Posts from June 26, 2004

X-rated Ashcroft

X-rated Ashcroft

: Nerve is holding a contest to create the “sexiest” one-minute video starring prude-in-chief John Ashcroft. I can’t decide whether to animate the stone lady with the naked breasts he covered up or to dabble in puppetry of the penis.

His Life

His Life

: Daniel Radosh presents Bill Clinton’s My Life: The Powerpoint.

Switching accents

Switching accents

: Just got email announcing that Arianna Huffington will be subbing for Tina Brown on CNBC’s Topic A this Sunday. Should be livelier. Among the guests: Al Franken and 15-year-old Theo Spielberg plus a “book club” reviewing Clinton’s bio.

BilLOG

BilLOG

: Bill Gates is getting ready to blog. [via Standard Deviance via Kinja‘s new blog on blog compilation]

CNN notes

CNN notes

: A few notes on CNN last night…

: As we left last night, Greenfield said he starts every mornking reading blogs. He mentioned Instapundit and Kos. “Wonkette?” I asked. “Of course,” he said. Continuing my campaign to make Wonkette a TV star, I said to Greenfield, “You should do her,” and realized that didn’t sound so good. “I mean, you should do her on TV,” I said and realized that sounded even worse. Then we were through the revolving doors.

: Newsnight has changed. The show is much better paced than it used to be, filled with more reporting, more stories, less droning. I don’t know whether it’s a change in format or a new producer I’ve warmed to Aaron Brown.

: The email I read on my Treo moments after leaving the studio included such gems as this: “I don