Monthly Archives: January 2008

tape

packing tape. he does this with packing tape. I’m going to just go and drop out of school, develop a heroin addiction, and die young, because i’ll never measure up to what this guy can do with the mundanest of office supplies.

http://www.khaismanstudio.com/

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FISA


That’s Sen. Russ Feingold (D-MI) talking about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which is being debated in congress currently.  The contentious bit he’s talking about is telecom immunity, which pretty much (like he says) means that the government has access to the records held by the telecommunications industry, and the telecom corps are immune from prosecution if they hand them over.

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from google homepage quotes

We are bits of stellar matter that got cold by accident, bits of a star gone wrong.
  – Sir Arthur Eddington

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I really wish we could put things in our walls

and we do have speakers mounted, but I’m not looking forward to seeing what the fine will be for the holes, if patching them doesn’t do the trick.  but these mounted planters are pretty snazzy, if you ask me.  and coming to this page is just as good as that.

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This might help Canadians salve the wounds inflicted in the earlier post..

The Economist names Vancouver, BC as best city to live in, worldwide. I can definitely get behind that assertion.

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see, this is why throwing money at africa doesn’t make too much sense…

because when a country as (until recently) stable as Kenya still has this many distinct ethnic groups, all with centuries of grudges, alliances, and individual histories, the problems that develop are fucking complicated.

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and is it just me or is the line, “low-level ethnic violence,” at the same time the most surreal and depressing turn of phrase ever?

bbc

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as if the canadians didn’t have it bad enough already…

apparently now “canadian” is a choice code-word used by people with a racist bent, and has a meaning pretty far from our polite, hockey-loving northern neighbors.  I really don’t know what more to say about it, other than the fact that canadians are really cool.

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