A couple weekend quickies

“Battlefield Earth” is the pinnacle. It’s a pure film, pure art. You can put it on, and within seconds of having put it on, you forget you’re watching a movie and you walk off and make toast or something. Nothing memorable happens. It’s just … two hours are all of a sudden just gone. Which […]

Oscar the cat, a gentle companion in death

“He’s a cat with an uncanny instinct for death,” said David Dosa, assistant professor at the Brown University School of Medicine and a geriatric specialist. “He attends deaths. He’s pretty insistent on it.” [snip] When death is near, Oscar nearly always appears at the last hour or so. Yet he shows no special interest in […]

Saved the Best for Last

I was killing some time at Value Village earlier this week, (right, who am I kidding, I basically live there) and found myself humming along to Vanessa Williams’ stoopid love song “Saved the Best for Last“. Totally annoyed with myself, mostly for my complicity in enjoying a terrible awful song which reminded me of a […]

Congress: P2P networks harm national security

Congress: P2P networks harm national security By Anne Broache Story last modified Tue Jul 24 16:22:23 PDT 2007 WASHINGTON–Politicians charged on Tuesday that peer-to-peer networks can pose a “national security threat” because they enable federal employees to share sensitive or classified documents accidentally from their computers. At a hearing on the topic, Government Reform Committee […]

“The culture is eating itself.”

From the Los Angeles Times: Bands and brands going hand in hand In licensing songs, musicians make money, products get promoted — but it’s fans crying foul. By Chris Lee | July 22, 2007 [snip]… the fracas now commonly referred to as “Heavensgate” may be most notable for its nostalgic value — for reminding pop […]

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