Monday, February 25, 2008
“An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted” - Arthur Miller
I wasn't gonna post until tomorrow because I'm exhausted and have a HUGE pile of stuff to catch up on since I got back, but I had some links lying around and figured I could use them here. In any case, I had a great time in Portland and got to spend some time with some of my favorite people on the planet, which I don't get many chances to do anymore. Anyway, here's some stuff to look at. I'm hoping to have a mix complete by Wednesday of this week to post before I send my laptop away to be fixed. I know how many times I've threatened to do this but I really have to fix that thing sooner than later.
-I don't want to get too excited about this just yet, but it looks like people are starting to look at KBR and wonder where the hell all that money went. These people deserve worse than whatever they got coming to them. Great read from the Chicago Tribune about the hilarious world of war profiteering.
-I should probably be wary of a remotely controlled robot vigilante stalking Atlanta, but this is just awesome.
-right about now in California I'm wishing I could build a giant fucking snow fort.
-an interesting little way around smoking bans: pretend you're an actor
-I want to buy everything Luke Chueh has ever painted.
-awesomeness. Even my poor grasp of Spanish doesn't hurt this great site.
-Also, I totally didn't think this actually existed, but I heard on Jordan Jesse Go! this morning about Charles Barkley Shut Up and Jam Gaiden, which has to be -according to this synopsis- the greatest fucking video game of all time. You can find a download link here. Thank you, Jesse Thorn. that made my morning. Now let me know if you ever find that clip of Tracy Morgan on the sports show, because I'm starting to think it doesn't exist.