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New site...

Hey everyone, just want to welcome you to the new site. There's still more to come very soon, but this was one big step that needed to happen before the rest can fall into place. Post here if you find any technical issues, etc., so we can fix them. And, if you have any questions about the new site, ask here as well.

Thanks.

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More MySpace fun...

Someone new is on MySpace, more details to come later... but its URL is:

http://www.myspace.com/oasismag

Add them!

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Go ahead, you can laugh all you want...

I've got my philosophy.

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Jagshemash!

Borat
Went early last night to get in line for the MySpace BlackCarpet screening of "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan." I got there at around 6:30p, for an event with doors opening at 9, and the movie supposedly starting at 10p. But I'm a huge Borat fan, so it seemed a good way to see the movie more than a month before it hits theaters.

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Carrots, Eggs, and Coffee

Seems like school (or something) has stirred up a lot of angst on the site lately. People upset at the behavior of friends, reactions of their peers, problems with their parents, and so on...

I just finished (like 10 minutes ago) reading the book "Inspiration" by Wayne Dyer, and found it to be profoundly moving and resonant. In the book, he referenced a parable about carrots, eggs, and coffee that made me think of Oasis and how people react and get so riled up by their interactions with people. A quick Google search spared me from having to type it in. It's definitely worth thinking about...

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So...

Can anyone else successfully add YouTube content? Roll call... may need Adrian to enable some permissions or something...

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YouTube videos can now be linked directly on Oasis...

from now on (or until adrian tells me this is a security risk), you can now copy the "Embed" url from YouTube and paste it directly into your Oasis post, so people can watch YouTube content without having to leave Oasis...

It is going to get strange around here...

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A Chorus Line...

Went to see it last night in SF...

More details here.

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Camille Paglia rocks...

Always amusing, and it isn't the first time this has happened, but I decided to search on Camille Paglia's opinions on a specific topic and the first link AND the answer to the question I had was found in Oasis:

http://www.oasismag.com/Issues/9606/oasis-coverstory.html

Worth a read, as I still find her fascinating... and

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Lance Bass of N'Sync Comes Out

Lance Bass, the former 'N Sync heartthrob, reveals that he is gay, in an exclusive interview with PEOPLE.

"I knew that I was in this popular band and I had four other guys' careers in my hand, and I knew that if I ever acted on it or even said (that I was gay), it would overpower everything," says Bass, referring to bandmates Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick, JC Chasez and Justin Timberlake.

"I didn’t know: Could that be the end of ’N Sync? So I had that weight on me of like, ‘Wow, if I ever let anyone know, it's bad.' So I just never did," he says speaking about his sexual orientation for the first time with PEOPLE.

Now, after years of keeping his personal life private, the Mississippi-bred, Southern Baptist-reared Bass, 27, is publicly revealing what he first shared with his friends, then his shocked family.

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Jeff gets fired!

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Andrew Sullivan podfisks Bush speech

It's not as dirty as it sounds. A "fisking" on Andrew's site is when he takes the text of an article and speech and intercuts it with his opinion of pointing out how they are twisting words to their advantage. As such, a podfisk, is that same practice done in audio/podcast form.

It is available here, and worth a listen:

http://time.blogs.com/daily_dish/2006/06/podfisking.html

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Fill up my myspace (and more generic stuff about myspace)

Everyone add me on myspace, so I can see what this is all about...

Jeff Walsh
jeff at jeff walsh dot com for e-mail

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What are your goals? (more book help for jeff)

So, in my book, the main character documents all the things he plans to do now that he's changed his life. The length of the list will also show how long it has been on hold up until this point.

In any event, feel free to reply with additional goals that can be added to this list. Nothing sexuality-related, though. It's not that kind of book.

Here is the excerpt:

"I will take up yoga… go hiking, go out dancing, dress better, decorate the apartment, get a master's degree, buy a house, join a local sports team, have a relationship, go to Europe, go to fancy restaurants, learn to like red wine, read classic books, go scuba diving, pay attention to politics, learn a new language, go away for a weekend, make new friends, get a massage, take vacations, donate to charity, get a new car, write a short story, go camping, learn to cook, shop for clothes, walk on the beach, try absinthe, plant a garden, see a foreign film, swim, lift weights, become passionate about a hobby, go to an amusement park, get a pet, take a photography class, figure out my spiritual path, go to the beach, act in a play, make a web site, go skiing, volunteer for a good cause, buy a mountain bike, pay it forward, run a marathon, start a band, take up painting…"

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New, out musician Laura Wolfe worth checking out...

Hey everyone,

As a lot of people on the site are into music and such, thought I'd pass along a new out musician that seems worth supporting, Laura Wolfe.

You can hear her music at www.myspace.com/laurawolfe

Here is some of her marketing copy:

"In her lyrics, Laura strongly expresses her views on pushing the edges of prescribed gender roles and appearances for women. In the title track, “Siren,

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