Yahoo! News – Bush Blasts ‘Revisionist Historians’ on Iraq — Let me just quote the relevant bit here: Bush said, “This is for certain, Saddam Hussein is no longer a threat to the United States and our friends and allies.” Bullshit, Dubya. Now, I’ve admitted that I thought Saddam had WMDs before the incursion, although it’s nice to see all of that “ready to strike and kill us all at any moment” hyperbole is being slowly but surely deflated. The thing is, Saddam’s still out…

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New at Backwash — “The Cult of Plath”. A quick overview of my favourite poet and why she’s so popular. Many of you know that I used DietWatch, back when it was a free service, before the fire. DietWatch is a pay service now, and I can’t really afford it, so I’ve mostly been calculating stuff on my own. This afternoon, though, I created a quickie little programme on my computer to spit out meal plans that fit within my fat/calorie limits. It’s not much…

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I was watching the WNBA game on ABC earlier today, and it seems like even after all this time, there’s still a big marketing problem here. Of the commercials I watched, most of them seemed to be the traditional “women’s market” items or traditional sports items (which are always tailored to male tastes); very few of the commercials seemed to be trying to bridge the gap, to tap the new market the WNBA is drawing. The WNBA’s been around long enough at this point that…

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Quick question: some of the Backwash columnists hold weekly chats on the Backwash Website. Would any of you be interested in me holding my own weekly chat on the site? I have to admit I’m a bit iffy about doing it, just because I know that holding a public chat like that could attract the ne’er-do-wells from my Internet past, but if enough regular .org readers are interested, I’d think about giving it a shot.

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