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Big Apple Blog Festival - August 21, 2005

Big Apple Blog Festival (BABF)

Welcome to Big Apple Blog Festival (BABF), a representative roundup of this week's posts by NYC bloggers.

Alarming News is organizing a NY blogger bash for Thursday, August 25th

Blissful Ignorance recounts his journey to America in "Boat Trip" ... "after drifting at sea for about 30 days, encounter with pirate (and related horrors), we were pick up by Indonesian Coast Guard. We spend several months in an UN Refugee game with other Vietnamese boat people. In the winter of 1980 we arrive in Brooklyn, NY." ...

Jolie in NYC responds to a reader who asks, "I want to know what is really on Naomi Watt's cheeks!" in "Beauty Question: Complexion Luminizers" ... we thought it was olive oil ...

Jeff Jarvis posts a discussion list of who is "using blogs well to expand news coverage and in newsrooms and who’s using the internet well to change how news is gathered and distributed" in "Who’s doing it right? Recommendations, please…"

Now What? is getting laser eye surgery next month and describes the preliminary exam ...

A Guy In New York posted its weekly roundup of NYC restaurant reviews in "This Week in Reviews - August 19, 2005"

the daily isolato links to a very interesting study on facial attractiveness ...

As I Please calls it a "Cold day for the Devil" ... because he's linking to The Village Voice ...

Exit Zero advises ... "when you're speaking to a bureaucrat, don't accuse his/her department of incompetence - accuse another, possibly competing department of incompetence and ask for their help in proving your case." ...

My Urban Kvetch 2005 does NOT approve of "14-year-olds with perfectly tweezed eyebrows." ... "My Emma Roberts Issue" ... we agree ...

Kesher Talk links to a blog "with cliff-hanger installments of the fairy-tale-cum-screwball-comedy story of his courtship of his wife...."

words to eat by warns you to NEVER, EVER, ON NO ACCOUNT, use Brooklyn Locksmiths, dba Speedway ... in "A PSA for Brooklynites: NEVER USE BROOKLYN LOCKSMITH, AKA SPEEDWAY" .. and helpfully lists all of their phone numbers ...

Overheard in New York's best subway-related post this week ... "Conductor: ...we are told the delay is indefinite...for future reference 'indefinite' does not mean the train won't leave at all. So all those people that just got off the train and went upstairs to wait, are still waiting! And you're on your way!" ...

brain terminal links to an interesting article in LAWeekly ... "Hollywood to Drive Nail in Newspaper Coffin?" ...

the corsair has an "Exclusive: Madonna is Stubborn" ... and promises: "In our next episode of Exxon-Mobil Gas-terpiece Theater, Rooco declares himself Zeus." ...

Asymmetrical Information ... says that "Many academics of my acquaintance profess to be aghast at the "status seeking" in which their neighbours engage--and yet I have never met anyone as obsessed with collecting professional merit badges as an academic." ... "Money money money money" ...

verbosecoma reminds you to "get your CMJ Badge so you won't miss some of fall's most anticipated films" ... September 14-17, 2005 ... CMJ Film Fest

Armavirumque reports that George Galloway will debate Christopher Hitchens ... on Iraq and U.S. and British foreign policy ... on September 14, 2005 ...

Waiter Rant has a post "I’m Letting the NY Post Do My Job Today" ... Ai yi yi yi yi ... and take a glance through the more than 250 comments ...

Newyorkish has a great collection of "Links: David Hasselhoff & Christmas Lights" ... including ... "Holiday gift idea: Mars will produce customized M&Ms with a name on them" ... "Slate reveals one of the closest guarded secrets on the Web: Amazon.com's customer service number" (we bet THAT will change) ... "Strange animation of the day: It's a Wonderful Life, performed by animated bunnies in 30 seconds" (really) ...

A Year in Food is leaving NYC and moving to San Francisco ... after a 3 month tour of Europe ... starting in Barcelona ...

Bakerina, commenting on the Amanda Hesser NYT article, "Under Pressure," says that "It has been almost 30 years since my stepdad was foolhardy enough to buy my mother a Daisy Seal-a-Meal for Christmas, almost 30 years since we took a pass at making big batches of stew, vacuum-sealing them, freezing them and reheating them in boiling-water bags, only to decide that the results weren't worth the added time, the cost of the Seal-a-Meal bags or the increased amount of plastic in our garbage, 30 years since we said goodbye to all that...." ... but Bakerina, "sous vide" sounds so much more ... elegant ... than "seal-a-meal" ...

The People's Cube reports that "Nebraska Mom Demands Meeting With DQ CEO"

slice found a bunch of pizza-related postings on Craigslist Missed Connections ... "That's Amore: 'You Were on a Break from Mandee's'" ...

The Amateur Gourmet's 1000th post is "My 1000th Post: How To Start a Food Blog" ... congratulations on the 1000th post!

The Malcontent says lightning does strike twice ... in "The L Word" ... "Frozen in front of me for what seemed like a minute was an enormous wooden pot, carved from the trunk of a tree, beginning to tip over on its base. My mind was paralyzed with horror as I did some quick math on whether dropping a $400 camera-phone would be more foolish than reaching out to save a pot of indeterminate value." ...

Speaking of lightning ... Towleroad took a photo of lightning striking the Empire State Building ... only got it striking once though ...

A Hamburger Today has a quick overview of "The History of the Hamburger" ... yes, we know it's not this week, but we missed it ...

A Stitch in Haste notes that CRS has "released a report summarizing the Social Security debate and a convenient fact sheet on the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation system." ... coming soon to a citizen near you ... "Crises, Crises Everywhere..."

Harleys, Cars, Girls & Guitars is cruising the Caribbean ... with the Karaoke Queen and her extended family .. and blogging about Caribbean Harley dealers and tattoos

John-Boy at NYC Metroblog, who rides the G train, is looking for a fight over who has the "suckiest train" with anyone who rides the N train ... in "Straphangers? Where are these Straps? Is this S&M?"

Listed on the ÜberCarnival page and in Carnival News.

If you have a NYC blog and want to see something in the next BABF, send us a short write up and a permalink to aguyinnewyork [at] gmail ... see you next week ...

Posted August 21, 2005 02:01 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Big Apple Blog Festival



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I'm sorry, the blogger party is being moved until Sept as a lot of people couldn't make the 25th. Will definitely keep you posted.

Posted by: Karol at August 21, 2005 12:58 PM

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