April 21, 2009

Chic news


I get the feeling nothing in news is as chic as the Mexican drug cartel situation. When it gets coverage it comes with gritty photos -- or night photos (see above) -- and frequent use of the word "gritty."

Of course, I'm eating it up, even slightly softer photos that include soldiers with digital cameras. The Post has its series, the LA Times too (my pick), and even good news gets big play (see above, and story here).

I'll admit Somali pirates are probably more popular, but they have yet to garner unique "ongoing project" type pages. Frugality is also making a push: NYT, Post, and NPR.

Some crime stuff:
First, you probably don't need to read the full text of the bank robber whose genitals got burned when a dye pack exploded, or the full story about FBI agents who put their high-tech cameras to peeping tommery, but please do read about the car burglar who crapped his pants.
And I forgot to mention in my previous post that Phantom Planet's self-titled third album is really awesome. If you want something like Spoon but a bit more manic, check it out.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Chase Purdy said...

When I saw the front page today I thought about sending you the link...but then realized you'd be able to see it first-hand.

I'm also swept up in all the emerging cartel stories.

April 21, 2009 at 9:35 PM 
Blogger JHitts said...

Re: Somali pirates., Is it because the Somalian go'vt is too fucked up to help out anyone who wants to investigate? It seems like the BBC would have been up in it, at least.

Also, this PP video is sweet/bizarre:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y97p4arYLs

I think that's on the most recent one, but I remember listening to the s/t release all the time in Koon. Good stuff.

April 22, 2009 at 2:52 AM 
Blogger Tony Gonzalez said...

Jack: that is one of the most amusing videos I've seen in a long time. It kept my attention all the way.

April 22, 2009 at 8:29 AM 

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