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Monday, February 19, 2007

Amanda Congdon in Vermont?

Posted By on Mon, Feb 19, 2007 at 1:56 PM

It's true — the former star of Rocketboom visited a dairy farm in Richford recently for ABC News. Weird. Does she look like a fish out of water, or what? What's with calling cow shit "cow doo doo?"

Honestly, I liked her better behind the desk.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Another Valentine's Day Blizzard YouTube

Posted By on Thu, Feb 15, 2007 at 2:32 PM

This guy has a season pass to Stratton but he's stuck in New York City. He's pissed.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Sign up NOW

Posted By on Wed, Feb 7, 2007 at 4:34 PM

Sorry for the dearth of posts the last couple of weeks. I've been totally emersed in my new online editor job.

One of the things that's been keeping me busy is the new Seven Days email newsletter. We call it "NOW" (Notes on the Weekend). It's a short list of events that are happening in our circulation area over the weekend, and it includes things you might have missed in the paper and on our website. We started sending it out on Fridays, but we're switching to Thursday afternoons, to give people more time to make weekend plans.

If you want a copy of the newsletter to land in your inbox every week, go sign up on the Seven Days website. And let me know what you think. Here's a link to last week's issue.

Monday, February 5, 2007

Pilotless drone!

Posted By on Mon, Feb 5, 2007 at 10:24 AM

I was listening to North Country public radio this morning on my way into work and heard a story about this clever new initiative at the San Francisco Chronicle. Apparently they've got a new podcast, consisting of voicemail rants left by their readers. It's called Correct Me If I'm Wrong.

The snippet from one episode that they played on the radio was from a guy complaining about the Chron's use of the term "pilotless drone." "Is there any other kind of drone, other than a pilotless drone?" asks the passionate caller. The guy gets more and more enraged as the call goes on. It's really funny.

The best part is that somebody has made a YouTube remix of the podcast, which the Chron also links to on its site. So smart! I'm including it here below because it makes me laugh.

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Hamburger helping Winooski?

Posted By on Thu, Feb 1, 2007 at 9:43 AM

So I got an email yesterday from Winooski's A*VISTA asking me to visit a Hamburger Helper website. Apparently the company gives out $15,000 grants to community organizations through their "My Hometown Helper" program. Winooski, my hometown, has applied for a grant to fund a walk-in freezer/refrigerator for the Community Center, a project which is still in the planning stages, but is finally gaining momentum.

Apparently, when they're evaluating these grant applications, the hamburger people look at how many community members have actually commented in support of the project at the Hamburger Helper website.

In other words, if I help direct more traffic to their website, my little community might get a walk-in freezer.

So, if you feel, like I do, that Winooski deserves — deserves! — to have $15,000 of that meaty money, go on over there and say so. I'm not sure that it will help, but it can't hurt... though you do have to give the meatmeisters your email address, and agree to their terms of service.

While you're at it, you can comment on these other Vermont projects, too. Apparently, none of them have yet been funded — not even the grammatically incorrect "Making the Most of I" class in Bellows Falls. Go figure.

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