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Don't [Blank] Around with The Daily Blank

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Mike Doyle

Since 2005 scribe of the local blog, Chicago Carless. I invite you to visit.

dailyblank[Update: Based on suggestions made here on Chicagosphere, the Daily Blank editors have made or are exploring improvements to their site. For more, see this comment.]

"F*** you, I'm from here!" Such was the reply from Justin Vestal, a staff writer at The Daily Blank, Chicago's new news satire site that yesterday launched into beta. Sitting down with their stable of comedy bloggers earlier this month, I had asked him what people should make of the fact that this Windy City-centric comedy blog got its start--and seed funding--from an Iowa newspaper. His response was instructive: don't [blank] around with the Daily Blank.

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Can You Blog in Exactly 72 Words?

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Mike Doyle

Since 2005 scribe of the local blog, Chicago Carless. I invite you to visit.

seventytwowordsSeventy-two words seems a random and abrupt limit to apply to a blog post. Maybe not to Ruibo Qian, the Uptown blogger known as King Princess, and Hugh Adam, blogging as Simian Sam. Qian alone founded the seventy two words fiction blog to tell entire stories within that very limit. Now Adam writes, too, and so do sixty-eight other authors including poet Tao Lin. They think there's a book in it. Literally.

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