September, 2001: 42 posts.
But here are some URLs from business cards and flyers acquired at Comic-Con 2001 — I must have picked them up for a reason, right?
Really though, I intend to sell lots of my comics. It’s a down comics market, but I figure some of these someone could get some joy out of, and Jenny and I could certainly use the space.
Frank Zappa’s insights into the Award Shows, the Music Business, and MTV are as apropos as ever. He talks specifically about MTV as the point where bands began to be signed for how they look, and not for how they sound. I like where he says that MTV was what the music business deserved.
He did not deny the story, so I take it to be true.
In any case, it’s a very funny story, and fits my Grandfather to a T.
“So how do those who would protest get smart? They need to organize in such a way that they can beat the police, and the media, at their own game.
Every protester in my mind needs a video camera, and an online journal. Eyes wide open, direct to the world – Media savvy. Documenting abuses by the police in realtime. I truly believe, all evidence to the contrary, that the truth will out. This is my manifesto – for those with real causes (that is, causes worth fighting for) media-savvy, nonviolent, hyper-protest.
Think: McLuhan meets Gandhi.”
I don’t write much about activism, but I believe in justice, and in the ability of people to subvert the status quo by avoiding complacency, and being smarter. We have so many tools available to us, we should use them. If we don’t use them for ourselves, they’ll end up being used on us.
The sheer volume of what’s out there to look at to read is amazing. First person accounts. Photographs of attack, collapse, aftermath. Emails about those final cell phones. Reports from terrorism experts about our lack of human intelligence about this. Complaints about the shortcomings of security for air travel. Comments from structural engineers about the world trade center. The history of the world trade center. Clipart of the skyline of new york whose profile is forever altered. Calls from religious leaders to show tolerance. Cries for vengeance. Acts of incredible heroism. Words of terrible vitriol.
I feel like I’ve been reading about a 400 page magazine – chock full of data. Hard to turn off the spigot for an information junkie like myself.
Here are some urls with links to interesting content:
And the tragic death of an Akamai co-founder, Daniel Lewin on board Flight 11 gave me an odd twinge of irony. Akamai is a caching outsourcing technology – especially designed to keep up with heavy server loads such as we saw yesterday. Odd sensation to see Akamai urls float into news sites with news about the events yesterday.
Kudos to google.com/ , cnn.com/ , paypal.com/ , amazon.com/ , and many other online stalwarts who leapt to action to make news and information available to the public, and provide an outlet for donations.
Best wishes to you all, and may we begin to recover.
I was going to say that we can return to normal, but we can’t. The road ahead is hard.
(and as Kelly Abbott says) – Peace.
— Ben Franklin, 1784
“So here’s the deal: the LEGO Company does not have a problem with people writing their own software and code meant for use with LEGO MINDSTORMS products. In fact, exactly the opposite — we absolutely love what people have done to extend the possibilities of LEGO MINDSTORMS.”
Why, that makes me want to go spend lots of money on the Mindstorms Product!
Escape from the weight of your corporate logo!
Anyone want to play some racquetball? I’m out of practice and (very) out of shape.
I’m like one of those greyhounds at the dog track. I need an electric rabbit I can chase as motivation. For intellectual things (reading, art, web development) I am self-driven. But for things physical I don’t care. Racquetball may serve as electric rabbit for me.
Fun Fact: existing comics grading standards (Mint, Near Mint, etc) are derived from the coin collecting market. After all, you don’t mint a comic book, you print it. Coins are minted.
The minute you think you’re smart — you’re toast.
Within minutes, and certainly hours, of the events of Tuesday, our learned intelligence officials began to assure us that Usama Bin Laden is the most likely culprit; but it is wholly unclear as to precisely how this conclusion has emerged, since little or nothing could have been learned in those minutes and hours that was not known before and that could have been examined for veracity.
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won’t stand in the way of the Islamic force.
The CIA is looking for you.
The KGB is smarter than you think.
Brainwash mentalities to control the system.
Using TV and movies – religions of course.
Yes, the world is headed for destruction.
Is it a nuclear war?
What are you asking for?
Blade Runner is supposedly set in Los Angeles, 2019
So how close are we to the bleak world of Blade Runner?
We’re in a dystopia already. Just not the one in Blade Runner.