. I just don't even know. Here's some wackjob's story
. I signed up for the thing. Longer entry on these topics to come, sometime.
Did this story
, about black students in Shaker Heights, get much coverage around Cleveland? I forget which of the two Cleveland alternative weeklies is owned by New Times.
This was in metafilter--a NYT magazine article about Leo Felton
, biracial white supremacist. And another NYT article: Young Hipublicans
. And darn it, when will my then-coworker Becky Mickle return my copy of 'Team Rodent
'? Does she even still have it?
, not just a doddering pro-tem anymore.
This Ask Slashdot wonders--is the seeking of lost skills/arts a hacking analogue? I'd say yes. And I'd add the seeking of forbidden/forgotten knowledge.
The mass merchandisers' ability to sell vast quantities of deeply discounted albums has disproportionately benefited performers more likely to appeal to a rural, small-town or suburban audience, generally benefiting country and hurting rap, several music executives said.
For example, mass merchandisers accounted for about 60 percent of the 5.4 million sales of the Dixie Chicks' most recent album and about 72 percent of the 2.5 million sales of Toby Keith's last album, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
In contrast, mass merchants sold just 35 percent of the 5.8 million copies of Norah Jones' most recent album, which dominated the Grammys, and just 26 percent of the sales of the most recent album by the rapper 50 Cent, according to Nielsen SoundScan. (Wal-Mart sells edited editions of 50 Cent albums in some of its stores, typically near urban areas.)
Markedly late to the party, here's an NYT article about big-box stores and homogenized taste. Mefi people, as usual, have some prescient comments.
"The Bushes were underage-drinking at my house. ... I go upstairs to see another friend and I can smell the green wafting out under his door. I open the door, and there [my friend] is smoking out the Bush twins on his hookah."--Ashton Kutcher, supposedly. Here
is what seems to be the original citation. I am very skeptical
Here's a page
about bad '60s/'70s songs. Funny, if intermittently. And a NYT article
about ESPN making a fake website (kathicam.com, though it seems to be down) to promote their real website (exactly what you'd think it is).
"Like that pizza in the oven, I wanted him to..." How does that line end? Ryan Stiles said it on a 'Whose Line' rerun the other night, but the last words were bleeped. Looking around the web, I've seen 'I wanted him to be in me' and 'I wanted him to eat me,' which leads me to conclude, tentatively, that people are just guessing.
90210--who did who?
pimp -- 1. adj. Very admirable or desirable. Extremely good. "Check out his pimp ride!" 2. n. a male who is extremely admirable, especially with the women. "Take notes fellas, I'm the pimp!"
whas' crackulatin' -- (derived from "What's crackulating?") What is going on? How is it going? Good to see you. When greeting someone say "Whas' crackulatin'?"
Teen lingo for youth ministers, probably the only demographic that could define 'pimp' without referring to prostitution. Aren't these guys worried someone's going to pull a Megan Jasper on 'em?
Here's a link
to Kent State's May 4 Center (and a site
dedicated to the library's May 4 collection).
Just for Laura: an old New Kids on the Block tour rider
Mefi: Douglas Rushkoff on Open Source Judaism
); BBC on teenage tribes
(there really isn't a good FGTH joke here, is there?); the Met's Timeline of Art History
; a new '1984' edition, with Thomas Pynchon
introduction; marijuana laws and U.S.-Canadian relations
; something from The Smoking Gun about Murder Inc. Records
, a Slate article
about The Matrix
. Neo-as-early-adopter is a great thesis. Also, the RIAA is trying to hack your computer. NYT has... well, not details. A broad outline
. Business, not Science & Technology. And from the magazine, an article about nuclear proliferation
One of my favorite books as a child was Ellen Raskin's puzzle-mystery 'The Westing Game
' (another site
, and another
, and one about geometry
). But I had no idea there was a 1997 tv movie
. With Ray 'Mr. Hand' Walston! And it's available on DVD, under the title 'Get a Clue!
' I'm excited.