On TV, Men Are the New Women

It is not surprising that the feminization of the television industry would give female characters more prominence, but it is a little disconcerting to see how men have waned in the process. Suddenly, sensitive shows are dealing with men as an oppressed minority group. Television writers who once focused on women’s dilemmas are now exploring the emotional difficulty of being a man in today’s world. –Alessandra Stanley –On TV, Men…

View Source add-in IE (to help in blogging)…

A while ago, I lamented that, when copying and pasting from an online source, it’s a pain to have to re-create the links and other HTML embedded in the text. DrWeb sent me this e-mail, and gave me permission to post it here: Just a note.. saw your post on the Kaironews site, and decided to write since I am not registered there to post or comment.. Re: http://kairosnews.org/node/view/3352 I…

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Broken Biscuit Breakthrough

“We now have a greater understanding of why biscuits develop cracks shortly after being baked.” — PhD student Qasim Saleem, quoted in an article by Christine McGourty –Broken Biscuit Breakthrough (BBC) A biscuit in the UK is what Americans refer to as a “cracker”. Thanks for the suggestion, Rosemary.

Stuck at the Gate

[M]ore than 1,000 fans [were] turned away from turnstiles for up to 1-1/2 hours over a bizarre ticket snafu.|The fans – many of them season ticket holders – were forced to wait on line until as late as the fourth inning to get replacement tickets after accidentally tearing their ducats out of ticket books without the stubs. –Stuck at the Gate  (NY Daily News) Blame the user — a typical…

The Plame Game

In other words, a White House leaker is leaking to the Washington Post about Novak’s White House leakers, but the leaker to the Post draws short of dribbling out the identities of who leaked to Novak and whom else they tried to leak to. The Post source does, however, pass stern judgment on Novak’s leakers, saying the leaks were “wrong and a huge miscalculation, because they were irrelevant and did…