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Archive for May, 2006

Cathy, On The Other Hand, Might Be The Shot In The Arm This Nation So Desperately Needs

Monday, May 22nd, 2006

Garfield “Simply Bland” Shock Horror.

Fire The Marketing Guy

Sunday, May 21st, 2006

Voiceover for ad on CNN this morning: ‘Stephen King’s Desperation is his creepiest to date!”

Gore Persona Thaws, Speculation Levels Rise

Saturday, May 20th, 2006

I saw a trailer for An Inconvenient Truth at a theatre in Piedmont last week. The crowd, there to see Thank You For Smoking– and, I assume, primarily made up of Oakland and Berkeley residents– was appropriately hushed and reverent during the segment. Ana Marie Cox attended the DC premiere of AIT. In the grand [...]

National Issues So Vital They’re Voted Upon In Private

Friday, May 19th, 2006

Even beyond my own puny, narcissistic daily fretting, I sometimes worry about important stuff like the economy, the environment, privacy, human rights and other national and global uncertainties. Y’know…big-picture stuff. So before I resort to counting sheep at night, I do some breathing exercises and relax, comforted in the knowlege that our statesmanlike lawmakers know [...]

Just Because You’re Not Paranoid Doesn’t Mean Someone Isn’t Listening

Friday, May 19th, 2006

Or, if a basic Constitutional right falls in the forest and no one is there to defend it, does it make a sound?

Videogame Photorealism and the “Uncanny Valley”

Friday, May 19th, 2006

Clive Thompson gets all creeped out.

The NSA Is Not Monitoring The American Idol Phone-Votes Of Millions Of American Citizens

Friday, May 12th, 2006

CJR Daily tracks the proportionate priorities of the morning news shows following some important developments on Thursday.

No, Really, I’m Not Hooked. Honest. Look, I Can Quit Anytime I Want.

Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

Is Internet Addiction A Real Problem?

Obligatory (And Eternally Relevant) Oscar Wilde Quote

Monday, May 8th, 2006

“If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh; otherwise, they’ll kill you.” Thanks to Craig Newmark’s blog for reminding me.

Step One: Circle Wagons. Step Two: Rallying Roadtrip. Step Three: FEAR

Monday, May 8th, 2006

New York Times: Rove Is Using Threat Of Loss To Stir Republicans The next development: scare voters with spooky images of Democrat-led impeachment/investigative hearings deadlocking Congress ’til ’08. Repeat.