The Internet

April 15, 2007

The Internet: a never-ending nightmare where the same tortured poem of talking points is read endlessly by a mob of brain-dead zombies, each reciting their favorite line before going in search of fresh flesh to rend, and ultimately signifying nothing, without even any sound or fury.

Andrew Leonard

Or not. Some days I’m not sure.



April 10, 2007

The “Today” show’s Al Roker said Tuesday on his show’s official blog that it was time for Imus to go. “I, for one, am really tired of the diatribes, the ‘humor’ at others’ expense, the cruelty that passes for ‘funny,'” Roker said.


April 9, 2007

People are spiritually starved, and feel, just below the surface, that their culture is strangling them.

-Tom the Butcher (via Gene Weingarten)


April 4, 2007

Globalizing the economy may well be necessarya continuous metaphor even – for the globalization of our personal psychology through psychotechnologies. The most interesting question here is: how does the individual relate to such a situation?”

-Derrick de Kerckhove

Telegraph Road

April 4, 2007

…the development of the telegraph and the telephone, which shrunk space and time, blew apart the gentle pace of colonial times.

-Derrick de Kerckhove