Wednesday, March 26, 2003

Smiling at Sanjay. War is not a laughing matter, right? And yet, I couldn't help but smile when I saw Dr. Sanjay Gupta on the air last week wearing his flak jacket and hard helmet, looking and sometimes sounding flustered from repeated alerts calling him and the Marines he was with to their bunkers. (My sense of grim humor is not yet so finely developed that I found anything funny about him donning a gas mask.)

I don't think I've had it this good since he demonstrated how a "dirty bomb" worked using a trash can and red mood lighting as visual aids.

Recent interviews with the doctor - Chaotic day for 'Devil Docs', Sirens and 'Bunker, bunker, bunker!'. You can probably see him decked out in protective gear in the video clip offered with the latter. Unfortunately, I can't because I don't have CNN video access.

Related: It seems that CNN has recently spiffed up their anchor bios, including some that didn't provide photos, with newer larger photos. Nice. Here are the pages for Sanjay Gupta and Michael Okwu.

Remotely related: I signed up for a BlogSnob ad for InfoHunks. These ads should be up on the pages of others who signed up, kind of like the one on the right side of this page under "Possibly of interest." The three ads I wrote are:
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