Sunday, June 03, 2007

A Note to Our Readers

Hey --
Earliest edition ever! (Except when Ava and C.I. steered it last Christmas.)

Here's who gets credit for work this edition:

The Third Estate Sunday Review's Dona, Jess, Ty, Ava and Jim,
Rebecca of Sex and Politics and Screeds and Attitude,
Betty of Thomas Friedman Is a Great Man,
C.I. of The Common Ills and The Third Estate Sunday Review,
Kat of Kat's Korner (of The Common Ills),
Cedric of Cedric's Big Mix,
Mike of Mikey Likes It!,
Elaine of Like Maria Said Paz,
and Wally of The Daily Jot

We thank everyone and we thank Dallas for his helps and link locating and Rebecca for her photoshopping.

New content:

Truest statement of the week -- we didn't think we had one and everyone was bummed out. Then we remembered this. It's "statements" but read it, you'll get why it was picked.

Editorial: The missing coverage -- You would have thought we were all fogged in . . . in London to judge by last week's Iraq coverage.

TV: The really long pilots -- A question from a new reader, what's the illustration of and who did it? Rebecca and Jess did it. Jess had to look at the illustration (he and Rebecca did three different ones for Ava and C.I.'s piece). It's a sun rising up along the ocean. (Ava and C.I. note that they do all their own links and also put in the illustration. "Point, we grab the one used last, it's quicker, it's easier. There were actually four created by Rebecca and Jess. One Jess hates. The other's a TV, the other's a stephascope.") They grabbed a summer show set to air only through July 11th on ABC. I'll let Mike grab this because I'm exhausted. I will note that when I was reading this out loud after Ava and C.I. finished writing it there were a lot of "that's true" and "I'd never thought about that." There was also some sizeable laughter.

US military goes after veterans -- Adam Kokesh has a hearing tomorrow. The issue is not just the fatigues. He took part in street theater. Thank Elaine and C.I. for bringing up that point (and explaining it to the rest of us) during the writing of this. We'd never heard of the 1970 Supreme Court case. Illustration of Adam Kokesh done by Kat and the core six.

Our Modern Day Carrie Nations -- Sammy, get your axe! The thing is, even though Save Darfur should be humiliated, most people will take a pass on covering this. Every lie they get caught in, the media tends to look the other way. Illustration done by Kat and Ty.

Uncle Dick Wants You -- Suggested by a reader back from Iraq who hopefully won't be redeployed. Public domain photo of Dick.

Operation Iraqi (Oil) Liberation -- Short piece cried Dona! Short and to the point. Public domain photo of Bully Boy.

Sgt. Pepper's turns 40 -- We trimmed this from the print version where it was about 3 times as long. We're serious about the Mojo CD, it is a wonderful cover album.

DVD Pick: Grace of My Heart -- Roz e-mailed asking for something on movies. If she (or anyone else) reminds us, there are some other films we'd like to note. Ones we watch pretty regularly and enjoy but might not get as many write ups as they deserve.

Highlights -- Mike, Betty, Rebecca, Cedric, Elaine and Wally wrote this and picked the selections. We thank them for it.

We're going to sleep.

-- Jim, Dona, Ty, Jess, Ava and C.I.
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