September 27, 2002
did we fucking win yet?

Get Your War On. "Maybe the plan is to feed hungry leftover Afghans with the bodies of dead Iraqis?

Posted by dbrown at 04:53 PM
Noise to Signal

The disturbing part about the German ZDF report -- that Saddam Hussein has employed a cadre of doppelgangers since the early 90s -- has to do with a personal experience working the news during the Gulf War.

It was a quick video still of Hussein in his bunker, two days after the USAF had declared that it was extremely likely that he'd been killed in the last round of bombing. Since it was the latest photo of a living Hussein, it was news, and it was my job to prepare the still for air, on a Quantel Paintbox. I had to scrutinize the image carefully and come in real close on the pixels.

We were all working long hours back then, so when I yelled into the squawkbox, "that's not Hussein," the director of this national news show yelled "what the fuck are you talking about?"

I yelled: that doesn't look like it's Saddam Hussein. The face isn't quite right.

He yelled back: then fucking fix it.

Find another reference, cut and paste, color balance, add noise: I fixed it. Add noise.


Posted by at 04:44 PM
Corporate Voyeur

No Smoking Gun this, but sometimes it's about quantity, not quality. But at $45 a month for the good stuff, (I mean, the _playboy channel_ is $15/month) I wonder how the value of anything is determined anymore.

Posted by at 02:31 AM
September 26, 2002
cooks, kitchen

What happens when you put Richard Meier, Peter Eisenman, Charles Gwathmey, and Steven Holl together? (honorable mention to the Ban + Vinoly + David Rockwell combo)

Posted by dbrown at 06:56 PM
iCalsharing

Wish you had the schedule for This American Life in your iCal? Or tired of missing those Pagan holidays? Or how about the New York Dart Association schedule for the Kettle O' Fish's home dart team, The Flying Karpinskis?

Posted by tmonkey at 10:27 AM
something to do this weekend...

there's an open studio "art crawl" of sorts in williamsburg brooklyn (not to be confused with colonial williamsburg in virginia). anyway, my buddy bart bettencourt is #32.

if that doesn't interest you, you can always trade organic garlic on a truck tapping into a wireless node.

Posted by elia at 10:24 AM
No words necessary

A photo-blog from Beijing.


Posted by tmonkey at 09:13 AM
September 25, 2002
last meal

a single black olive

Posted by dbrown at 04:42 PM
a riot of my own

Forget sms riots, here's an account of an email riot. Crazy ivy league kids. "By the time a Wesleyan network administrator returned to work 14 hours later and shut down the list, as many as 300,000 more e-mails than usual had passed through Wesleyan's servers.... The philosopher Hobbes had been evoked. Dorm furniture had been sold to the highest bidder. Allen Ginsberg's poetry had been spread. And tacos had been requested from Alex."

Posted by dbrown at 12:13 PM
have pictures. need words.

there's a joke in here somewhere.

Posted by elia at 11:36 AM
fuckers

another year, another snub by the macarthur people. Liza Lou, sure she's worthy of $500K. But Vergara? And how come Paul Westerberg's never won? Lucikly they're almost all older than me/us.

Posted by dbrown at 10:30 AM
September 24, 2002
Teach a Man to Fish, and He'll Kick a Dead Horse

Hell, I was going to pick out some of the best and most earnest petitions, but I'll just send you to the list, where you can pick them out yourself.

For the sake of any google searches on my name, I signed the petition to Sack the West Ham United Board. The current West Ham United Football Club Board of Directors have failed time and again to make available money to the Manager to purchase players of a high enough calibre to enable West Ham United Football Team to challenge for the title or for a European Cup place.

Posted by at 08:21 PM
September 23, 2002
my president says...

Al Gore speaks on Iraq. The part that depresses me is that he probably wrote this himself. Meanwhile, George Bush reads a book.

Posted by dbrown at 06:39 PM
The Claude Levi-Strauss of RPGs

I love this structural-list effort at distancing onesself from the engrossing nature of adventure games (and also Star Trek, Buffy, Superfriends, Dr. Who episodes) to see what's behind the curtain. Particularly humorous when paraphrased thusly:

"Quest For the Sparkly Hoozits

Somebody needs a dingus (to fulfill a prophecy, heal the monarch, prevent a war, cure a disease, or what have you). The PCs must find a dingus. Often an old dingus, a mysterious dingus, and a powerful dingus. The PCs must learn more about it to track it down, and then deal with taking it from wherever it is.
    Common Twists & Themes: The dingus is incomplete when found (one of the most irritating and un-fun plot twists in the universe). Somebody already owns it (or recently stole it, sometimes with legitimate claim or cause). The dingus is information, or an idea, or a substance, not a specific dingus. The PCs must "go undercover" or otherwise infiltrate a group or society, gaining the dingus by guile or stealth."

Posted by tmonkey at 09:04 AM
September 20, 2002
Halcion Side Effects My Ass

Popout Prism seems to have something to do with PARC, though I'm too lazy to find out exactly what.

It should be easier for you to do the detective work, though, after you download the browser, which allows you to see the web through an arguably more useful lens.

Posted by at 06:55 PM
Dept. of All Surgery Is Cosmetic

"Function is an expectation rather than a differentiator. The added value will come from meaning and pleasure, what I call aesthetics -- the look and feel," says Virginia Postrel (The Age of Look and Feel, Harper Collins 2003), in an interview with the AIGA.

Posted by at 06:25 PM
Fuck SETI: Hi Mom!

As long as you can't stop our species from defiling other planets, you might as well throw your name on the heap. This way, aliens will know who to google.

Posted by at 06:17 PM
Dept of Idiot Presidents

I was so horrified by our new foreign policy statement that I ceased to be able to form words.

Luckily, I can still type. I found it somewhat calming to write a good old-fashioned email to all my elected officials, and to see how many other people seem to be writing in to say the same thing.

Spam therapy, you could call it. I highly recommend.

Posted by kio at 02:49 PM
American Candidate

Believe it.

The real question: what kind of agreement will s/he have to sign with the producers of the show?

OK, so maybe this isn't so far away from current political reality...

Posted by tmonkey at 11:37 AM
let sleeping dogs advertise...

stray dogs used as mobile billboards in russian city.

Posted by elia at 10:14 AM
postcard from san gennaro

overheard at san gennaro festival last night...

girl: "i dunno. i was expecting more italy stuff."

hmmm...like this?

Posted by elia at 09:53 AM
The Uncanny Adventures of Wolverine and Klay

When an executive at Twentieth Century Fox approached Michael Chabon (later, Pulitzer-Prize winning writer, Michael Chabon) to take a proverbial whack at the script for the original X-Men movie, his response took the form of a letter and a six page long proposal/treatment in which his devotion to and obsession with the bunch of mutants is painted in his characteristic prose. Yummy to read if you're a fan. (His League of Gentlemen reminds me of the X-Files, but could also be the Hellfire Club, which then hints at the prospect of...Dark Phoenix!)

Posted by tmonkey at 09:43 AM
September 19, 2002
The Mouse, That War

The new Disney version of Snow White in which "...she discovers that her stepmother is plotting against her and escapes to mainland China, where she seeks solace with seven Shao Lin monks..." is a terrifying image of two things that should never come together. It's like walking in on your parents fucking, somehow.

But this dissonant convergence of Disney with Japanese-Pop-Show-Martial-Arts combat is the emerging rule, not the exception. Because it's wildly successful when it goes interactive, and Donald Duck, Peter Pan, and Dumbo get their war faces on. See this through. Think Super-Pop Pooh-Bear but with teeth, you know what I'm saying?

Where the Disney brand cops were sleeping when some of these guys came to life is beyond me, but it's maybe best that way. Because there's a naughty and visceral excitement to the vision of Goofy dancing in the proximity of a razor-sharp chunk of metal. Not to mention the mouth of Hell.

In any case, it's all good preparation for the war propaganda we're certain to see come down the pike. And in certain cases already have.

Posted by at 06:53 PM
Men! Wanna live longer? Cut off that penis!

The point of this article is not clear, but it sure cites a whole bunch of surprising (and contradictory) hypothetical ejaculations about why women live longer than men. Is it because we are more risky (fast cars, guns, xtreme sports) or is it because we are bigger (more surface area for pesky parasites) or is it because tesetosterone suppresses the immune system? Take your pick.

Posted by tmonkey at 03:42 PM
Dead or Alive

In the running for my crackpot of the year award, the New Scientist is having a great contest. You choose between the death prize and the life prize.

Posted by kio at 01:54 PM
frogs, pigeons, all the same

Reminiscent of yesterday's frog-buddha-puddle heartbreak is this oh-so-incredibly-sad story about pigeons. "We were going to release the pigeons during the unveiling of the 9/11 memorial," he said. "The pigeons were supposed to fly." Instead, the birds, which Ms. Goldberg said might never before in their young lives have spent significant time outside their cages, turned the ceremony into a blur of feathers and confusion."

Posted by dbrown at 09:58 AM
generation text...

As more and more teenagers socialize online, middle school and high school teachers are increasingly seeing a breezy form of Internet English jump from e-mail into schoolwork.

Posted by elia at 02:30 AM
September 18, 2002
president townsend

Bush, yesterday in Nashville. "There's an old saying in Tennessee. I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee. It says fool me once... [long, tortured pause] ...shame on...uh [terrified expression] shame on...you. [scans room looking for lifeline...decides he'd better not even risk second part] Fool me...can't get fooled again." Listen for yourself (real audio).

Posted by dbrown at 02:44 PM
"She's not bonding with us! Quick! Get the ropes!"

Parents charged in death of girl forced to drink water said she had 'sneaking' problem

SYNTAX ERROR: Headline

I thought the parents were forced to drink water as punishment for killing their daughter. (They tortured and killed her because they loved her.)

Posted by tmonkey at 12:54 PM
grimm's fairy tales 2.0

as reported via various news/media outlets...

Thousands of pilgrims in Thailand were visiting a water puddle in the shape of the Buddha's footprint; the puddle is guarded by a frog, and the frog was said to be dying because people keep rubbing talcum powder on its skin hoping to see lottery numbers.

Posted by elia at 12:23 PM
Edward Tufte Raped By Rube Goldberg

Evidence of unholy union found on World Wide Wire. Revelation at 11.

Posted by tmonkey at 09:24 AM
September 16, 2002
while editing diller + scofidio...

In this month of ancient texts and media/mediated power plays (possibly in the hockey sense), a quote from a semi-ancient text:
"4. The spectacle is not a collection of images, but a social relation among people, mediated by images. . . .
9. In a world which really is topsy-turvy, the true is a moment of the false. . . .
12. The spectacle presents itself as something enormously positive, indisputable and inaccessible. It says nothing more than "that which appears is good, that which is good appears." The attitude which it demands in principle is passive acceptance which in fact it already obtained by its manner of appearing without reply, by its monopoly of appearance."

Posted by dbrown at 10:51 PM
September 13, 2002
"Auds" mourn by watching "My Dog Skip" on 9.11.02

More specifically, fewer of us watched network evening newscasts than normal, 10% fewer households watched primetime TV on 09.11.02 than on 09.11.01 (59% v 69% on the day of). Not sure what to make of these numbers, except for the incredible stat that the WB's show, "My Dog Skip" delivered a "solid" 4.0 rating/6 share this 9.11, double the delivery the previous week.

Posted by tmonkey at 11:50 AM
Real Time

Caveat that it's late and caveat that this involves something by a paying client, but if you're on a PC, and you use WinAmp or WMP or Real to play music, there's something to pay attention to, maybe. There's this company that made something for Spiderman that's kind of interesting. It's a visualizer for your audio player, and you can download it from the Spiderman site. (It's all flash, so no bookmarks: skip intro > enhanced media > visualizers and skins)

Install the appropriate one, and instead of opium-like satori patterns in your media player, you'll see a beautifully rendered Spiderman moving through the city, all 3D. It's pretty. Very.

It's pretty, but the really interesting part is this: the streets and sky and even the buildings (you'll see) are all responding to the music you're listening to. Spidey is independent, but you can imagine him also being responsive, five minutes into the future. And that's where entertainment takes an interesting turn.

Because if Spidey moves through the city, his paths and actions determined by pitch, volume, it's not "interactive" per se; you can't determine which way he'll go, or what he'll do. But it's compelling because it has the grammar and drama of predetermined narrative, without the constraints of same.

This is not interactive entertainment, it's something like systems-response entertainment, something which is in dialogue with the world, just not you in particular. Which puts you back in lean-back mode, entertainment wise; this is how we like to sit anyways. But it puts you in lean-back mode with some of the complexity of the mad big world brought to life.

It's like 60's concept-kunst "systems esthetics" but lite, or maybe not so lite. The systems esthetics folks ("For systems, information, in whatever form conveyed, becomes a viable esthetic consideration") were concerned with somehow revealing systems; environmental, mathematical, political. But Spiderman, for example, builds on the interplay of their complexity without revealing anything. The viewer is the one piece of the puzzle that knows the least, and is the most passive. Everything else at play in front of us, and we ourselves at rest.

It could be that this resonates now in particular because the world -- this new one -- feels so far from the effects of our own interaction or agency. Look at Spiderman, but just for example: invisible systems define and redefine the skyline. Invisible systems define and redefine the skyline.

Or, I'm quoting the 60s, one of the systems esthetics artists: "These processes evolve without the viewer's empathy. He becomes a witness. A system is not imagined, it is real."

Which is worth pursuing, maybe. Or worth following. It's worth something, anyway. Either way, I could watch Spidey forever, especially with Le Tigre playing. Feels a little dangerous without being so at all. That's Entertainment.

Posted by at 04:59 AM
September 12, 2002
before there were blogs...

there were amazon reviews. Like this one (last on page) of a pre-everything but the girl Tracey Thorn project. "If I were to make a movie of my pre-marriage days in Chico CA using scanned still images (like Ken Burns in the Civil War), I would use some of this album as audio...." Yeah. My own san mateo stills would be slowly panned to echo and the bunnyment and the "everything's gone green" EP.

Posted by dbrown at 11:04 PM
File Under "Paranoid Chic"

>"We're not implying in any way that mobile phones are dangerous," Levi's European communications manager Cedric Jungpeter told Reuters.

Posted by at 04:25 PM
muschamp must die

Gavin Keeney's appraisal of the times's contribution to the "debate" over the future of ground zero is worth reading if only for this beginning of a sentence: "Herbert Muschamp, one of the worst architecture critics on the planet, has effectively rounded up his favorite architects...."

Posted by dbrown at 12:33 PM
the creep of misused quote marks?

see this Yahoo story, complete with spectacular photo (reason enough). But is there some ironic lilt to these poor folks "fleeing" that I'm not getting?

Posted by dbrown at 12:16 PM
Update to 911 half price sandwiches

The Onion | Infographic

Posted by tmonkey at 12:01 PM
Reality TV: a Rant

We'll never see this kind of journalism on television -- Salon's "Forbidden thoughts about 9/11".

Sure it's disturbing, but it's more real than the velveeta that has to play on TV. The 9/11 documentary, though, was amazing (despite the velveeta piano refrain playing behind the incredible shots of the WTC falling).

Also on TV last night, Bill Clinton on Letterman. In vintage Clinton style, he laid out the two issues to consider before going to war with Iraq: 1. We'll dust them in 1 week (the sanctions did work) but when Saddam feels like the game is up, he will use the biological weapons we were talking about, and give them to terrorists who will use them and 2. the precedent our unilateral action will set -- we may come to regret this in the future. But then again, what the fuck does the current administration care about the future? As the government that runs like a corporation, they want to see quarterly profits. Can't think about energy conservation, can't turn off the big oil engine because it produces steady profits.

Oh well, looks like we're going to bomb Iraq.

Posted by tmonkey at 11:07 AM
a few inches past weird...

so just guess what last night's winning new york lottery numbers were.
(let's just hope it wasn't fixed.)

Posted by elia at 09:33 AM
September 11, 2002
even the corn is sad

Well someone has to post something. So here: the corncam harvest has finally begun. If you've been following corncam, you'll be pretty excited.

Posted by dbrown at 05:20 PM
September 10, 2002
from the man who brought you "jesus day"...

dubya declared sept 11th patriot day.

Posted by elia at 04:52 PM
bald-eagle-fucking contest

Quote of the day, from Get Your War On. "If I was Saddam Hussein I’d pay a human rights organization to draft an International Declaration to Have My Ass Overthrown! Cause you know the U.S. wouldn’t go along with it!"

Posted by dbrown at 04:15 PM
Overheard in First Class, NYC-SEA

Man on air-phone, unclear who he's talking to. I've only got his end of the conversation, but it's enough. It's enough.

-- It's his first day, right?
--
-- Yeah, sure.
--
-- No, he'll be thrilled to death to get taken to school in a race car. Just do me a favor and don't take it over a hundred.
--
-- No, because it's bad for the suspension, is why.

Posted by at 02:44 PM
September 11th, part 2

So was that really a color insert in the Times today promoting 9/11 artwork by America's mouth- and foot-painting artists? (rhetorical. yes, it was.)

Posted by dbrown at 11:08 AM
Aww, kinda cute post from Metafilter

The question of whether "it is possible for a preemptive war waged with nuclear weapons to be a 'just cause." (Answer: when faced with the version of Genghis Khan inside the Civilization program, yes.) "

More From Civilization: Democracy Is Way Too Hard!: Archive Entry From Brad DeLong's Semi-Daily Journal

Posted by tmonkey at 08:36 AM
September 09, 2002
Dept. of American Fascism (analog)

No link here, just a brief and disturbing anecdote to report. My 15-yr old nephew started high school in upstate NY last week. On Friday, the principal made the following announcement on the loudspeaker:

"All students are asked to show their patriotism and support by wearing red, white, and blue clothing all week next week."

Posted by kio at 01:20 PM
mystery train

Greil M. on 24 Hour Party People: "Actor Sean Harris looks little like Joy Division singer Ian Curtis, but the nervousness of his dancing -- a trance you wouldn't want to enter and may barely stand to watch -- makes David Byrne in "Stop Making Sense" look like Daffy Duck. Harris' Curtis is on to something, he hasn't decided whether he can say what it is, when he hangs himself the movie goes from Olympus to a parking lot, and you no more than the people in the movie will believe that neither you nor they will ever make it back."

Posted by dbrown at 12:18 PM
Using a Hamster as a Guinea Pig

I don't know who put the hamster up to it, but they've probably got Mark Pauline on their speed-dial.

Posted by at 12:40 AM
September 08, 2002
Where are they now?

Dot-Bomb Yearbook: A fair distribution of people who cashed out and went to farm or prep cook or start families, and also those who really went into the web business for the kiddie porn/sex and got busted. Know anybody on the list? Or how about the Top 40 richest Americans under 40. Interesting mix of dot commers and sportsmen and rap stars -- man, Master P's up there! Just above P. Diddy and Marc Andreessen!

Posted by tmonkey at 12:21 AM
September 07, 2002
Ancient word costs man job

White Washington DC Staffer Let Go for Using 'Niggardly'!

Puh-leeze.

Posted by tmonkey at 07:34 PM
fucked world

Another reason to love John Berger's (not that John Berger) Fucked World: This roundup of Bush administration justifications for fucking Saddam.
"So Dick Cheney says Iraq practically already has nuclear weapons, which puts him at odds with Colin Powell, who thinks Iraq has added the Andromeda strain to its biological weapons arsenal. Donald Rumsfeld claims Hussein has velociraptor DNA, but Paul Wolfowitz feels it's more likely Saddam has the Genesis device. Ari Fleischer told reporters that the Butcher of Baghdad possesses a Death Star, while the president himself told close associates that Saddam has mastered the Stone Cold Stunner. John Ashcroft warned that Iraq might know where Jimmy Hoffa is buried, and Condoleeza Rice is pretty sure the rogue nation is hiding Gamera in a baby food factory near the no-fly zone."

Posted by dbrown at 01:43 PM
product placement news flash

K, listen up: the future of ads is product placement! That just in from MIT's Technology Review. The bright side? "On the one hand, product placements may be a boon to storytellers, allowing them to sustain a desired emotional pitch across a single episode without commercial interruptions." Umm, yeah.

Posted by dbrown at 11:29 AM
September 06, 2002
Vox Pop Culture

Damn. I've got some pretty serious problems that I want to work out in public. I just can't figure out whether to take them to Moby's public, or Melanie Griffith's.

Posted by at 06:24 PM
what happens...

when an RPG character dies in the game, and it's effect on real people, as well.

Posted by at 06:14 PM
what happens...

when the real person behind an on-line RPG persona dies? they have an in-game funeral (via slashdot). what's funny (or sad) is how some people wouldn't come without a temporary truce because they were afraid their characters would be attacked.

Posted by elia at 02:38 PM
hoop dreams

Not The Onion, part 387: Judge plays hoops with 20 year old pot smoker. "The 20-year-old defendant told the judge that marijuana made him a better basketball player. "Oh, yeah?" replied Judge Marc Kelly, peering down at Alvaro Alvarez, charged with pot possession. "I'm a 42-year-old man. I don't think you can take me on." . . . "I though maybe he was kidding," he said."

Posted by dbrown at 02:27 PM
Why Iraq will be worse than Vietnam

This piece in the Guardian reminds me of why my kung fu teacher refuses to teach fighting application of moves: because in a fight there are no rules, no warming up, no mercy. Grab my arm -- no, the other arm -- no, with the other hand -- hold on ...

If Iraq does what General Van Riper did in this wargame, we will be crying. Oh, and by the way, we lost in the World Championships of basketball. With NBA players. No medal possiblity. We are lost...

Posted by tmonkey at 02:14 PM
What are you in for? Grand Theft Auto 3.

The Greek government, in an effort to crack down on illegal gambling machines, has gone ahead and decided to ban ALL videogames including the ones that come with Windows.

Posted by tmonkey at 09:36 AM
September 05, 2002
Must-read for Mac geeks

If you were hemming and hawing about switching to Mac 10.2 aka Jaguar, you need to read John Siracusa's extremely thorough and thoroughly entertaining report on it. It's like Consumer Reports taking a car and banging on it, prying at it, squeezing it, and basically putting it through its paces, but for an OS, so he's torturing the graphics rendering engine in the worst way possible by, for instance, taking semi-transparent terminal windows and wiping them back and forth over a Quicktime movie while it's playing which I didn't know would bring previous iterations of OSX to its knees but which in Quartz performs spectacularly well. I learned so much from this pleasurable article and funny/anal guy...

Here.

Posted by tmonkey at 11:53 PM
what's not to like?

A Temple University linguist says "like" is not mindless filler but can actually impart meaning.

Posted by elia at 04:38 PM
the secret history of devo

How did Chi Chi Rodriguez wind up on the cover of Q:Are We Not Men? Just ask Chi Chi. "I tried to listen to their music, but I felt sorry for them. I couldn't understand what they were saying,'' Rodriguez said. "I told Eddie to take a check for $2,500 and just tell them to skip the royalties part, just to help the kids out.''

Posted by dbrown at 02:23 PM
some Oops joke here...

Mexican Teen Singer Loses Fingers

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - Doctors reattached three fingers to the hand of a 16-year-old pop singer, after they were severed by a helicopter rotor as he waved to fans.
Ricardo Abarca was getting off the aircraft at a Guatemala City airport on Saturday. In raising his hand to greet fans, he put it into the still-whirling rotor.
``The index finger and middle finger are completely recovered,'' surgeon Gustavo Lopez said Wednesday. ``We only have some problems with blood circulation in the little finger.''
Abarca, who had only recently joined the popular teen group Mageneto, was still hospitalized in Guatemala Wednesday.

Posted by dbrown at 10:25 AM
"It requires as much patience as raising a teenager."

Lou Cohan: Confessions of Downloader

If you thought you were the only one wondering what the big deal with Napster and file "sharing" was, well you were wrong. Ain't no free lunch, as my pops used to say.

"Why did I want to compile forty different versions of 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door'? I honestly have no idea."

Posted by tmonkey at 09:31 AM
Rumsfeld: "Let God Sort Them Out"

CBS News on Rummy on September 11th: "Now, nearly one year later, there is still very little evidence Iraq was involved in the Sept. 11 attacks. But if these notes are accurate, that didn't matter to Rumsfeld. "Go massive," the notes quote him as saying. "Sweep it all up. Things related and not."

Posted by dbrown at 08:59 AM
September 04, 2002
My favorite kind of justice

The misguided kind. The Daily News smuggles some shit. United Airlines responds: "That is a violation of federal law that you guys knowingly took those items on an airline. You can be arrested." Like the death penalty preventing murder.

Posted by dbrown at 06:22 PM
so how long before it's on Law & Order?

A Queens man was arrested yesterday in what federal prosecutors said was a conspiracy to take out life insurance policies on Guyanese immigrants and then have them killed to collect the proceeds.

Posted by elia at 03:16 PM
September 03, 2002
This Just In

"On Monday, Saddam said that by controlling world oil and its prices, the United States would be able to determine the growth of world economy."

Saddam: America Hates Iraq Because It Stops It From Controlling World Oil. It's almost an Onion headline, in that kind of blunt obvious way. Except that it's not funny. Almost not funny.

Posted by at 06:31 PM
Ah, Gotham.

This morning I was on the Q, more or less the first time since being away from New York a while.

I was sitting there reading about how the world is shit. Then I heard a crack, as the deranged man (still wearing his fashionable hospital admission bracelet) slammed his fist into the window, yelling something about a goose. No one even looked up.

Obviously, I was in the wrong car.

Posted by at 04:43 PM
Add To Wish List

You'll want to read the customer review on this popular little item, and then see if there are any left for sale.

Posted by at 03:57 PM
funny how it worked in 'weird science'

The people have spoken! After five days of voting, you, the moviegoers, have created your ideal movie star.

Posted by elia at 10:25 AM