August 23rd, 2006

forest of banners

August 23rd, 2006

which way is up?

August 17th, 2006

Jimmy Carter interview

August 14th, 2006

sunni v. shia: a primer

August 3rd, 2006

Is that PayPal email real, or just another spam-scam? Send it to for the answer!

August 2nd, 2006


July 26th, 2006

The good folks at Environmental Economics are grinning with glee as gas prices rise — not because they want everybody to pay more (well, not exactly), but because the economically-predictable is occuring: rising gas prices are making consumers run to public transportation.

I drive all over Lackawanna County, and beyond — but I really shoudl start looking more into our public transportation. The last time I checked their website I couldn’t find anything about routes, etc (and the local bus stop signs didn’t bother to mention what route was stopping there, either). But now there’s a PDF route map, as well as schedules.

July 14th, 2006

Hazleton, PA approves illegal alien law

at least you got the flag right, America-hater

By a 4-1 vote, council passed an ordinance that bans illegal immigrants from renting property, punishes businesses that hires or “aids or abets” these immigrants, and makes English the “official” city language. [emphasis added]

I’ve got a question for you, Hazleton City Council: Why do you hate America so much?

After fighting a bitter war to ensure independence from England, our fore-fathers saw no reason to adopt the hated imperialistic English language as anything official in connection with Our Great Nation.

Why are you trying to so hard to disrespect their memory? You want English as an official language? Then go back to England, you bloody Tories!

July 14th, 2006

Northern Pride

July 4th, 2006

new Jon Savage collection

June 6th, 2006

Wired 14.06: Don’t Try This at Home

Garage chemistry used to be a rite of passage for geeky kids. But in their search for terrorist cells and meth labs, authorities are making a federal case out of DIY science.

So much for the (al)Chemical Wedding.

May 24th, 2006

Attytood: Rick Santorum is the #1 lobbyist money-taker

May 19th, 2006

Don’t Tread on Me: Gadsden Flag History

May 16th, 2006

Art News Blog: Lamborghini Art

A man in California liked the look of his Lamborghini Countach so much that he has done a Marcel Duchamp with it. The Californian millionaire Richard Moriarty has bolted his 1974 sports car to a wall in his house and called it art.

The vehicle had to be lowered through his living room skylight using a 70 ton crane.
The engine was also taken out to become the “200 mph coffee table”.

I think it’s more of a statement about the price of oil than a work of art. Like a museum piece, from an age of excess and ego. But it’s much more beautiful than any ready-mades that Duchamp ever “created”.

I don’t know if I agree with the “more beautiful than any [Duchamp ready-made],” but it’s certainly shinier.

Also, re: the price of oil.

May 1st, 2006

Smoke and mirrors.

What’s more important — the language the National Anthem is sung in, or the nation they are singing that anthem to?


Time to listen to Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Hymnen, again.

April 27th, 2006

Environmental Economics: Mr. Hobbs on NPR and Gas Prices

Q: Want to lower fuel prices?


April 27th, 2006

Guardian Unlimited Arts | Arts features | Jonathan Jones: Do rich artists make bad art?

A meditation on Damian Hirst, et al.

April 12th, 2006

Dining – New York Times Blog — You Can Leave Your Hat On

Why are men no longer liked baked potatoes?

April 10th, 2006

April 6 Nick Lampson Press Conference disrupted by Delay “supporters.”

With friends like these, Tom, we can see why your other friends are in jail.

April 4th, 2006

More to follow.

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