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"The government needs to establish guidelines for canceling or rescheduling elections if terrorists strike the United States again, says the chairman of a new federal voting commission."
- jim 6-30-2004 2:24 pm [link] [1 comment]

any thoughts on billmon going commentless?

i dont spend that much time in comment threads but i still find them useful. wasnt one of the innovation of blogging the possibility for an open forum? i understand they can be unruly but should that be the determining factor?

im grateful for billmons prodigious output but he sure can be thinskinnned at times.

- dave 6-30-2004 11:25 am [link] [9 comments]

x1B (ESC)
- mark 6-29-2004 6:47 pm [link] [1 comment]

Incredibly Advanced Video Compression
- mark 6-29-2004 3:28 pm [link] [5 comments]

medicinal leeches
- dave 6-29-2004 12:21 pm [link] [add a comment]

Oh yeah, it’s Election Day in Canada. How’d that slip my mind? Haven’t seen it on the TV news yet...
- alex 6-28-2004 8:04 pm [link] [2 comments]

Hey Bill, Selma or anyone, I'm working on a storyboard and looking for loads of interior (esp. interior) and exterior shots of a house, a sort of vertual tour. The house I'm after is a big family home, Modern design but not a masterpiece. Ideally but not necessarily the pics would capture the personality of the residents- their furniture, possessions, dishes cluttering the kitchen counter etc.
So far I'm having trouble finding what I'm looking for (kind of a tall order I guess) Seen anything like this? Any ideas?
TIA
- steve 6-28-2004 5:20 pm [link] [1 ref] [15 comments]

tonights king of the hill and the simpsons both had olive garden restaurant jokes. product placement or joke meme?
- bill 6-27-2004 11:58 pm [link] [add a comment]

Classic Cheney takedown from Billmon:

There's been speculation that the Veep's surliness, like his current neoconservative extremism, is a byproduct of his bypass surgery, which has been known to induce dramatic personality changes in the patient (turning him or her into a "pump head," to use the vernacular.)

Personally, I doubt it - the heart doesn't seem to have ever been a particularly important organ in Cheney's psychology. (A man who produces an offspring nine months and one day after learning that only fathers will qualify for a student draft deferment can't exactly be called someone who is ruled by his emotions.)

- tom moody 6-26-2004 6:24 pm [link] [1 ref] [14 comments]

I'm trying to be good, I really am. I installed the Mozilla Firefox browser today because I keep reading that using IE is going to destroy my computer. Two problems right out of the gate:

My Norton Internet Security prompts me that "firefox.exe is attempting to access the internet" every new page I go to. I have to write a rule allowing that for each page. Some pages cause 6-7 prompts, so forget that. If I turn off the firewall, I'm vulnerable to outsiders trying to access the computer even if firefox is blocking malicious pop-ups. So I'm back to IE.

Another thing I noticed is Firefox reads Tree pages in the "one column" format inconstistently. E.G., when I first go to Jim's page it fills the entire screen left to right, but if I hit "older posts," it returns to the correct width (the width of the clouds picture). As I page back through my and Sally's pages, the width changes from correct to screen-filling to correct, almost at random. I can't figure out anything from my own html that would make one /pageback page different from another. The same thing happens when I view groups of posts by date from the archive--there, almost all the pages are screen-filling; in Sally's archive it's a mix. Again, back to IE.

Also, now I have this "Java Console" thingy on my status bar that wasn't there before. What the hell is that? (Oh, it goes off when you turn off Firefox. Never mind.)

- tom moody 6-26-2004 2:52 pm [link] [1 ref] [38 comments]

its not easy being green



- bill 6-26-2004 1:21 pm [link] [add a comment]

White House Says Turkey Blasts Won't Derail Bush Travel Plans--what, they're putting bombs in turkeys now? and putting them on train tracks?

- tom moody 6-25-2004 3:37 pm [link] [add a comment]

Opium Lantern
- steve 6-25-2004 2:38 pm [link] [5 comments]

radio, the VCR and Webcasting — offer important clues for music executives today.


- bill 6-25-2004 11:56 am [link] [add a comment]

quack quack


- bill 6-24-2004 11:57 am [link] [5 comments]

seuss ads
- dave 6-23-2004 10:24 pm [link] [4 comments]

shelf-help


- bill 6-22-2004 11:54 am [link] [add a comment]

Draft Bruce. I'm not really a Springsteen fan myself, but this sounds like a good idea:

Dear Bruce:

We the undersigned need you.

Our country's leadership is in desperate need of change.

On September 1, the Republicans will hold their convention in New York City and will nominate George Bush for President. Many people will see this event as it will be broadcast on all the major television networks. However, an opportunity exists at that time to make it clear to Americans that they can choose an alternative to George Bush.

I have put Giants Stadium on hold on September 1 in the hope that you will lead the music industry in coming together and perform in a concert for change. Once it is known that you are involved, many other artists will want to perform with you. Together your collective voices and music will send a clear message to all Americans that our country needs their vote to create change. The event is called VoteAid: "Concert for Change" and we think that it has the potential to become the largest concert in history. We would like the money that this concert generates to go to support voter registration and participation throughout the country, but more importantly your decision to play at exactly the same time George Bush is being nominated will focus all Americans on the importance in this election for their future as well as the future of the world.

I have asked the undersigned to join me in signing this letter.

We need you.

Andrew Rasiej
Contact: andrew@draftbruce.com

Andrew Rasiej bio.
- jim 6-21-2004 5:29 pm [link] [add a comment]

Baba Booey to Y'all
OJ "Mother of All Manhunts" 10th Anniversary Post

Transcript of Stern fan faking out "wooden Indian" Peter Jennings

Link to Real audio of call.

- tom moody 6-21-2004 1:13 pm [link] [add a comment]

http://gmail-is-too-creepy.com/

- tom moody 6-21-2004 5:15 am [link] [2 comments]

this is from March
'Astronomers at the Space Telescope Science Institute today unveiled the deepest portrait of the visible universe ever achieved by humankind.'
Almost every panel shows oddball-shaped galaxies engaged in boxing matches with galactic neighbors.
- linda 6-17-2004 11:26 pm [link] [2 comments]

Jonathan Lethem reviews some Oxford dude's review of Bob Dylan's lyrics as poetry.
- tom moody 6-16-2004 2:24 am [link] [add a comment]

Genesis P. Orridge and Miss Jackie come down to the WFMU studios for a visit and chat with Fabio, this Thursday, June 17th from Noon to 3 PM EDT. They will be discussing their Breyer P-Orridge project, the recent Throbbing Gristle reunion show in London, Upcoming Psychic TV shows, Thee Majesty, new CD releases, book releases, and other current projects.


i heard somthing about a double gender swap op. (?!?)
- bill 6-15-2004 5:14 pm [link] [add a comment]

general janice karpinski says she's being made a scapegoat

"...during a visit to Iraq in September, Miller - still the commander at the Guantanamo Bay prison - spoke of wanting to ``Gitmoize'' Abu Ghraib by applying the Cuban facility's regimented detention and interrogation techniques."
- bill 6-15-2004 12:24 pm [link] [add a comment]

gettleman on last nights news hour described a "growing tolerance for chaos" with neither us troops or iraq police intervening in the post bombing riot.


- bill 6-15-2004 12:05 pm [link] [1 comment]