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December 3, 2007

Good morning. I'm Lance Mannion and I've got a secret. And if you're old enough to get that reference please leave this site now. You're too old. You're skewing this page's demographic away from the highly desirable 18-34 year old audience we covet. You're asking why I don't leave myself, considering I must be as old as dirt too since I made the joke? Well, I can't. I'm committed to doing the morning blog round up all week. And yes, this is a pretty fair sample of the kind of humor you'll find at my blog, so don't say you weren't warned.

Now, what do Steve Colbert, Joe Klein, Mitt Romney, John F. Kennedy, and Seth and Evan from Superbad have in common? Nothing, except that they're all subjects of the links below:

One-time LA Times political reporter Bill Boyarsky wishes political reporters as a breed weren't so much "like geese, waking up to a new world each day as if the day before had never happened."

But Mike the Mad Biologist finds hope that some members of the bad old MSM are beginning to see that their critics in the Blogtopia (TM Skippy) have a point and a purpose.

Mark at New Corpse Blog makes a plea to the striking Writers Guild to grant the writers of the Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Letterman, and the Tonight Show the same special status news writers have so they can come back to work and stop hurting America with their silence.

This would be a good time for everyone to take a refresher course in Journalism 101 from Professor Jon Swift.

As Steve Benen noted right here on this page, on Thursday Mitt Romeny's set to deliver what he hopes will be a Kennedy-esque speech on his faith and his religion and their relationship to his political beliefs, and at PERRspectives they're saying, "Governor, You're no Jack Kennedy." But at No More Mister Nice Blog, Steve M. confesses to being taken aback by Romney's choice of location for the speech and wonders "What does a Republican have to do to become a pariah in this country?"

Meanwhile, Molly Ivors had a vision.

And Superbad comes out on DVD today, which occasion causes Uncle Crizzle---also known as Craig Lindsey, film critic for the News & Observer---to remember gratefully how Superbad saved his summer.

Craig's formal review of the movie is here.

All done for today. Please send tips and suggested topics for tomorrow and the rest of the week to me at lance(at sign)lancemannion(dot)com.

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