brave new passports

A quick note about techno-passports which are to be common soon (required I believe)… they put an antenna in the passport, to transmit data, and a material on the cover to stop the antenna from transmitting all time… strange? yes. this is of importance to people like April who are always (or at least often) using their passports… I bet it’s a few years yet before anita or I have to think about it. kinda neat though… it will be interesting to see how easily personal information is hacked out of a passport with an antenna.

Hell House II

Pre-Halloween Party : Hell House II

Well, as with pretty much all DJ Foursquare (and hushabye house) parties, this was a great event. Chill people, great crowd, good venue (effective at least), great music, etc… It also benifited from a great collection of costumes and a very moderate and (sorry for this review) disney-land-like bondage show… Honestly, I don’t think the crew was disney-land… I’m sure they had to weak-i-fy their setup/show for the audience invovled. It’s cool, I didn’t get up there regardless… few people want to see me tied to a spinning cross (perhaps least of which, me).

Still, the party was great… If all such parties were like it, I would get out more.

I’ve posted a number of the photos from it (though several were “edited out”). If you have other photos of this event, let me know.

google says : failure = bush, incompetent = bush…

One more quick note:

I was doing the Google “feeling lucky” thing, where you enter a word like “failure” and it gives your it’s best result…  Well, for the word “failure” it isn’t random, it’s… well… funny, appropriate, sad…  Biography of President George W. Bush.

Anyway, so I tried again, I entered “incompetent” and hit “I’m feeling lucky”… and I got  The President as Incompetent Liar.  I read this article, BTW, and it is very well done, I think.  Well cited and the logic is solid.  My cynicism is throbbing.

I’m not sure on the associations involved.  I started searching for the terms, and both are the top listed results for the searches (incompetent following with Michael Moore)… so, it seems more valid… but I couldn’t find the word failure anywhere in Bush’s Bio.

If google knows something, you’d think the rest of the world would pick up on it…

Now playing: Sea and Cake – There You Are

ultimate in the cold rain

I played ultimate frisbee today, one of the last evening games of the year.  It’s been getting dark earlier every week and now we have to stop playing around 7:15… when you start at 6:00 of after, that’s really frustrating.

What might have been frustrating was that it was cold and rainy today, starting to be really ugly right about the time we started playing… but it wasn’t frustrating at all.  It was a lot of fun.  Cold and rain apparently don’t bother me at all when doing something I enjoy doing (and with the firm knowledge of a warm shower afterward).

Now playing: Sea and Cake – seemingly

The World Can’t Wait – lets do something

The World Can’t Wait – a site promoting active options for ridding ourselves of the current blight named G. W. Bush

<tangent> Yes, I believe blight is an appropriate term… I mean seriously, how will our history books record this era in our country?  The American people were duped, and when they realized it, they were ok with it…  disappoing sounding eh? </tangent>

Good reading:

  • Oct. 16th Blog post
  • Daily Reasons to drive out the Bush Regime – Today’s [Oct. 17] reason of the day comes from Harold Pinter, who recently won the Nobel Prize for literature. During a poetry reading in 2003, Pinter said: “The U.S. is really beyond reason now. It is beyond our imagining to know what they are going to do next and what they are prepared to do. There is only one comparison: Nazi Germany.”
  • WCW_Call (as html) – …“The point is this: history is full of examples where people who had right on their side fought against tremendous odds and were victorious. And it is also full of examples of people passively hoping to wait it out, only to get swallowed up by a horror beyond what they ever imagined.”

In fact – I got so motivated to help (in a small way), I made a 1 page flyer, based on the 2 page Call (linked above).  I will be surprised if something comes out of this, but I can be hopeful… the movements in the 60’s had much more support and a general feeling of opportunity (or so it seems). 

Also, I see that Boots from the Coup has made a commecial for this group (as have other artists). That makes me happy.

Now playing: Brother AliShadows Of The Sun – Forest Whitiker