Entries by Anne Laurie

Early Morning Open Thread: Lexiconning

I have spent some more hours happily OCDing through the Lexicon, adding attributions, cleaning up links, and including such neologisms as PTDB, Green Balloon Juice, Teabuggers, Moderation (Your Comment Is Awaiting) — linked the WP Codex spam list there — and Firebagger: Firebagger – Unfortunate portmanteau of FDL ‘Firepup’ and ‘Teabagger’, possibly coined by Firedoglake […]

Open Thread: Thursday Night Menu

Take it away, Bad Horse’s Filly: Really? Another week has come and gone? It’s been a busy one, a productive one, but it went by too quickly. Because my schedule has been a bit crazy, you’ll notice someone has joined the What’s 4 Dinner Solutions’ team to help out – JeffreyW has already added some […]

Morning Open Thread: Geek Fashion Query

Since the new geekalicious iPad is too large to carry in even the most capacious pair of Dockers, does that mean we’ll be seeing better options for man-purses that don’t look like hiking gear? You know, ‘messenger bags’ that don’t weigh more than ten pounds empty and/or feature ersatz dayglo ‘tribal’ decorations? (Srsly, from my […]

R.I.P. Howard Zinn

From his hometown paper: Howard Zinn, the Boston University historian and political activist who was an early opponent of US involvement in Vietnam and a leading faculty critic of BU president John Silber, died of a heart attack today in Santa Monica, Calif, where he was traveling, his family said. He was 87. __ “His […]