Friday, January 21, 2005
If anyone out there has a copy (or mp3s) of this comp of covers of tracks from the Bowie/Eno album Low by folks like Tom Recchion and William Fowler Collins, I'd love to trade with or hear from you etc.
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Your tax dollars at work file
Old news blogwise, but I like this story of the Pentagon trying to develop a chemical weapons that would "make enemy troops sexually irresistible to each other" or just give them bad breath [Metafilter]
They could have just jammed the local TV station with reruns of Teletubbies and Spongebob...
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Ibogaine, the hallucinogen which had brief vogue in the 60s and I know mostly from Hunter Thompson's prank story on Ed Muskie in the '72 campaign is being mentioned as a cure for alcoholism
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Thursday, January 20, 2005
The Great Tinky Winky Scandal II
Another kids' show deemed "too gay" for American children
Nile Rodgers, who wrote the song and is founder of the We Are Family Foundation (WAFF) which released the new video, says it is intended to help teach children the values of co-operation and unity.
"We believe that this is the essential first step to loving thy neighbour," he said. "And the fun and exciting format makes it a lesson that's easy for children to learn."
But conservatives say it sees the video as a cunning attempt to promote homosexuality.
They point to the fact that the WAFF is linked to a pledge being promoted by some liberal groups which includes a recognition of tolerance of sexual identity.
"We see the video as an insidious means by which the organisation is manipulating and potentially brainwashing kids," Paul Batura, a spokesman for Focus on the Family, told the New York Times.
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Tuesday, January 18, 2005
If you can still stand the very idea of American politics...
For relief from the brightly-colored sludge that spews from your TV newsfeed, try James Wolcott's blog for a witty refresher [the now sabbaticaled Big, Left, Outside]
And check out his book Attack Poodles and Other Media Mutants : The Looting of the News in a Time of Terror.
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Sunday, January 16, 2005
Net kills car
From William Draves & Julie Coates, founders of lifelong learning non-profit LERN, a prediction that the net will make people drive far less and choose to live closer together
Their blog and their book, Nine Shift: Work, Life and Education in the 21st Century.
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