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Thursday, November 18, 2004

Keep this for - you know - "Just In Case..."

43 Folders: Hack your way out of writer's block

I Hope Griffith Is Spinning In His Damn Grave

Birth of a Nation by Aaron McGruder and Reginald Hudlin with illustrations by Kyle Baker | PopMatters Book Review
: "McGruder's and Hudlin's story begins, not in the hate-filled times of Reconstruction, but on the day Fred Fredericks, the activist black mayor of East St. Louis, is improperly purged from voter roles during a presidential election. After much constitutional bickering, he responds by founding a new nation. Called 'Black Land' with Fredericks as president, East St. Louis is transformed into an offshore bank through the influence of billionaire black businessmen John Roberts. Responding to this threat in a caricature of the Bush administration, the US federal government begins organizing an invasion. Knuckleheads from all over the country pore into the fledgling state, thinking it a safe haven. Public services are cut off and Black Land becomes the focus of international media coverage. So facing external violence and badgered by internal strife, Fredricks's grand experiment teeters on the knife's edge of selling-out versus the greatest racial uplift in American history. "

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Annie Get Your Gun

Pam Grier Eat Your Heart Out

I have no idea what is going on here except that there is much shooting fun...of the non-lethal Olympic target shooting variety of course. But it kind of puts the kibosh on the Eastern woman as property concept doesn't it.

Monday, November 15, 2004

Prepare To Plotz

Yiddish With Dick and Jane
It is to laugh. Oy!

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

This Is What I'm Sayin' - Part, Whatever

The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: The Values-Vote Myth: "Much of the misinterpretation of this election derives from a poorly worded question in the exit polls. When asked about the issue that most influenced their vote, voters were given the option of saying 'moral values.' But that phrase can mean anything - or nothing. Who doesn't vote on moral values? If you ask an inept question, you get a misleading result."

Monday, November 08, 2004

Somebody's Bored

Log of Independent Learning

You Can Walk A Mile In My Shoes, But You Can't Dance A Step In My Feet - George Clinton

I Am The Change: "But on the other hand, I am starting to see Jig's point. At times, there might be something to gain by toning it down. Do we really think that the millions and millions of conservative Bush supporters are all idiots? Could it be that easy? Is there another framework we could use to understand the ideological opposition? Yes, and it is a less self-righteous one."

Friday, November 05, 2004

Amnesiac Caretaker

anterograde-amnesia: "That's what my daughter, Beth, has. She's be 26 years old soon. Two years ago, due to a series of seizures as a complication of a 20+ year old brain tumor, she lost the ability to form new memories. She also can't remember much of anything that happened since 1996."

This Is What I'm Sayin' -- Somebody Get Jason Kottke a Beer :: home of fine hypertext products: "Half the country is not stupid. We're all stupid. We're convinced several times a day to do things that aren't in our best interests. We work too hard. We're drinking, eating, medicating, and smoking ourselves into early graves. We overextend ourselves on credit. We knowingly stay in emotionally or physically abusive relationships. We let television raise our children. We're deliberately mean and nasty to people we don't like or agree with. We learn science from the Bible. We stay silent when speaking out would help someone. We fear the future. We fear death. And we're lazy about our beliefs and convictions and we let the Democratic and Republican Parties dictate the political agenda in America by pushing our emotional buttons. Red, blue, black, white, brown, yellow, purple, and retina-burning yellow-green...we all share the blame."