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Archive for April, 2007

“Buying The War” on PBS

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

Try to catch the rebroadcasts if you haven’t seen it. Essential!

It Can’t Happen Here

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

No, in the view of some, it already has. With apologies to Sinclair Lewis…may I present Naomi Klein. [thanks to CJR Daily for pointing out the Guardian piece].

“The Truth is Always More Heroic Than the Hype”

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

Swampland points out a couple things yesterday and today: * Tillman/Lynch testimony and the Marine who tallied can’t-recalls at the Gonzales hearing * Stewart vs. McCain: no contest

Flickr, Refreshed

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

Some older digital photos and scans have been posted on my Flickr page.

Stories of Kaua’i Homeless

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

Garden Island article.

It’s Been Over Two Years Since I Posted Any Todd Rundgren Lyrics

Friday, April 20th, 2007

..and this, of course, will not stand. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Temporary Sanity I had such great expectations of the world’s benevolence Of benevolence I prefer hallucinations ’cause they tend to make more sense Than experience But it was just another sneak attack of temporary sanity It was a pleasant stay, but now I’m back from temporary sanity [...]

“Horror and Tragedy Junkies”

Friday, April 20th, 2007

After 9/11/01 I stopped listening to All Things Considered and Morning Edition for a long time. This week has me feeling the same way towards CNN and MSNBC. It seemed an appropriate week to swear off the news. I no longer have the stomach or energy to parse the shadings or deconstruct the nuances of [...]

“Like Attacking A Banana Split With a Quarterstaff”

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

Kurt Vonnegut used that analogy when describing the futility of giving a book, movie, or play a bad review. I wasn’t exactly expecting them to be gracious, but you gotta wonder why Fox News even bothered phoning in their hatchet job (oops, I mean “obituary”). So does CJR Daily.

Ricky Gervais Meets Gary Shandling

Sunday, April 15th, 2007

In honor of a certain DVD release next week…

Nancy Grace Takes a Holiday

Saturday, April 14th, 2007

“Prove she wasn’t!”