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“My father hated radio and could not wait for television to be invented so he could hate that too.” – Peter De Vries

Several dvd producing companies have been trying to market book /dvd packages: Soon The Penguin people will be publishing books with dvds in the back of Decameron, Of Human Bondage, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet and a collection of plays by Eugene O’Neill (which will include Robeson’s Emperor Jones).PBS has been having a good time with their book and DVD packages but then they are selling stuff like: Benjamin Franklin, West Point: The First 200 Years, American Experience, Gettysburg, Islam: Empire of Faith Columbia/Sony has been selling book/dvd sets for a while now: Sense and Sensibility, Tess, Persuasion, Little Women.

cartoon wars scorecard: Back in September The Danish paper Jyllands-Posten published some unfunny anti-arab cartoons. And only recently in protest the Iranian paper Hamshahri started a holocaust cartoon contest and then in solildarity the editor at Jyllands-Posten Flemming Rose offered to run those cartoons as well, (btw Mr. Rose has been suspended over that idea). In jealousy? an Israeli cartoonist has started the Israeli Anti-Semitic Cartoons Contest. (great NPR interview) And so far very few American papers have had the balls to run the initial anti-arab cartoons, except for a student paper in Illinois, and they are basically roasting that kid over an open flame. But we managed to draw a few of our own. Tune in next week for Doodlewars!

elsewhere on our little blue ball: a collection by Children’s Illustrator Arthur Rackham will be exhibited at the Central Michigan University Library.

banktoaster: Free audio book Master of the Storm by James Flint is available for download from BMW.

NEWS FLASH: Javier Bardem to star in the film version of
Gabriel García Márquez Love in the Time of Cholera!! For those who may remember Barden starred as Reinaldo Arenas in Before Night Falls and as Ramón Sampedro in the Sea Inside. and on top of that…he’s just gorgeous..hey a girl’s gotta have a hobby…..

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