of liberal hypocrisy as recounted by the inimitable Mark Steyn.

:: Max 2:56 PM [+] ::
SondraK digs this one out of the blogosphere dirt: A Trailer Park Christmas

:: Max 11:49 AM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, December 20, 2005 ::
DEMOCRAT: A national party no more...

:: Max 8:44 PM [+] ::
Jeff Jarvis weighs in on the NY transit workers strike and he's not a happy camper: Retire at 55? Ha!

Jarvis continually explodes the Lib "moonbat" myth and I gotta think there are more Democrats that think like him than not. Maybe that's why the Dems are having such a difficult time getting elected these days.

:: Max 8:28 PM [+] ::
If you haven't been to The Daily Ablution in awhile, I suggest you get over there immediately. Scott Burgess is on a roll.

:: Max 8:06 PM [+] ::
:: Monday, December 19, 2005 ::
Lou Minatti has some fun with a typical, xenophobic, bigoted, semi-literate America basher: Americans, circumcision, happiness, Jews and shrimp

:: Max 4:11 PM [+] ::
Democrats: Whose side are they on?

:: Max 2:45 PM [+] ::
Misunderestimated again; Bush gives political enemies the rope, Dems hang themselves with it.

:: Max 1:21 PM [+] ::
Happy Monday!

Support for the U.S. is surging in some parts of the Muslim world [!?].

It shouldn't be a surprise to anyone - particularly MSM - that the NSA has been intercepting cell-phone and email conversations. It's ancient history.
The amazing Star Parker on The Legacy of Tookie Williams.

:: Max 7:41 AM [+] ::
:: Sunday, December 18, 2005 ::
Duty calls. Christmas decorations, shopping, you know the drill. Here's a quicky. Mrs. Max asked me this morning why all the demonstrations against the WTO in Hong Kong? Here's part of the answer; South Korean Rice farmers.

:: Max 11:18 AM [+] ::
:: Saturday, December 17, 2005 ::
Ummm, speaking of the brave Iraqi people who lined up by the tens of millions to vote with the threat of mass murder hanging over their heads...
"...On Monday, Governor Kathleen Blanco took the extraordinary step and signed an executive order delaying the qualifying period and the February 4 and March 4, 2006 elections in Orleans Parish due to the collapse of the electoral process in New Orleans..."

Looks as though the legacy media finds this outrage as newsworthy as the elections in Iraq. This move by Blanco is astonishing - even by Louisiana's standards.

:: Max 1:59 PM [+] ::
:: Friday, December 16, 2005 ::
Who said: "I don't want a black history month."?

Answer: A very wise man.

:: Max 12:10 PM [+] ::
Buzz-Kill: Well-Timed Spying Charges Let MSM Rain on Iraqi Election Parade

:: Max 12:02 PM [+] ::

I continue to be astonished at how off-kilter, how myopic, how demented the world-view of Democrats. One can only conclude they suffer from acute BDS [Bush Derangement Syndrome]. Here's the latest example from columnist Molly Ivins [and yes, she posted this column today (?!)]: "situation grows steadily worse in Iraq"

Wow. Wonder what bizarre universe Molly woke up in?

:: Max 10:37 AM [+] ::
:: Thursday, December 15, 2005 ::

"It was a day of happiness for Iraqis and a day of loss for the strangers who thought their camels brought them to a land void of patriots.

It is a day we will await to come again for four long years - to do the right thing again or to correct the mistake if we did one yesterday.
Anyway, I believe we left a mark on the face of history, a purple mark that will not be forgotten easily.

God bless Iraq and Iraq's friends throughout this world. It wasn't our day alone; it was your day too.

Aash al-Iraq Aash al-Iraq."

"This is the third vote, now, that they've held in Iraq this year. Turnout was spectacular. 80% turnout in Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit. The Sunnis are voting in large numbers. They've figured out that Iraq is a success story, and they want to cut themselves a piece of that success. The only people who don't get it now are Zarqawi, and the spokespersons for the Democratic Party." --Mark Steyn

More: "On this historic day for democracy in the Middle East, a day that none of us could have imagined just five short years ago, the top story at CNN's web site is: Freezing rain blasts across Southeast."

[Clueless I tell ya, clueless.]

:: Max 10:46 AM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, December 14, 2005 ::
Top secret Presidential IM intercepted by Washington press corps...

:: Max 8:44 AM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, December 13, 2005 ::
"The Democrats' plan for Iraq isn't complicated at all: Lose"
"Democrats (and, for that matter, Republicans) who call for immediate withdrawal should be accused of objectively threatening our national security."
"Democrats assail one of their own for backing the war."
"The media seem to have come up with a formula that would make any war in history unwinnable and unbearable: They simply emphasize the enemy's victories and our losses."
New York Times Jumping on "Democracy Can Work" Bandwagon? [HehTM]

:: Max 11:41 PM [+] ::

Did you know that every puppy in the Transportation Safety Administration's explosives detection program is named for a victim of 9-11? Neither did I until I checked in with Florida Cracker.

:: Max 11:18 PM [+] ::

I actually started this blog because one of my biggest pet peeves is the so called American "free market" healthcare system. Early on, I had intended to concentrate much of my effort on this niche but was led astray by events. In any case, I fail to see how anyone might contend (with a straight face) the US system of Medicine operates in a free market, capitalistic environment. Curiously though, it's not really a Government Healthcare system either. TM Lutas of Chicago Boyz is also perplexed and asks: "so what is it?."

:: Max 3:33 PM [+] ::
"guerrillas win if they do not lose"

Supplant US Troops with recently trained Iraqi Troops? Henry Kissenger considers it "a highly dubious proposition". The Belgravia Dispatch has it and much more.

Related: A commenter in the above link asks: "Dhimmitude? What does that mean??" Here's the answer.

:: Max 1:15 PM [+] ::
OK, the end of the year approaches and 'best' and 'worst' lists are popping up like tacky lighting displays. RWN posts The 40 Most Obnoxious Quotes of the Year - here's number 40:
"I took a poo in the woods hunched over like an animal. It was awesome." Drew Barrymore

Go get 1 thru 39 yer own sef.

:: Max 12:37 PM [+] ::
The large print giveth and the small print taketh away...

Lou Minatti suspects mortgage borrowers are biting off way more than they can chew and may be doing so fraudulently. Before you sign-off on that Jumbo, better read the fine print.

:: Max 7:38 AM [+] ::

Race Riots in Australia: Tim Blair has it all.

:: Max 7:26 AM [+] ::
:: Monday, December 12, 2005 ::
Immigrant Rape Wave in Sweden

This ridiculous situation is the result of a self-censoring, "politically correct" media combined with a cowardly political class that coddles Muslim immigrants in Western Europe simply to avoid confrontation. Of course, it's not their fault, it's just a cultural thing and we need to be more tolerant. [warning - graphic image]

Pathetic, isn't it, that "liberated" Western women will accept without question the very worst kind of misogyny in the name of diversity and tolerance? Of course, deep down they really don't condone this barbaric behavior - the big-time Fems are just too chickenshit to confront a situation that interferes with their narrow and hypocritical world view.

:: Max 7:08 PM [+] ::
Average Canadian or Liberal Insider? You decide. [Gotta love the blogosphere!]

Link courtesy Small Dead Animals.

:: Max 5:25 PM [+] ::

The voting in Iraq has begun. Omar at Iraq the Model has an update with pictures.

More: Don't forget to check in with The Big Pharoah too.

:: Max 5:14 PM [+] ::
Happy Monday

"STUPID B**CH!!! I can't figure out how to kill this mother****ing OLD BIDDY!!"-Old Grandma Hardcore
Probably more than you'll ever want to know about "prediction markets", a Report from the Prediction Market Summit.
A dynamist re-examines the eternal sprawling city.
The LA Times turning over a new leaf? I guess that's why they call it Hollywierd.

:: Max 7:35 AM [+] ::
:: Sunday, December 11, 2005 ::

"But seriously folks, this clown is dangerous."

:: Max 11:15 AM [+] ::
:: Saturday, December 10, 2005 ::
Observing Hermann reflects on the German concept of Deutsche Wertarbeit (German quality work) in Germany. Quality still appears be a factor but efficiency seems to be less of an issue.

:: Max 9:15 PM [+] ::
The French are hopelessly uninformed; sometimes I wonder if they've discovered this internet thingy.

:: Max 9:07 PM [+] ::
"no reporter anywhere in the legacy media wrote a single word about this speech. It's as if it never happened."

"Legacy media" is reaping the rewards of their sloppy, agendized reporting; tanking circ stats, loss of viewership, loss of trust. Honestly, I cannot remember the last time I watched broadcast news and I pick up the local paper maybe once a month - for the movie listings only. Legacy media? Hmmph.

:: Max 8:44 PM [+] ::
:: Friday, December 09, 2005 ::
Father of DVDs, Warren Lieberfarb, blasts Blu-ray. So? Remember Betamax?

:: Max 10:27 PM [+] ::
Uh Oh, this is really going to piss-off the Mullahcrats: A new Muslim blog called Maniac Muslim. "Making Muslims look cool since 1984." [who says Muslims don't have a sense of humor?]

:: Max 9:55 PM [+] ::
Quik Links

North Dakota Democrat Congressman tells dean to shut-up [video].

Here's an interesting story of the last survivor to be rescued from the London train station bombings; "I made a very firm decision that this is not where I die. This is not the end for me"

Daniel Drezner comments on "The ne plus ultra in outsourcing"

"French lesbians have been crossing the border to Belgium in search of medical procedures to get pregnant"

Looks like former Socialist president of Germany has gone over to the Dark Side: "Gerhard Schroeder Joins Russian-German Gas Pipeline Project" More here.

Although you probably haven't heard much about it, Bush signed into law the "Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act" (S. 397) which protects gun manufacturers from frivolous and highly politicized, lawsuits.

"How do you say "appeasment" in Spanish"

:: Max 9:06 PM [+] ::
As elections in Iraq approach, keep your eye on Iraq the Model for updates. Also, Mohammed has filed an in depth, special report over at Pajamas Media [maybe they really are getting their act together].

:: Max 7:27 AM [+] ::
:: Thursday, December 08, 2005 ::
Max's cool site of the day: Potatoland! [I started with p-Soup]

:: Max 1:58 PM [+] ::
NY Sun says give to Lewis Libby Defense Fund. Unfortunately, nobody can find a way to actually do it.

:: Max 1:19 PM [+] ::


I was just thinking how small Howard Dean is. Not physically of course, but as a man. A little arrogant tyrant from a tiny state who has found himself propelled into the national spotlight - well beyond his capabilities - by the fringes of his party. Inexplicably, wiser Democrats who should know better, have allowed this batty, impudent little degenerate to sit at the main controls of the Democrat machine and he's gnashing the gears and revving the engine like a spoilt child.

Howard Dean epitomizes what is wrong with the National Democrat Party, by and large, a confederacy of loose cannons - a marauding band of selfish free-agents who could care less about any broader vision for the country or the world. At a less critical time in our history, this wreckless, self-serving, mosh-pit style politics would be comical political theater. Unfortunately, the time is critical and the Democrats are demonstrating clearly why the American people have chosen not to trust them with meaningful power.

:: Max 8:05 AM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, December 07, 2005 ::

Update Thursday AM: We haven't had a snow like this in many years, probably 8-10 inches. OK, out of the pajamas and into the boots and gloves - there's a snow shovel around here someplace and it has my name on it.

Took me two hours to traverse 80 city blocks this evening; a journey that, under less inclement conditions, would normally require about 25 minutes of drive time. By the grace of the Ghost of Christmas Past, I became trapped in gridlock in front of a well-placed liquor store. Provisions in hand, I struggled back to the heavily fortified Max Cave [mush! mush!] and donned my gay apparel pajamas.

[God rest ye Merry Gentlemen...]

:: Max 8:39 PM [+] ::
Here's an excellent and balanced historical perspective on C.S. Lewis' classical children's fantasy The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Here's a randomly Googled review of the Chronicles of Narnia, the movie version of the book [looks very good].

:: Max 8:10 PM [+] ::
Blogger is having "issues" tonight, making publishing very tedious and time consuming. I'll be back in the morning after the server-elves have finished their incessant [but probably necessary] tinkering.

:: Max 7:54 PM [+] ::
"Most Americans and a majority of people in Britain, France and South Korea say torturing terrorism suspects is justified at least in rare instances, according to AP-Ipsos polling."

"in rare instances" is the key phrase here. I am against torture as a rule - it diminishes the West's moral authority.

HOWEVER Islamofacists, because of the cowardly game they are playing - targeting of innocents for slaughter - are asking for it. I suppose that's why public opinion seems to endorse it.

Being civilized, I would expect Western intelligence services to implement more creative and sophisticated methods of extracting information from sources than resorting to the kind of sadistic methods sanctioned by the likes of Saddam Hussein. It seems counterproductive otherwise.

:: Max 7:01 PM [+] ::

Interesting review of Thomas Sowell's book over at VDH's Private Papers.

More: Here's Sowell's website.

:: Max 6:21 AM [+] ::
"Good afternoon, this is your captain speaking..."

:: Max 6:03 AM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, December 06, 2005 ::
Wanted: George W. Bush for Crimes against the planet! Oh, shuddup...

:: Max 11:07 PM [+] ::
Aspiring writers should check-in with Miss Snark, the literary agent. Just watch out for those "T.Rexual heels of stiletto snark."

:: Max 3:52 PM [+] ::

This is why you keep coming back to old Max's place - tireless research.

Skip straight to the operator: "the proper steps required to talk to a human being for 108 different companies (at least one of which you're a customer)."

:: Max 3:27 PM [+] ::
Ummmmm; hiii-droe-jennn taba-letsss...

:: Max 3:20 PM [+] ::
Now Playing: The Landlord via Boing Boing

:: Max 3:16 PM [+] ::


So you're gonna get a GOOD digital camera for the Holidays. And you're gonna fill up a 1-gig card with all your Holiday snapshots. If you're the least bit serious about taking control of your photography, you'll want the industry standard software for digital imaging: Photoshop. But wait, the latest full version of Photoshop is $649.00 499.00! Not to worry. Photoshop LE, Ver. 5.0, the introductory version, is perfect for those who want to dip their toes in the water without taking the full plunge and get this: it's currently selling on Ebay for about $20.00! Tack on a Photoshop For Dummys ($14.95) and you're out of pocket a whopping $45.00. Upgrade to the full version after you've had your first exhibition at MoMA.

:: Max 1:13 PM [+] ::

"Swedish Prime Minister Goran Persson, surrounded by a dozen body guards, took part in the May Day demonstrations in the city of Malmo. 'It is a splendid celebration, a manifestation of freedom and security', Persson says. Meanwhile, a couple of blocks from there, a handicapped man is beaten to the ground by a group of thugs. The victim was about to demonstrate under the slogan 'Welfare is most important'. Now he is kicked in the face and the chest. When two of the assailants are finally taken into police custody, the man is terrified and suffering from severe pains. 'This is one of Sweden's finest meeting places,' says the Prime Minister as he enters the platform after listening to Socialist anthem The Internationale. 'In a Malmo I love. Sweden's face to the world.' Persson doesn't notice that the police are taking action against a neo-Nazi counterdemonstration nearby. 'Open to the winds of the world lies my fair country,' says Persson. 'There is no greater freedom than security. A society with clean air, clean water and safe people, open to the world.'. It's 3.30 pm and a police patrol is cutting down a doll resembling a politician being hanged, carrying a photo of Malmo's Mayor Ilmar Reepalu. The Prime Minister has just promised improved dental care for young people, and concludes: 'Look up! The fabulous fact is that the sun is breaking through.' The police and the fire department get an alarm. The Ortagard school in Rosengard, an area of Malmo with close to 100% Muslim immigrants, is burning yet again. Several police patrols are called out. But Prime Minister Persson has already been escorted by special security police into his bulletproof Volvo, on his way back to the Cabinet's private jet and out of Malmo."

Is Swedish Democracy Collapsing? Fjordman has it...

:: Max 11:53 AM [+] ::
Austin Bay on "Progress in Iraq"

:: Max 11:50 AM [+] ::
Blogger reports from heart of Middle East: Michael J. Totten is blogging from Lebanon - make sure to scoll down (way down) for pics of the puzzle-like border with Isreal.

:: Max 11:43 AM [+] ::
Take the test: Are you a liberal?

:: Max 11:41 AM [+] ::
"So the CIA established policies that it knew would be controversial and would damage American interests if revealed, and then leaked the existence of those policies to the Washington Post for the purpose of damaging the Bush administration. And now the administration is trying to defend the CIA. Why, I wonder?"

-John Hinderaker, Powerline

At first glance this looks like a complicated movie-plot that has the CIA wresting foreign policy control from a sitting President. On closer examination it simply looks like a typical, bloated, unaccountable US Government agency where the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing - possibly a more dangerous situation where this agency is concerned. Hey Porter, who's running the ship over there?

:: Max 7:53 AM [+] ::
:: Monday, December 05, 2005 ::
Textbook example of how socialists handle "free elections". I suppose Jimmy Carter certified this one too. Sigh.

:: Max 11:04 PM [+] ::
The Democrat Political Machine: Churning out Republican converts with every word Howard "angry white-man" Dean utters.

[glad he's on their side]

:: Max 5:04 PM [+] ::
"[Iraqis should be]...terrorizing kids and children, you know, women, breaking sort of the customs of the-of-the historical customs, religious customs."

-John Kerry

Well, he did say it...

The Viet Nam meme is working John Kerry, keep it up; keep banging the quagmire drum Senator - it's a brilliant political strategy. Americans have such fond memories of the 70's.

:: Max 3:06 PM [+] ::
Study by Human Security Report says planet is more a) peaceful; b) less peaceful; or c) dangerous since end of cold-war. Answer here.

:: Max 2:58 PM [+] ::
Don't miss Mark Steyn on the "Defeatacrat" party...

:: Max 2:53 PM [+] ::
Creator of cartoon strip Dilbert, Scott Adams, is blogging:

"Yet another "third highest ranking al-Qaida leader" has been killed, this time by a rocket attack from an unmanned drone. There are a lot of jobs that I wouldn't want, and "third highest ranking al-Qaida leader" is right at the top. But I can tell you for sure that if I ever got that job, the first thing I'd do is narc out one of the top two guys so I could move up a notch. Apparently one of the perks of being in the top two is having a really, really good hiding place. The number 3 through 10 leadership guys are pretty much scurrying between mud huts and looking at the sky a lot."

:: Max 2:39 PM [+] ::
"Soviet plans to annihilate Europe revealed." [?!]

:: Max 12:37 AM [+] ::
Third year Harvard student Mitch Webber delivers facts to Harvard Crimson; they'll have none of it.

[We don't need no stinking facts!]

:: Max 12:10 AM [+] ::
:: Sunday, December 04, 2005 ::
European Artists threatened by Islamofacists are self-censoring; terrified of van Gogh style retribution.

Thankfully, there are a few courageous women who aren't afraid to speak truth to the barbaric luddites while European and Hollywood "avant garde" curl into the fetal position. Cowards.

:: Max 9:59 AM [+] ::
Admin: I've just made some new additions and corrections to the super-clean Max Black Blogroll. You might want to spend a little time over there. [more to come]

:: Max 9:49 AM [+] ::
I find this Davids Medienkritik post really disturbing and sad really. The German left is reaching propagandistic lows that would make Hitler's Minister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels blush. And you wonder why "they" hate us? Europeans feed their children a steady diet of this rotten garbage nearly from the time they're born. Fortunately, new media like DM is cutting through the soupy fog of lies peddeled by what passes uncritically for Europe's "free press." As is happening in America now, the people in France and Germany are begining to turn away from a print and broadcast media that is so patently fraudulent that even many on the left no longer willing to believe it.

:: Max 12:30 AM [+] ::
Speaking of leaking leakers and the leakers who leak them: Belgium says France endangered terror raid

:: Max 12:17 AM [+] ::
CIA leaking to damage Bush and the effort in Iraq? Some people think so.

:: Max 12:06 AM [+] ::
:: Saturday, December 03, 2005 ::
Omar of Iraq the Model has posted an extensive update on the upcomming elections - now less than two weeks away; don't miss it.

:: Max 2:46 PM [+] ::
Latest roundup of news pertaining to Sony's malicious Rootkit software now posted at BoingBoing. Here's EFF's page for spotting Sony's DRM infected music CD's.

:: Max 8:37 AM [+] ::
:: Friday, December 02, 2005 ::
Holy Moses.

:: Max 11:59 PM [+] ::
:: Thursday, December 01, 2005 ::
Hate Speech
"But can hate be prosecuted by law? It is a sentiment. It is a natural part of life. Like love, it cannot be proscribed by a legal code. It can be judged, but only on the basis of ethics and morality. If I have the right to love, then I have the right to hate also.

"Hate? Yes, I do hate the bin Ladens and the Zarqawis. I do hate the bastards who burn churches in Europe. I hate the Chomskys and Moores and Farrakhans who sell us to the enemy. I hate them as I used to hate Mussolini and Hitler. For the cause of freedom, this is my sacrosanct right."

-Oriana Fallaci via Peaktalk

:: Max 11:14 PM [+] ::
Now Playing: A superb little animation called Freedom

Via Babalu Blog

:: Max 9:55 PM [+] ::

PBS hyper-liberal Bill Moyers exposed as conniving hypocrit: Allegedly ordered L.B.J's FBI director J. Edgar Hoover to "dig dirt" on rival Goldwater campaign workers: "I was very young. How will I explain this to my children?"

:: Max 6:14 PM [+] ::
John Leo on MSM's ongoing "politicized photo-tampering" [and no I did not Photoshop Billy Joel or Joe Biden's teeth].

:: Max 4:35 PM [+] ::
Jaw-dropping stats for Top Fuel Dragsters from the The Daily Brief.

:: Max 3:18 PM [+] ::
Daniel Drezner points us to "Your must-read blog post of the day"

[sheesh, get a room - somebody elses' room]

:: Max 2:40 PM [+] ::

Wowee, nice choppers guys. O.K. you can SHUT YER FREAKIN' PIE-HOLES NOW!

:: Max 2:02 PM [+] ::
Must read essay by Claudia Rossett on the UN's attempt to wrest control of the World Wide Web from YOU. Really, read the whole thing.

:: Max 1:18 PM [+] ::
"Note to Steve Jobs: I am using Firefox instead of Safari now, because I am sick of brushed metal. It has become the wood-grained plastic of GUI designs. Please make a note of it."

-James Lileks

:: Max 1:16 PM [+] ::
Tim Blair splits with OSM/Pajamas Media. What were they thinking?

[P-Jayers may not know much about getting a news-aggregator off the ground but they sure know how to throw a party - which may have been the primary purpose in the first place]

:: Max 1:03 PM [+] ::

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