June 10, 2004
This blog will be enjoying a long weekend and taking a well-deserved Friday off to bask in family love and Hong Kong sunshine. Thus an early version of this beloved post.
My audacious Charity Readership Drive is off to a great start. But do not rest on those laurels - it takes 2 weeks of sustained readership to get those charity dollars happening.
Two main events dominated headlines this week. Firstly the 60th anniversary of the D-day landings. Silent Running ran a brilliant series called Beebvision with all the posts here and a final summary. And in true media fashion it's yours to keep. Matt also had a great summary of events. He also has a voicemail from the famous Mr. Green that is well worth a listen. And CVE is engaged in a WW2 Oral History project.
The other main event was Ronald Reagan's passing. Tim Blair has a comprehensive round-up of responses. Via Conrad who has been busy exercising) there is also this impressive summary by Functional Ambivalent. Reflecting on Reagan and the Cold War is the blogosphere's most interesting, thought-provoking and well-written blog, Wretchard's Belmont Club.
On Iraq A.E. Brain makes an interesting comparison between Iraq and another war, but not the one you think.
Jim had a very mixed week - he lost his job AND bought a house all at the same time. I've no doubt he will find another job quickly because he's a good guy and he's funny and good funny guys deserve happy endings. And if not then I can organise for him to get a "happy ending" here in Hong Kong instead.
The Blogosphere's Survivor has had its first tribal council.
Rob takes issue with Van Halen's "reunion".
The Commissar has found Cambodia's latest best-seller. Hours of interesting reading, once you've finished with blogs, of course.
In a busy week for the Beltway James lead me to Kevin and the most important countdown of the week. Soon it won't be a crime. Also Kevin has a competition for what is apparently considered a lucrative prize: a gmail account. Space Monkey shows off - he's got 3.
Jeff G places an extra special McDonald's order.
The well-designed and darn interesting Fall of Jericho has been doing some tweaking and I have found myself in some elite company. Absolutely honoured, Mike.
And to finish on a good note Trey has some funny photos to get you through the weekend.posted by Simon on 06.10.04 at 04:34 PM in the
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Shall I offer up boobies next time to get multiple linkage?posted by: Da Goddess on 06.10.04 at 04:49 PM [permalink]
I loooooove happy endings!posted by: Jim on 06.10.04 at 06:21 PM [permalink]
Enjoy your weekend.posted by: Jane on 06.14.04 at 05:44 AM [permalink]
Hey, all I did was belatedly observe your eliteness. ;-)posted by: Mike Jericho on 06.15.04 at 10:48 PM [permalink]