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Archive for April, 2007

Vonnegut On the Virtues of Farting Around

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

Ana Marie quotes Kurt.

Let’s Take A Moment

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

…a moment of silence, far away from the latest out-of-proportion media swarm of overwrought breastbeating, grandstanding and indignant overreaction to an overbearing, irrelevant, doddering fool’s insults. Kurt Vonnegut. What a great man, what a loss. If you feel inclined, read “Harrison Bergeron” from his collection of short stories, Welcome To The Monkey House. It might [...]

“In War, Truth Is the First Casualty” –Aeschylus, Greek tragic dramatist (525 BC – 456 BC)

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

Frontline World: “War of Ideas/Requiem” CJR Daily: Demands Unmet, the Taliban Take an Afghan Journalist’s Life ABC News The Blotter: Russian Journalist Dies in Suspicious Fall From Window

You Can Almost See Her Eyes Rolling

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

A TIME property displays writing with personality and (gasp) insight. Now that’s news. (or is it blogging?)

Of Stenography and Smarm

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

CJR Daily awards a laurel to NY Times reporter Marc Santora and tosses a much-deserved dart at Gawker.

War Stories From Ward 7-D

Monday, April 9th, 2007

Anyone who remembers nightly new reports during the Vietnam era knows what it’s like to see clips of flag-bedecked coffins being offloaded from military planes. Our current government joins previous administrations by acknowledging the power of those images, and suppresses them during the increasingly unpopular war in Iraq. The coffin images of the sixties and [...]

Apple, Microsoft, DRM, AAC, MP3, WMA…

Sunday, April 8th, 2007

As online pundits continue the Microsoft/Windows deathwatch, Business Week‘s Apple blog muses over digital music format wars. The latter article is an excellent (if a bit talky/wonky) explanation of the what sort of music files people can purchase online, and why things will be changing soon. There’ll be a significant contraction in the for-pay music [...]

Giving Bicyclists A Bad Name Since 1992

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

People in San Francisco have learned to put up with Critical Mass, but there’s usually a few hundred cyclists who decide to test that tolerance by being bullying thugs.

Three New Flickr Photos

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

…from last night’s trek halfway up San Bruno Mountain. These illustrate the ongoing learning process after the arrival of a Hoya circular polarizing filter, which you can be sure I will be overusing in many future photo sessions.

“Concern Trolling”

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

The White House further hunkers down on its trip along the low road by implying that a rogue ex-aide might not be of right mind.