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Monday, September 03, 2007

French military victories in the Arabian Gulf

You may recall that Google was, for a time, "fooled", when typing in miserable failure, into linking to George W. Bush's biography; now it links to the controversy over that Google bomb.

I have learned recently that the first site that loads on Google when you plug in the term French military victories is a faked Google page offering a "did you mean?" option. Searching for Arabian gulf gives you a site similar to the defused "cannot find weapons of mass destruction" fake IE error page. (Thanks, Amanda from Charleston.)
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Wonder Woman shows that fighting crime is not always easy.

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I went into a comic book store last week and actually bought two items: the Overstreet Price Guide (do people still call it the Overpriced Street Guide?), because my boss has started asking me about prices of old comics; and the magazine Alter Ego (July 2007), featuring a long interview with '70s Marvel editor, and Alter Ego founder, Roy Thomas. His ascent to editor pretty much corresponded to the time I first started looking at comics again after a large gap when I had "outgrown" them; big-time nostalgia for me, I was surprised to discover.
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There's a new reality show being developed and I know all about it.
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Numbers lie: I'm loving the Wall Street Journal blog, The Numbers Guy, which I write about here.
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My monthly plug about the Underground Railroad conference here.

Yeah, I'm repositioning my own pieces from my other blogs for this post. Hey, it's Labor Day weekend; cut me some slack!
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Instead of watching Pedro Martinez's pitching debut for his beloved Mets, what Fred Hembeck will be viewing (September 2). I'll be alternating between the Mets and the U.S. Open (tennis), bumped from the local our CBS affiliate by what Fred is watching, but showing up on our CW affiliate.


ROG

1 comment:

Alan David Doane said...

I have a lot of fond memories of '70s Marvel, too, so I also picked up that issue of Alter Ego (a first for me, never bothered with it before; probably won't again). I did find Thomas's reminiscences of interest, although I think there's an awful lot of spin and ego boosting going on (as you might expect when the editor of a niche publication is interviewed by one of his pals). As always with TwoMorrows publications, there's a lot of nice art accompanying the piece...