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Achenblog: June 28, 2009 - July 4, 2009

Frantic Relaxation

Apparently it's a national holiday -- the much-beloved Third of July. This means that instead of working hard we must all commit ourselves to playing hard, frantically relaxing, going out of our way to have more fun than is...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 3, 2009; 10:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (384)
 
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History as Farce

We have long known that the U.S. went to war with Iraq under a false premise -- that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. The standard narrative has always focused on GWB's cowboy motivations for pushing for the...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 2, 2009; 8:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (136)
 
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Tabloid Journalism

This is an exciting day at the Post because there are all these amazing structural changes in the editing and copy-flow process that I would explain in detail were I to have even the vaguest understanding of them. There...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 1, 2009; 12:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (126)
 
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Michael Jackson and The Robot

Housekeeping: I'm going to Italy next week and don't know how much I can and will be blogging. It's vacation, and thus the default position is that I won't post anything. Of course, that's the default position much of...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 1, 2009; 7:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (82)
 
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The Skater Dude

Now, finally, I know how I'll be remembered. I know how my name will pop up on Google 17.0 (debuting 2150 A.D.). See, we had this reunion in Hogtown. It was my high school's 75th anniversary, and we had...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 29, 2009; 7:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (321)
 
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