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Archive for June 2009

I should probably stop making excuses…

June 29, 2009

… and tell you the real reason I haven’t been blogging consistently. It’s not the heat–well, not just the heat. My blogging rate is a direct funtion of the amount of time I spend procrastinating aimlessly on-line. I have been procrastinating on-line, but it hasn’t been aimless. I’m trapped in Lost. I can’t escape. The […]

Critical Mass, Vol.2

June 27, 2009

I did my second Chicago Critical Mass yesterday. It was, once again, a blast. Full of bewilderment, excitement, delight, and neck vein pulsing rage. One couple in a car were totally histrionic, infuriated that the mass didn’t stop when the light turned to let them through. They decided to power through, and actually hit someone (not […]

New Computer!

June 26, 2009

And I am fully back online. Woot for warrantees.

Michael Jackson

June 25, 2009

So there goes Iran off of tonight’s cable news. Larry King is going to be painful. Respect though MJ… you had a rough upbringing / life, and boy could you ever dance! Neat Smooth Criminal / Smooth Criminal mashup (MJ’s video dubbed in spanish below it): ~ ~ UPDATE: From Chad Ochochino’s twitter feed: “Okay, […]

If you know of an awesome job in NYC, Washington, or Chi…

June 25, 2009

…let me know. Gawd I hate job hunting.

Kristof on the AMA’s manipulative power

June 25, 2009

In today’s NYT Nicholas Kristof breaks down the American Medical Association (the doctors’ professional association). Sample: …when the A.M.A. uses its lobbying muscle to oppose major health reform — yet again! — that feels like a betrayal. Doctors work hard to keep us healthy when we’re in their offices, and that’s why they win our […]

Ahmedinejad avoids embarrassment

June 25, 2009

Fly troubles for another world leader. Watch it to the end. Via The Guardian’s Iran liveblog ~ Photo via Reddit

24 City

June 25, 2009

(SPOILERS… inasmuch as that’s relevant, which is not much for a movie like this) Yesterday a few of us went to see Jia Zhang-ke’s quasi-documentary about the closing of 420 (armaments) Factory in Chengdu. At the heart of the rapidly growing and modernizing city, it is to be replaced with modern, high-density residential development. I […]

A bunch of >>FAIRNESS<<-holes

June 24, 2009

I was doing some reading on the WaPo’s editorial trajectory and turned up this quote from Newsmax: Although the Washington Post has yet to cover its own metamorphosis, conservatives such as Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., chairman of the Republican Study Committee; Dave Keene, chairman of the American Conservative Union; and Wall Street Journal columnist John […]

I <3 American Governors!

June 24, 2009

OH SHIT! South Carolina GOP Gov. Mark Sanford admitted Wednesday to an affair, and resigned his position as chair of the Republican Governor’s Association following a strange week in which the governor dropped off the grid and could not be located. Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0609/24146.html#ixzz0JNLHVZOZ&C These guys are hilarious. There’s so little impulse control.