Sunday, February 29, 2004

Saturday, February 28, 2004

Leaping off the page
re: "Inkheart"

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Elmore Leonard's Ten Rules of Writing
"10. Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip."

Monday, February 23, 2004

gallery of sandcastles
"Dump 20 tons of sand in front of Kirk Rademaker
and he's a happy man."

Sunday, February 22, 2004

Happy 50th, Dissent!

Saturday, February 21, 2004

this page will disappear in ten...nine...eight

(but truthout caught it!)

Friday, February 20, 2004

Scientists Accuse White House of Distorting Facts
"The Bush administration has deliberately and systematically
distorted scientific fact
in the service of policy goals
on the environment, health, biomedical research
and nuclear weaponry at home and abroad,
a group of about 60 influential scientists,
including 20 Nobel laureates,
said in a statement issued today."

Thursday, February 19, 2004

Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Here's the essence of Affect Control Theory

*You (and every individual) create events
to confirm the sentiments that you have
about yourself and others in the current situation.

*If events don't work to maintain sentiments
then you reidentify others or yourself.

*In the process of building events to confirm sentiments,
you are performing social roles that operate society.
still...Tomorrow's Bird
The Prisoner
(where am I?)

Monday, February 16, 2004

John Dean:
New Iraq Commission Won't Be Investigating the Key WMD Issue

"They have loaded the commission with work
unrelated to the reasons the public
(and Congress) sought the inquiry.
Finally, they have created a study
that will be reported only to the president
(and vice president),
so unless Bush decides to disclose its work,
no one will ever know what was,
or was not, done by this commission.

Bush should be given an honorary membership
in the International Brotherhood of Magicians
for his latest political handiwork."

Fun with pi and phi
"A little boy throws stones into a pond
and discovers a principle that may explain
how the whole universe comes to exist."

Help this guy build a tempur-pedic bed from free samples!
Big fat robot
(is that distressed naugahyde?)
Grassroots Use of Technology
Conference @MIT
March 13, 2004

Sunday, February 15, 2004

how much new information is created each year?

"How big is five exabytes?
If digitized, the nineteen million books
and other print collections
in the Library of Congress
would contain about ten terabytes of information;
five exabytes of information is equivalent
in size to the information contained
in half a million new libraries
the size of the Library of Congress print collections."
The Left Was Right
"One year ago this weekend,
an estimated ten million marched world wide
against Mr. Bush's planned invasion of Iraq."
"The optimist proclaims
that we live in the best of all possible worlds;
and the pessimist fears this is true."

-- James Branch Cabell

Saturday, February 14, 2004

Friday, February 13, 2004

Thursday, February 12, 2004

Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Monday, February 09, 2004

Sunday, February 08, 2004

Neal Cassady Raps, Grateful Dead compose in the background
Poetic Architecture:
"A series of eleven progressively more difficult quizzes,
with two unexpected pieces of correspondence"

(ummm... )
excuse me...are you lost?

(if not...superbad will help!)
Where were YOU at 9:15 this morning?
(Tim Russert kinda comes through!)
Image Author
online image-edit applet!

Saturday, February 07, 2004

"Cardtrick2001(tm) is the mind-altering card game
designed to induce lucid dreaming.
It is intended to be the most advanced
self- and societal-development system available.
Its goal is purify and arm the mind
for congress in the modern world.
It is intended to make you rich, famous,
get you anything you want.
as a side effect,
the game is intended
to deconstruct nuclear weapons."
Eight Questions for George W. Bush

how 'bout it, Tim Russert?
Kurt Wenner: Master Street Painter
(careful you don't trip on the trompe l'oeil!)

Friday, February 06, 2004

small paintings of sock puppets on chalkboards
each one expressing a different emotion

Thursday, February 05, 2004

Wednesday, February 04, 2004

What if we Gave it Away?
"Citizenship as "contribution" and alternative economies"
(from out of the wood s)
Messy Desk Contest
Ch'i Gong breathing exercise
awright,'s from del.ici.ous
Hedgehogs come in 92 color varieties

Tuesday, February 03, 2004

NYRB: Hung Up in Washington
"Unlike 2000,
this time the voters know
that it matters a great deal who is elected president."

Sunday, February 01, 2004