URLs du Jour (4/1/2005)

Happy April Fools Day. (Or maybe that should be "Fool's" or even "Fools'". I'm not enough of a pedant to look it up right now. Do any of the links below contain pranks? Not sure …

  • Lefties bewail media concentration, and one of their prime targets has long been Clear Channel Communications. But in an article for The American Spectator, Shawn Macomber describes how Clear Channel is partnering with the "progressive" Air America to actually turn the once-struggling pinko network into sort of a success.

    Shawn concludes:

    But let's not hold our breath waiting for a retraction or for the folks over at Air America to start advocating the further liberalization of markets. The underdog rhetoric just sells much too well abandon it, especially on the way up.

    Is this irony? I'm never sure.

  • Meant to link to this yesterday, but Warren Bell has a funny and insightful essay at NRO on the times when you should just say a few simple words. Buried within is probably the best explanation of why I like Dubya, and (maybe) why he irritates others to conniption.
  • Also meant to link to this earlier, but here is an interview with baseball stat guy and Red Sox employee Bill James, who gets smart questions and provides smarter answers. Recommended if you like baseball at all.
  • Ann Althouse has a great post today about, well, dust. I really liked this:

    I read a long time ago that the dust in your house is mostly flaked off skin cells.

    followed immediately by:

    What would you prefer it to be?

    Damn fine writing. As the Blogfather says, read the whole thing.

  • Google offers a new service, Google Gulp. (Perhaps only for a very limited time, so click today!)

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