Friday, October 7, 2011

Steve Jobs Is Dead, But

Charlie Kaufman is still alive and still writing. So there's that.
I ran into a MeFi discussion about Kaufman related to a talk he gave somewhere but there was no video yet. But someone found this. I could embed it, but it's 72 minutes.
And yes, some people hated Synedoche, NY and some people loved it.
Now the question for me is, it's 11:30 so should I watch CK or last night's Project Runway as planned.
Not really. There is no question.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Krugman's Army

I love people who actually know what they're talking about, in this case, the Occupy Wall Street movement and what is needed for the left to succeed.
I admit I haven't been paying much attention. I sort of thought of them as Operation Pink or something. Then yesterday I read some personal stories (just the sort of thing I would have told them to put out there, I've yet to read any personal stories of the Tea Party, but I might have ignored those) and decided maybe I ought ot pay more attention.
Who knows, something may be happening.
Andrew Sullivan admits he's rooting for the dirty hippies.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Quote O' Teh Day

Krugman steals from DeLong about a Bloomberg piece on the Koch bros and Iran.
the hard right is worse than you can possibly imagine, even if you take account of the fact that it’s worse than you can possibly imagine.

Not just Iran, as it turns out, but a nice long piece about Koch's long bad history.

For six decades around the world, Koch Industries has blazed a path to riches -- in part, by making illicit payments to win contracts, trading with a terrorist state, fixing prices, neglecting safety and ignoring environmental regulations. At the same time, Charles and David Koch have promoted a form of government that interferes less with company actions.

‘Overall Concept’

“My overall concept is to minimize the role of government and to maximize the role of the private economy and maximize personal freedoms,” David Koch told the National Journal in May 1992.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Posthumous Honorary Contrarienne

Pioneer photographer Anne Brigman.
This from 1926.
I'd look for Imogene Cunningham and include her if I was more motivated.