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Archive for February, 2006

I’ll Do Anything For the New Web Economy Except Work

Friday, February 17th, 2006

Does Web 2.0 owe us a living? Of course it does! Be sure to click ‘refresh’ a few times.

Our Leader Articulates A Complex And Difficult Issue

Friday, February 17th, 2006

Aren’t you glad you asked? [thanks to Danielle for the link].

Pacific Orchid Exposition

Friday, February 17th, 2006

My Life In The Hype Of Eggheads

Thursday, February 16th, 2006

Who First?

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006

Snapper first perfected the post-Neu/Harmonia keyboard drone later copped by Stereolab. Just sayin’. As long as I’m keeping score of artrock influencers and influencees, please read this chapter as your homework assignment for Wednesday night. For extra credit, write a paragraph explaining who– two years before Eno and Byrne released Bush of Ghosts– put out [...]

Is Iran Playing A High-Stakes Game of “Chicken”?

Monday, February 13th, 2006

As with any issue involving the Bush Presidency, let’s examine a worst-case hypothetical.

Normal People Sleep Late On Sunday

Monday, February 13th, 2006

The rest of us worship (or something) at the feet of the punditocracy. Ana Marie Cox drops by the Wonkette offices on the way to the salon and Monday-morning-quarterbacks an extended hit-and-run, mixed-metaphorically speaking. With that last sentence I’ve exhausted my quota of hyphens for the entire week.

Geeking Out On Rosetta

Sunday, February 12th, 2006

If Apple’s transition from the PowerPC chip to Intel processors has been keeping you up nights, this charming piece should have you counting universally binary sheep in no time.

New Zealand – In Case You Need To Be Reminded To Care

Sunday, February 12th, 2006

Mixotheque is an mp3.blog that aims to give visitors the equivalent of two mix CDs a month, parcelled out in the form of mp3 downloads each day. This month’s tracks represent highlights of New Zealand rock’s 80s/90s output. And look, gang, no Dead C.! If you’re new to Flying Nun, the songs (and the accompanying [...]

Life Is Like High School, Only More Political

Sunday, February 12th, 2006

A-listers vs. Z-listers. Update your scorecards.