Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Fine State of Reporting Today

Breaking News...

via http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlny/

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006


Proof of the existence
of F.S.M.

Vector FSM logo

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Logic - Star Trek Inspirational Poster


Monday, August 07, 2006

Rock and Bea - Drugs and Dream Queens

Rock Hudson and Bea Arthur sing about every drug under the sun ...

Via: VideoSift

My favorite line was Rock's, about how "you thought amyl nitrate was just some guy's name." Wow.
The tune is from musical I Love My Wife, in 1979, peformed on The Beatrice Arthur Special (info towards the bottom of the page)

Fear and Politics

The only thing to fear...
are those who tell you to
be afraid

From the document:
Much of the current alarm is generated from the knowledge that many of today's terrorists simply want to kill, and kill more or less randomly, for revenge or as an act of what they take to be The shock and tragedy of September 11 does demand a focused and dedicated program to confront international terrorism and to attempt to prevent a repeat. But it seems sensible to suggest that part of this reaction should include an effort by politicians, officials, and the media to inform the public reasonably and realistically about the terrorist context instead of playing into the hands of terrorists by frightening the public. What is needed, as one statistician suggests, is some sort of convincing, coherent, informed, and nuanced answer to a central question: "How worried should I be?" Instead, the message the nation has received so far is, as a Homeland Security official put (or caricatured) it, "Be scared; be very, very scared -- but go on with your lives." Such messages have led many people to develop what Leif Wenar of the University of Sheffield has aptly labeled "a false sense of insecurity."
- Cato Institute report A False Sense of Insecurity

found via boingboing.

Exactly the point of the amazing BBC political documentary, The Power of Nightmares

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Hezbollah Youth - have a look

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

TDS Does Gibson Media Coverage

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Lake Peigneur

Amazing story, amazing footage. I completely missed this at the time.

Via: VideoSift