2/21: Morning Communique

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Steve Monaco brings you the latest edition of Greil Monaco's No-Life Top 10 -- The Even-Less-than-Usual Edition -- at Couch Pundit.

THESE DAYS

Initially proposed by the bipartisan commission that investigated the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board was created by the intelligence overhaul that President Bush signed into law in December 2004. According to the L.A. Times, more than a year later, it exists only on paper.

Mississippi plans to put the names and faces of convicted sex offenders on roadside billboards.

American punk rock icon and writer Henry Rollins was reported to the National Security hotline during his recent Australian tour because of a book, "Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam In Central Asia," he was reading on a flight to Brisbane. [via James Wolcott]

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Headlines like "I'd Rather Have Pubic Chiggers Than Use FedEx" by Julie will keep you coming back to Cake for Breakfast.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

Time to grab your Weinerwhistle and learn to toot!

Antarctica penguin cam [via Incoming Signals]

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"I'm very grateful that my career is not at the height it once was."

-- Has-been Neve Campbell

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