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Governor John

Monday March 10th 2008, 11:08 pm

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





Filthy Habits

Tuesday January 08th 2008, 12:07 pm

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 […]





Hydrogen without Electricity

Thursday October 11th 2007, 7:44 pm

A new process may allow hydrogen to be produced without electricity, potentially opening the way for a true hydrogen economy.

Subjects: energy, news





Johnny Hart was unfunny and intolerent

Monday April 09th 2007, 1:15 pm

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





Jean Baudrillard’s Death Did Not Take Place

Wednesday March 07th 2007, 4:22 pm

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





Boston Legal preempted

Tuesday April 18th 2006, 10:34 pm

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

Monday October 17th 2005, 2:41 pm

Silent Night? Holy Crap! - Tom and Katie’s scary Scientology birth plan. By Dana Stevens
No, seriously, I’m freaked out.

Subjects: news





Yahoo helps man get arrested for criticising China in email

Tuesday October 11th 2005, 2:19 pm

Man arrested for criticising China in Yahoo email — Yahoo
complies

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 […]





Societies worse off ‘when they have God on their side’ - Britain - Times Online

Monday October 03rd 2005, 2:34 pm

God bad for society:
Societies worse off ‘when they have God on their side’ - Britain - Times Online
Via Warren Ellis

Subjects: news





Hamas accidentally blow up selves

Friday September 23rd 2005, 3:24 pm

AP Wire | 09/23/2005 | Blast at Hamas rally kills 10, injures 85
Silly terrorists.

Subjects: news





The Rogue Librarian: Libraries of TERROR: Are librarians the new secret weapon? - The Current - Features

Wednesday September 21st 2005, 1:05 pm

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, […]





 
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