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Posted Dec 31, 2003 @ 7:52 PM

Why does MSNBC torture me so? Now I can't even see the text of their articles anymore. I wish these articles weren't on a site that sucks so much.

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Posted Dec 31, 2003 @ 11:33 PM

Lingo, did you scroll all the way over the right of the page? I thought that there was something wrong, too, since my browser showed a blank white page even when it was "done" loading, and it turns out to be that some webwhiz at MSNBC has made the pages twice as wide as they used to be and the articles are all the way on the right in a narrow column.

Great article, Sars.

Edited by Rabrab, Dec 31, 2003 @ 11:37 PM.


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Posted Jan 1, 2004 @ 12:18 AM

Thanks again dudes for giving us a heads up and links to radio interviews.

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Posted Jan 4, 2004 @ 5:02 PM

What a great interview. I didn't know about the whole Aaron Sorkin bruhaha -- is his response still on the site?


The Meet Market thread in The West Wing forum talked about it a week or so ago. Someone found Aaron's responses in the Web Archive.

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Posted Jan 4, 2004 @ 7:16 PM

I just finished reading Meg Cabot's brand-new (non-Princess Diaries) novel, Boy Meets Girl, and there's a TWoP mention in the book!

For those only familiar with her teen books, this is Meg Cabot's third contemporary novel for adults. And if she's a TWoP visitor: You rock, Meg!

I'd have posted the passage with the mention, but I wasn't sure it would be cool. If the powers-that-be say it's cool, I'll post it.

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Posted Jan 4, 2004 @ 7:20 PM

Neat! I think a short excerpt is okay.

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Posted Jan 4, 2004 @ 7:21 PM

Cool! I'd love to read it.

Edited by Lanarian, Jan 4, 2004 @ 7:22 PM.


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Posted Jan 4, 2004 @ 7:26 PM

Your wish, my command.

The context is a memo sent out regarding company Internet policies:

Acceptable Uses of the Internet
Employees accessing the Internet are representing the Journal. All communications should be professional. Reading reality-show recaps on Televisionwithoutpity.com is not a professional use of the Internet. Ditto rating people on hotornot.com.


Heh. I had to post it. It's a funny book, if anyone's interested.

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Posted Jan 4, 2004 @ 7:31 PM

Ha ha. Shit, if people actually enforced stuff like that we'd be out of business.

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Posted Jan 4, 2004 @ 8:37 PM

Very cool indeed. Especially since Meggin Cabot is the only other person I know of with the same name spelling as me. So, Hi Meggin!

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Posted Jan 4, 2004 @ 10:05 PM

Not sure if this is exactly media, but TWoP has been nominated as a lovemark.

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Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 2:51 AM

Love the lovemark - have never seen that graphic before.

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Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 3:01 AM

It's a funny graphic to use. Poor Tubey: his moment in the sun, and he got passed over for fishcakes. As I write, TWoP is #15 -- woo! Above The New Yorker, Winnie the Pooh, and U2, but trailing Absolut Vodka and Sesame Street. Heh.

Edited by corgi-ears, Jan 5, 2004 @ 3:02 AM.


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Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 3:14 AM

Employees accessing the Internet are representing the Journal. All communications should be professional. Reading reality-show recaps on Televisionwithoutpity.com is not a professional use of the Internet.


Hee! But which Journal? I assume if nothing is said otherwise, the WSJ. At least they only said "realilty shows." If they catch somebody reading a recap of Charmed, Tru Calling, or other shows of similar ilk they can't complain, right?

Again, Hee!

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Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 10:44 AM

TWoP is currently #8 in the Lovemark rankings.

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Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 11:42 AM

Hee! But which Journal?

According to the Publishers Weekly review, it's the New York Journal. No doubt the Internet policy was written by William Randolph Hearst himself.

By the way, Lariet, where'd you get your copy? According to amazon.com, Boy Meets Girl won't be released until tomorrow.

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Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 12:15 PM

There was a little TWoP blurb in my paper this morning, in the 411 info on what's hot section.
It's not on the Post Tribune website, so would it be okay to post a little bit here? (if anyone is interested, that is.)

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Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 1:04 PM

Yeah, Boy Meets Girl isn't supposed to be released until tomorrow, but one of the local bookstores is run by monkeys, and doesn't understand the concept of on-sale dates.

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Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 3:16 PM

I went to vote and we're up to number 3 at Lovemarks. I feel like a Clay Aiken fan.

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Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 4:37 PM

There was a little TWoP blurb in my paper this morning, in the 411 info on what's hot section.
It's not on the Post Tribune website, so would it be okay to post a little bit here? (if anyone is interested, that is.)


There was a blurb today in the Boston Herald (which is ordinarily a terrible, gerbil-cage-liner quality paper) about TWoP... perhaps the 'What's Hot' section is syndicated? Or is TWoP just an international sensation?

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Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 8:42 PM

There was a blurb today in the Boston Herald (which is ordinarily a terrible, gerbil-cage-liner quality paper) about TWoP... perhaps the 'What's Hot' section is syndicated? Or is TWoP just an international sensation?


I would say that both are possible, but I'm going to guess that it's syndicated...which is great, because then more people will share in the snark.

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Posted Jan 6, 2004 @ 11:08 PM

In the Meg Cabot realm of TWoP worship- she has a blog over at her website and in the second to last entry (where she answers readers questions) she mentions Pamie from TWoP and how she is reading her book.

I love Meg Cabot. If anyone hasn't read Boy Next Door, they need to pick it up. I can't wait until Boy Meets Girl arrives in the mail, I'm literally stewing with anticipation.

Edited by StarryDreamer, Jan 6, 2004 @ 11:14 PM.


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Posted Jan 6, 2004 @ 11:28 PM

TWoP was mentioned in Augusta Chronicle's Teen Extreme section today. It was in the corner about cool websites to visit.
I forgot, I have a alternative method for taping Sars or anybody's next radio appearance:
Get one of those cables that have one end at a 3.5mm headphone jack, the other end terminates as a RCA audio jack. (Mine was about five bucks.) Plug it into the cheap radio you place near the VCR, not so close that you get hash-type interference. Tune it to the station you want. Plug the RCA cable end into the audio in portion of your VCR. (If it's mono, just experiment.) Turn VCR to Line-in channel. You will see (probably) a blue screen and your radio station playing through the TV. Set the VCR to record the time period that (NPR or whatever) is on. Whenever you get the chance, rewind and enjoy!! On my VCR I can't see the timer log on the screen as there's no video, just a black screen, but still, pretty good.

Edited to add the quasi-MacGuyver stuff.


Edited by DoctorNeon, Jan 6, 2004 @ 11:36 PM.


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Posted Jan 7, 2004 @ 3:23 PM

Sars's latest on MSNBC.

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Posted Jan 7, 2004 @ 6:47 PM

TWOP is listed among The Best TV Sites On The Web at Yahoo because of its

Snide and sarcastic reviews of all the most popular shows. Contributors exhibit a love/hate relationship with the shows they hate to love.



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Glark

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Posted Jan 7, 2004 @ 7:33 PM

Heh. I think they might be biased on that one.

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Posted Jan 7, 2004 @ 9:08 PM

Biased, but accurate.

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Wing Chun

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Posted Jan 8, 2004 @ 8:25 AM

Uh oh! Call the internet ombudsman, we have a conflict of interest!

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Posted Jan 8, 2004 @ 11:03 AM

Ombudsman. Heh.

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Posted Jan 8, 2004 @ 1:03 PM

Wing, I actually had an argument with a mouth-breather over whether or not "Ombudsman" was a real word.