Here's a TPM article about [Arkansas senator] Blanche Lincoln
"Despite the relatively apolitical nature of their work, groups like The Roots and A Tribe Called Quest are hastily branded 'conscious' or 'political' because of their avant-garde music and aesthetics. On the contrary, the political critiques and philanthropy of 'mainstream' artists like Jay-Z or Ice Cube are often overlooked or dismissed. Within this superficial framework, hip-hop political consciousness is reduced to a thin politics of fashion and speech that privileges bourgeois bohemianism over engaged social critique and concrete action."--Marc Lamont Hill
, in Born to Use Mics: Reading Nas's Illmatic
Pacman yeast + air compressor aeration = airlock going nuts.
I can't imagine I have a lot of Google juice, but, just in case: Facebook Facebook Facebook Facebook Facebook
"You must return the book. That 25-cent charge is not a rental fee but a goad to return it promptly. As you note, other people are waiting for the book, hence the library’s decision not to let you renew it. That the fee is inadequate to provide a proper incentive, that the library does not instead charge $25 a day or $250 a day or impose a vigorous flogging (as described in the no-doubt-renewable “Mutiny on the Bounty”), bespeaks ineffectual enforcement tactics, not the freedom to keep a popular book past its due date."--Randy Cohen, the New York Times' Ethicist
"Hardly anyone (except for the very stupid and very lazy) has ever accepted the ideals of beauty and/or desirability as set forth by their respective cultures' Fashionable Intelligence."--Rusty McMann
two good articles about Farmville (and game theory and psychology and stuff).
is one of the most thoughtful articles about street lit that I have read.
Somebody sent me a shopping list, probably by accident. Here it is:
Glass Jaw Sonnet,
by Gabrielle Calvocoressi, from Apocalyptic Swing
Glass jaw, chicken neck, bag of bones, heart sick.
Knuckle head, bug eyes, lily-livered chump.
Sweet feet. Heavy handed, gutless, headstrong,
Weak-kneed, barrel-chested, hairless, loose-lipped,
Lion hearted redneck. Hair of the dog.
Brainiac, bow-legged, slack-jawed punk. Head
Strong. Sweet spot. Gut Shot. Back away. Meat hooks.
Lazy eye, on the chin, stink eye, reed thin.
Face only a mother could love. Back down.
Nerves of steel, limp wrist, square jaw. Thin skinned, Soft-
Skull, small of the back, heart strings, limp wrist, green
Eyed monster, cauliflower ear. Knock-kneed,
Slim-waisted, eye of the tiger. In God's
Arms. Thick neck. Ass backward. Harden my heart.