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"Mike and Jon, Jon and Mike—I've known them both for years, and, clearly, one of them is very funny. As for the other: truly one of the great hangers-on of our time."—Steve Bodow, head writer, The Daily Show
"Who can really judge what's funny? If humor is a subjective medium, then can there be something that is really and truly hilarious? Me. This book."—Daniel Handler, author, Adverbs, and personal representative of Lemony Snicket
"The good news: I thought Our Kampf was consistently hilarious. The bad news: I’m the guy who wrote Monkeybone."—Sam Hamm, screenwriter, Batman, Batman Returns, and Homecoming
June 16, 2005
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See After Downing Street for all the events today about the Downing Street Memo, including:
1. The hearings from 2:30-4:30 pm called by Rep. John Conyers. They'll be carried live on C-Span 3 and then rebroadcast on C-Span 2 tomorrow afternoon. Tons of other media will be there; look for stories tonight and tomorrow.
2. John Conyers' delivery to the White House of his letter concerning the Downing Street Memo, signed by 100+ members of Congress and 500,000+ regular-issue Americans.
3. A 5 pm rally in Lafayette Park.
Michael Smith, the British journalist who uncovered the memo and has written extensively about it and other secret UK documents, is doing a live online appearance at 10 am ET for the Washington Post.
Here's a good Knight-Ridder story.
And here's a fascinating and unsettling Iraq timeline by Greg Palast.Posted at June 16, 2005 08:27 AM | TrackBack