I like how all the reporting about Spitzer talks about him having “links to a prostitution ring” (following the New York Times’ lead, I think), as if this is a sophisticated corruption scandal like someone having “links to” the mob. When really, the guy is just a John.
Subjects: politics, news
Cross posted on Wet Asphalt I have become involved as an editor with Ed Champion’s new project Filthy Habits which has long form posts on a number of subjects, including literature, and an unbearably cute logo involving a dog in a nun’s habit. Today, the site has a really interesting report about strikers outside of […]
A new process may allow hydrogen to be produced without electricity, potentially opening the way for a true hydrogen economy.
Subjects: energy, news
This, I think, says just about everything that should be said about the death of Johnny Hart, the creator of BC, which was known for being both unfunny and antisemitic.
Subjects: news, comics
Crazy French philosopher Jean Baudrillard, author of The Gulf War Did Not Take Place and Simulcra and Simulation, has died. Or is his death merely a hyperreal simulacra of an event whose perception has become so divorced from its referent that the referent ceases to exist at all?
Subjects: philosophy, news
The preempted my Boston Legal tonight to for live coverage of the Queensboro Bridge tram stuck in the air midway between Manhattan and Roosevelt Island. If that sounds like an hour of a different angles of a tram relentlessly not moving while TV anchors mindlessly patter away about how nothing’s going on, you’d be right […]
Silent Night? Holy Crap! - Tom and Katie’s scary Scientology birth plan. By Dana Stevens
No, seriously, I’m freaked out.
Man arrested for criticising China in Yahoo email — Yahoo
Look back to 2004, when reporters at a Hunan province newspaper listened as their editorial director read a statement from the Communist Party’s Propaganda Department about the upcoming 15-year commemoration of the Tiananmen Square massacre. It warned that dissidents may use the Internet to spread “damaging […]
God bad for society:
Societies worse off ‘when they have God on their side’ - Britain - Times Online
Via Warren Ellis
AP Wire | 09/23/2005 | Blast at Hamas rally kills 10, injures 85
The Rogue Librarian: Libraries of TERROR: Are librarians the new secret weapon? - The Current - Features
A librarian reads the American Legion magazine:
As a bonus, I receive a subscription to the monthly American Legion magazine. In the September, 2005 issue a commentary entitled “Libraries of TERROR,” by Deroy Murdock, naturally caught my attention.
According to Murdock, […]