Archive for ‘Chris Muir’

June 21, 2009

(So Far Away)

by Smitty

Chris Muir’s brilliance on display at Day by Day can’t go unnoticed.
The comic strip’s Sunday title is an allusion to the POTUS reaction on Iran, of course. But what you may not know is that it also functions as an allusion to the college days of Robert Gibbs, when, as the keyboardist of a metrosexual band, he had an encounter with a woman who’d escaped an explosion in a Mary Kay warehouse wearing a trash bag, and he experienced a Friedersdorfian freak-out.

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June 19, 2009

Get Down With NTCNews.com

Chris Muir’s “Day By Day” gets sexy with the no-tie-required down-and-dirty news bloggregator:

Of course, this is just the PG-13 family-friendly version. Bloggers featured in “Day By Day” get the original uncut strip. In this case, although decorum prevents a explicit description, the uncut version is 12 panels. Jan is amazingly limber . . . but she’s “Day By Day’s” token liberal, so I suppose she’s got to be very flexible like that.

NTCNews.com features a just-the-facts-ma’am Joe Friday way of aggregating news, blogs and commentary. Barely more than two weeks old, the site has already generated about 10,000 visits.

One of the things NTCNews.com has done from the start is to provide solid economic and financial coverage. Yesterday, while I was in D.C. to do reporting on the IG-Gate scandal, Jimmie Bise Jr. compiled the “Wall Street P.M.” report, a daily aggregation of stock market results and other financial-sector news.

Because NTCNews.com includes RSS feeds from numerous news sources and blogs, it is “auto-updating” — readers can refresh the page periodically and see how the sidebars change to include the latest items. Jimmie, Smitty and I hope to add more bloggers to the team at NTCNews.com, building it out to include more original reporting, in addition to the regular “300 Words Or Less” editorials. (Interested bloggers should contact Jimmie or Smitty.)

Meanwhile, speaking of reporting, I’m on deadline for this IG-Gate scandal story, so I’ll leave it up to readers to imagine what comes next at NTCNews.com. Like that “Day By Day” cartoon, the best is yet to come.

Again and again, yet still begging for more.