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Mike's Blog Round Up

Another week, another guest host handling the blog round-up here at C&L. Good morning. I'm Lance Mannion and I have a blog. Don't we all? Mine's

Another week, another guest host handling the blog round-up here at C&L. Good morning. I'm Lance Mannion and I have a blog. Don't we all?

Mine's called with wry cleverness Lance Mannion and I post about politics, movies, TV, books, and occasionally yard work and home repair. I'm also the television editor for the arts and culture blog newcritics. All our posts come with the James Wolcott Good Blogkeeping Seal of Approval. What this means for you is that since my focus isn't solely on politics, my linkages here won't do that either. For example, over at newcritics right now for your listening and dancing pleasure we have three dueling reviews of the new Bob Dylan fantasy biopic, I'm Not There.

"Dazzlingly fresh and original," says Jason Chervokas, "Makes me wonder what went wrong with movies over the past thirty years." The movie offers "20 REASONS TO BE STUCK INSIDE A MULTIPLEX WITH THE OVERPRICED POPCORN AGAIN," promises the Shamus. "All bizarre medicine show bread and circus with no real insight into Dylan’s connection to the past," grumps Tom Watson.

Meanwhile, on the political front. Julia, of Sisyphus Shrugged, made her debut at Firedoglake Friday with a long and thorough post detaling the weirdnesses, thuggery, shady dealings, and romantic longings of Rudy Giuliani's BFF and now secondary albatross around the neck, Bernie Kerik. Josh Marshall has some more details on Rudy's new and heavier albatross, the Shag Fund.

MediaBloodHound explains why Tom Brokaw is still the only one of the big three network anchors who doesn't understand how he and his colleagues failed us in the lead up to the invasion of Iraq: His "professionalism" gets in the way.

And Tom Tomorrow channels Bill O'Reilly's Advice for Young People.

That's all for now. Lots of good reading for a lazy Sunday afternoon. I'll be back tomorrow with a shorter introduction and links to shorter posts for your Monday morning drive time.

Send tips to me at lance at sign lancemannion bigolddot com.

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