Was it funny?

Was it funny? A professor at Auburn University who is leading his students off the blogging cliff apparently thinks my discovery that George Bush was an Abercrombie+Fitch catalog model while AWOL from the National Guard is a parody. Not really, I just was trying to poke fun at the whole thing by making up something really stupid and comparing it to the CBS forgery scandal. I’m glad I could clarify this. Speaking of making up something really stupid and comparing it to the CBS forgery scandal, how about this? (via Instapundit)

bumper music:
Couch Potato
(“Weird Al” Yankovic)


Buzzworthy: I will go ahead and assume that it’s a compliment for Jeff Jarvis to say that rexblog bumper music is “like an NPR show with an actual sense of humor.” That (and trying to make a million bucks from encouraging this weblog’s seven readers to download 20 million songs) was my intent. By the way, since Jeff has been under the weather for the past day or so , I’ve decided to go ahead and unveil a new feature I had planned to later roll-out as a rexblog brand-extending-contextual-advertising-and-subliminal-marketing strategy to help me convince you seven readers to download 20 million songs: Playlists of tunes to listen to while visiting your favorite weblogs.

The first Rexblog Playlist is for all you buzzmachiniacs :

(Note: Some of these links appear to be having some technical difficulties. Sorry.)

Rexblog Playlist 001: Buzzmachine

What’s Buzzin’ Cousin (Cab Calloway)

Buzz Me
(B.B. King)

Lucky Buzz (Richard Buckner)

Ultimate Buzz
(James Eternal)

I Don’t Need No Booze to Get A Buzz On (Alan Jackson)

Buzzy (Bud Powell & Charlie Parker)

Buzz Me Baby
(Fleetwood Mac)

(Paul Kelly)

Expect more “Rexblog Playlists” in the future (but expect them on weekends). In the future, I will actually ask bloggers what they’d like me to include in their list…and if they don’t respond, I’ll take that as an indication they think it is okay for me to make one up for them. As Jeff is sick today, I didn’t want to bother him. I hope to add another one later of his favorites.

Well connected

Well connected: The “anonymous vaporzine scout” sent me vaporzine news about the new magazine Network Life — The Expert’s Guide to the Connected Home. The new bi-monthly is scheduled to premier November 29.

Quote from press release:

Network Life provides information that Network IT Experts need in order to get the most from their own home networks and respond to the barrage of requests for hands-on help and recommendations from their less technical family, friends and neighbors.

rexblog bumper music from the iTunes store:
Handy Man (James Taylor)


Swayed: The premiere issue of Suede Magazine is now on newsstands.

Press release quote:

“Suede speaks to a new American woman — urban, always cosmopolitan; as downtown as she is uptown; cultured and multi-cultural; black, white, Latina and Asian and always on the edge of fashion, culture and entertainment. The magazine represents a new, original voice on the newsstand, a voice that speaks to a generation of people from diverse cultures, upbringings and interests. Their role models range from politicians to supermodels, from authors and historians to rap artists. Their style is inspired by the streetand the runway but is wholly their own.”

rexblog bumper music from the iTunes store:
Suede (Tori Amos)