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hans -

nice work on the CBC thing; your latin is really improving. its almost as good as that other blogger ipsum lorum. but like i always say: "per ardua ad astra!".

Alan -

Here is an interesting quotation from a <i>New York Times</i> story this morning:<blockquote class="smalltext">The White House asked The New York Times not to publish this article, arguing that it could jeopardize continuing investigations and alert would-be terrorists that they might be under scrutiny. After meeting with senior administration officials to hear their concerns, the newspaper delayed publication <b>for a year</b> to conduct additional reporting. Some information that administration officials argued could be useful to terrorists has been omitted.</blockquote>

Don -

What's up with the roundtable? I want to hear Glyn's insightful take on the debate!

Alan -

Me no know. I think there are widgets behind the disruption.

Glyn (Zaphod) Evans -

Ha! Yeah I am waiting to post a bit about Quebec and Canada. I didn't listen or watch last night, but tonight I will :) The Habs were on the radio last night, in a feeble display against the Oilers.

Alan, you are right. It is like a column instead of a forum, but I suspect they do not want to have a full-time person moderating comments... and they would likely need one :D

Alan -

I will have to think about what to write tonight. That is the interesting thing compared to this medium. I never think about what I write here before I start writing. I am sure it shows but for me that is part of the point. These are not essays so much as idle thoughts. The CBC roundtable allows for more forethought so it is a different experience and I think creates a bit of a different form of expression.

Glyn (Zaphod) Evans -

Well I find it very different for me. Consider that my usual somewhat small audience is used to my style, and the way I like to insert sarcasm or down-to-earth verbage into some of my posts, but now I have a pretty much new audience!

It is exciting though. Tonight's debate should be interesting! I am glad they have such a diverse group there. I think they picked me because I am new to the scene :)

Alan -

It is your diverse use of the parenthesis buttons on the keyboard that they love, Glyn.

Don -

Glyn - what the heck is up with the Pole Dancer on your site?

Glyn (Zaphod) Evans -

I'm glad you asked Don! I paint 28mm miniatures as a hobby and sell some on eBay or to private collectors :)

Alan - I am working on solidifying the use of said parenthesis buttons :)

Alan -

It is a wonder to behold to those of us who strive to improve their parenthetical skills.

Now, tell us how you got in to 28 mm miniature art. Low overheard?

Don -

Yeah - but specifically the pole dancer - aren't they used for DnD role playing?

Glyn (Zaphod) Evans -

I will use more parenthetical skills here... :D

Anyhow, yeah, I started playing D&D way back when I was wee... and we used the miniatures for gaming. Maybe 5 or so years ago, I discovered the on-line community and realised that my skills (they were similar to those displayed by the 40 Year Old Virgin) were really poor. Now I tend to paint at an international competition level of skill, though my interest in the hobby has taken a back seat to current events.

Glyn (Zaphod) Evans -

Specifically, the poledancer was done for money. I rarely paint nude miniatures as I always liked the armor and such. But this one went to the same collector who had purchased another "nude" I did... Worked out quite well :)

Alan -

The <i>Toronto Star</i>'s blog is down, too, apparently also running on Typepad.

cm -

Slactivist also uses Typepad and is currently back to December 8. I detect a conspiracy...