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Post #82 • August 12, 2003, 11:22 PM

Graphic of the Month: Stupid Question Counter, by TransMegaCorp T-Shirts. Courtesy Davezilla.

For Crying Out Loud: Somebody hit ArtsJournal with a denial of service attack. Listen, jerknuts, go bother Microsoft or the IRS or something. Sheesh.

Vegan Update 1: a remarkably effective peanut sauce adapted from a recipe on the lid of a jar of Smucker’s. Combine 1/3 c. peanut butter, 2/3 c. water, honey (which may not be vegan, but I feel bad throwing it away), lemon juice, 1 clove garlic, and soy sauce in a saucepan and heat. Serve over noodles and tofu.

Vegan Update 2: invented while jonesing for a chai. Combine two parts black tea, one part soymilk, and a generous splash of maple syrup in a cup for a delightful late-afternoon pick-me-up. Two of these babies around 5 pm will keep you blogging until 2 am. Against your will.

Vegan Update 3: “It’s true that piglets are castrated with no anesthetic, but researchers haven’t yet determined whether the process is painful,”according to Anna Johnson, director of animal welfare [Editor’s note – Say what?] at the National Pork Board. From Moby.

Blog Alert 1: Maud Newton is the only other human being I know who was born in Dallas and raised in Miami. She writes a blog that covers the world of writing.

Blog Alert 2: 2 Blowhards touch on art more than occasionally, and are happy to apply the dynamite of honest self-inquiry to the brick wall of conventional thought.

Blog Alert 3: This site was mentioned kindly by Reflections in D Minor, which covers music far better than I will ever be able to.

Blog Alert 4: Also on About Last Night, solicitations for a euphonic substitute for ‘blog’. I like the word ‘blog’. It sounds virile in an Anglo-Saxonish way. Ediary? Idiary? Enchaineton, for Pete’s sake? Feh. Blog, blog, blog, blog, blog.

Blog Alert 5: Elena Karo’s Pretty Serendipities is one of the stronger new citizens in Artblogistan. It’s also the first Blogspot blog I’ve seen that looks halfway decent. Thank you Modern Art Notes, which will be moving to TypePad soon.

UPDATE - Blog Alerts 6 – 8: Out of Lascaux is veritable Artblogistan nobility. It yeilds up A.C. Douglas, another one of these people who can write intelligently about the entire gamut of creative production (note to self: learn music, architecture, great fiction, dance, theater, etc., etc.). Artblog.net was blogrolled by Bloggy, political, leftist, queer, hilarious, cutting, and well worth a visit. Links on artblog.net are due for a heavy update.

UPDATE 2 - Joy! Ftrain is back.

UPDATE 3 - Jerknuts turned out to be a teenager from New Jersey and the cops have busted him.

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