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January 21, 2005

Post-Inaugural Friday

Some Friday fun for you:
  • JibJab's latest animation gets some good licks in against Bush and Co, but manages to give the impression of being critical and funny in a non-partisan way.
  • A great clip from Fox News where the interviewer was surprised when her interviewee wanted to talk seriously about the election.
  • The jury pool from hell included a morphine addict, a former mental patient, and other interesting characters.
  • 49% of Americans polled say Bush is a “uniter” (another 49% say he's a “divider”). What did Bush unite? Oh yeah, global opposition to his policies!

Posted January 21, 2005 07:47 AM | general politics

Don't the results of the poll (49% uniter, 49% divider) at least provide strong evidence that the later is true?

Posted by: Unreasonable Man at January 21, 2005 10:11 AM

Just gotta tell you that the pics are excellent (I wasn't there with the NLG this time because of work). I've sent a link to some midwestern types who thought it was good to see what CNN and other newmedia aren't showing. Thanks for posting them.


Posted by: Anonymous at January 21, 2005 02:27 PM

I second Lynette re your pics--really they are the best coverage I've seen of the event. I think the structures convey the nature and meaning of the event far more significantly than anything on CNN, etc. I like L's comment re "symbols on symbols," too. I kind of bet they'll start putting little flag pins on those flags pretty soon...

Also, re Jib-Jab; yes this latest cartoon seems pretty banal. I think it was ordered up by and primered on the Jay Leno show, which perhaps says something. Who can say however whether Jay inspired the lamness of the Jib-Jabbers, or merely discovered it?

I'll maybe post a bit more about your pictures later today in my own little corner.

Hope you and L. are doing well.

Posted by: washburn at January 21, 2005 03:04 PM

yeah, i agree, the photos are awesome - go ai.

Posted by: monica at January 22, 2005 07:45 AM

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