Tuesday, January 28, 2003

Analyst confirms US nuclear war plans

(and just to authenticate the source,
the analyst mispronounced 'nuclear')

Monday, January 27, 2003

Once upon a happily ever after.
Hungry for God
"...a special breed of bibliophile,
their desire for possession
of unique and precious texts
taken to an extreme.
Bluntly put: They eat books."
the Asha Bhonsle vs. Nelly Furtado mashup MP3
(Be kind to overworked webservers:
save-as to your local drive, don't play inline or stream.)
The Neuroscience of Suicide
"four males die by suicide for every female,
but at least twice as many women as men attempt suicide."
800 missiles to hit Iraq in first 48 hours
get ready for "der shock und awe"
Gisele to donate cash for anti-hunger campaign
we love her a little bit more!
How'd the big game turn out on Sunday?

No, no...the really big CHAMPIONSHIP thing!

(actually...the smart money was on Gwen Stefani!
she was lots more fun than the alternative! )
the cyber war has BEGUN!

"...Was this a test? A test disguised as a DDOS attack?
How fast can the net be brought to an almost halt
and people unable to get to their usual sites.
How fast can it be brought back up? "

The Internet Weather Report
Animated maps of current Internet lag

Saturday, January 25, 2003

An Introvert's Lexicon
if...y'know...you're at all interested
in that sort of thing
Bimbo-mania begins!
be the first on the block!
Corporate Media Domination Chart
let's see if anything good's on!

Friday, January 24, 2003

Possible Films / Hal Hartley
Hal Hartley...uh...rocks...muchly!

Miss Gothic Massachusetts
good luck, ladies!

Thursday, January 23, 2003

Wednesday, January 22, 2003

The wait is over!!!
"Get Your War On" part 18!!
Intermittant Onion link time

because it's been awhile
How well would you survive as a baby mammal?
(withOUT a Disney copyright!)
Bahianese le mix
these guys can swing
(I'm totally following them next tour!)
Distressing vintage valentines
play with flong
"The Pentagon Connection"
"...the military economy drains the civilian economy ."
...Instilling Doubt (and an inexplicable craving for fish)
bravo biggulp!
Museum of Depressionist Art
some splendid recent acquisitions
cyber-dry-erase from General Electric
now that's a magic marker!

Tuesday, January 21, 2003

Monday, January 20, 2003

"Do I ever think about the future?
You mean like when we're ruled by apes?"
"Finite games are played purely
for the purpose of winning.

Infinite games are played for the
purpose of continuing the play."

-James P. Carse
Now, are you more the city builder type?
or do you lean to massive inadvertent urban renewal?
Build Your Own Storm
now will that be "gathering", "silent", "perfect",
or "desert part one" or "part two"??
Hope you had a peaceful Poe-toast!

[mysteriously:] " I've ...been out of town!"

Friday, January 17, 2003

Samuel Beckett Quiz
Still waiting...waiting for the results...
let's keep waiting.
Lost Remote's Index of TV Jargon
now THIS is entertainment
It's a Metafilter Moleskine thread!!
(special thanks to all those moles)
American Peace Homepage
"...a table containing every year,
from 1776 to the present - all of US history.
Just click on the year to see who
US troops were killing,
or threatening to kill, in that year."

Thursday, January 16, 2003

Present at the Creation
An oral history of the early days of the net,
like before it had pictures!

The United States of America has gone mad
op-ed by John le Carré from The Times

Wednesday, January 15, 2003

Paul Krugman responds
to a googling smear-researcher
Court Rules in Favor of Disney Copyright
well gee willickers!
ninety-seven year-old cartoon mouse
has more rights than you
Historic Topographic Maps
I can totally see your crevice from up here!
x-mas tree debris

"it's a bridesmaid's dress.
someone loved it intensely for one day,
then tossed it. like a christmas tree.
so special, then bam.
it's on the side of the road."

- marla singer

How Cosmic Forces Shape Our Destinies
from PBS.org: Tesla - Master of Lightning
The "Toy Universe" Program
if you haven't got anything pleasant to say about reality,
create your own darned universe!
Propaganda Techniques
from "Psychological Operations Field Manual No.33-1"
Welcome to Transparency
"Transparency tries to make all of popular culture
transparent to our understanding.
It reveals the hidden meanings
in TV, film, sci-fi, theme parks,
virtual realities, politics,
advertising and news."

from newleftreview
In The Night Kitchen
from theSpleen
Writers on the War
from openDemocracy
Nice Weather For Ducks
it's a nice reason to put up with Quicktime
okay...it's a fartpage
but it's...like...scholarly
See if your next-door neighbor is blogging
("Stupid, sexy Flanders!")
Interface Escape
it's a jumping game!
c'mon...it's good exercise!
I've been in Game Neverending...
I'm kat synapse...well-meaning clueless newbie

Tuesday, January 14, 2003

Monday, January 13, 2003

How to disappear in America without a trace
just don't tell 'em you know me
17 Lies the Media Perpetuated
another look back at 2002
Educational gratuitous destructiveness
...and it's got robots!
Weather Icons from Around the World
what's it doing out there?

Sunday, January 12, 2003

"D'you sign up yet"?"
"Uh...I dunno, d'you?"

(beta code is "coke")
Story Elements
a floating database of people, places, themes for writers
challenging snow-plow game
that name again is Mister Plow
Bazooka Joe Comics From Around The World
from McSweeney's Archival Selections
it's like he's trying to tell us something
Times Square Cam
It really never sleeps, whaddayaknow

Saturday, January 11, 2003

*sniffle* Oolong's page
"I'm sorry for this sudden news,
Oolong passed away on January 7th.
He was so well and cheerful as usual,
but at 14:30 his condition changed suddenly,
and he couldn't support himself less and less,
seemed to feel dull.
Then at 19:30,
he softly stopped breathing in the arms of his owner
and completed his eight years
and five months and more several days life
filled with various adventure.
Since opening this website,
Oolong had gotten incredible lots of support
from all over the world,
not only in Japan, more than 25 countries.
Surely he seems to be
the best fortunate rabbit in the world.
Thank you very much for your warmth.
There is still some stock
of Oolong's photograph not released yet,
so this site will be regularly updated so far.
Here he can live for ever.
Wishing he can also live in hearts of you all, please."

an index of selections from comix without words
Why Gen X Doesn’t Care that it Doesn’t Care About the War
Got some pretty good mileage off that tank of gag

Friday, January 10, 2003

Writing on Hands
Memory and Knowledge in Early Modern Europe
The Mondrian Machine
Sheesh...I could do THAT!
BBC/E-cyclopedia's 2002 in Buzzwords
from "axis of evil" to "warchalking"

"An intoxication comes over the man who walks
long and aimlessly through the streets.
With each step, the walk takes on greater momentum;
ever weaker grow the temptations of shops,
of bistros, of smiling women,
ever more irresistible the magnetism of the next streetcorner,
of a distant mass of foliage, of a street name.
Then comes hunger.
Our man wants nothing to do with the myriad possibilities
offered to sate his appetite.
Like an ascetic animal,
he flits through unknown districts
–until, utterly exhausted, he stumbles into his room,
which receives him coldly and wears a strange air."
--Walter Benjamin

From the new e-journal Flaneur
Flaneurs of the world, spread out!

Thursday, January 09, 2003

"Frodo has Failed!"
who will take home the pie?
yaay, pie!
The Periodic Table of Haiku
Bookplate Registry
TW33T TW33T!
The Water-Babies: Illustrations by Jesse Willcox Smith
Library of Congress Exhibition
Almanac of Policy Issues
Your Ticket Through the Thicket
Bring Your Own Scruples!
Java Music Theory
"Don't get mad, get going!"

"Will there be war in Iraq? Wrong question.
There has been war against the people of Iraq since 1991.
This war never stopped;
it is a war fought by the "civilized" world
with gentle, civilized weapons such as malnutrition,
water contamination, prevention of medical services, etc.
The better question is:
will the war in Iraq be escalated to a ground invasion? "
Speaking My Conscience
A Bad Editorial from Bad Subjects

"I've decided that I want to be like Lillian Hellman.
Ten years from now, when I look back at these years
of looming war and terrorism,
of vague promises of future horrors
if the U.S. cannot create safety
by changing the world in its own image,
I want to be proud of what I did and said.
To quote Lillian Hellman's letter
to the House UnAmerican Activities Committee in 1952,
“I cannot and will not cut my conscience
to fit this year's fashions.' "

Court backs holding citizens as enemy combatants
(gulp!) No smart comment...sir!
okay...okay...goodnight already
mmmm...overclocked toast!
Human Shield Peace-Teams Forming Now
(let's roll!)
"For the ultra-wealthy,
the highest possible return on capital
is what they earn on their political contributions
to the Republican Party."

from the Daily Kos
A Tack in the Shoe:
Neutralizing and Resisting the New Surveillance

" In light of contemporary efforts
to intensify the collection of personal information,
this article, as well as articles elsewhere on this web site
dealing with the engineering of social control
and computer matching and profiling,
may be of more than academic interest."

The Internet: Capitalism's extraordinary mistake
On the Internet, nobody knows you're a Socialist...hardly
Caspian Pipeline
s gushing portal
Weee-haw! We struck terrorism again!
"At Books Unlimited we're so smart
we can tell what mood you're in
and what would make you feel better.
Simply do our test and we'll find you
some poetry to soothe your mood."

Brian Eno - The Big Here and the Long Now
Guylhem's World Photo Gallery
wish I were here
Open Photo Project
The Forest of Rhetoric
(in this age of clearcutting)

70 things we've learned from the movies

"1) During all police investigations,
it will be necessary to visit a strip club at least once."
"18) You're very likely to survive any battle in any war
unless you make the mistake of showing someone
a picture of your sweetheart back home."

Dolphin-Molester Lobby squeaking and flipping with joy!
Net addicts -GET A LIFE!

Wednesday, January 08, 2003

one-minute vacations
"One-minute vacations are unedited recordings of somewhere, somewhen. Sixty seconds of something else. Sixty seconds to be someone else."

(be right back!)

Tuesday, January 07, 2003

Very interesting graph from The Economist
Explained briefly halfway down here
"As an aid worker stationed in Zambia, Shantha Bloemen discovered that secondhand clothing, given away as charity in the western world, is exported to Africa as part of a multibillion-dollar business. Following the T-shirt trail she uncovers how international agencies played a key role in directing Zambia's economic policies, leaving the country more impoverished than ever before."
Arthur Ganson- Sculptures
...well, now you know
Arthurian texts, images, bibliographies, and basic information
physics simulation: particles
Welcome to Zanpo, Virtual City 2.0
the parlor game that's sweeping...the parlors!
Actually, I prefer to play it as "Werewolf",
same format, different sound effects.
Tale of Two Empires: US & Rome
"It is the time of year when people are casting about
for good books to read to resolve the current perplexity.
If you are sitting in Washington, there are few guides
to the unique position of the US, whose military expenditure
exceeds that of the next 14 countries combined."
The Present is the moving Infinity,
the legitimate sphere of the Relative.
Relativity seeks Adjustment;
Adjustment is Art.

-- Okakura Kakuzo, The Book of Tea

(thank you, caterina-san)

A Postbloggerist's Pronunciamento
New Revised Standard Version
Ideas are tough; irony is easy
A talk with Annie Dillard
The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats
stumbleupon.com - personalized websurfing
"StumbleUpon is a browser add-on for finding and sharing great websites. Unlike directories or search engines, StumbleUpon uses member ratings to form collective human opinions on website quality.

Clicking the Stumble! button shows you high quality sites recommended by websurfers who share your interests."
from Edge
Vintage Dog Postcards & Photos
Whoooo's a timeless widdle fella...huh?
In praise of clutter
"On the six square feet next to the computer on which this article
is being written, a complex ecology has developed."

Yeah...that's it...it's a complex ecology! So there!
Nobody snuggles with Dodge Tomahawk,
you just strap yourself on and feel the G's!
otisfodder.com - 365 days
one wacky, wigged-out mp3 everyday this year,
a resolution for all of us unresolved types!

Bill Of Rights Pared Down To A Manageable Six

"Ten was just too much of a handful," Bush added. "Six civil liberties are more than enough."

The Media Bias Myth
"...Looking at it philosophically rather than ideologically,
the real media war today isn't between liberals and conservatives
but between two entirely different journalistic mind-sets:
those who believe in advocacy,and those who believe in objectivity
-- or, at the very least, in the appearance of objectivity.
And what we are witnessing is not just a political skirmish
but a battle for the soul of American journalism."

Price of the 'Liberal Media' Myth

Sunday, January 05, 2003

Cockney Rhyming Slang
Ever wanted to know what the hell they were saying in Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels?
Or what that Barney Rubble stuff Basher was talking about in Oceans' 11?
| Incomplete Manifesto for Growth
precepts of an enlightened designer
Alien Tiles Official Web Page
Tolerance.org: Tests for Hidden Biases
The Editorial We salute the Playwright of the People
Vaclav Havel is The Talk Of The Town

Friday, January 03, 2003

Harmonia Macrocosmica
Celestial Cartography by Andreas Cellarius
("browse the 30 colored plates")
A detail-oriented Futurist looks at recent movies
(five cryonic thumbs up?)
compares prices at 62 booksellers
Top Ten Web-Design Mistakes of the Year
according to the minions of Alertbox
Whose side are you on, Mr. President?

Thursday, January 02, 2003

The Accidental Artist
LA Weekly profiles GetYourWarOn's David Rees
Personal Visions: Artists' Books at the Millenium
An Exhibit in Special Collections at the U. of Delaware
William Rivers Pitt: The Dead Remember
Black Sabbath covers
with archaic Medieval instruments
and Latin lyrics
Joel-Peter Witkin
"some images may offend"
or at least alarm
Of Big Oil, By Big Oil, For Big Oil
The 10 Most Startling Speculations
and "Conspiracy Theories" About September 11
and America's New War
lab404: toolbox
web design doo-dads
Pepys’ Diary
THE exemplary proto-blog
Democratic Crystal Ball Chart

Troubletown looks at who got what this Christmas
Samizdata.net's Blog Glossary
Medieval Technology Timeline
Free, Automatic Bibliography Formatting,
Alphabetizing, and Printing.
Home | Ticketstubs
"Tales of the ephemeral based on the flotsam of life"
What Should I Do With My Life?
at least according to Po Bronson
"The most annoying web page ever"
the unbearable lightness of html

Wednesday, January 01, 2003

The Onion | Man Who Thought He'd Lost All Hope
Loses Last Additional Bit Of Hope
He Didn't Even Know He Still Had

Happy New Year in spite of it all...
at least there's not too many left!
Foreign Policy Loses Its Logic
"This is an administration that in two years
has so mucked up our approach to the world
that merely applying the demands of logic
is made to appear unpatriotic."