10/26: Morning Communique

CITY PAGES BLOGS

Paul Demko wrote a song called "Dollar Store." Give it a listen at Live Nude Weblog!

Steve Monaco has a pretty dyspeptic president at Couch Pundit.

Peter Scholtes has more background on the recent Soul Asylum show, as well as a Stinson/Westerberg collaboration at Complicated Fun.

THESE DAYS

At least 21 detainees who died while in U.S. custody in Iraq and Afghanistan were the victims of homicide and usually died during or after interrogations, according to an analysis of Defense Department data.

The 2,000th American solider has been killed in Iraq.

For the first time since the fall of the Taliban's Islamic government four years ago, a journalist has been convicted by a Kabul court under Afghanistan's blasphemy laws.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Happy anniversary and happy bloggiversary to the dharma blog.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

Fred Thompson sends Albert Brooks to India and Pakistan to find out what makes Muslims laugh in Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World.

A classic from the British game show Catch Phrase.

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"We could make so much money if we would just write scripts like that and go shoot them and put big stars in them. But, first of all, we hate actors. And second, I just can't imagine being on a set of a movie like 'Deuce Bigalow.'"

-- South park co-creator Trey Parker, on why he and Matt Stone shy away from making live action movies


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