Archive for November, 2007
This is one of those really funny Onion articles with an extraordinarily sharp edge. Bravo to The Onion.
Listening to a talk show at work yesterday, I heard some fall-out from the recent suicide of the young girl who had been “duped” on MySpace. When I first learned of this tragedy, I ran through a series of thoughts about the dangers posed by the interfaces we use these days, which put us often [...]
According to this post at Alternet, there are many forms of rampant self-indulgence. The GOP specializes in the most pernicious forms: While the culture at large was adjusting to the idea that families don’t all look the same and that private sexual morality was not the business of the state, the decadent economic elite and [...]
Warning: The site discussed in this post might be a scam. Check the comments before doing business with this site. I visited The Art of Mental Warfare tonight. It presents itself as a “clarion call to action for an apathetic nation.” The site is based on a book of the same name, by David Vincent. The [...]
Okay, perhaps I’m being a bit harsh. But I found some videos on YouTube purporting to show simple homemade tricks for getting power from essentially nothing. The culprit calls himself HouseholdHacker These are very slickly directed and composed, very amateur-looking videos, full of straight-faced monologue and how-to demonstrations, illustrating nothing real. Sure, the videos seem [...]
One of my favorite current cartoonists is Brooke McEldowney. I discovered his work online a few years ago in the form of “A Fairy Merry Christmas”. In the interest of copyright non-violation, I’ll leave it to youse to Google up your own excerpts. This cartoon series was an NEA sponsored 6 week series. Finally, a [...]
The news, reported by Jamison Foser of Media Matters, is depressing: Through 17 debates this year, roughly 1,500 questions have been asked of the two parties’ presidential candidates. But only a small handful of questions have touched on the candidates’ views on executive power, the Constitution, torture, wiretapping, or other civil liberties concerns. (A description [...]