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November 30, 2004

Lazily Easing Back Into Things

1. En Ming Hee sends along this trailer for an upcoming George Bush biopic, starring Don Knotts. Perhaps this has been zipping around and you've seen it before, but it's new to me, which is all that really matters.

2. Oily Mess here transcribes an interesting interview with Thomas Powers and Chalmers Johnson, and here points to a terrifying/exciting post about America's onrushing economic disaster on the website of NYU professor Nouriel Roubini.

3. Dennis Perrin has several worthwhile things to say. Re Terry Southern, I especially recommend this interview with him. (Via Mike Gerber.)

4. Harriet writes amusingly of her ardor for the TV program "Lost." I particularly enjoy the phrase "Barf Fiction."

5. While I don't believe he's mentioned it on his website, Mike has coined the term "FUV" to refer to larger SUVs, particularly when driven aggressively. Or at least, we believe he's coined it. It seems like such a natural joke, perhaps someone has coined it before him. I know I wish I had.

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