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Sunday, 11 December 2005

Topic: Announcements

Everything About Everything (with photos)

The new issue of Just Above Sunset - Volume 3, Number 50 for the week of Sunday, December 11, 2005 is now on line. The is the magazine-format weekly parent to this daily web log, containing extended (and corrected) versions of what first appeared here, along with a wealth of new material.

This week, in Current Events, or a kind of "that was the week that was" collection, we see everyone is breaking stories left and right. He did what? She said what? We've been doing what? It's all here, from the Rice foray into Europe to explain what we're up to, to what Cheney has been saying and where's he's saying it. And there was the president's big speech midweek, the second of four explaining everything. Did he explain everything? But what would John Kennedy have done, and what is Arnold Shwarzenegger up to? Mel Gibson comes up again? And why is everyone, including playwrights and quantum physicists, on our case? A Paris Hilton Christmas display? It's all here.

And there's an atypical business column - what's a utility and what isn't, and what do you do when your customers hate each other and you're asked to choose sides?

The International Desk has some fine material. "Our Man in London," Mike McCahill, has the word on big political news there, and what is it with Margaret Thatcher's children? "Our Man in Paris," Ric Erickson, has the word on what's up there, with the riots that weren't really riots and the short and surly politician who is taking the heat, and sends some amazing photographs.

Bob Patterson is back, in one guise discussing the dog-eared ace of spades in the political world, and in anther guise getting as up close and personal as one can with a famous curmudgeon.

There are four pages of special, high-resolution photography from the land of the rich and famous, Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive, so you know what these folks do for Christmas.

Quotes this week bring you Russell Mania (Bertrand, that is). And there's a link to a new Christmas photo album.

Direct links to specific pages -

Current Events ______________________

Looking Back: The Sunday Funnies in Six Panels - Now Don't Get All Excited
Main Concerns: The Passing Parade versus the Big Stuff
Diplomacy: What's the Message and Who Do You Trust?
Midweek News Explosion: More Grist for the Mill
Nailed: The Hits Keep Coming

Business Notes ______________________

Choosing Sides: The Business of Business

The International Desk ______________________

Our Man in London: Cameron and the Thatcher Legacy
Our Man in Paris: Howling Sirens

Bob Patterson ______________________

WLJ Weekly: from the desk of the World's Laziest Journalist - Is Bush Playing "Three Card Monte" with the Issues?
Book Wrangler: Curmudgeons Prepare for the Bill O'Reilly Holiday

Southern California Photography ______________________

Christmas Money Shots: Christmas in the Land of the Obscenely Wealthy, Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills
Christmas Displays: In the Windows of the Major Stores on Wilshire Boulevard
Christmas Whimsy: All Those Details of the Season
Botanicals: Beverly Hills Blooms

Quotes for the week of December 11, 2005 - Russell Mania
Links and Recommendations: New Christmas Photo Album

New Christmas Photo Album

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