the fairer test

Today Boingboing had a piece about the Bechdel Test, a neat rule for thinking about the way woman are portrayed in  film.  It goes something like this
1. Are there two or more women in it that have names?
2. Do they talk to each other?
3. Do they talk to each other about something other than [...]


the fourth dimension

a whale of a story (sorry)

What happened next?

cultural hero

From GQ
The very thing that makes Bill Murray, well, Bill Murray is what makes sitting down with him such an unpredictable enterprise. Bill Murray crashes parties, ditches promotional appearances, clashes with his friends, his collaborators, and his enemies. If you—movie director, journalist, dentist—want to speak to him, you don’t go through any gatekeeper. You leave a [...]

La fille sur la pont

a tide of filth…

From The New York Times

Ricky Bess spends eight hours a day in front of a computer near Orlando, Fla., viewing some of the worst depravities harbored on the Internet. He has seen photographs of graphic gang killings, animal abuse and twisted forms of pornography. One recent sighting was a photo of two teenage [...]


You, would no doubt, have read about Julian Assange and the extraordinary work he is doing with Wikileaks.  This interview on TED illustrates the methods he uses, the dangers he faces and the impact of the website on world events.  It is all in all, a wonderful illustration of the corrosive power of truth on [...]

the eternal return

“What, if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: ‘This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more’ … Would you not throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and [...]


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