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- bill 7-10-2001 11:14 pm [link] [add a comment]

another reason to telnet. email wiretapping
- linda 7-09-2001 10:20 pm [link] [3 comments]

me me me
- dave 7-09-2001 3:02 pm [link] [3 comments]

Some conversation at Bill's party about unusual grooves on vinyl records (that's the actual needle-vibrating, spiraling cut, not rhythmic "grooves"). Maybe Tom could compile the cites, but the guy I was trying to recall, who had a record with two different spindle holes, was Rhys Chatham. Check out his "Is Rock Dead" essay if (like me) you're nostalgic for the future circa 1990. I really thought ecstatic dance music was happening, but instead of My Bloody Valentine and the Orb taking over MTV, we got Nirvana (great as they were) and another cycle of the same old Rock myth (and nobody in the Detroit I lived in ever heard of Techno).
- alex 7-06-2001 9:41 pm [link] [2 refs] [8 comments]

jerry garcia action figure
- linda 7-06-2001 3:41 pm [link] [1 comment]

Was it someone they ate?
Woman visits tribe that ingested her ancestor.
- alex 7-05-2001 5:52 pm [link] [1 ref] [add a comment]

Now them's fireworks!
- alex 7-05-2001 3:01 pm [link] [add a comment]

A conversation with playwright Lauri Bortz
- alex 7-02-2001 9:12 pm [link] [add a comment]

We can't keep up with her. I have to go to bed. She keeps going. You wake up and she's still at it. After 15 hours she's radiant.
(via robotwisdom)
- jim 7-01-2001 11:24 pm [link] [add a comment]

Nick hasn't been the same since his trip to Hyper Space
- steve 7-01-2001 7:28 pm [link] [1 ref] [3 comments]

Look and learn chumps.
- steve 7-01-2001 7:06 pm [link] [add a comment]

MERMAID PARADE
SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2001
(rain or shine)


- bill 6-30-2001 2:41 am [link] [1 ref] [1 comment]

Sizzling Organic Chemistry Dramas!
- alex 6-28-2001 9:11 pm [link] [add a comment]

French Guiana trip is closing in and as with my preposed Fiji trip seems like a little unstability is in the air--need a Yellow Fever shot!!

thanks linda for info below--parts first paragraph sound great and its not too expensive to me and i hear the insect thing is overrated-- about the note: is true and there has been some resent bubbling but not serious--i will be in capital 3 nights, than the river trips than i escape to suriname if need be:>)

We cant say that French Guiana, site of one of the worlds most notorious prisons for more than a century, has been rehabilitated into a top destination for travelers. Its still hot, steamy and insect-riddenand its quite expensive, without the quality of restaurants and hotels to justify the high prices. But it has certainly undergone some major transformations. Devils Island, where many famous prisoners were held in solitary confinement, has become a coconut-palmed getaway for rocket scientists who work at the French aerospace complex on the mainland. And Hmong villagers, exiled from Laos, have established villages and farms in the countrys thick interior jungle. For certain intrepid travelers interested in exploring jungle rivers in motorized canoes and staying in South American tribal villages, this may be just the destination. We would stress, however, that this is not mainstream ecotourism: This is adventure, and only those who are willing to put up with a lot of inconvenience and the most basic conditions imaginable need apply.

Note: There have been occasions of civil unrest in the capital, Cayenne, which resulted in rioting in the citys streets. Student groups and labor unions have been involved in these disturbances, as have a small but vocal group of French Guianese that favor independence from mainland France. At times, Air France has suspended flights to the airport at Cayenne.

- Skinny 6-25-2001 5:07 pm [link] [1 ref] [add a comment]

You knew it would happen: CD-eating fungus!
Offers opportunities for waste disposal (of course, something like that could never get out of handů)
Speaking of sci-fi scenarios, didn't William Gibson come up with bit-rot, some sort of actual data decay? Are my files really safe? Sumerian clay tablets have lasted 5000 years, but all I've got are promises!

- alex 6-25-2001 4:08 pm [link] [1 comment]

The series finale of Xena, Warrior Princess is on tonight (Sat 6/23) at 8:00PM on Ch 11.
From Salon and AP.

- alex 6-23-2001 8:15 pm [link] [add a comment]

"Turner's really suing Acme Rent-A-Car on Whalley Avenue in New Haven for cozying up with Big Brother. He's trying to recoup a $450 charge for allegedly speeding on his way to Virginia in an Acme minivan. The van was equipped with a Global Positioning System, or GPS, which transmits data via satellite. It clocked him "going at speeds in excess of 90 mph on three separate occasions," according to court papers. The internal device did, but the cops didn't."
- dave 6-22-2001 7:03 pm [link] [add a comment]

LOS ANGELES (AP) - ``Frasier'' star Kelsey Grammer will receive more than $1.6 million per episode in a deal that makes him the highest-salaried actor in television history, Daily Variety reported Friday.
- dave 6-22-2001 5:27 pm [link] [add a comment]

Gail Collins Named Editorial Page Editor of New York Times
- dave 6-22-2001 4:44 pm [link] [add a comment]

boogie master John Lee Hooker, dead @ 83


- bill 6-22-2001 3:40 pm [link] [9 comments]

everybody loves whitey

now that the yankees plan to launch their own network theyll need some programming to fill the gap between the yankees nets and devils games. espn has a preview of possible shows.
- dave 6-21-2001 6:08 pm [link] [1 comment]

Pork chop?
"Babe" faces the ax.
- alex 6-21-2001 2:37 pm [link] [1 comment]

Blogathon:

You'll need to make an entry on your site every 30 minutes for 24 hours. We all begin at the same date & time: July 28, 12:00pm PST.

Feel free to pre-write, but please don't set up a script to do your updates. Everyone should be live.

I'm going to try to be on AIM the whole time. My handle is frytopia. Feel free to keep me awake.

This is gonna be fun!
Just imagine the edge of your seats excitement: 48 davezilla posts in one day. The good times just keep rolling.
- jim 6-20-2001 10:17 pm [link] [2 comments]

the Lady's Flatus Inhibitor, circa 1864, and other inventions of michael flannigan...
- linda 6-20-2001 3:25 pm [link] [1 ref] [1 comment]

Just Ask Alex--summer is almost here cause my favorite stinky tree is in bloom (what tree is that again good doctor), and is it possible i saw a baby pigeon on my window sill??
- Skinny 6-20-2001 2:18 pm [link] [5 comments]