Just Add the Music Track

Somehow I’ve ended up on an email distribution list from a group in the UK that apparently collaborates on independent global television projects around the world. So I get copied in on all of their email exchanges. (How my email address, under another person’s name, got associated with the group, I’ll probably never understand——a virus […]

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The Sun Will Never Set on the Empire!

If he’s correct, our nation will have lost in a way much bigger than “winning” this pointless, absurd, unjustifiable war. Our economy will be completely owned by foreigners. The dollar will be utterly worthless around the world. People will buy and trade oil in Chinese currency. And you and I will be living in the […]

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Two Thumbs Down?

Finally, cause I’ve been playin’ my one string banjo for years now! Morning Edition, May 15, 2008 · Americans are feeling pessimistic about the direction the country is heading, a new bipartisan NPR poll suggests. They’re increasingly leaning toward alignment with the Democratic Party and divided over their choices for president in the fall. An […]

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Flowers Love Fresh Ocean Air

But not as much as do I! The yard here is actually very small, and most of it is garden space. At present count, 45 roses are in bloom–large, vibrantly colored blooms. Here is a little picture I shot with my iPhone. The fresh, cool ocean air is like breathing an elixir concocted someplace out […]

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Trash Day

Tomorrow is trash day, and I must say, I’m delighted! This is the first trash day that hasn’t appeared like the Beverly Hillbillies moving to town–just a normal trash day. Previously, every week, the curb was stacked with paper packaging from the movers, collapsed boxes, and things that should never have been moved anyway! As […]

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I Had No Idea

Two things here are fascinating to me: 1) I guess cameras actually have their own unique digital fingerprint. 2) A teenager underground is developing to use technology to fight against the explosive growth of our surveillance society. Check out the article over at boingboing on how to anonymize your pictures (remove their digital finger prints). […]

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Nifty Little Web Tool

This little online tool, Flickr Color Selectr, allows you to pick a color. The software conducts a search of Flickr Creative Commons pictures to find pictures in which the color you selected is prominently featured. So I moved the color selector bar to the middle of the green selection. When the green gradient of those […]

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Sheer Terror

This is astounding–very, very hard for me to watch and certainly impossible for me to ever do. Who is this guy (the one walking and shooting the video)? He must be a professional tightrope walker! This limestone gorge in the south of Spain, through which passes the Guadalhorce river, sits the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes […]

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Pecularly Intriguing in an Odd Sort of Meaningless Way

I like reading this blog. This was an unexpected non-characteristic post. I’m debuting a new feature on kottke.org. On (some? most? all?) Fridays, I’ll wrap up the week with a list of interesting facts I’ve found that don’t really warrant their own posts for whatever reason. I hope you find it useful. Suggestions for next […]

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What an Idiot!

In addition to charging him for committing murder, they should charge him (as in money) for increasing his life expectancy. What an ass–shrinking though it may be! 19-year-old Broderick Laswell was arrested in Benton County, Arkansas last September on a murder charge. He weighed 413 pounds at the time. Since then, he has lost 105 […]

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