July 31, 2006
wimps

psych today:

Some psychologists think we have yet to recognize the full impact of the cell phone on child development, because its use is so new. Although there are far too many variables to establish clear causes and effects, Indiana's Carducci believes that reliance on cell phones undermines the young by destroying the ability to plan ahead. "The first thing students do when they walk out the door of my classroom is flip open the cell phone. Ninety-five percent of the conversations go like this: 'I just got out of class; I'll see you in the library in five minutes.' Absent the phone, you'd have to make arrangements ahead of time; you'd have to think ahead."

Posted by dbrown at 11:57 PM
July 30, 2006
journalism

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Is there a braver, more unflinching, harder war photographer working than Tyler Hicks? No. He's in Lebanon now, with the bombs and the dead people.

Posted by dbrown at 11:54 PM
July 29, 2006
It's not a pure place. It's a stained place.

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Alec Soth's Niagara.

Posted by dbrown at 10:43 PM
mile stones

Florence Wolfson, reunited with her 14 year old self: “Where did all of that creativity go?” she wondered aloud as she pondered the newly rediscovered story of her youth. “If I was true to myself, would I have ended up in Westport?”

Posted by dbrown at 10:05 PM
July 26, 2006
f train

11 pm, girl in her 20s, has something written on the outside of her hand: "CAMUS"

Posted by dbrown at 11:30 PM
July 25, 2006
an evolving discussion

Yahoo, it seems, allows comments on some of their news features. Like this one, on archaeology in Macedonia.

First comment: "Fantastic article!!"
4068th comment: "WHY NONE MODERN SERIOUS HISTORIAN SAYS THAT YOUR MONGOLSLAVIC VARDASKAN LANGUAGE WAS SAME WITH THE ANCIENT MACEDONIAN LANGUAGE??? BECAUSE THEY ALL KNOW ANCIENT MACEDONIANS SPOKE A GREEK DIALECT AND YOUR BULGARIAN LANGUAGE CAME AFTER 9 CENTURIES!!! PITIFUL BRAINWASHED VARDASKANS WITH NO HISTORY!!!"

Posted by dbrown at 06:47 AM
July 18, 2006
b b b bubble

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this one freaked me out a bit.
west palm beach

Posted by dbrown at 12:45 AM
July 07, 2006
pro choice

billmon:

"President Bush has said Iraq has weapons of mass destruction; Tony Blair has said Iraq has weapons of mass destruction; Donald Rumsfeld has said Iraq has weapons of mass destruction; Richard Butler has said they do; the United Nations has said they do; the experts have said they do. Iraq says they don't. You can choose who you want to believe."
Ari Fleischer
White House Press Briefing
December 5, 2002

Posted by dbrown at 06:29 PM