Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Monday, December 29, 2003

Stealth Legislation
keep your eyes on the spiderhole, everyone!

Sunday, December 28, 2003

Russian animations - from the simple, short, sassy, sad, and silly
to the sophisticated, seamy, scary, sinister and surreal
posted by madamjujujive at 9:28 AM PST - 6 comments

yoinked directly from metafilter
for educational purposes only

Saturday, December 27, 2003

The Secret Connections
between "Fight Club" and "Calvin and Hobbes"

some guy:
1 picture,
every 30 minutes,
every hour,
for 24 hours,
7 days a week,
for 3 weeks
Bill Hicks Bootleg Archive!!
(since Lenny Bruce got pardoned,
we need a new dead outlaw comedian!)
my new HUGE URL! get your own!
"Arsware is loosely defined as freeware applications,
themes, skins, graphics work, code libraries, or anything else
written by members of the Ars OpenForum community
that might be interesting for pc enthusiasts everywhere."

the first major exhibit of phonecam art

Thursday, December 25, 2003

Coffee fuelled the information exchanges
of the 17th and 18th centuries
(can I get a refill?)

Wednesday, December 24, 2003

The 2003 Holiday Survival Guide for Slackers
there's gotta be a gas station convenience store open somewhere!
3 U.S. Soldiers Killed in Iraq
to everyone who loses a child to geopolitical untidiness today,
and to the men who lost their names
to a campaign of careful media management.


Tuesday, December 23, 2003

Monday, December 22, 2003

Satan's Laundromat
"a Brooklyn-based photolog
with an emphasis on strange signage,
urban decay, and general weirdness."
Special holiday greetings to all the Feral Children out there.

Sunday, December 21, 2003

2003 FlashintheCan
it's a Flash contest, and it's Canadian!
Arundhati Roy talks on C-SPAN
invites Howard Zinn along!
Radio Free Klezmer
the sound of good holidays
Sky Land Sea: Eskimo and Inuit art
walking in an arctic wonderland

Saturday, December 20, 2003

Houses Dark and Shuttered
holiday thoughts from BURNINGBIRD

Thursday, December 18, 2003

"Creating a year book like no other,
Relay will launch final year graphics students
at the London College of Printing
onto an unsuspecting world
in spectacular fashion..."
- The Guardian
Fun With Words
(what can I say?)
I confess it as a besetting infirmity of mine that I am too much of an Eudaemonist: I hanker too much after a state of happiness, both for myself and others.

– Thos. de Quincey, Confessions of an English Opium Eater

Thanks, eudaemonist!
Have an eudaemonical day!
Collection of Historic Letters and Invoices
painstaking motherlode of yesteryear's letterheads
Recipes for Crow Kabobs
and other "caaaw"-licious treats

Wednesday, December 17, 2003

Neuroscience for Kids!
The Brain Alphabet

Monday, December 15, 2003

Halliburton Gets $222M More in Iraq Contracts
Pay more attention to the man in the spider hole!
Anti-war, or pro-peace, children's books
Never too young to get started on this stuff!
thanks s lot
Photos of the photos on walls of French prison cells
May contain photos of the photos on walls of French prison cells
New get your war on
Warning! Disappointing language!
Xeni waxes concisely on this thing we call blog
"Blogs democratize ideas.
They give an almost magical volition
to words, images, and sounds.
They make art available to new audiences.
Unheard voices become accessible
in a way that wasn't possible before.
And that is a good thing."

Theaters of the 13th Dimension

"Mars Tokyo is a recluse/artist living in North Dakota.
Little is known of her background
and no one has ever taken a photograph of her,
but it is believed
that she was born in Hiroshima
at the time of the atomic bomb.
Ms. Tokyo creates her miniature toy theaters
in complete solitude then mails them
to her dear friend in Baltimore, S Mericle.
Mericle documents the theaters
in photo and maintains this web site."

Sunday, December 14, 2003

In a flurry of inactivity,
someone has compiled
every oxymoron known.

('Ey! I'm walkin' here!)

Saturday, December 13, 2003

A Soldier's Declaration

I am making this statement
as an act of willful defiance of military authority,
because I believe that the war
is being deliberately prolonged
by those who have the power to end it.

I am a soldier,
convinced that I am acting on behalf of soldiers.
I believe that this war,
upon which I entered as a war of defense and liberation,
has now become a war of aggression and conquest.
I believe that the purposes
for which I and my fellow-soldiers entered upon this war
should have been so clearly stated
as to have made it impossible to change them,
and that, had this been done,
the objects which actuated us
would now be attainable by negotiation.

I have seen and endured the sufferings of the troops,
and I can no longer be a party to prolong these sufferings
for ends which I believe to be evil and unjust.

I am not protesting against the conduct of the war,
but against the political errors and insincerities
for which the fighting men are being sacrificed.

On behalf of those who are suffering now
I make this protest
against the deception which is being practiced on them;
also I believe that I may help to destroy the callous complacence
with which the majority of those at home
regard the continuance of agonies
which they do not share,
and which they have
not sufficient imagination
to realize.

Siegfried L. Sassoon, July 1917

(via wood s)
The knight in the mirror
Don Quixote, "the Spanish Bible", in a new translation
XML Conference 2003

Friday, December 12, 2003

The Anti-Video Game
The Journey to Wild Divine
(changing the way we buy absinthe forever...
or at least for the rest of the fiscal year!)
Is Moon-cake this millenium's Oolong?
The odds of dying (via Caterina)

(sampled code directly from Incoming Signals
for which, in addition, thanks!)

Thursday, December 11, 2003

Now, Ninjai I know:
The Little Ninja, so!
and who is Ramona?
The Matrix: Revisions
By The Manifest Staff

what is the manifest?

A Cappella Always
A Cappella Holiday

the all-a cappella radio stations
for internet listeners

Wednesday, December 10, 2003

How grim can it be?
Tony Kushner celebrates Maurice Sendak, an old friend

(say it loud: no Tinseltown treatment
of "Where The Wild Things Are"...ever!)
Rambling through China's wild west 9 essays.........

"Extreme traveler Pepe Escobar's nose for news
takes him to all corners of the globe."

He's especially drawn to the heat.
* Informed Comment *:
US Using Israeli Military "Consultants"
to Help Iraqis Regain Their Cool

"I have a sinking feeling that Bush just lost the war on terror."
Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry
Edited and Selected by W. B. Yeats

Tuesday, December 09, 2003

A Festivus for the Rest of Us!
(you can almost smell the grievances already!)







from the Center for Nonverbal Studies Press
(((oooo))) Feeding Time
(the whole damn best-of-the-year pile)
((it's the best so far this year!))
The 24-Hour Comics Index
what a difference a frame makes...

Monday, December 08, 2003

Tracy Moore's Journals
wooeee! Is dublog back or WHAT!?
(kind of follow you around the room, don't they?)
American soldiers wrapping entire villages in barbed wire
"You have to understand the Arab mind.
The only thing they understand is force."

Sunday, December 07, 2003
Alt/Serious DVD Rental

(oooooh! now i get to owe money to HIPSTERS!)
Eight Strategies for Modern Living
McSweeney's Internet Tendency

Saturday, December 06, 2003

to everyone, anywhere, snowed in at work

Friday, December 05, 2003

Electability and the Masculine Mystique
(Part I of Dysfunction Nation,
a series of essays on our national neuroses,
delusions, and character disorders;
in other words,
Why America Is Screwed.)

Thursday, December 04, 2003

Wednesday, December 03, 2003

New Website for Harper's Magazine By Paul Ford
(Weekly Review still rocks briskly,
but Connections sure clicks friskily!)

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meta name="DC.title" content="LEFT BLANK"*

Stonehenged 360: View One
(bounced by way of caterina's lovely sidebar)
A Chickenhawk's Thanksgiving
(hiya/via the very vavoom makeoutcity)

Tuesday, December 02, 2003

Monday, December 01, 2003

NYTimes Reporter-Portal
(no, I am NOT making this up!)