Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Wednesday Stuff

Memorable Smooches. Time Mag chooses the best-ever kisses on film. Personally, I could have done without the one from Brokeback Mountain. Okay, so now you know that I'm a squeamish hetero. Use that information as you see fit...

Compare Your Salary. Mediabistro offers this interesting survey of median salaries in the Midwest for various creative industries.

Idiot on the Idiot Box. Here's a classic near-goof by CNN blowhard Lou Dobbs, the second coming of America's No Nothing movement.

Food for Thought. Some interesting tips for anyone who's trying to get a blogger to write about them.

Cleveland as Stand-In for Rust Belt. The humorist and Toledo native P.J. O'Rourke writes about China's Rust Belt for an obscure right-wing publication, and the editors add a provocative headline: "The Cleveland of Asia: A Journey Through China’s Rust Belt."

Finally, Some Book Thoughts. Prolific book reviewer John Freeman asks: has reading about books replaced actually reading them? And the NYT book blog warns against the seven deadly words used in book reviews. I especially liked the warning about using the fancy five-dollar word "eschew." When's the last time you heard anyone use that in conversation?


At 8:33 PM, Blogger Theresa said...

Just a heads up, John...
I clicked the first link here "the best-ever kisses on film" and it came up with "10 Years of Viagra Jokes" from Time. I somehow doubt that was your intention. Perhaps you should check your links again?

At 12:39 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Theresa, thanks for noticing. I did notice that the other day, and tried to fix it, but it turns out to be a glitch on the Time mag site. So I'll try it again a bit later to see if they've fixed it, and if not, I suppose I'll have to take down my link. It is kind of funny that the link happens to be Viagra related. Truth be told, I thought it was so funny that I just kept the link up for laughs. Anyway, thanks for visiting, doubly so if you're the Theresa who underate last night at dinner.


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