Saturday, May 22, 2004

Weekend update: Other things I found last week:

If you read my other blog at the Miami Herald, you'll see some duplicate links here. I posted a bit more there than here this week, but since some readers may not want to register at the Herald site, don't want to deprive you.... :-)

The links....
Reference :
  • ABC de la Chanson Francophone: has hundreds of song lyrics in French.
  • 2004 Atlantic Hurricane Outlook from NOAA.
  • Coalition Provisional Authority: report from Congressional Research Service.
  • Separate but not Equal: Smithsonian exhibit on Brown v. Board of Education.
  • Voices of Civil Rights from AARP and LCCR.
  • AAA Trip Gasoliine Calculator: put in type of car, origin/destination, and get estimated cost of trip according to current gas prices. Also: Fuel Gauge Report: get today's gas cost by area.
    Governments, Politics:
  • Political Advocacy Groups: A Directory of United States Lobbyists an easy place to find advocacy groups, addresses, phone numbers, websites, with short descriptions. Compiled by a university librarian.
  • World Migration 2003 from Intl Organization for Migration.
  • guide for journalists to government research.
  • Complete RSS: new site for finding RSS news feeds.
  • Real Pages Live: Download phone book images in ActiveX format, from BellSouth.
  • Extreme Searcher site for book, has good collection of useful web links and some tips.
  • Florida Keys Keynoter has a new snazzy Web site. There's also a new site for the Upper Keys Reporter.
  • Ten Stories the world should be hearing more about from the UN.
  • Iraqi Press Monitor lets you read what's in the daily papers there.
  • Memorable Canadians: a collection of biographies from various Canadian govt. Web sites.
    Business, Journalism, Public Records: no links this week

    Some Interesting stories/Weblogs:
  • Michael Berg writes about his son Nick in the Guardian.
  • Hundreds of federal officials have "degrees" from diploma mills, according to this report on a GAO study.
  • Orcinus blog by Seattle journalist Dave Neiwert, includes a recently published Media Manifesto and a long essay on Lolita, the Miami Seaquarium's orca.
  • Other Men's Flowers: a lovely collection of quotations and interesting phrases, in Blog format.
  • Fodors Blog has fun travel links.
  • Andy Kaufman returns! This blog is written by "Andy Kaufman" who claims he was, really, faking his death.
  • Peter Fallow's Memorable Musings: this is a fairly funny blog about journalism from someone who claims to have been one...or maybe not.
  • Carbwire: a new blog about low-carb foods.
  • The Hillbilly Housewife, featuring down-home recipes. These actually look pretty good.
  • Bill Walsh demonstrates that registering for a newspaper's Web site under a fake name can sometimes backfire on you.
  • The Makeup Gallery: view some amazing movie transformations.
  • Movietone Portraits: nostalgic database of celebrity portraits from the old Movietone newsreels. No sound, just pictures, with a distracting background score.
  • Lousiana WPA photographs: great historical collection from the New Orleans Public Library.
  • Bumper stickers for liberals: these are hilarious.


    • Hello Liz

      I enjoy Infomaniac and I'm glad you liked Other Men's Flowers.

      Hardly anyone ever comments on it, though. Couldn't you add one, rude or nice?

      Which birthday? My guess is, the same as the one I had last march, less fifty.

      All good wishes.

      By Blogger Tony, at 5:11 AM  

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