simon (Simon Willison)

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What Olympic events did you watch?

Why do you hate America?

August 30, 2004 at 9:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What is your opinion of the tap water in Lawrence?

The water definitely tastes funny. I ended up picking up a cheap water filter jug, after which it tasted fine.

August 27, 2004 at 10:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What troubles did you have because of the storm Monday night?

Coming from England, I'm not at all used to this kind of weather (we just have miserable rain) so I was pretty alarmed when I heard the tornado siren for the first time.

August 25, 2004 at 1:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Should independent advertisers stop airing negative ads for the presidential race?

It's pretty depressing how well these things work. There are some serious questions about the legitimacy of the swift boat veterans ad for example, but the majority of voters who don't make the effort to get to the story behind the news are unlikely to ever find out about them - they'll just end up vaguely knowing that Kerry's service in Vietnam has come under fire.

If attack ads didn't work, people wouldn't use them.

August 24, 2004 at 11:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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