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Monday, January 02, 2006

Elephant Talk

First, congrats to Mark Evanier for FIVE YEARS of blogging. I should be so fortunate.

The top 10 blogs by links according to
Boing Boing: A Directory of Wonderful Things
Daily Kos: Political analysis and other daily rants on the state of the nation
The Huffington Post
Gizmodo: The Gadget Blog
Michelle Malkin
Crooks and Liars

And speaking of crooks and liars, the Prsident's outrage at the leaks of the secret NSA activity would be more palatable if the administration had shown one-tenth of the outrage when a CIA agent was outed.

A bill allowing Tanith Belben to become an American citizen was passed Wednesday and signed Friday. Saturday, Tanith became an American citizen and can compete in the Olympics.

Under the category "I need to know": What kind of bird was the predator in the movie "The March of the Penguins"? An albatross? A petral?

Now, the lyrics to one of my favorite songs, especially the dance mix. Somehow appropriate to celebrate eight elephantine months of blogging. Played at FantaCo in the days that Fred Hembeck used to hang out there.

King Crimson
Originally released: 1981

Elephant Talk

Talk, it's only talk
Arguments, agreements, advice, answers,
Articulate announcements
It's only talk

Talk, it's only talk
Babble, burble, banter, bicker bicker bicker
Brouhaha, balderdash, ballyhoo
It's only talk
Back talk

Talk talk talk, it's only talk
Comments, cliches, commentary, controversy
Chatter, chit-chat, chit-chat, chit-chat,
Conversation, contradiction, criticism
It's only talk
Cheap talk

Talk, talk, it's only talk
Debates, discussions
These are words with a D this time
Dialog, duologue, diatribe,
Dissention, declamation
Double talk, double talk

Talk, talk, it's all talk
Too much talk
Small talk
Talk that trash
Expressions, editorials, explanations, exclamations, exaggerations
It's all talk
Elephant talk, elephant talk, elephant talk

•Adrian Belew (guitar, lead vocal) •Robert Fripp (guitar, devices) •Tony Levin (stick, bass guitar, support vocal) •Bill Bruford (batterie)

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