Bits and Pieces

¦¦ With all due respect to my many dear American friends, occasionally you shake your head in disbelief at what some of them do to get attention, especially in the name of so-called patriotism. Will the “average” American ever learn that there is sentient life outside the 48 contiguous, and, gosh darn it, that it matters too?

¦¦ Another pronouncement from the established media that blogging is now mainstream.

¦¦ Late night musical discovery: Secondsight, from North Carolina.

¦¦ It makes good sense that my friend and colleague Stephen Abram is a member of the Internet Librarian Hall of Fame. My question is: how does one qualify, and who makes decision to induct?

¦¦ It was great to see SNL pay tribute last Saturday to Fred Rogers. Horatio Sanz sat on stage near the end and sang a song in his honour. In the past, SNL skewered him mercilessly, the high water mark being the early 1980’s with Eddie Murphy, when he did Mr Robinson’s Neighborhood. National Lampoon was in on it as well, satirizing him on one of their first albums. Read a most heartfelt tribute to Rogers from PopMatters.

¦¦ Make your own online kaleidoscope! The Internet justs gets better every day.

3 Responses to “Bits and Pieces”

  1. Keith Says:

    A few weeks ago, one of the American state legislatures passed a law declaring that the “correct” flag for Vietnam was the old South Vietnamese flag — supposedly out of “respect” for the many American soldiers who lost their lives in Vietnam. Apparently, the current (and legal) government of Vietnam has no say in the matter, and once again, Americans are assuming that they can decide for the rest of the world what is true and what is not.

    Obviously, the recognized government of a country (such as Vietnam) chooses their own flag.

  2. Limegirl Says:

    I had samosas for lunch today. Oops, sorry, LIBERTY POCKETS.

  3. Malins blog Says:

    Stjärnstatus

    Karriärmål → Internet Librarian Hall of Fame! (även detta från pod bay door)…

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