Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

Missouri's Woodstock - The Ozark Music Festival

With all the hype about Woodstock's anniversary, my good neighbors in the heartland have made a little press about their big hippie party. Until today, I hadn't known about the Ozark Music Festival.

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Link to other B&W photos.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Zero 7

"You're My Flame." This is dedicated to AO today, for weathering a week when I was laid low by my "minor" procedure.

Friday, July 17, 2009


Originally by The Korgies (1980). The Beck version also used recently by Joss Wheedon in the last episode Dollhouse. (Dollhouse is pretty brilliant, like "Eternal Sunshine," but it doesn't get there until half way through the season. On its face, the premise is not very appealing.)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

White Supremacists

The reason why southern white men (I'm talking to you Sen. Sessions) think that Sonia Sotomayor is going to rule in favor of latinos and minorities against the interests of white people is because this is how they (all the white men) would (and do) rule. I remember not quite understanding while growing up why white people were so paranoid about minorities in positions of power, and I guess it's taken me this long to understand: they only comprehend their own power through tribal (i.e., white) allegiance. The irony here is that a beneficiary of the meritocracy like Sotomayor is more willing than even white men to uphold the status quo. I suppose it is this, the likelihood that she actually believes in the rule of law (and it's profound effect on her own opportunities) rather than in an elite of wealthy corporate titans (I'm talking to you Justice Roberts), that makes her so threatening. I suppose that other recipient of the meritocracy, Justice Thomas, is the distorted exception to this rule.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Elective surgery

You betcha. Feeling a bit sore today, but a good excuse to be still. This clip is VERY funny.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


The Spanish singer/songwriter.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Why you should pay attention in English class

Sarah Palin's resignation speech parsed by Ned Sublette (via boing boing):

[W]hat Roland Barthes would have called the pleasure of the text has to be savored in full to draw out its pure nuttiness. It's hard to know what to appreciate more: the all-caps prepositions; the sentence fragments that begin the fifth and sixth paragraphs, the run-on sentences, the frequent exclamation points!, the quotation from her parents' refrigerator magnet, the basketball analogy, the proposed logic of quitting so as not to be a quitter, or the grammatically incorrect final sentence framing the misattributed punchline, which was actually said not by General Douglas MacArthur but by General Oliver P. Smith. I especially like the capital O of "Outside" in "Outside special interests," which reminds us that the world consists of two parts: Alaska, and Outside.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Saigon Hookers

Happy the fourth.

Friday, July 3, 2009

The Grates

Australian pop.