one forty plus: Please →
I’m not out to please everybody - I’ve actually been out to try not to displease anybody, and that’s even harder work. It’s like Prozac for creativity - cutting off the highs and lows and the risks and the rewards so that nobody walks away from a show or listens to an album with a passionate…
And did you get whatyou wanted from this life, even so?I did.And what did you...– -Raymond Carver
The Mandate Press →
Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution... →
(what’s left of it…)
Erich Honecker: "The Future Belongs to Socialism."
I heard this joke tonight in “Das Leben der Anderen,” a film set in East Germany (BDR) in 1984 when the Communist regime was in full swing. Our family moved to Germany in 1986, so the whole situation with The Wall and the division between the BDR and West Germany fascinates me. Imagine the man in the picture above, Erich Honecker, as you read over the joke. Erich Honecker was an...
The Lives of Others Review. Movie Reviews - Film -... →
“The film’s sharklike forward momentum [makes] The Lives of Others a compelling look at the psychic toll incurred by a society obsessed with security. The relentless pace resembles a noose tightening; like the claustrophobic Army of Shadows, the movie frames its compositions for maximum constriction. It’s too soon to tell whether this young German filmmaker is our generation’s Jean-Pierre...
The Lives of Others (2006) →
The most brilliant film I’ve seen in ages. Brilliant. Brilliant!
Waiting For "Superman" | Photos | Official Movie... →
The Fear Tax by Seth Godin
The fear tax Here’s what happens as a result of security theater at the Orlando airport: You wait in line at least twenty minutes There’s a scrum of pushing and shoving The staff are unhappy and not afraid to share it An unreasonable workload leads to fatigue and errors People miss their flights Here’s what doesn’t happen: Security is not increased Peace of mind...
Senate Votes to Double Fines, Jail Time for Pot... →
I’m all for keeping kids off drugs, but this bill seems mighty flawed to me.
Collioure, France: welcome to the cut-price Côte... →
Come on, Riviera rival!
Remove from Christianity its ability to shock and it is altogether destroyed. It...– -Soren Kierkegaard