Thursday, November 30, 2000
whoa, check this out :
when did this happen? (all via linkmachinego!
which i found through rileydog, who had a link to a watchmen movie script if you're interested. i'm not. sacrilege)
interview (via devnull) with purported director, terry gilliam. 12 hours?
Wednesday, November 29, 2000
chinchilla coats (via misterpants)
saw one of these riding up the elevator to work in chicago a while ago (people still wear fur coats there, kinda weird) and almost threw up. like usually i don't mind leather and stuff, or even regular fur coats really, but seeing some fifty odd noticeably chinchilla-esque balls of grey fur as decorative trimming on this woman's coat really got to me.
i guess cuz i'm partial to rodents. after my hamster, tuft, died i was sort of thinking about getting a chinchilla, but i've been moving around a lot lately. some day. tuft, btw, is buried by the water near butler hospital. if you ever get a chance to get out there, it's beautiful.
Tuesday, November 28, 2000
picked up john gardner's sophomore journal the other day, lies! lies! lies! it's great in that 50s upstate new york prep school kind of way.
hunter s. thompson is writing for espn, mostly about sports, but the last couple weeks he's been on the election. his column's called "hey, rube!" (via drudge)
Monday, November 27, 2000
two reviews off the imdb of pasolini's salÚ qualifying in my book as the sickest film ever (previously pink flamingos :)
- mike bracken (epinions)
- jet wimp (rec.arts.movies.reviews)
two book reviews on the failures of capitalism
- john gray (via omnivore)
- elizabeth grossman (via scitech)
also, "capitalism, a very special delirium" an interview with deleuze and guattari and "remaking social practices" by guattari (via spoons)
Friday, November 24, 2000
the unnamed rule (thanks chris!)
forbes ASAP profiles stephen wolfram, creator
of mathematica. a bona fide genius in the same interdisciplinary mould as eo wilson and howard bloom, he claims to have discovered the "secret of the universe" that will change EVERYTHING. apparently, he'll reveal (unveil) it sometime next year in as yet unreleased
book, a new kind of science.
btw, for a great backgrounder in cellular automata and self-organization i'd highly recommend 'is the
primordial soup done yet?' by cosma shalizi, an interdisciplinary genius in his own right :)
Thursday, November 23, 2000
tryptoflipping in san francisco
Wednesday, November 22, 2000
i had no idea (left links! via omnivore)
..."The Access Society," the latest book of Jeremy Rifkin, an outspoken American critic of genetically modified food and what he calls the new "hypercapitalism," is the No. 1 seller in Italy and No. 3 in Germany, even though it failed to make national best-seller lists in the United States.