Boundary Layer

The best way to find a line is to cross it

Monday, May 31, 2004

Life Imitating Art

Harvey Keitel becomes the spokesman for a company which cleans up crime scenes. Up next, Chris Rock actually runs for President and Harrison Fords gets a degree in archeology. (via Metafilter

Saturday, May 29, 2004

Hulkamania is running wild like never before

I could not think of a better way to get today's video game obsessed youngster turned on to the political situation than the Anti-Bush game. It is fun, funny and educational. The only problem with it is that it is really graphic. Gratuitously so. But I guess it almost has to be that way just to match the obscenity, absurdity, dishonesty and indeceny of the current administration. It is cliched but I could see this as the wave of the future in terms of getting the 18-25 demographic politically involved.

Thursday, May 27, 2004

Cthulhu For VP

No major party would actually nominate the Greatest Old One for president but does he have a chance as the second on Kerry's ticket? He compares favorably with the other choices, as humorously summarized on McSweeney's (via rc3).

Cthulhu, High Priest of the Great Old Ones

Pros: As a being of immense and terrible power he can destroy all who oppose Kerry and demolish his way to the WH.

Cons: His vengeance is difficult to contain once unleashed. He has the head of a squid.


GLUB-GLUB-MO-BLON. It came from this book entitled How To Make Friends By Telephone. The artwork has some definate GYWO potential. The Glub Glub goodness doesn't end there either. The guy behind the simple, zen-like website has a bio which has the funny. (via Metafilter)

Sunday, May 23, 2004

Old Los Angeles

A trip through Los Angeles. (via Metafilter)

This is a pictorial survey of downtown Los Angeles, and certain other areas, focusing on the years 1900 to 1915, though occasionally making use of images from other times. This series will follow, primarily by means of actual postcards of the era, the travels of a farming family from the great plains as they visit Los Angeles and its environs in the early years of the Twentieth Century.

Monday, May 17, 2004

Dark Secrets

Seymour Hersh's new article on the prison scandal blows the lid off of some very nasty and secret shitake going down at the DoD.
The roots of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal lie not in the criminal inclinations of a few Army reservists but in a decision, approved last year by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, to expand a highly secret operation, which had been focussed on the hunt for Al Qaeda, to the interrogation of prisoners in Iraq. Rumsfeld’s decision embittered the American intelligence community, damaged the effectiveness of élite combat units, and hurt America’s prospects in the war on terror.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Sliding Down the Slippery Slope

How did we get from liberating Iraq to sodomizing Iraqis with glowsticks? The answer seems unclear and complicated at this point. It starts with a high level decision to ignore the Geneva convention in Gitmo. Then, last year, in an attempt to increase the flow of intelligence coming from the prisons, Maj. General Miller was sent from Gitmo to Abu Ghraib. At this point Lt. General Sanchez issued an order on the 19th of November to Colonel Pappas, the head of military intelligence and interrogations, which essentially put the interrogators in charge of the prison. They instructed the guards to "soften up" the detainees for interrogation. From there poor discipline, training and leadership took over.

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

Bush/Cheney 2004 Slogans

Bush/Cheney 2004: It's not our fault
Bush/Cheney 2004: 3 million jobs lost and counting
Bush/Cheney 2004: "Free nations don't start wars of agression"
Bush/Cheney 2004: Imperialism begins at home
Cheney/Bush 2004
Bush/Cheney 2004: The Buck never got here!
Bush/Cheney 2004: A Uniter, not a divider

Sunday, May 02, 2004

Random Thoughts

Am I the only one that thinks Los Lonely Boy's "Heaven" is a blatant ripoff of Roy Buchanan's "Can I Change My Mind"?

Strange But True

A couple of Norwegian youngsters have a revolutionary new idea to save the rainforest (NSFW).

Live Action Videogaming

Pac Manhattan but it's really just tag with costumes, and cellphones.