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Achenblog: December 4, 2005 - December 10, 2005

Giant Bird Flu Story Sighted

   Read it and cheep....

By Joel Achenbach  |  December 10, 2005; 10:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (76)
 
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By Popular Demand: Cattle Buyer Jokes

   My folks are in town, we mostly sit around and tell jokes and shoot the breeze and eat too much. My Mom reminded me that my uncle recently mailed me some Cattle Buyer Jokes. (It's always nice to get...

By Joel Achenbach  |  December 9, 2005; 8:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (220)
 
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Selling Snowballs in a Blizzard

  Two disturbing thoughts:   1. We live in a world supersaturated in information, in which the technologies of communication have vastly outpaced our ability to find something new to say.  Information of one kind or another is everywhere, much...

By Joel Achenbach  |  December 7, 2005; 9:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (324)
 
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Let's Talk About Sex

   Tonya Jameson of the Charlotte Observer has written a piece (thanks to Romenesko for the link) about her attendance at a six-day (!) workshop on covering sex and sexuality. She writes:     "Is the news media so afraid...

By Joel Achenbach  |  December 6, 2005; 7:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (168)
 
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The Literary Life, With Side Effects

    [From today's Rough Draft column.]     Brunched with Updike at the Cosmos Club the other day, and we traded the usual literary-life horror stories. Pushy fans, thick-headed critics, impossible deadlines. I confessed my fear that literature no...

By Joel Achenbach  |  December 4, 2005; 8:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (177)
 
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