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Not Less, More

Absolutely terrific column from Thomas Friedman today on the appropriate approach to Iraq from the left: I stood on the sidewalk in London the other day and watched thousands of antiwar, anti-George Bush, anti-Tony Blair protesters pass by. They chanted every antiwar slogan you could imagine and many you couldn’t …

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iPod Iconography

Rob Walker writes in NY Times Magazine from the perspective that the iPod is already an iconic product, and he tries to undertand why: Two years ago this month, Apple Computer released a small, sleek-looking device it called the iPod. A digital music player, it weighed just 6.5 ounces and …

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Dave Navarro and Carmen Electra – Why Not?

Really damn freaky people can get married too – why not? There’s no way former “Baywatch” star Carmen Electra and Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro could have had a regular wedding ceremony. The platinum-and-red invitations called for “hot and sexy” attire. And the 200 guests who arrived at the St. …

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Litman on “Sharing and Stealing”

Serious and important paper from Jessica Litman on digital music, copyright and the Internet: Abstract: The purpose of copyright is to encourage the creation and mass dissemination of a wide variety of works. Until recently, most means of mass dissemination required a significant capital investment. The lion’s share of the …

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WMD Myths

This is absolutely critical reading. Stuart Cohen, who has been with the CIA for 30 years, was acting chairman of the National Intelligence Council when the 2002 National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction was published. Does he have a dog in this race? Yes he does, but …

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Norgies Give it Away

First of all, Norgies rule, and yes I am biased being 75% Norwegian. This would be a brilliant marketing move for any one of the U.S. commercial music download companies, but you know, “free” can never be monetized, can it? If you are a fan of Norwegian music, or just …

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Religion of Pieces

In response to this post from over a year ago being resurrected for criticism, I would say it will be time for Little Green Footballs to stop attacking extremist elements of Islam when the insanely intolerant, autocratic, shitbreaths stop doing things like this: Murtaza Khaliq, a film student at Pakistan’s …

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GTO

The manga trek continues - with a school-based dramedy . . .

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