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Archive for September, 2008

“The Crooked Heart of the Credit Crisis”

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

This essay ran in the magazine edition of CJR and was published in early September ’08.

Maybe I’ve Been Watching Too Much Mad Men lately

Monday, September 29th, 2008

…but it’s impossible not to notice: The Daily Show follows John Oliver calling Jon Stewart “a dirty [bleep]ing Jew” with that new VW commercial where Brooke Shields smarmily states “each day in this country another ten thousand babies are born just for German engineering.”

Desperate Opportunism

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Let’s see. The other guy is six to nine points up on you in most polls, and you’re about to get stomped in Friday night’s debate. What do you do to stall his momentum?

Bloodbath or Unmitigated Disaster?

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Cheney pep rally fizzles.

“Sarah Quaylin”

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

The Peter Principle, again

Pink Floyd’s Rick Wright (1943-2008)

Monday, September 15th, 2008

I Don’t Like Rincon Tower Very Much

Monday, September 15th, 2008

It’s too tall, too ugly, and extends the San Francisco skyline too far to the east. But it’s a focal point. I guess. The above was shot this evening with a cameraphone. The foreground is the gutted 20th Street/Potrero Hill branch of the SF Public Library.

Beth Orton covers Leonard Cohen

Friday, September 12th, 2008

Okay, how come nobody told me about this before now? I’m tired of these lapses. ===================================== Oh the sisters of mercy, they are not departed or gone. They were waiting for me when I thought that I just can’t go on. And they brought me their comfort and later they brought me this song. Oh [...]

Dedicated to Boyd Rice and “Social Darwinists” the World Over

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Tribe.net Deathwatch: Day Four

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

Another day and the site is still down. [update 5:50pm: Tribe's main screen is back online, although profile and RSS access seems intermittent].