Monthly Archives: November 2003

Warren Ellis and the sad sad state of the (pop) music scene…

Go read. It’s funny and sad in a way that makes you want to rip your ears off…

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I never thought I’d see the day–a pro-tax weblog

The first pro-tax weblog I have ever seen.

I’m not one of these tax-hating people–there seem to be so MANY of them these days!–and I tend to think that the government (local AND federal) does many useful things, in spite of occasional excesses. (How occasional, of course, depends on your attitude and feelings about government.*) Irrespective of that, this fellow, Josh Kornbluth, is quite cogent and eloquent in support of his thesis that taxation is a civic duty and a civic virtue.

*Well, um. Let’s just say that my political upbringing, as it were, was probably about as confused and emotionally weird as my religious/spiritual upbringing was… Maybe I’ll go into it sometime.

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Umberto Eco on books and hypertext

You know, one of these days I will have time to go back and read these things that whet my interest…

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wow. it’s a meta-commentary on political discourse. or something

Anyway, it’s well-written. Talks about how removing civility from the public discourse damages us all (among other things).
Quite well done, I thought.

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from tapestry to tapestry…

mark ye, that fine grain weave….

UPDATE: The link that was broken should now be UNbroken. Thanks, T.

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the what-nots are rattling around the china shop again…

i say!, WHAT-NOT, eh?

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Loca Records – a new enlightened label

Loca Records: you can download all of their music, they encourage distribution, you give them money if you want to buy the music. Once you’ve done so, you can do ANYTHING with the music you like.
Check it out.

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filthy victorians!

get yer paws off that keyboard!

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unravelling that threadscape

Vik Muniz–if you would to the gallery, and find those pictures of thread, i can assure you, you will not be missed….

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i am chortling (in a stickfigure way)

lines beyond grieving…

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