July 27, 2005
Director Kevin Smith's blog is called My Boring Ass Life. What's in a name?
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A Cambodian nonprofit worker traverses the country, teaching students to publish blogs. The project promotes democracy and spurs internet use in a land where few people have access to the web. Matt Reed reports from Phnom Penh.Page two of the article links to this list of Cambodian bloggers.
OUR former nanny, a 26-year-old former teacher with excellent references, liked to touch her breasts while reading The New Yorker and often woke her lovers in the night by biting them. She took sleeping pills, joked about offbeat erotic fantasies involving Tucker Carlson and determined she'd had more female sexual partners than her boyfriend.Zing! Do you take salt or lemon with your wound? But the nanny is not the sort to take this lying down. She blasted back on her blog. See how that works? That's good stuff. And now the nanny, a student of literature, is being read by thousands of people. So you see, there is a silver lining to all things. (Also? The NYT illustration portrays the nanny as having man-hands and dating The Rock. I'm no lawyer but that very well could be libelous. I mean, he's the Scorpion King, that could reflect poorly on her future prospects.)
"I decided that copyright, it sort of seemed like everybody was holding on to everything. So as an artist I thought, "What can I do?" Open the hand. So what we're doing is releasing the album with a Creative Commons license. It's a sampling plus license."If you get a chance to go to one of Ottmar's concerts, I highly recommend it. If you can't make it to a live show then listen to his music online or buy his current release. It's good stuff.