Google's Day of Defeat 

Today it's being official: Google is starting its first episode of the new series: Day of Defeat.

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The Scandalous Xiaxue 

Originally uploaded by Shaolin Tiger.

We're not sure we get the whole story on this, but we'll stick with Miss Dennis on this:
XiaXue [Asian blogging superstar aka Wendy Cheng] is apparently involved in some Singaporean scandal involving aerosol foam spray, the groping of young Singaporean women by foreign men, and accusations of racism. I do not pretend to fully understand this scandal, and the purpose of this post is not to analyze it.

So here are some important links to get the full picture [Ed.- the pic above is from XiaXue's Maxim photo spread]: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

UPDATE: German blog sierralog has a scan (pdf) of the relevant maxim pages. (definitely something for Uncle Grambo, we think.)

There's also the thesis that Singapore has an "infantile blogosphere"... you decide ...

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Why God Never Received Tenure at any University 

Some fun for the savvy reader:

1. He had only one major publication.
2. It was in Hebrew.
3. It had no references.
4. It wasn't published in a refereed journal.
5. Some even doubt he wrote it himself.
6. It may be true that he created the world, but what has he done
since then?
7. His cooperative efforts have been quite limited.
8. The scientific community has had a hard time replicating his
9. He never applied to the Ethics Board for permission to use human
10. When one experiment went awry he tried to cover it up by
drowning the subjects.
11. When subjects didn't behave as predicted, he deleted them from
the sample .
12. He rarely came to class, just told students to read the Book.
13. Some say he had his son teach the class.
14. He expelled his first two students for learning.
15. Although there were only ten requirements, most students failed
his tests.
16. His office hours were infrequent and usually held on a

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note to self: don't forget the quagmire (i.e. the family tree of NY nanopublishing).


New Wonkette Novel Said To Suck (Almost) 

New Wonkette novel 'Dog Days' said to be boring. The actual review calls it 'tepid' and stabs at the end:
Any smart Web site would mock her final gesture: turning on her laptop and writing the opening lines of this book.

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La Lohan Vanity Fair Shoot 

Most of you may have seen February's Vanity Fair cover, but have you seen the actual shoot?

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Times of Change 

Read Jason McCabe Calacanis's profile story in Wired from then (as the 'medium mogul')and now (as the avenger of dotcom poster boys ;-). These days he has turned into some white collar AOL employee.

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