Paying for Submissions

My 2 cents on Jason's hiring Digg submitters to work for Netscape: Social news is about voting on submissions and taking good submissions and making them more visible, if Jason hired people to vote on submissions that would be wrong but putting stuff into the pipe/tube isn't IMHO. Technorati…

Circle In The Sand

Captain's Quarters is reporting: Paul Martin has bought the support of Conservative MP Belinda Stronach with a ministerial position, changing the balance of power in Parliament and possibly saving the Liberal Party's grip on power. Martin induced Stronach to cross the aisle this morning by making her the Minister of…

The Poster Boy For Pagans?

I'm no expert on neo-pagan faiths, but I can guess that a lot of pagans are a little upset this is still the image of the faith. Herndon says his black lipstick and red eye makeup express the Wiccan religious beliefs he shares with his mother, a priestess in the…

No More Late Fees?

For those that didn't read the fine print: "Blockbuster boldly announced its 'No More Late Fees' policy, but has not told customers about the big fees they are charged if they keep videos or games for more than a week after they are due," Harvey said. "Blockbuster's…

Nervous Xians

My House during halloween? Nope? Just Alex (some BoingBoing reader) on vacation in and around Prague.…

Holy Blood, Holy Grail

From Wikipedia: Holy Blood, Holy Grail is a work of pseudohistory and New York Times bestseller written by authors Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, and Henry Lincoln and published in 1982 by Dell (ISBN 055212138). It details their own quest for the Holy Grail by investigating the concocted mysteries of the…

Great War Time Journalism

In war, as in life, there are plenty of opportunities to see the full spectrum of good and evil that people are capable of. As journalists, it is our job is to report both -- though neither may be fully representative of those people on whom we're reporting. For example,…

The Crossfire Saga (pt2)

Washington Post has an article about Jon Stewart's name being mentioned in todays episode of Crossfire on CNN. Near the end of the show she mentions that they read a few emails in support of the show, one of them is as follows: At the end of "Crossfire,"…