Deserving of praise

Deserving of praise: AP has a story about the magazine Seventeen adding a faith column.

(Editor Atoosa) Rubenstein said her goal is not to spread a religious message, but to provide a forum for an issue she believes is important to this generation of girls. “I feel, and had sensed that my readers felt, that there was an entire magazine that wasn’t speaking to a part of them,” Rubenstein said. “I just noticed, more and more, our readers were talking about their faith.”

Atoosa Rubenstein said she has proposed a faith section in previous magazines (she was founding editor of CosmoGirl!). She said other editors told her a fashion magazine was no place for God.

Memorable RNC phrases?

Memorable RNC phrases? By making a “quantitative snapshot of the media’s” most influential news and business newspapers and magazines in the United States, Factiva says the following were the most “memorable phrases” of the 2004 RNC:

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger: “Economic girlie man” – (157 on the “index”)
  • John McCain: “A disingenuous filmmaker” – 72
  • Zell Miller: “Armed with what? Spitballs?” – 67
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger: “America is back” – 55
  • Rudy Giuliani: “Thank God that George Bush is our President” – 44
  • I’m surprised the following didn’t make the list: “Flip-flop,” “Four More Years,” “a swagger in Texas called walking,” “Read my lips, no new taxes” (oh, wait, that’s another RNC convention).


    The first iTunes affiliated blog on the block?

    The first iTunes affiliated blog on the block? The rexblog was notified on Friday (a travel day) that it is an official partner in the new Apple iTunes Affiliate Program. (Right up there with the day we were notified of our acceptance into the National Geographic Society.) In the future, whenever you see an iTunes logo or the title of a song highlighted, when you click on them, you will be magically transported to (if you have iTunes) the iTunes store’s corresponding link. When you purchase the music, I will receive 5% of the sale. (In other words, if I can sell 20 million songs, I can become a millionaire doing this.) The cost to you is exactly what it would be if you went directly to the iTunes store. Now that I have some incentive, I will do some “playlist blogging” to the rexblog. Let’s have fun. The service has just launched and the links seem to be bouncing back here rather than going to the iTunes store. I’m sure that will be fixed soon.