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Archive for June, 2005

Marketing: A Possible Daffynition

Monday, June 27th, 2005

The current issue of Arthur magazine (Brian Eno cover, issue #17, July ’05) isn’t available for online reading yet but there’s a worthwhile Douglas Rushkoff essay called “Be Your Own Guru” inside. I found this quote illuminating: Transference is a … terrific technique for engendering loyalty. Back in the ’90s, I did some studies on [...]

No Shit

Monday, June 27th, 2005

CNN’s Masterful Grasp of Obvious Stuns Area Man

Revenge Fantasies of the Impotent (I Suspect She’s Paid By the Word)

Friday, June 24th, 2005

Arianna Huffington can dream, can’t she?

It All Depends On How You Define “Terrorism”

Friday, June 24th, 2005

Dick Cheney was interviewed on Thursday about insurgent violence in Iraq. He repeatedly referred to the particpants as “terrorists.” He admitted there are months of bloodshed ahead, regardless of the fact the situation is “in its last throes.” A U.S. General evidently disagrees. In the same Senate committee hearing that involved a “strangely silent” Donald [...]

Rove Does What Machiavellian Conservative Demagogues Do Best

Thursday, June 23rd, 2005

Karl Rove takes a page from the Limbaugh/O’Reilly/Novak playbook: fire off a glib, provocative insult from the hip, and piss off the liberals. Why do the Democrats play into this kind of transparent crap? All it does is show what humorless, whiny dumbasses they are (I think I see Hillary Clinton waving her hand over [...]

What Is Sarah Silverman Thinking?

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2005

I know this isn’t news to anyone, but Jimmy Kimmel’s monologues are just sad. They seem aimed at folks who will be laughing at Jay Leno’s jokes 15 years from now. To quote Larry Sanders, they’re early Conan.

FNN: Fear News Network

Tuesday, June 21st, 2005

Alternately, one could call it SCNN: the Scared Caucasian News Network. On CNN’s Live Today this morning– a sampling of the top features: ID Theft Germs in the Workplace Natalie Holloway Search Continues Missing Boy Scout in Utah The Risks of Wireless Internet Use Internet Safety for Kids

The Garden of Memory at Chapel Of Chimes Is This Evening

Tuesday, June 21st, 2005

See you there, Bay Areans. Happy Summer.

…The Things You Learn By Keeping Up With Failed Pilot

Monday, June 20th, 2005

Andrew Earles/Failed Pilot I never would have known that Dread Zeppelin actually released an album entitled No Quarter Pounder.

Pleurothallis hirsuta and and Masdevallia nidifica

Sunday, June 19th, 2005

The South American cool-growing species are liking the misty nights and warm days in Brisbane. (below) Masdevallia nidifica