There are 26 entries in this week's Carnival.
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Action Park - was there ever any place like it? Gregg Gethard's Amazing Personal Journey brings back the memory of what it was like to visit the world's most threatening waterslide park. What's amazing is that he lived to tell about it.
Blogging can have real-life ramifications. Did you know that? The Associated Press catches on and NJ.com catches them catching on.
Choices to make, lessons to learn - even in an arcade. Mike Hill takes the family to the Adirondacks and bypasses the joys of nature this time at Sluggo Needs A Nap.
Dead is dead. Now just leave it alone. Poor Impulse Control asks what is the meaning of your life? Let's go get a martini.
Everybody knows somebody who has had to face decisions around organ transplantation. Toxiclabrat is one of the founders behind the Central Jersey Organ Transplant Support Group, a good place to know about if you ever find yourself faced with this increasingly common option.
Friendship means different things to different people. StatVoid slices like a fucking hammer at Static Silence and does not tolerate loose shit when it comes to his friends.
Gee whiz, I didn't know North Jersey politics could be so corrupt. Mr. Snitch compares the Newark municipal election covered by the PBS film Street Fight with the Hoboken election the year before and finds striking similarities.
How is it that there are one set of rules for vacationers to the shore and another set for those who live there full time? Joe's Journal asks. Nobody answers.
Independence Day, beloved by three generations and recounted at Unbillable Hours.
Japanese beetles - if your garden is in New Jersey, you've got 'em. So does Ki who recommends the "step and drag" method of pest control at MucknMire.
Kickbacks? In New Jersey? Nah.That would never happen. But if it did, you can bet that the Center of New Jersey Life would be right on top of it.
Liberty State Park is a pretty good place to view the NYC fireworks . If you missed them, Dojo Mojo has the photos.
Milk white or golden tan? Janet makes her choice and then gives nature a little help from the drugstore at the Art of Getting By
No! Not Ulysses! arrrgh! Fausti goes head–to–head with James Joyce’s Ulysses and comes to within 100 pages of completing it. Did she make it or not? Visit Fausti's Book Quest to find out.
One for all and all for one, except if your health coverage is provided by a major employer. Enlighten-New Jersey takes a close look at health care responsibility, Corzine-style.
Peeved about pesky pouches? Parkway Rest Stop does battle with peanut butter seals and “press here” packaging. Pop tops don’t pose a problem.
Q: What do Brooke Sheilds and acting-Governor Codey have in common? A: They both agree with Rain Angel about Tom Cruise.
Remembering Luther Vandross, Terry McMillen and a few other things, according to Professor Kim's News Notes. The tag line here is "reporting and commentary on race, class, religion, gender and sexuality in the news" and this one entry has it all.
Save us all from goons in the comments. Gigglechick sets them straight.
They don't call it Wildwood for nothing. Things that go crash in the night at the Jersey shore. Iambillpower gets an earful.
Ukrainian vampires strap kids down, keep them high on glue and take their blood. The Daily Fry provides commentary. Good thing “there was no violence involved.”
Vacation locations can start to seem the same after a while, but not if your vacation is all wet. The Prop finds the lost city of Atlantis and tells about it at Coffeegrounds.
Whose slice is it anyway? The Barista of Bloomfield Ave. has the story inside the story on the Nutley pizza wars, as told by reporter Liz George on the Food page.
Xenophile: Tigerhawk has taken to watching the BBC on C-Span at night. This leads him to ponder the relationship between the Palestinian "problem", jihadi ideology and American strategy.
Yeats, Moe McGee and the tale of a college freshman who was charmed out of fanatacism and ushered into scholarship. Maureen Berzok at Jersey Writers takes a fond look back at a favorite writing teacher.
Zeros and heros and journalistic ethics. The debate around Judith Miller and Matt Cooper focuses on the first rule of journalism, but what about that second rule? The Opinion Mill has it covered.