Friday, August 31, 2012

Peter Saville on his classic Joy Division and New Order album covers

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Revolt of the Rich (the American Conservative)
I do not mean secession by physical withdrawal from the territory of the state, although that happens from time to time—for example, Erik Prince, who was born into a fortune, is related to the even bigger Amway fortune, and made yet another fortune as CEO of the mercenary-for-hire firm Blackwater, moved his company (renamed Xe) to the United Arab Emirates in 2011. What I mean by secession is a withdrawal into enclaves, an internal immigration, whereby the rich disconnect themselves from the civic life of the nation and from any concern about its well being except as a place to extract loot.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Apparently, MIT has moved past rigging bets at blackjack tables (This American Life) to bulk-gaming state lotteries - with more than a little help from the State of Massachusetts Lottery.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Cardboard bike? (slvimeo)