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Happy 4th of July!–Digital Doodle Dandy and, Of Course, Fireworks!

Here are two videos to enjoy tomorrow, as you stuff your face with hot dogs and play with firecrackers (remember, it’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye!).

The first is the most excellent James Cagney as George M. Cohan in “Yankee Doodle Dandy” and the second is a lovely fireworks montage from 2007 in Selma, North Carolina.

Yankee Doodle Dandy:

Fireworks:


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald