Monthly Archives: January 2008

Thieneman drops House bid

Republican congressional candidate Chris Thieneman announced this morning that he has withdrawn his bid for the 3rd District House seat, using the Francene Show for the second time in his brief campaign to drop big news. He also announced he’s leaving the party and switching back to the Democratic Party, of which he was a […]

Yes, but can you take it to the bathroom?

A sizable group of alt weekly types at a Web publishing conference in San Francisco got a pretty interesting look at what the Gray Lady is working on in the technological realm. Nick Bilton, a former alt weekly person himself, is one of a dozen or so techies working in a New York Times R&D […]

Trees reviewed

“…If that’s all there was to it, trees would be a no brainer. But as always,there are complications lurking below the surface…” Nice bit of parody that seems especially appropriate today. (JW)

Urban decay

A colleague just turned me on to this fascinating website, a collection of photography from around the continent documenting public housing and urban decay. Check out the pages for Louisville. Clarksdale is in there, as is Park DuValle, both barracks-style public housing complexes that have been razed in favor of new, mixed-income developments that still […]

Rape in the military

Writer, feminist, activist and LEO columnist Lucinda Marshall has a piece in the LA Times today. Read it here. In the piece, Marshall argues that military personnel should be prosecuted as civilians for sex crimes, and points out that the Pentagon has done an awful job protecting its soldiers from such crimes within the ranks, […]

He’ll give you, give you 666

Here’s a pleasant, satanic way to kill 13 minutes: Drop some Michael Shermer onto your video iPod, grill yourself a blessed-virgin cheese sandwich and check out some Led Zeppelin backwards. This video comes from the ’06 TED conference, which is sort of like the Idea Festival’s less self-conscious big brother without the giant chip on […]

He’ll give you, give you 666

Here’s a pleasant, satanic way to kill 13 minutes: Drop some Michael Shermer onto your video iPod, grill yourself a blessed-virgin cheese sandwich and check out some Led Zeppelin backwards. This video comes from the ’06 TED conference, which is sort of like the Idea Festival’s less self-conscious big brother without the giant chip on […]

He’ll give you, give you 666

Here’s a pleasant, satanic way to kill 13 minutes: Drop some Michael Shermer onto your video iPod, grill yourself a blessed-virgin cheese sandwich and check out some Led Zeppelin backwards. This video comes from the ’06 TED conference, which is sort of like the Idea Festival’s less self-conscious big brother without the giant chip on […]

He’ll give you, give you 666

Here’s a pleasant, satanic way to kill 13 minutes: Drop some Michael Shermer onto your video iPod, grill yourself a blessed-virgin cheese sandwich and check out some Led Zeppelin backwards. This video comes from the ’06 TED conference, which is sort of like the Idea Festival’s less self-conscious big brother without the giant chip on […]

He’ll give you, give you 666

Here’s a pleasant, satanic way to kill 13 minutes: Drop some Michael Shermer onto your video iPod, grill yourself a blessed-virgin cheese sandwich and check out some Led Zeppelin backwards. This video comes from the ’06 TED conference, which is sort of like the Idea Festival’s less self-conscious big brother without the giant chip on […]