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Reference Shelf 12.12.06

A bunch of suggested gifts for writers at the Written Road. In addition to that, the Booksling--possibly good for book critics and students. And a related tip from Susan Kirkland: “Before your readers do their Christmas shopping, they may be interested in the “small print details of Microsoft’s ZUNE digital music player. It’s a high price to pay for a three- day permission on each song downloaded or beamed, even if it’s a song you wrote, sung and own. Besides, it may take you longer than three days to find someone else who owns a ZUNE to beam to.”

Holiday Trends: The Journalist’s Toolbox has resources on holiday business trends and dangerous toys/child safety. There are also travel tips, food, and holiday box office links on the miscellaneous page.
LIRIPIPE – The long tail on a graduate’s academic hood. More where these came from at 33 Names of Things You Never Knew Had Names.
This guide to winning an argument amuses me. And it might actually be helpful. I bet you could win a Presidential debate with these tips.
And in silly little amusements:
“The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn’t.” Worst analogies ever written in a high school essay.
Wordie: Like Flickr, but without the photos. Doesn’t that sound fun?

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