"An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted." - Arthur Miller

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Links of the Day

Belle de Jour of Diary of a Call Girl Revealed - Dr. Brooke Magnanti, research scientist, has revealed herself to be the writer behind the books and website that spawned the TV series about her 14 months as an escort. As the picture shows, the woman is a gorgeous 34 years old (a quick glance at craigslist doesn't show any escorts in her class) who freely admits she enjoyed her side job that she took to help pay for rent and more as she perused her doctorate. My personal opinion is what consenting adults choose to do with each other for money isn't anyone business but their own but I don't make the laws so more power to her.

Edward Woodward (1930-2009) - "The Equalizer" and more has sadly passed away. Click the link from a friend of his.

Ken Ober (1957-2009) - Comedian and host of MTV's Remote Control died in his home from unknown causes. I grew up watching the show, which also brought me one of my early crushes in the form of Kari Wuhrer.

Verizon Responds to AT&T's Lawsuit - The company releases its legal/PR b%#chslap response to AT&T's lawsuit that essentially claims while their map of AT&T's lack of coverage is accurate they should be showing their EDGE coverage as well. Considering the maps are 3G vs. 3G I don't see what legal ground the AT&T has.

Going Rogue Falsehoods - Running list of the many lies in Sarah Palin's book where her idea of being tough is blaming everyone else for everything, including her poor interview with Katie Couric that essentially torpedoed her VP run. Sorry but when the female version of Larry King that only knows how to ask softball questions gets you in a "gotcha" moment, you are simply a fool and there is no one to blame but yourself for that.

HBO's The Pacific Trailer 2 - New trailer for the upcoming mini-series from the same producers of Band of Brothers and From the Earth to the Moon. The tentative release date is March 2010.

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