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Vote for Your “Favorite” Recession Photo

(AP photo)

This is 1/35th of what I think is an amazing collection of recession-related photos from around the world.

They were recently posted on the Boston Globe’s site, www.boston.com. Most of the photos were shot within the last month.

Photo No. 30 hurts me, a newspaper guy since I was three months old, as much as any. I’m guessing you can find a couple (or 35) that get to you.

Share your thoughts about any or all of the photos in the comments box. In fact, share your thoughts about anything.


The Hlog Belongs To You Today — Don’t Let Us Down

This is an experiment that is either doomed to utter failure or … or not, I guess.

But it’s Friday, and I’ve kind of hit the wall from spending a week at the Super Bowl insanity and coming home to deal with office … stuff.

So I’m taking the day off, and the Hlog is yours, all yours for the day.

What does that mean, if anything? Well, it means you have your say on anything. Anything.

Well, not anything. You’ve got to keep it clean, keep it fairly concise, and it has to sort of be coherent.

I’m not going to tell you what to write about. The fact Iowa and Iowa State are a combined 3-14 in men’s basketball conference play? Go ahead. The fact Northern Iowa is running away with the Missouri Valley regular-season title at 11-1? Go for it.

Do you care about Michael Phelps and his bong-smoking? Do you care about Pat Summitt winning 1,000 games? Joe Torre’s book? College football recruiting, the Cubs’ crazy trades, your kids’ 8-and-under wrestling tournaments?

Fire away.

Maybe you want to sound off about the economy, the crooked New York bankers, how February doesn’t feel like the shortest month even though it’s just that.

Maybe you want to talk about last night’s episode of “The Office ” (Creed had his way with Squeaky Fromme?) or “30 Rock.” Maybe you’re fed up with the City Council or your cable company or your kids or your parents. Maybe you want to pass out party invitations.

Go for it.

Look, approximately eight billion earthlings have blogs. But most average one visitor per day. Today, your opinions could reach thousands.

And if you’re good, and the right talent scout out there sees it? Oh, the possibilities!