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2003/05/16

Via kottke remaindered links, a blast from the past, Xanadu and the big deal at Wired about Rem Koolhaas spaces, not the least of which is a short article on blogspace by the emergence guy, Steven Johnson.
posted by TT 10:00 PM

Do you get spyware for iTunes? Let’s see what the Homeland says about this.
posted by TT 9:48 PM

Make no mistake.
The president is angry and on the warpath.
The guns are everywhere.
—second entry in What's, permuted and now eaten by Man Fakes de Minimax via mamamusings.
posted by TT 9:36 AM

Usually there's no need to pay any attention to phenomena vaguely astronomical. Fog and low clouds generally get in the way, like the day before yesterday, all day and all night. Last night, however, Sioxa went out to the street and came back in with a report of the red moon. It was perfectly clear and we hadn't missed the eclipse after all. The Toph went out, but couldn't see it without glasses, it was so un-moon-like. But once the glasses were on, there it was, seen rising surprisingly south near the horizon, reddish all right.
posted by TT 8:27 AM

2003/05/13

Little piece of peace.
posted by TT 7:19 PM

For sheer love of language and all that is so good, not the least of which is the content, recommend Resistance to Theory and its parent, Postmodernism and commentary.

Gore Vidal speaks on Democracy Now today of Benjamin Franklin warning at the Constitutional Convention that the document would suffice as long as there was no corruption in the people and despotism took hold. He speaks of Scalia, because his son was presenting arguments on the case at hand, and Thomas, because his wife was putting together the list of names for the administration, failing to recuse themselves in 2000, Enron and two little wars. He speaks of rapture and evildoers. He speaks of loss of electoral franchise, loss by Congress of the sole ability to declare war under the Constitution to the Commander-in-Chief.

There is nonsense that sets the stage and it is no wonder that the modern glass box is surrounded by the post-modern semiotic curlicue. Can't say if this makes any (non)sense, but it tries, and it's still a short post.

posted by TT 11:47 AM

Here's an interesting case of unplain speech in a photo caption. Rich use of language is roadblock for someone who speaks English, but more like this. No great issue of moral state or post-modern status here, but only journalistic convention of caption offers any promise of comprehension. Of course it's fun to blur the distinction today and every day.
posted by TT 11:17 AM

2003/05/12

Rampant pseudo-religious family-values faux-ethical circle jerking masquerading as Christian humility.
Mark Morford via Ev
posted by TT 9:54 PM

Way too difficult to read all of it, Susan Sontag writes on war photography with examples via harrumph!
posted by TT 9:35 PM

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