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Wednesday, March 8, 2006

12:11PM - The Lantern Books Blog

lanternblog is the blog for NYC-based publisher Lantern Books. Lantern publishes books on animal rights, vegetarianism, environmentalism, social justice, and spirituality. Lantern also holds monthly events in NYC (including film screenings and panel discussions). This blog presents news and thoughts from the Lantern staff and is updated a few times per week.

2:14PM - Thoughts from the Margin

marginthoughts is a left-leaning political blog, Thoughts from the Margin covering mostly national (United States) issues, but also local, state, and international issues as well when the fancy strikes me.  The blog is based in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area.  I try not to update more than once a day, but more often than not it ends up being about three times a week, so the traffic is not going to fill up your friends list.

3:14PM - Superpickle

Fans of the band Mailbox, their internet record label/music collective Superpickle, and people with three ears everywhere will be interested in two new syndications:

imadeitup_news
and
imadeitup_pod

Both come direct from Superpickle CEO and Mailbox frontman Adam Rabin. "Pod" is just his podcast, whereas "news" will contain both news updates and podcast announcements. So join "news" to get both, "pod" for just the music.

Says Rabin:

I won't be chatting on my podcasts. I'll just be posting songs as I find them or complete them. All podcast items will also show up in the newsfeed (not vice-versa). And my home page (http://www.imadeitup.com) simply shows the last few news items posted. And today, HCR's Dave Delaney responds to Mailbox being dropped from Superpickle. Priceless.

6:56PM - New at LJ: Rotten Library

I've set up an RSS for the Rotten Library and have syndicated it here, as rotten_library!

Here's an excerpt from a recent entry, "Vending Machines":

«Combined with new advances in soda can delivery, snack rack dispensary, candy spiral arm technology and credit card verification techniques, it's easy to see why vending machines are truly man's best friend. Beep boop! Take me to your leader!
[...]
When a vending machine falls on top of you, it's responding more out of fear than fury. It's saying please stop. It pins you to the linoleum floor almost immediately, forcing you to squint into the overhead fluorescent lights. Your elbows and knees are unable to bend or pivot in any direction, as if you've been placed in a small coffin. It's very likely your head hit the ground pretty hard upon impact. If the tilt-over was a clean 90-degree sweep, your nose, such as it is, is bent, or your cheeks are pressed firmly against the display window. If the machine topples and torques around one of its protective rubber footpads, skewing slightly at an angle, the top corner digs an enormous diagonal gash across your entire body from head to toe.»

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