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SXSWi ’08: Frenching Fire @ Frog Design Fete

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Overheard: “I wish I could lick that big frog to see if I get high.”

We’d heard plenty about FrogDesign’s storied SXSWi annual opening soiree, and with party lines here in Austin stretching lengths of city blocks, we were wary. But the shindig didn’t disappoint: Keeping the crowd agog was a salsa band, break dancers, and women playing with fire (allegedly, before we joined the slobbering circle, the women passed an open flame from tongue to tongue). We spotted Julia Allison at one point, but her entertainment value was well eclipsed by those hired to put on a show. Our Circus blog has video here, and more pics follow:

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SXSWi ’08: Dooce Duo Less Corporate Than Us

Joy mingled with pain this morning around 8am, when we were riding the elevator in our Austin hotel (AKA SXSWi’s tech-nerd dorm, where you can’t swing a USB cord without hitting a semi-attractive hipster expounding on “creative potential” in the hallway while sort of giving you the flirteye but mostly trying to check out your affiliation to see if you’re the next millions-making accidental Internet success story they should be sidling up to). What had us so bifurcated?

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