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July 30, 2007

can't help it

The abandoned ducklings raised in a teacup | the Daily Mail

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July 26, 2007

on making choices

Sole survivor sitting on a $5b fortune :: thanks liam

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watching cspan

:: just sayin' :: i was watching sen. lindsey graham (pictured above w/ gervais) wring his hands. i turned the sound off for a little while. very methodical almost sensual hand wringing. i wish i had captured it so i could show you. he was talking about why we need $3 billion dollars in emergency money for border control. he said the emergency was that we had not yet spent $3 billion dollars on border control.

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here kitty kitty. oh shit.

Oscar the cat predicts patients' deaths :: when the grim reaper comes, his breath will smell like ass.

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July 25, 2007

just finished

Miranda July's No One Belongs Here More Than You: Stories :: highly recommend.

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bo dee dup

The Sad Song Video :: quite enchanted by this :: perhaps i'm late to the game.

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July 24, 2007

bathing in what you already believe

was at barnes and nobles yesterday and noticed a table on which they had organized political books into two camps. on one side of the table a placard read "blue", its other side: "red". reminded me of this article ::

Political Books and Polarized Readers?

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July 23, 2007


for those interested - tonight i will be guest hosting Fair Game on public radio. it will be nationally syndicated - check here to find out when it will broadcast in your area. Features interviews with artist Hassan Elahi, writer Harvey Pekar, as well as music from the fabulous Rachelle Garnier.

:: update - it seems that "national" might be the wrong term for the syndication, so would "quasi-national" or even "kind-of national" :: the podcast, however, will be made available here following the show.

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July 22, 2007

a darker resource

[ The Devil's Dictionary Dot Com ] :: LIGHTHOUSE, n. A tall building on the seashore in which the government maintains a lamp and the friend of a politician.

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phantom high school

two very funny parodies of This American Life by the sketch comedy troupe Kasper Hauser :: Episode 1 :: Episode 2 :: podcasts

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July 20, 2007

i dig this guy

Utterly Useless :: thanks nick

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July 19, 2007

yourspace not myspace

the gregarious, controversial, and always interesting danah boyd studies American class divisions through Facebook and MySpace.

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uh oh.

as of yesterday :: Executive Order: Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq :: want to take bet on how this gets misused? (thanks for the heads-up jason)

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July 18, 2007


BBC NEWS | Africa | Water find 'may end Darfur war' :: people fuck up royally :: nature steps in.

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Dave's house

Harvey Pekar on Letterman :: first time i've actually seen the famed interview that proved to be Pekar's last during GE's reign.

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July 17, 2007


Joaquin Alonso's trash park :: HA Schult's trash people :: video :: reminds me of Tyree Guyton's The Heidelberg Project :: better pics :: thanks nader.

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dear #1 fan:

I'm Your Biggest Fan! :: reviving the lost art of the fan letter.

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July 16, 2007

there goes the neighborhood...literally

Tunnel House :: thanks ry

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July 14, 2007

ugly ducklings

The Sun Online - News: The first of the Duck Armada? :: hey look mom,a duck! Isn't it...ewwwwww!

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July 11, 2007

105 feet tall

SFGate: A giant duck :: quote from the artist - "The 'Rubber Duck' knows no frontiers; it doesn't discriminate...and doesn't have a political connotation." (thanks Kait)

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July 10, 2007

over the top

White House Is Accused of Putting Politics Over Science - New York Times :: for me, the creepiest part was that the former surgeon general "was ordered to mention President Bush three times on every page of every speech he gave" :: Goebbels meet Rove, Rove meet Goebbels

:: more in video - Hearing on Politicization Surgeon Generals: Carmona Opening

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July 6, 2007

with a little help from allen

Die Hard - Music Video :: a fitting tribute :: can't help but admire the polish

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merlin mann

30 Seconds with Phone Guy :: following nicely from our phone theme (thanks ken)

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July 3, 2007

let me guess...you stick it in your ear?

this Unleashed episode made me think of Bob Newhart's excellent bit on the introduction of tobacco to England.

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my body is a cage

a new clip and cover from uber sportsracer - bumblebee, check out her other projects/videos :: she also pointed me to this growing collection of Chicken Noodle Soup videos.

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when i was a young boy

50 dates in 50 states :: a new show featuring sportsracers bliss and leary!

check out the trailer

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July 1, 2007

50 years from now.

The Marriage Song :: a rather sweet project for all you audio junkies :: a guy wants help creating a song for his bride-to-be.

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