Monthly Archive for December, 2000

george w. bush has compared himself to thomas jefferson

my posts have taken on a political focus lately… but, george w. bush has compared himself to thomas jefferson, the founder of the democratic party… the new republic entends the comparison, in this satirical piece.

a uniter, not a divider

george w. bush has stated that he is a “uniter, not a divider”, and that he knows how to pick a good team… john ashcroft was nominated by bush for one of the most influential positions in the federal government– the justice department. the DOJ is the agency that enforces the laws, including civil rights. ashcroft is neither a uniter, nor a good pick for this position (or any position in the executive branch), because he defends confederate soldiers as “patriots” and suggested they shouldn’t be portrayed as having died for “some perverted agenda.”

big gay al

and we thought al gore was the robot.

another american mass-shooting

while i was heading home to boston after visiting family for x-mas, i heard about another american mass-shooting on the BBC… and it turned out that this one happened in wakefield, mass, at an internet consulting firm… and shortly after hearing this story on the radio, i saw a pickup truck next to me with a bumper sticker proudly stating “GUN CONTROL IS MIND CONTROL“.

if you lose your senate seat to a dead man…

if you lose your senate seat to a dead man, ‘W‘ will make you the top law enforcer in the country.

David Sedaris’s One-Man Christmas Comedy Show

david sedaris, a regular contributor to NPR, is doing a run of his one-man christmas comedy show in boston:

Sedaris began work in December of 1992 as one of Santa’s elves in the Manhattan Macy’s “SantaLand” department. After observing fisticuffs between mothers in line with their rambunctious progeny awaiting their turn to sit in the lap of a lecherous, drunken Santa, Sedaris penned the “SantaLand Diaries.”

Sometimes i feel undervalued.

Sometimes i feel undervalued.

Presley took me to blue

Presley took me to blue man group for my birthday ( a few days early). funny thing — the blue men were climbing on chairs through the audience, and they made it all the way back to us (it’s not a large space)… and they plucked her up, and took her onstage to do a schtick with them… after being fed twinkies, and doing mime humor, twinkie-vomit shot out of this vest they stuck on her, and she couldn’t stop laughing. that blue stuff gets everywhere .

Frank Gehry’s brilliant new Corcoran Gallery

they have a feature over at one-media about architect Frank Gehry’s brilliant new Corcoran Gallery.

The New Yorker. Online?

has conde’ nast finally decided to go ahead with an online version of The New Yorker magazine?

i’d love to get my hands on…

i’d love to get my hands on this book ‘Typography: Macro- + Microaesthetics’, by Willi Kunz…

a cigarette from scratch in photoshop

learned how to create a cigarette from scratch in photoshop… who needs stock imagery?

In 1555, Nostradamus wrote…

from albany dan:
In 1555, Nostradamus wrote:
Come the millennium, month 12,
In the home of greatest power,
The village idiot will come forth
To be acclaimed the leader.

Siteway features some interesting illustrations

Siteway features some interesting illustrations of such noted luminaries as david hume, and friedrich nietzsche & brittney spears… (i’m not sure david hume counts as luminary)

look what time of year

look what time of year it is! Pixelpalooza!, over at the icon factory

buy some new things, in

buy some new things, in a truly fun space. might remind us of phoenix-pop‘s design…

Method is an interesting design

Method is an interesting design firm… they produced the quite famous ‘smashstatusquo.com‘…