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How long's it been since I did one of these? Uhh...looks like April. Well, I've lived at least briefly in 4 different apartments and 3 different states and/or Districts since then (counting the one I was in at the time) -- I'm hoping the one I'm in now will last a while.

New job, new apartment, pretty much new everything -- though not, thank goodness, mostly new friends. I mean, there are some new friends, but also the same old ones.

But here's my question. A new season of television is starting, and I've been without tv for like 3 months. I haven't seen ads for new shows, haven't given any thought to the ones I'd been watching. What should I be watching this season? Now, I have limited time. Maybe 2 hours many weekday evenings (and I don't plan to spend all that time watching tv anyway). So what's worth my time, and why?

My picks. As much as I value the focus here on commenting and conversation, today I must say that I think the most important thing on the site was Devilstower's magnificent Three Times is Enemy Action. If you haven't read it yet, go do so now.

Then I think you should read the comments in Christin's recommended diary Please. Please. Please.. There are a ton of great canvass stories there, but here are a few not very systematically chosen ones from indybend, Pager, bethcf4p, loretta, and madame defarge.

Craiger nominates this excellent and amusing recipe exchange between decembersue, Plutonium Page, and Elwood Dowd.

From sardonyx:

In Devilstower's excellent front-page post Three Times is Enemy Action, a gilas girl notes how poor McCain is at being a leader.

From professorfate's rescued diary from yesterday, I look at my daughter and despair for her, a post-rescue comment by Joseph Hale, who explains why he's guardedly optimistic.

phrogge prince on how Bush bragged and was wrong yet again.

dansac's diary Volunteer Report From the Ground: Pennsylvania yields another such report in a comment by Michael James which also mentions many ways to volunteer.

Neon Vincent says "In "Crisis Fatigue" xaxnar gives a detailed response to A Siegel about the current situation.  It's lengthy, but worth reading."

kck says "Great comment from War Horse  from Bob Sackamento's diary."

Top Mojo (cskendrick/sardonyx-style) excluding search-identifiable tip jars and first diary comments:

  1) GoBama! by InsultComicDog — 404
  2) Paulson's mistake and BHO home run by IamTheJudge — 157
  3) this is a very touching picture. by wahine — 152
  4) I called the offices of Hillary Clinton, by Yalin — 123
  5) with such enthusiasm and verve in text by Avila — 122
  6) repeat after Atrios: by jedley — 119
  7) Your outlook on the bailout by leftyboy666 — 115
  8) look at the little boy -- he's so happy by fhamme — 109
  9) I've heard the response "Paulson is OK." by Minerva — 107
10) I'm going to go hide in the back yard for a while by kate mckinnon — 98
11) yeah by Matt Stoller — 92
12) If Dems cave on the bailout, by dkmich — 88
13) :-) My best moment came - by Christin — 86
14) hiya sam!! by nonnie9999 — 85
15) Paulson doesn't seem OK to me. by cotterperson — 84
16) This is just short... by WattleBreakfast — 83
17) Yeah is it too early to start drinking? by Dartagnan — 81
18) And the look on the dad's face... by rella — 79
19) What's McCain going to do? by mjd in florida — 79
20) I was at Camp Obama training today by MizC — 77
21) Welcome back, Stirling by Seneca Doane — 76
22) The skit was sexist. by Allenfire — 76
23) I know members who are also very pissed by teacherken — 74
24) It's ok. by captainlaser — 74
25) contrast ;) by InsultComicDog — 74
26) That photo by ScienceMom — 74
27) It's clear she is following Obama's lead. n/t by yaddab — 74
28) Christin, these guys say by shpilk — 73
29) Yes, His closed eyes are by Anna Luc — 72
30) Thanks. by Rich S — 71
31) John McCain by War Horse — 71
32) It's the perfect approach right now. by 57andFemale — 71

Top Mojo with No Exclusions:

  1) Tips, Flambe' by Vyan — 647
  2) Tip jar by Stirling Newberry — 591
  3) Tip Jar by gsadamb — 588
  4) Tips for Charlotte!! by DJShay — 586
  5) Tip jar by Christian Dem in NC — 561
  6) Yes We Can. by Christin — 557
  7) Tips/recs for John McCain's campaign, a joke n/t by Bob Sackamento — 512
  8) GoBama! by InsultComicDog — 406
  9) Tomorrow will be crucial by New Deal democrat — 357
10) VIRGINIA VOTERS! Why're you still reading this... by JeffLieber — 221
11) Well, that's colorful by bumblebums — 162
12) Paulson's mistake and BHO home run by IamTheJudge — 157
13) this is a very touching picture. by wahine — 152
14) Media Fact Check Jar by Mash — 126
15) with such enthusiasm and verve in text by Avila — 125
16) Bless them. Honor their sacrifice. by noweasels — 124
17) I called the offices of Hillary Clinton, by Yalin — 123
18) Tip Jar by Sam Loomis — 119
19) repeat after Atrios: by jedley — 119
20) Your outlook on the bailout by leftyboy666 — 115
21) look at the little boy -- he's so happy by fhamme — 109
22) I've heard the response "Paulson is OK." by Minerva — 107
23) tips for tar heels by JackieandFritz — 107
24) tip jar here! by slinkerwink — 104
25) I'm going to go hide in the back yard for a while by kate mckinnon — 98
26) yeah by Matt Stoller — 92
27) If Dems cave on the bailout, by dkmich — 88
28) :-) My best moment came - by Christin — 88
29) hiya sam!! by nonnie9999 — 85
30) Paulson doesn't seem OK to me. by cotterperson — 84
31) Oops. by richmonds — 84

Originally posted to Laura Clawson on Sun Sep 21, 2008 at 07:08 PM PDT.

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