Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The ultra-lowfi "Get Your War On" is now published in video. Still works.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Wassup 2008
(see Wassup 2000)

Friday, October 24, 2008

Garmond Powerline

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Mad Fold-Ins, Past and Present (times)

Friday, October 17, 2008

The Sentences of Sarah Palin, Diagrammed

This post will mean absolutely nothing in 3 weeks. Amen.

Studies in Pen Art
A full pdf reproduction of a 1914 book on pen flourish.
Joyce Hatto: The Great Piano Swindle (Intelligent Life)

Rod Williams investigates the biggest fraud in the history of recorded music--the story of how the husband of a dying British classical pianist fooled the critical establishment into acclaiming his wife, Joyce Hatto, as a genius ...

The Things He Carried (Atlantic)
Airport security in America is a sham—“security theater” designed to make travelers feel better and catch stupid terrorists. Smart ones can get through security with fake boarding passes and all manner of prohibited items—as our correspondent did with ease.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Jack A: Inventor of the Cowboy Shirt (designobserver)
This is exactly what Jack A had hoped for when he put a silver buckle on the bolo lariat. He had a theory about it. "The bolo is a lot less formal than the conventional European silk necktie. Also, you can wear it with your shirt collars open which makes things more comfortable for a working man.” He had taken the European men's tie, a symbol of wealth, privilege and class authority and had loosened it up, democratized it. Life in Colorado, he felt, was less constrained than life back east or in the Old World and what you wore around your neck should reflect this new culture.
Partnership for a McCain-free Whitehouse

Another cool bicycle chainring gallery
As desperation sinks in, Republicans are resorting to dirty voting tricks to keep new voters from registering. In Ohio, justice prevails (nytimes), but be sure that this sort of nonsense will be seen again in other districts.
What's that Tree in your Hair? (pingmag)
Washington Post uncovers more Bush Lying: The ever-corrupt, deceitful Bush administration issued a series of secret memos in 2003-4 authorizing torture.

Let's get some hard prison time out of these neocon subhumans this time, huh?
Palin as President

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Human Digital Clock
Old Woodies

A small collection of teardrops and vintage canned ham trailers on the Tiny House Blog

off the political trail for a moment... a nice collection of Blue Note album covers
The true face of the Republican Party
Why was gas so expensive? (Consumerist)
Cleese on (Sarah) Palin: "Monty Python Could Have Written This"
Great TED-talk video. Check out the octopus at 4:25! (vid)

Friday, October 10, 2008

Licking the Zeitgeist: Go ahead, let the Obamafied optimism wash over you. For now

They know their 15 minutes are up. They know they had their shot, gave it everything they had. Six solid years of complete control, their most potent leaders, their best ideas, war and terror and jingoism, anti-gay anti-women anti-science. Also: a million new surveillance cameras, ten thousand right-wing judges, a front-loaded Supreme Court, pummeling the line separating church and state, blaming gays for 9/11, keeping Christian rock alive, creepy museums in Kentucky where humans walk with dinosaurs.

And they failed. Spectacularly. Historically. Unsurprisingly.

In fact, their failure is now so complete, nearly every idea they offered up now proven to be so regressive and detrimental to the advancement of the human experiment, theirs will go down in history as one of the most profound collapses of any totalitarian power cluster in our short history. Mark your calendars. You were there. You survived. Barely.

Meet Sarah Palin's right wing radical pals (salon)
Whew.. talk about (literally) Anti-American.

So long as Alaska remained under the boot of the federal government, said Chryson, the AIP had to stand on guard to stymie a New World Order. He invited a Salon reporter to see a few items inside his pickup truck that were intended for his personal protection. “This here is my attack dog,” he said with a chuckle, handing the reporter an exuberant 8-pound papillon from his passenger seat. “Her name is Suzy.” Then he pulled a 9-millimeter Makarov PM pistol — once the standard-issue sidearm for Soviet cops — out of his glove compartment. “I’ve got enough weaponry to raise a small army in my basement,” he said, clutching the gun in his palm. “Then again, so do most Alaskans.” But Chryson added a message of reassurance to residents of that faraway place some Alaskans call “the 48.” “We want to go our separate ways,” he said, “but we are not going to kill you.”

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

AIG knows how to party (with your bailout money) (nytimes)
A week after the insurance giant the American International Group received an $85 billion federal bailout, executives at its life insurance subsidiary, AIG General, held a weeklong retreat at the exclusive St. Regis Resort in Monarch Beach, Calif. Expenses for the week, lawmakers were told, included $200,000 for hotel rooms, $150,000 for food and $23,000 in spa charges.
[Make Believe Maverick] Rolling Stone uncovers the real McCain

"John has made a pact with the devil," says Lincoln Chafee, the former GOP senator, who has been appalled at his one-time colleague's readiness to sacrifice principle for power. Chafee and McCain were the only Republicans to vote against the Bush tax cuts. They locked arms in opposition to drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. And they worked together in the "Gang of 14," which blocked some of Bush's worst judges from the federal bench.

"On all three — sadly, sadly, sadly — McCain has flip-flopped," Chafee says. And forget all the "Country First" sloganeering, he adds. "McCain is putting himself first. He's putting himself first in blinking neon lights."

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Obama and McCain advisors debate healthcare.

Obama's stance on Insurance Companies:
"Their party will be over, just like Wall Street's party will be over," he said.
That's what the condescending cavalcade of reverse-psychology-talkin celebs have to say, anyway!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Our good friend Toyama Koichi is back. And this time he's running for president of the United States, despite the trifling legal prohibitions.

I thought it was funny at first. He played it like an over-the-top chuckling generalization about fundy ignorance, but dammit if Matt Damon (yt) didn't see it coming... Sarah Palin, an idiot, believes that man and dinosaurs coexisted.
Why why why won't the press attack these dangerous cultists about this absurd horseshit? Why do we have to smile and accommodate morons and their psychopathic fantasies?