: Am I the last one to see Sent, an online gallery of art from phone cams? If you want to submit, send pix to [email protected] Invited artists include “Weird Al” Yankovic, Mark Cuban, and Will Wheaton.
Just what we need: more yelling
: I’m watching a one-night-later rerun of Bill Maher’s show and the decibel level is rising to the shrill heights of tabloid TV and CNN before it got dull. Yeah, this is helpful, this is smart. Michael Moore and Canadian loser Kim Campbell team up with Maher to beat up Republican Rep. David Drier over the seven minutes — you know, those seven minutes. They scream for more than seven minutes about the seven minutes. Get a platform, people.
More stupidity. Maher pontificates: “Political conventions are important and they deserve to be broadcast and watched in their entirety.” That’s naive nostalgia and we don’t need Bill Maher to tell us what we should watch.
The only moment to enjoy: Ralph Nader appears and both Maher and Moore get on their knees to beg him to drop out.
Hemlines and weblogs
: The NY Times relegates weblogs to featureville with a Sunday Fashion & Style story about the convention bloggers. Doesn’t say much. Or rather, it says too much after a week in which too damned much was said about blogs.
: David Weinberger responds to CNET’s Charles Cooper in a vlog: “Read my pixels: I am not a journalist.” Watch it. He explains blogs to journalists, which is to say that bloggers aren’t journalists. He also predicts that bloggers won’t be credentialed at the next convention because the people there will be blogging.