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ArtLung posts tagged with “United States” ·

  • I am dismayed that this hopeful post was somewhat unfounded…
    I am dismayed that this hopeful post was somewhat unfounded. I was hopeful to see the US engaging in a smart PR/information war in the middle east is not succeeding as we might hope. I wish we were playing our cards better. We suffered a calamitous and vicious attack, at the hands of people who…
  • New header
    New header on the Home Page; old ones here: Nothing like 226 year-old quotes calling for Revolutionary War to make the heart stir. Do not mistake my invoking this quote as support or non-support of war. The colonists debated the question of war for years — it was a difficult decision. Let’s hope the present…
  • If the intelligence services of the USA were so surprised…
    If the intelligence services of the USA were so surprised by the events of 11 September, how can they so quickly draw conclusions about who is responsible? Is this a rush to judgement? No doubt Bin Laden is a bad fellow, but what if we destroy him and his network and are still left with…
  • Recent thought:
    Some things are worth dying for. I say this as a married, comfortable person who wants to bring children into the world. In the face of oppression, lunacy can indistinguishable from bravery. When people goaded into not speaking their minds in protest out of fear of repression or reprisals by “the authorities” — one could…
  • 288 Days until US Release of Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones…
    288 Days until US Release of Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones.
  • Jenny and I will be moving! Just an FYI…
    Jenny and I will be moving! Just an FYI. We’re moving to North Park – still here in San Diego / CA / USA. So it’s the usual – looking for boxes, utilities startup, changes of address. Anybody want to help us move?
  • I have an irrational affinity for Christina Aguilera.
    I have an irrational affinity for Christina Aguilera. In part it is irrational because her roots are multiethnic, like me. I have at least Scot, Irish, Mexican, Spanish, French, and Yaqui in me. Christina can legitimately claim to be Latina, and be on the cover of Latina Magazine. She can also claim Irish heritage, and…
  • Continuing the overreaction to thoughtcrime:
    Continuing the overreaction to thoughtcrime: Third grader is suspended for a drawing of a soldier and military paraphernalia. As a person who as a kid was always drawing, this sickens me. The freedoms my country (the USA) offers are being chipped away. I feel for the kids of today.
  • Tomorrow I fly to Austin, Texas
    Tomorrow I fly to Austin, Texas, USA for SXSW aka “South by Southwest”. I am looking forward once again to the wondrous process of putting faces with names. Let’s hope I have pleasant flights, cabs, and that the hotel works out ok. We shall see.
  • I really wish that Frank Zappa were not dead.
    I really wish that Frank Zappa were not dead. He was an American Original. He was an artist, a businessman, a writer, and an American who was always true to himself. One of his complaints about the culture of the United States is that we celebrate mediocrity. Zappa’s theory was that the masses delude themselves…