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Recession and the rings


Back on this date in 1981, on the cusp of the Reagan era, it may have seemed like morning here in America. But at the very same time, the international Olympic movement looked out ahead and saw nothing but clouds on every horizon. As real-world crises kept intruding on and overshadowing the worlda€™s quadrennial sports celebration, the future of the Olympics increasingly appeared fraught with peril.

The Olympic crown jewela€"the Summer Gamesa€"had just witnessed a third successive disaster. Munich a€™72 had endured the murder of Israeli Olympians by Black September terrorists, a worst-case scenarioa€"Jewish blood spilt on German soila€"that was far worse than anything organizers ever imagined. Montreal a€™76 was not as infamous, unless, of course, you lived there; it left behind crippling debta€"finally paid off just a few years agoa€"and facilities that came to define white elephants. And Moscow a€™80 had been reduced to a private party, virtually ignored in the West after America and its allies boycotted the festivities to protest the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

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Posted: January 17th, 2009
at 12:20pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: hood status,games,et cetera,blogs

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Iran: A Nation of Bloggers

.::Rocketboom -> whostalkin

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Posted: January 2nd, 2009
at 6:40pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: web,film,politricks,blogs

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Fock You, Penguin

You may have already seen this blog since it’s making its viral rounds (as they tend to do in the winter months) - but if you haven’t, Fuck You, Penguin is a blog where the author "tells cute animals what’s what." It’s, um, hilarious. Read excerpt below, from post titled "Reindeer Act Like They Don’t Know." [ Ed. MNP would have, of course, added the correct "s" to the word "reindeers" ]

Save it for the tourists, Reindeer, because there is no way I’m buying that "surprised" act. Talking like, "oh, it’s Christmas already? I didn’t even have my good horns on!" when we all know you’re back there marking your calendar, counting down the days. You can’t hide how you really feel about Christmas forever, Reindeer. My guess? You actually were surprised one year, but then you saw the picture and felt like it really made you look thinner, so now you do it every fucking year, like the weird girl in high school that everyone knew was getting plastic surgery the minute she turned 18.

.::Check out -> Eff You, Penguin

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Posted: December 29th, 2008
at 1:38pm by Black Ock

Categories: web,blogs

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Reactions From Around the World

HuffPo has an interesting slideshow of Obama election reactions from around the world, including his family in Kenya and the residents of the fishing town of Obama, Japan.

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Posted: November 7th, 2008
at 9:26am by Black Ock

Categories: photo,blogs

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My Blog08 Speech

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Some guy from 1938 Media talking about blogging - hilariously.

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Posted: October 28th, 2008
at 1:00pm by orangemenace

Categories: myninjaplease,youtube,blogs

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The blog herald


Andy Merrit at The Blog Herald, wonders if this Webomatica post isn't wishful thinking; Webomatica suggests that reporters start blogging the news, instead of giving us yesterday's news today.

They're talking about the newspaper industry's declining readership and, in particular, these comments from Steven Rattner:

The time that Americans spend reading newspapers has been dropping steadily (now down to 15 hours a month), with scant evidence that quality Internet time is taking its place. In September, the average visitor to newspaper Web sites spent only 41.5 minutes per month on those sites, up 10% from the previous year but not nearly enough to make up the loss.

Rattner argues that Americans care less about the news today than before; particularly younger readers, who seem to get hung up on tabloid news. He suggests, though somewhat indirectly, that this supposed change in reading and viewing habits is forcing newspapers to think differently about what should be considered news.

I think that sentiment couldn't be further from the truth about what's going on in the minds of readers. We live in a time where information is fractured, not dumb.


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Posted: March 29th, 2007
at 10:35pm by Koookiecrumbles

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Categories: myninjaplease,web,blogs

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Beastly Planet

In this T-shirt illustration, created by Richard A. Catron, animals are used to to create the continents. Each Beast is native to that part of the world. The Panda represents China, a polar bear in the Arctic, koala in Australia, etc.>

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Posted: December 22nd, 2006
at 8:39am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: clothes,10th dan,blogs,maps

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