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Mahir Cagri update

What’s Mahir Cagri up to these days? (second link is NY Times; free registration required.)

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Le Blind Date

“Le Blind Date Conquers Paris.” (NY Times; free registration required.)

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“Stunning and rare example of philanthropy publicly flexing its muscles”

In Pittsburgh, three foundations have suspended their payments for programs in local public schools, causing a funding crisis. This represents a “stunning and rare example of philanthropy publicly flexing its muscles.” (NY Times; free registration required.)

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“Song of the Sausauge Creature”

Hunter S. Thompson’s “Song of the Sausauge Creature” is a hilarious story about riding Ducati motorcycles.

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Ezine template

Here’s a really convenient (and free) tool for creating text-based email newsletters.

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Apple’s new ad campaign

Here’s some good analysis of Apple’s new ad campaign designed to convince unhappy Windows users that they should switch to Macs.

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Chinese walking fish

How did a ravenous Chinese walking fish end up in a Maryland pond?

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Logophilia

Logophilia.com is a fascinating site devoted to recently-coined words. My favorite: “knee-mail.”

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Noonan on all that’s right in the U.S.

While we often focus on what’s wrong with America, Peggy Noonan says we should celebrate all that’s right with our country.

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News from Burma

News from Burma: some auspicious white elephants have shown up, there might have been–or might not have been–a coup plot to overthrow the military junta currently in power, and the country is making some measured progress in their war on drugs (all links are NY Times; free registration required).