Canadian NDP leader Thomas Mulcair publicly asks if the ruling Conservative party really lost 3.2 billion dollars of taxpayer money or is the money in the banana stand.
The halfcat, attracting newly revived interest on Twitter thanks to this blog post, appears to have first been spotted in this blog post in August 2009. But there are no attributions. The latest reports pin it to Street View - not mentioned in the original posting - and it certainly appears to be Street View image, but, lacking coordinates, the halfcat seems destined to be a mystery forever, one of any number of mythical beings, lost in the Clouds.
More interesting than the halfcat’s strangeness, perhaps, is its unknowability. Someone saw the halfcat, snapped it, but the route back is lost. The databases contain such multitudes of new myths.
Wednesday, May 15 is Thesis Defense day at the Dynamic Media Institute. Come join us at 9:00am in the Tower’s Trustee’s Room.
You guys. Text “ANN” to 619-EGG-VEAL (619-344-8325) and you’ll get a reply that says “Her?” and you will aso be alerted via text message once Arrested Development season 4 is live on Netflix.
Better yet, if you call that that number, it plays the Final Countdown!
I could not love all the advertising Netflix is doing for this show even more. This is brilliant.
A Japanese friend visiting London for a workshop at the Royal College of Art reports to me that an exhibition opens today at the Design Museum entitled United Micro Kingdoms: A Design Fiction.
Design theorists and educators Dunne and Raby have re-imagined England, dividing it into …
Book 1 of 2 uploaded and purchased, a photo essay in three parts.
I admire their commitment to cover all sides of the story just in case one of them happens to be accurate.
That’s what Obama said about CNN at last night’s White House Correspondents Association dinner.
Let me explain why that is such a great line. CNN sees itself as “in the middle” between left and right, MSNBC and Fox. Just recently, in fact, CNN president Jeff Zucker praised the middle as the place to be. But CNN also sees itself as a great newsgathering organization that is all about truthtelling rather than ideology. “Keeping them honest,” as Anderson Cooper, face of the brand, likes to say.
Put them together and what do you have? Keep ‘em honest, but stay in the middle. Which doesn’t work. For what happens when one side is BS-ing us more than the other? What happens when independent and honest reporting shows that these people on this side are mostly right in what they’re saying, and those people on that side are distorting the case?
CNN wants to believe, tries to believe and I think does believe that this problem does not exist. Therefore we have to remind them about it, because it does exist. And that’s what Obama did: “cover all sides of the story just in case one of them happens to be accurate” is saying to CNN: Accuracy and truthtelling will be sacrificed to your ideology— the middle, no matter what it takes.(via jayrosen)
In effect, what Democrats said Friday was that in any case where the political pain caused by sequestration becomes unbearable, they will agree to cancel that particular piece of the bill while leaving the rest of the law untouched. The result is that sequestration is no longer particularly politically threatening, but it’s even more unbalanced: Cuts to programs used by the politically powerful will be addressed, but cuts to programs that affects the politically powerless will persist. It’s worth saying this clearly: The pain of sequestration will be concentrated on those who lack political power.