March 2010

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48 articles in March 2010

Of course, the Kremlin has no cardinals, that's the Vatican. But it's a pretty good title for a pretty good book by Clancy. I was reminded of Le Carre a bit, although Le Carre loves the moral ambiguity of the spy world where Clancy doesn't really touch on it. But …

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He's been the go-to film critic for me for many years. His writing is just top-notch. And now that he's started twittering, I've been impressed at how good of a twitterer he is. Inventive, funny, and a good spotter of interesting links. Now that he hasn't been able to speak …

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I'll be learning all about the Census tonight. Should be interesting to hear about the redistricting and apportionment. Last time the Census came around I was tagged as a student in Minnesota. I'll be an official Tacoman this time!

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I loved their previous video with the treadmills because I'd never seen anything like it before. This Rube Goldberg machine is pretty incredible, but it's still not as interesting as that was. But still. Very well put together. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qybUFnY7Y8w?wmode=transparent]

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via scorsesefilmfreixenet.com I liked Shutter Island fine, although it wasn’t all that it probably could have been. Maybe it was the last 18 months of commercials (at least it felt that long). That said, Scorcese’s commercial above was a great blend of parody and homage to Hitchcock. If you’ve got …

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