went to the instapundit today to check up on his ron paul coverage

and read the very disturbing news that our friend Tim Blair has found out that he has cancer

very scary stuff even if tim seems so positive about it.

and further proof that even the worst news travels so quickly via electronic means

even accidentally.

and it also proves that there is no better medium than blogs to deliver news like this because if something bad happens to you, its easy to announce it exactly the way you want, and then get sweet sweet comments from strangers that will help soften the horrible blow.

you will be in our prayers tonight mr blair. and the next time i find myself choosing a beer, i will order up a fosters in yr honor.


*WEDNESDAY MORNING UPDATE* Results of Monday’s CAT scan are in. There is no spread of the malignancy; zip, zero, zilch. It’s entirely localised. Medical science may disagree, but I think credit should go to readers and fellow bloggers. Your thoughts and prayers have eerie powers.

Massive thanks to all.

crazy thing about work

is that people here are so professional that even when britney spears is driving around late for court, everyone in the newsroom are so quiet that you dont even know what theyre watching on tv

down in Sports its way different. theyre cheering, theyre throwing around the football, theyre yelling. but up where i am on the Interactive floor, where theres plenty of Entertainment writers and editors and producers, everyones very very calm, waiting, watching, writing, and publishing.

very few raised voices.


here are some of the stories that i liked best today:

– Double-amputee declared ineligible for Olympic competition

– our auto bloggers are writing from the Detroit auto show: coolest car, disneyish car, their car of the year, and the $2,500 list price car

– Giant fan tries to pick fight with Dodger fan at Dodger Stadium. Dodgers seperate the fans during the game. Afterwards in the parking lot the Giants fan blinds the Dodger fan, Dodgers cleared in lawsuit

– OC Sherrif Quits in shame

– Disney testing handheld devices (aka Nintendo DS) so you can see ride wait times before you trek across the park to stand in line