The weekend has arrived, time for a fresh talk thread.

For those of you who want to talk about something other than News Ltd closing News of the World in an attempt to reduce the outrage over the phone hacking scandal, take a look at these:

Gatsby without greatness – Roger Ebert laments the dumbing down of a classic novel.
My Summer at an Indian Call Center – A Mother Jones feature.
The Birth of ‘The New Journalism’ – Eyewitness Report by Tom Wolfe

If you want to show off your skills of prediction, why not take a guess at which disgruntled/disgraced/former ALP politician will be adding “balance” to the LOLBolt Report this weekend?

Meanwhile, I’ll be spending the weekend figuring out whether I want Queenslanders or Kiwis to lose the Super XV final; tough call.

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