: You’ll remember that Rittenhouse Square (a blog I never read but only rarely read about) got pissed at Nick Denton’s new Wonkette for dissing Media Whores and so Rittenhouse went off on some boy-needs-his-meds rant demanding that the world delink Wonkette. Gary Farber now discovers that Rittenhouse has made all this unhappen: post and all evidence gone, he reports. No matter. When I saw Denton the other night, he was utterly delighted that Rittenhouse pitched its hissy fits. Say whatever you want, just spell the URL right.
Crossing the breast line
: The one area where Europe beats America is breasts. Europe admits they exist. So you see them on billboards, on TV, in parks. No big. Just breasts. So Janet Jackson shows one on TV… kinda. It was covered/adorned with a steel-tipped pastie that made it look, in Howard Stern’s description, like a Christimas-tree ornament. (Later, he said it looked like a football.) No big. Just a breast. Time for us to grow up and not get our thongs in a twist over this. Oh, there’ll be a 48-hour furor but it’s hypocritical as hell in a show that pushed no end of chemical cures for erectile dysfunction. What’s so wrong with showing the organic cure?
: Adam Curry says get over it.
: Tom Shales huffs.
: UPDATE: Correspondent Tim Windsor says the MTV press release about Jackson’s “shocking” performance has been disappeared from the TV site. But it’s cached on Google.
: UPDATE II: Michele gets off her sickbed to shout at America: It was just a breast!
Bush, Blair nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
: Yup, I read it in the Telegraph:
Tony Blair has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. A Norwegian politician has proposed the Prime Minister and George W Bush for a joint award in recognition of their achievement in ensuring the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. Jan Simonsen, from the Right-wing Party of Progress, argued that the leaders deserved credit for laying the foundation of democracy in Iraq.
Nominations closed yesterday and other candidates are thought to include Pope John Paul II and the European Union. The winner will be announced in December.
I second that motion. And the sputtering begins.
: The sputtering has begun:
The Irish Anti-War Movement has reacted angrily to the news that US President George W Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize….
IAWM chairman Richard Boyd-Barrett said:
: I am to football what a C&E Christian is to church attendance; I watch just once or twice a year. But I watched this one and, boy, and I glad: What an ending! I have to take my heart medication now.
: The Janet Jackson moment. What will Britney do on the Grammys to beat that?
: The FCC wanted to protect America from the penis. What about the breast? Is there a fairness doctrine for private parts?