AND WHATNOT: Snooki Annoys People; Also, January Jones, Semen, and The Best Cookbooks EVER!


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2nd * on the RT: Best Jake G. photo EVER!!!
Yahoo! Movies: ‘Mad Men’s’ January Jones Joins the Cast of ‘X-Men: First Class’
Betty Hallock’s Posterous: Aebleskiver II
Daily News: JetBlue brings back ‘All You Can Jet’ passes
New York Daily News: Heidi Montag ‘devastated’ over death of her plastic surgeon, Dr. Frank Ryan
Village Voice: Press Clips, Day 6, Late Edition: The Beautiful Bedbugs of Elle Magazine (thanks Malibu Judie!)
Village Voice: Semen-in-Water-Bottle Guy Just Your Everyday Average Joe (thanks jash)
Vulture: Snooki Charged With “Annoying People”
Starcasm: Meet the contestants from America’s Next Top Model Cycle 15
Daily Dish: What are the best cookbooks of all time? [Updated]

A Few More Tweaks To B-Side Blog

I continue to make little changes here and there to this site, and here’s the latest news. First, thanks to Lisa Timmons, I found a plugin which allows me to add greater functionality to the nav bar at the top of the site. Now I can put more than just page links in the bar, which means greater possibilities for everyone involved (yay!). Here’s the latest:

Forums:
Forums are back! Wait, they existed in the first place? Yes, they did! Feel free to loiter about in them and discuss whatever you want with the fellow readers. Simply click on the forums tab above (or go directly to http://bsideblog.com/forums/). I will make a greater effort to increase my presence in there too.

Random Posts
The random post button used to be hidden in the sidebar, but now it’s that purdy yellow tab at the top of the nav bar. Click on it to go to a random post from this site’s extensive archives. Relive some fond memories or merely discover old content. It could be a good time waster.

TV & Food
People seem to come here mainly for two things: to talk about TV or to talk about food. Now they’re both easily accessible in the nav bar. Just click on the respective tabs to go straight to the content you’re looking for (and if for some reason what you’re looking for is not there, feel free to use the search field in the sidebar or browse the categories using the dropdown menu on the right).

Retweet This Post
See a post that you like. WELL OF COURSE YOU DID. Now you can share it more easily. Just click the “retweet this post” button, and the site will load up a tweet for you (replete with a shortened URL) to send. Once you’re redirected to Twitter (in a new window), all you’ll have to do is click “Tweet.” Please feel free to use this button LIBERALLY.

That’s it for now. More updates as they come in…

Fun Features On The New B-Side Blog!

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I have been totally thrilled with my experience thus far on WordPress, and not just because the readers can comment easily now. Adding functionality to the site is a breeze, and in the past three hours alone, I’ve added the sort of gizmos that would normally take me a week or more on Movable Type. Of course, that probably speaks more to my lack of proficiency with the platform than anything else, but the point is that I’ve been able to do so much more with the site, and now I want to share with you some of the new features, LEST MY WORK GOES UNHERALDED.

Info after the jump.

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