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October 9, 2005

Three Things

Thing One: Washington Cube is tackling what sounds like a daunting task, leaving at least one comment in every blog listed in the DC Blogs blogroll. "Cube" notes that the biggest challenge is not finding something to say to hundreds of different bloggers, but navigating the security measures that many blogs have had to enforce due to blogspam. I think Cube's gesture is a really cool one, a productive way of starting conversations with dozens of bloggers throughout the city.

Thing Two: I keep trying to get out, but they pull me back in. The Braves have let me (well not only me) down yet again in the playoffs. Given their recent history, I can't say that I'm suprised, but they seem to find annoying new ways of losing every year. This year's version: an 18-inning marathon that consumed most of my day.

Thing Three: As I mentioned earlier, I've been thinking about the category of the "independent film" today for my paper for MLA, specifically because the film I'll be discussing is an "indepedent," produced by Warner Indepedent Features. Long story short, while digging on IMDB this afternon (I wasn't just watching the game), I came across one of Warner's planned productions, Joshua Marston's follow-up to Maria Full of Grace, The Iraqi Convoy Project, a feature film about "the lives of American truckers who, because of hard times at home, commit to transporting goods for U.S. contractors through the Iraqi war zone." Could be an intriguing film.

Posted by chuck at October 9, 2005 7:11 PM

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Amen on the Braves, Chuck. It killed me, watching that game. It was two games, for crying out loud! Two full games, and we came away with a loss that dropped us out of the playoffs, after leading by FIVE RUNS!!

But then, our bullpen couldn't hold a lead if it had two plastic handles. With that bullpen, we shouldn't have let ourselves believe. You know?

Posted by: TerminalMFA at October 9, 2005 10:10 PM

At least I don't have ESPN, so I missed the misery of watching the wheels come off, just periodic updates on Yahoo. It actually amazed me that once we got into extra innings that we held on as long as we did. I kepyt trying to convince myself that if the Braves got into a Game Five, Smoltz would carry the team through.

At least I won't have any additional distractions during job search season. Even my favorite college football team, Purdue, seems to be on the verge of a pretty disappointing season.

Posted by: Chuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 9, 2005 10:17 PM

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