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Posts from — April 2006

marcus vick – Google News

marcus vick – Google News :
Marcus Vick, younger brother of Michael Vick who ran afoul of the law while getting kicked out of Virginia Tech, was not drafted at all

April 30, 2006   No Comments

another moment

so i went to get some groceries today and they had the flowers out front for sale. i am not one to really pursue the confinement of flowers, but clearly others are. so i thought…. what must the world be like to be a person who really desires to own flowers, to grow them…. is that world experience different than mine, where i prefer to find flowers and witness them as part of the landscape. i realize that for me to take my pleasure, i need others to take their pleasure… that i find reassuring. it is a fact about the world that i take pleasure.

April 30, 2006   No Comments

What is Kymaerica

What is Kymaerica:
Kymaerica is a land (and some waters) somewhat co-existent with our
linear world and a general landscape quite similar to large parts of
what we would call North America. There are about 80-90 districts,
containing over 4000 gwomes. A gwome is cognate word meaning “footprint
of (the) nation.” Usually it refers to a nation (so the terms are
often used interchangably), but it is actually a term for a physical
area within a district which has a unified political structure.
Kymaerican influences and stories are everywhere in our linear world
and likely vice versa. But there also many wonders in Kymaerica not
easily found here.

April 30, 2006   No Comments

102 Movies

supposedly, you need to have watched these movies to be movie literate. got it from phantomcity, screw kottke ;)
102 Movies:
* 2001: A Space Odyssey
*The 400 Blows
* 8 1/2
* Aguirre, the Wrath of God
* Alien
# All About Eve
* Annie Hall
* Apocalypse Now
* Bambi
* The Battleship Potemkin
* The Best Years of Our Lives
* The Big Red One
* The Bicycle Thief
The Big Sleep
* Blade Runner
* Blowup
* Blue Velvet
* Bonnie and Clyde
Bringing Up Baby
* Carrie
* Casablanca
* Un Chien Andalou
Children of Paradise / Les Enfants du Paradis
* Chinatown
* Citizen Kane
* A Clockwork Orange
* The Crying Game
* The Day the Earth Stood Still
Days of Heaven
* Dirty Harry
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
* Do the Right Thing
* La Dolce Vita
* Double Indemnity
* Dr. Strangelove
Duck Soup
* E.T. – The Extra-Terrestrial
* Easy Rider
* The Empire Strikes Back
* The Exorcist
* Fargo
* Fight Club
* Frankenstein
The General
The Godfather, The Godfather, Part II
* Gone With the Wind
* The Graduate
* Halloween
A Hard Day’s Night
It’s a Gift
* It’s a Wonderful Life
* Jaws
The Lady Eve
* Lawrence of Arabia
* Mad Max 2 / The Road Warrior
* The Maltese Falcon
* The Manchurian Candidate
* Metropolis
Modern Times
* Monty Python and the Holy Grail
* The Night of the Hunter
* Night of the Living Dead
* North by Northwest
* Nosferatu
* On the Waterfront
* Once Upon a Time in the West
Out of the Past
* Pink Flamingos
* Psycho
* Pulp Fiction
* Rashomon
* Rear Window
* Rebel Without a Cause
Red River
* The Rules of the Game
* Scarface
The Scarlet Empress
* Schindler’s List
* The Searchers
* The Seven Samurai
* Singin’ in the Rain
* Some Like It Hot
A Star Is Born
A Streetcar Named Desire
* Sunset Boulevard
* Taxi Driver
* The Third Man
* Tokyo Story
* Touch of Evil
* The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Trouble in Paradise
* Vertigo
* West Side Story
* The Wild Bunch
* The Wizard of Oz

well, i am a little bit literate in this sense…. i note that there is no wim wenders.. i do not think anyone can be movie literate with out watching early wim wenders.

April 28, 2006   No Comments

The Seattle Times: Nation & World: Lightning hits cross, kills five children

The Seattle Times: Nation & World: Lightning hits cross, kills five children:
Five Mexican children were killed when a large metal cross they were praying at was struck by lightning in central Mexico, local media reported Monday.
Five children between 9 and 16 years old died and several others suffered burns when lightning struck a white-painted metal cross set on a hill in the town of Santa Maria del Rio early on Sunday, according to two newspaper reports.
Several families had been participating in a midnight ceremony as part of a local religious festival that centers around the cross.

makes you wonder…. zeus does not like it when you worship false idols i’d guess.

April 27, 2006   No Comments

Ananova – Beerbelly is a big success

Ananova – Beerbelly is a big success :
Beerbelly is a big success
The Beerbelly – a secret strap-on beer holder that disguises itself as a bulging beer belly – is being marketed in the US.
It was the brainchild of three middle-aged men who wanted a way of sneaking beer into movies and baseball games.

you never know…..

April 26, 2006   No Comments – Jane Jacobs, 89: Urban legend – Jane Jacobs, 89: Urban legend:
Jane Jacobs was a writer, intellectual, analyst, ethicist and moral thinker, activist, self-made economist, and a fearless critic of inflexible authority.
Mrs. Jacobs died this morning in Toronto. She was 89.
She wrote one of the classics of all social science, the life and death of great american cities.

April 25, 2006   1 Comment

billy bragg live at the birchmere in alexandria: 2006-03-26

April 24, 2006   No Comments

World Book and Copyright Day – April 23, 2006

World Book and Copyright Day – April 23, 2006:
World Book and Copyright Day – April 23, 2006 – By celebrating this Day throughout the world, UNESCO seeks to promote reading, publishing and the protection of intellectual property through copyright

April 24, 2006   No Comments

crooked timber / crooked timbers project: i’m confused

crooked timber / crooked timbers project: i’m confused:
via CRTNET, i learned about the crooked timbers project, “a group of communication educators, researchers and practitioners committed to fostering a ’social constructionist’ understanding of communication as the primary process for creating and sustaining better social worlds.”

great. i’m all for projects! and i’m all for scholars and practitioners coming together to share knowledge! and i’m
over on his blog i responded with Isaiah Berlin… people will reject that. Berlin is of course citing “Out of the Crooked Timber of Humanity, no straight thing can ever be made”….. which is from Kant

Kant also gives us some other nice insights here and there….


Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.


To be is to do.


Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.

April 19, 2006   No Comments