Clay Shirky explains SOPA and PIPA in plain terms and what might happen if they pass
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Mojo ain’t no Dick!
I guess my guess a few posts back about the dispersants BP uses on their oil spill was pretty spot on. I would suggest we all stop eating fish that might spend any of their lifecycle visiting the Gulf of Mexico for the rest of our lifecycle.
Unless you want to shorten your own lifecycle that is.
No more sushi for you!
Sometimes I run across things on the internet that need to shared with other people. Today’s case in point: a poet named Benjamin Zephaniah that lives in London, England. I share this because his words resonated such truth when I first listened to them this weekend. He articulates things I’ve thought to myself better than I might ever be able to do. I’d never heard of Benjamin before the other day when I heard him reciting his poem “Rong Radio” on a radio show called “New World Notes” in an episode called “The Unheard Voice of the Majority”. This episode is all about how the media, corporations, politicians and the elites don’t want people to realize that folks on both the left and right have more in common with each other than they would ever want to believe or recognize, and that is just fine with the powers that be. Check out the video for “Rong Radio” by Zephaniah, made in 2006. So many good little sound bites in there and memes within it, and so outspoken! I kind of like the radio show version better, which was recorded in the back of a taxi, and doesn’t have the beats and music in the background, just street noise. Turns out he’s written a few books and plays, put out a few albums, has received honorary doctorates from numerous universities and has quite an extensive website at http://www.benjaminzephaniah.com. So I just bought his cd “Naked” online 🙂
I just LOVE The Yard Dogs Roadshow. Why? Because they are lovable! And cute.
Hailing from good ol’ San Francisco, California, they have one of the best nouveau-vaudevillian shows on the planet. Basically rock stars in that milieu actually. Talented musicians, burlesque dancers, magicians, fire eaters, sword swallowers, accordian players that tap dance upside-down, who name it! And stylish? They got the whole steam-punk ethic and look down pat. Of course, none of that is evident from this video. Did I mention they are contrarians of a sort?
“Lucky Day” was produced 7 months ago and is presented here now for your pleasure. Forget about all the wars and health care debates going on right now and simply enjoy this little piece of sunshine for a nice, lazy, hot August day!