Blame It On Steinski

Why the hiatus?

Reasons for not blogging lately:

1) I got bored writing all the ranting and raving stuff about politicians in general and Republicans in particular. I was all worked up, and for what? So I could tell people that Republicans are shitheads and that I was mad about it? That politicians are pretty much all liars? That the US has an oligarchy disguised as a pretend democracy? It’s all…

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The Westboro Baptist Church picketed in Jersey City last week

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“PSA” Danny Hoch (Def Poetry) nsfw

Much as it pains me to admit it, I don’t think I ever posted this. Killer.

That’s what I’m talking…

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A Death In The Family

R.I.P. Dave
(1997 – 2009)

He was fine.

This is our last dance together,
Tonight soon will be long ago.
And in our moment of parting,
This is all I want you to know…

There will be many other nights like this,
And I’ll be standing here with someone new.
There will be other songs to sing,
Another fall…another spring…
But there will never be another…

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The press; a few loose ends

1) Is it really reporting if it’s just repeating?

2) Is it really reporting if you’re repeating an out-and-out lie?

3) The Pentagon is profiling reporters based on how how complimentary their writing is. That, of course, is why we fight for the Constitution. Not exactly a free press, more of… a nice press.

Ernie Pyle is turning over in his grave.

4) Is it really reporting if your…

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What’s the difference between a journalist and a stenographer?

These days, they’re the same thing.

As Steven Colbert said at the White House Press Association Dinner when he was ripping Bush and the assembled sycophantic media workers new assholes: “Your job is to copy down what you’re told to write, then go home at 6 PM and play with your kids.”

And journalists wonder why newspapers are going out of business?

In Glenn Greenwald’s review of…

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Now, I’m not saying I know anything about this, but…

…but if I did, I’d think this site was rather amazing.

Blotter acid artwork. Lots of it.

Hold my calls,…

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Bottle caps

That’s right; bottle caps.

Found by Accidental…

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Things to do when the Google Street View van is in your neighborhood

You’ve seen the street view option in Google Maps, I’m sure; street level panoramic photos showing houses, parked cars, etc. I have no idea how these inventive people figured out that the Google Street View van was going to be driving down Sampsonia Way in Pittsburgh, but they organized a lot of people to do some interesting things that show up on Google Maps.

Just click the blue “See It” …

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The Citizen is Gone

R.I.P. Citizen Kafka.

He was unique, multi-talented, scholarly, inspiring, hilarious, frustrating, and puzzling. I had the priviliege of knowing him on an on-and-off basis for over 20 years.

I’ll be adding more as I have the opportunity. Meanwhile:

Plus – archives of The Secret Museum Of Mankind, Kafka featured top and tail in a story about WFMU by the NY Times, NPR regards Kafka,…

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