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Archive for February, 2006

Media And The Non-Existence Of Africa

Monday, February 27th, 2006

An exception.

When The Bleep Hits The Fan | “Data’s Distant Relatives”? | Magazine | Neil | Joni | Kate

Monday, February 27th, 2006

How much longer can YouTube get away with it? A disturbingly skinny Todd Rundgren and 1974-model Utopia power sextet lay down some blurry mathrock. Kraftwerk on Top Of The Pops in 1975. Magazine from 1978. Neil Young on SNL in 1989. 1983. Time for a jetlagged Free Man In Paris, a lumbering Song For Sharon, [...]

“Trust Me, It Works”

Friday, February 24th, 2006

Steve Jobs blooper reel.

NPR Read About It In Time, So It’s Prolly A Trend

Friday, February 24th, 2006


You Can Sleep More Soundly Tonight

Friday, February 24th, 2006

I feel better knowing that the FBI and UK authorities care enough to protect us from Morrissey. No one is safe until we can all conduct our daily business without being threatened by an narcissistic, monotonal 80s crooner from Manchester who’s obsessed with Ian Curtis and Oscar Wilde.

An Essay In Search Of A Point…

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

…and an editor. If you make it through to the end let me know. I need some feedback on a manuscript of my memoirs.

Hey Souter– Seize This

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

State legislatures thumb their noses at the Supreme Court.

Gervais Monetizes Podcast, Listenership Plunges

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

The Office auteur Ricky Gervais has been offering a free weekly podcast on The Guardian‘s website. Episodes have been intermittently funny, in a watered-down Derek and Clive sort-of-improvised, kind-of-naughty way. Apparently the shows are incredibly popular, so Ricky has decided to distribute future shows as paid downloads (only) on Audible. Audible was a great idea [...]

Click At Your Own Risk

Monday, February 20th, 2006

You can’t say you haven’t been warned.

Real Time With Bill Maher 2.17.06

Sunday, February 19th, 2006

Something really weird happened with my HBO feed, or maybe I just fell asleep after too much pan pizza and had a very strange dream. It seemed like I was watching an extended Jay Leno monologue, only with more swearing. Either that or all the cue cards with actual jokes on them fell on the [...]