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::e m p t y a g e:: patriotism? yes. nationalism? no.


sunday, september 30

It's the odor of a burning computer. Or a burning tire. Or burning paper. One person said it was the scent of unsettled souls.

It's the smell, once overwhelming, now increasingly more ephemeral, that emanates from the tangled wreckage of the World Trade Center.

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saturday, september 29

"It's like the plagues of Egypt around here." (thanks Tim!)

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friday, september 28

Should we expel all the members of The Nation of Islam too? What about all the anti-abortion folks too? I mean, they toss the occasional bomb. I guess we’ll have to get rid of all the college students too, because Lord knows that college students use drugs and drug users kill people. Where the hell does she think this line of thinking leads? More idiotic blatther from Ann The Intolerant

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"I'm an old-fashioned woman," Sen. Kay O'Connor told The Kansas City Star. "Men should take care of women, and if men were taking care of women (today) we wouldn't have to vote."

See what happens when you quit teaching evolution?

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Civilization may crumble, but Pokemon will press on.

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From: hamptonstephens@xxxxxxx.net
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 16:21:39 -0000
Reply-To: stunninglingus@yahoogroups.com
Subject: stunninglingus- Re: 'nother lie the news told me

I heard a big story on All Things Considered last night about all of these hoaxes: the building rider, the photo on the observation deck (it was closed on 9/11), the CNN ten-year-old video, some fake Nostradamus prediction (written by some Canadian student four years ago on a Web site in order to prove that anyone could write a vague prognostication). They interviewed the publisher of Snopes. You can listen here:

http://www.npr.org/programs/atc/

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This story was mostly Phil, but some was mine too. (I talked to the folks who were there. Phil talked to the ones who weren't, Seybold and CreativePro).

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thursday, september 27

Hey, unemployment is at its highest rate since the Bush administration. The last one.

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I don't see how in the hell there can be any anti-aircraft artillery and command and control vehicles left in Iraq...

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Yay! Britt & Tiff give me a mention on "Craig and his little list"

And Tiff's like, 'That's not what I heard...'

"Beloved." You better believe it.

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And what about the way the raccoons keep coming on the porch at night and how you tried to leave out a the rest of that terrible oatmeal thing your roommate made for the raccoons to eat, but they didn?t eat it and your roommate saw it in the morning and yelled art you and called you a ?moron?. I hate raccoons.

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Enjoy picking other people's noses?

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A little bit more on Hosoi, including an address (possibly outdated) where you can write him. And if you were wondering what happened to Gator, here's his sad story.

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I wonder if the current flag craze is spurring sales of R. A. Miller's art...

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Many users, however, will have to add more memory if they want to run Mac OS X: It requires a minimum of 128 MB of RAM, which is more than Apple included in most of its consumer models until recently. The operating system runs even better with twice as much memory. (Fortunately, RAM is at record low prices, with many vendors now offering 256-MB modules for $50 or less.)

Henry Norr, as usual, has a thoughtful column on Mac OS X. But something that he doesn't explicitly say is that XP is going to be a giant memory and hardware hog as well. This is, as I've said before, a good thing. Why? Because one reason for the tech slump is that consumers don't currently have a real reason to upgrade their hardware. Pretty much everything is fast enough. XP and OS X are going to take over. When they do, users will have to buy new hardware, period. This will stimulate the economy on a massive scale.

I'm not, and never have been, one who believes in planned obsolescence, or technology for the sake of technology. But OS X is better. It's remarkable. I'm sure XP has similar virtues. Overall, I think that these two releases (XP comes out, oddly enough, on my birthday) will be a very good thing for the technology industry and the economy as a whole. I can't believe I'm writing this, but what's good for Microsoft is good for the country. At least in terms of the economy. In terms of fair trade, technology, and privacy, I'm still not a big fan.

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Nice Ass!

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wednesday, september 26

Shit... first Gator and now Christian Hosoi? Why can't pro skaters stay out of trouble? Oh yeah, nevermind.

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Holy Crap! San Francisco's nuttiest affair (sorry, bad pun) the Folsom Street Fair is this weekend and I had completely forgotten about it.

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Hey... it's my neighborhood. And Tenacious D posts. From a guy named Matthew. Weird.

Edited Entry: How embarrasing. Matthew is Matthew Haughey of Metafilter. I was going to drop him a line before I knew that, but now I worry that he would think I was a fanboy. "Don't follow leaders." In any case, is he a neighbor? Odd.

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As usual, The Onion leads the way in showing us how to laugh at this tragedy. But more importantly, it presents vital messages in a non-confrontational manner.

When I was a kid, I moved from Tehran to Montgomery, Ala., just in time for the hostage crisis. Despite the fact that I was an anglo, several of the kids in my kindergarten class used to pick on me for being "Iranian." I quickly learned to forget Farsi. So the top item was particularly appealing to me. As was the final, which is headlined: Bush Sr. Apologizes To Son For Funding Bin Laden In '80s

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SF to start enforcing the public drunkenness policy? Holy shit. That's bad news for Mat, bad news for hamotam. (via ezra)

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Tenacious D's album is finally here (and you can catch them on Letterman tonight). Normally, the best place to be in San Francisco on Halloween is in the Castro, but this year, I'd guess it's the Warfield with Tenacious.

Obey the D.

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Wow.

I *really* like this blog of Tim's called the : edge. I've been reading it far too long today already.

The "Osama Bin Laden: King of Porn" entry reminded me of something I've been thinking. How long until we start seeing Bin Laden's head photoshopped onto all manner of porn? It seems like such a natural outlet, a slam dunk...

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Here's an incredibly dramatic and thought-provoking shockwave video on the trade center, proving yet again that the best videos aren't to be found on your television... they're being made by Flash artists all over the world. It's on fipilele, so you might get the 503, but reload, it's well worth it.

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Rich kids with too much time.

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What am I, fucking stupid? I mean really, does the motherfucking GOP really think I'm an idiot? I know their boy (nominally) in charge is, so perhaps they've gotten used to being able to pull some wool, but really, this is just galling.

What's got me so fired up? Well, the dipshits in the GOP, who have obviously grown tired of pretending to care about the country and reverted to their more familiar and comfortable roles as corporate lackeys willing to suck cock for the highest bidder so long as he's wearing Brooks Brothers, are trying to tie drilling in Alaska to national security.

Of all the motherfucking nerve. I mean, that's simply outrageous. Tom DeLay, if he weren't composed of pure evil, should be ashamed.

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tuesday, september 25

"It sends out the message that hammering piglets, slamming them into the ground and neglecting them when they can't move is animal cruelty." -- that doesn't go without saying? (thanks harp)

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Harp might be on the news due to a Bike Coalition event she went to. Damn! Noon, why can't it be *after* work?

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Britt and Tiff's FAN CLUB FIVE on missed connections.

I've gotta say, am I the *only* one who is *really* bothered by The Strokes? I mean, they're on the cover of Rolling Stone and have a write up in Vanity Fair in the same month!!! Their debut LP is on RCA. I feel like I'm trying to be spoonfed "New York Cool" by the record industry....

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Jobs announces Mac OS 10.1, more apps at Seybold Keynote

Yipee. Like I said before, it is faster than fast. Free CDs being handed out at the show. Seeya at Seybold

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Why did California Representative Barbara Lee cast the lone vote against war? Find out on Motherjones.com

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Grotesque

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On again.

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If only it were this easy. (Note: I'm linking to this only because it's a Flash game.)

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If I had one goal about doing gigs and making records, I'd like to instill in people confidence like, 'Hey! It's free up here! You can go crazy!' Don't follow rules, don't follow market trends. This is too precious of an incubator here. -- Mike Watt on neumu datastream.

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The whole point of pollstar's auto-notify feature is to notify you about your favorite bands, right? So how come I'm finding out about the Apples in Stereo show at the GAMH from The Chron? Does this happen to anyone else? Pollstar not notifying, I mean?

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I really like Laurel Wellman. Since she quit writing for the SF Weekly, I quit reading it. But sometimes, like today, I get the impression that her new editors at the Chronicle must be toning her down, sanitizing her a bit. I've got a feeling that if she had written this for Dog Bites it would have been a lot more, well, biting.

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San Francisco doesn't get too many thunderstorms, but the ones that we do (like last night's) are typically spectacular light shows.

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friday, september 21

Week one of Watt's tour diary is posted. I was glad to see that despite the tour's first date being canceled (09-11), he still posted entries for that day.

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Google Zeitgeist remains one of the Web's coolest thingies. They've added a page dedicated to 09-11 search requests.

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Mac OS X 10.1 is just blazingly fast. Unbelieveably fast. Holy shit I can't Believe It's Not Butter fast.

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More in Salon on a a Saddam connection to the attacks.

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Damn. Ken has become a blogging machine.

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Jane's, THE defense industry magazine of record has a different take on the trade center attacks. To wit:
Israel's military intelligence service, Aman, suspects that Iraq is the state that sponsored the suicide attacks on the New York Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington. Directing the mission, Aman officers believe, were two of the world's foremost terrorist masterminds: the Lebanese Imad Mughniyeh, head of the special overseas operations for Hizbullah, and the Egyptian Dr Ayman Al Zawahiri, senior member of Al-Qaeda and possible successor of the ailing Osama Bin Laden.

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This is the company my cousin works for. It's amazingly cool technology, and unfortunately, more neccessary than ever. (Unfortunate for society that is, not my cousin).

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When I was interning at Mother Jones, I used to do anything they asked me to for some extra cash (As interns for the labor-loving magazine are paid diddly squat in direct violation of California's labor laws. Not that I'm complaining, I was glad to do it. It made my career possible. Just pointing it out.) One of the first things I did was to transcribe this interview with Todd Strandberg. Strandberg maintains the Rapture Ready index, a numerical assessment of signs that indicate the end times are here. The interview was one of the more fascinating I've ever heard, and he did not come across nearly as wacky as he does in this final, published version. When given more of a chance to explain himself, Todd is pretty articulate. He says the index is not meant to show when the rapture will come, but rather how quickly we are moving towards it. It is a speedometer, not a clock.

"Fine," you say. "Some nut with a web page likes to keep track of how quickly we're moving towards an event I don't even believe in. What's that got to do with me?" To me, Todd's site is interesting in that it serves as a sort of global anxiety meter, a measure of our collective angst. Wars and rumors of war, economic indicators, unrest in the middle east, it's all there. Unsurprisingly, we're at an all-time high (beating the previous high of May of 99... remember that Y2K thingie?) since Todd began counting.

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i'm from nyc, breath it out and let it in "This particular website will be a collection of amateur images of the NYC skyline as it used to be, as a form of memorial for the fallen towers and most notably for the victims of the terrible tragedy that took place on September, 11th, 2001."
This is really nice, a great memorial. (via watt list)

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thursday, september 20


I'd predict that large chunks of nu-metal's audience are going to suddenly disappear. Slipknot are finished. It might take a year for the trunk to rot and blow away, but it's been spiked. No one will have the belly to root for a band who wear fright masks, no matter how successful they've previously been with their anonymous let's-all-growl-at-the-mall thing.
(thanks Andy!)

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Want to see justice for 09-11 but don't want to see more innocents slaughtered? Try Shared Voice.org

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I reviewed Break It, Fix It, Ride It for Macworld just before I left, and really loved it. This would make a great present for mountain bikers.

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I was really amazed at how many people wrote me to sat someting about my grandmother, the overwhelming majority of whom I've never met "in real life." I've been away from a computer since she died Sunday, and today will be my first day back at work. n other words, I'm incredibly busy. But I wanted to write a quick note to say thank you everyone.

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friday, september 14

I know from my referral logs that I've got at least one, if not more, regular visitor from the The San Francisco Examiner. Whoever you are, could you get me a copy of the "Bastards" edition?

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As we return to some semblance of a regular news cycle, the economy doesn't seem to be getting better: August unemployment rate rises to 5.2 percent. Several of my coworkers were laid off yesterday. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

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All I know, is lately, I'd listen to anyone singing patriotic songs, even
BSB. Strange effects. I'm looking forward to the return of baseball just
to hear the National Anthem.

I just hope its all thoughtful patriotism rather than blind.--dg

I do love America. I've traveled enough around the world to know that it certainally is by no means perfect. It's neither the most free nor the most democratic. But it's a damn good mix, and despite the many things we've done wrong, there's a lot more that we've done right. And no matter what politicians or corporations do, Americans themselves, the people you see on the street, the people you ride on the bus with, your friends, your coworkers, tend to be a damn good lot.

Still, I'm not one who is prone to rally around the flag. I'm not one who is prone to rally around much of anything for that matter. Yet today, I went to a memorial service at noon with my mother, uncle and two aunts. At the end of the service, we sang "America the Beautiful," and I was honestly and genuinely touched. I heard or read someone say (and I'm so sorry I can't remember who or where, and I'm sorry to paraphrase because I have utterly mangled the quote) "I think it's good people are coming together around the flag as a symbol that stands for something, not to stand against anything."

Exactly. It's horrible that it takes tragedy to bring people together. But I'm still touched by all the smiles and nods and the "hello how are you doing in this time" that I'm encountering.

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On Tuesday, I couldn't access either cnn.com or msnbc.com. Yet the site for whom a traffic-surging effect is named was up and running. There's a rather interesting story on OJR explaining how. It's really very instructive for anyone in online publishing.

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The World Mourns, images from all over the globe. (thanks dave)

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A Survovors Story
There are a lot of survival accounts right now, but this is one of the more amazing/inspirational (and I'm not sure why I find it inspirational) ones I've seen.

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CIA fact sheet on Bin Laden (thanks Tim!)

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The only way the terrorists will have won is if we give in to the waves of primal blood lust currently (and understandably) ravaging everyone's heart, and start bombing the hell out of anyone we can think of....

The only way the terrorists will have won is if we viciously constrict our borders, wallow in exclusionary thinking, develop a mean sort of sour patriotism whereby we willfully leap onto the hot spike of ignorant isolationism, become indignant about our superiority and our ungainly power, start chanting mine mine mine, get out get out get out.

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thursday, september 13

We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren't punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That's war. And this is war.

And you're a fucking racist, Ann.

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We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren't punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That's war. And this is war.

And you're a fucking racist, Ann.

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Undoubtedly, some version of this has landed in your inbox over the last few days:
"In the City of God there will be a great thunder,
Two brothers torn apart by Chaos,
while the fortress endures,
the great leader will succumb,
The third big war will begin when the big city is burning"

Did Nostradamus really say it? I thought not. So I did some searching. I could not find a version on the web that predated the 13th, which is pretty suspicious to begin with.

I did find this on Google's cache.

Searching for the quote on various Nostradamus sites--some of which contain his complete prophecies, revealed nothing.

And indeed, Snopes says it's an urban legend. But the disturbing thing is that it has been embellished to better fit the circumstances.

The lesson?

a) There's a lot of crap floating around right now, and not just from random cranks either. This "prophecy" even showed up on CBS' Early Show site (i dunno if it aired on CBS or not... I hope not). Now more that ever, Skepticism is a virtue.

b) People can be awful. Various pranksters have added all sorts of crap to the original (see google cache link above vs. all the versions on the snopes page... or in your inbox) for no other apparent reason other than to inspire fear.

c) Always go to snopes.com first.

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When my mom picked me up at the Birmingham airport, I commented on how many cops were there, telling her it felt a little bit like entering a state under martial law. Yet today I noticed that BHM meets security requirements, while OAK does not.

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I find the tendency to blame the Americans, or American policy, for the attack on the Trade center that some partisans on the left are engaging in reprehensible. Yet I do believe that Chomsky makes a good point. In order to prevent this from happening again, it isn't enough to beef up security. We must also try to understand *why* the attack was made in the first place, and work to prevent taking actions that could motivate someone to do it again. In other words, we have to work for peace not war.

It isn't time for jingosim, but it isn't time to start casting blame for the attacks either. It's time to heal and to say never again.

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wednesday, september 12

God... Racism is rearing its ugly head.

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Rebuilding the WTC (on Andy's server, but found on fipilele... because we could all use a chuckle right now)

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An article from the July/August issue of The Atlantic on the "counterterrorism myth." I don't mean to fuel the fires of fear, I think we all learned a lesson in our lack of security yesterday that none shall forget. But it's an important thing to read, I think. (thanks eric) Here's an excerpt:

American intelligence has not gained and will not gain Pakistan's assistance in its pursuit of bin Ladin. The only effective way to run offensive counterterrorist operations against Islamic radicals in more or less hostile territory is with "non-official-cover" officers—operatives who are in no way openly attached to the U.S. government. Imagine James Bond minus the gadgets, the women, the Walther PPK, and the Aston Martin. But as of late 1999 no program to insert NOCs into an Islamic fundamentalist organization abroad had been implemented, according to one such officer who has served in the Middle East. "NOCs haven't really changed at all since the Cold War," he told me recently. "We're still a group of fake businessmen who live in big houses overseas. We don't go to mosques and pray."

A former senior Near East Division operative says, "The CIA probably doesn't have a single truly qualified Arabic-speaking officer of Middle Eastern background who can play a believable Muslim fundamentalist who would volunteer to spend years of his life with shitty food and no women in the mountains of Afghanistan. For Christ's sake, most case officers live in the suburbs of Virginia. We don't do that kind of thing." A younger case officer boils the problem down even further: "Operations that include diarrhea as a way of life don't happen."

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From the editorial in Today's New York Times:Commentators throughout the day yesterday dwelled on the scale of the planning this terrorist mission must have required. But it is just as important to consider the intensity of the hatred it took to bring it off. It is a hatred that exceeds the conventions of warfare, that knows no limits, abides by no agreements. We had presumed that the very excess of such emotions made them erratic, that instability and inefficiency were securely coupled. But that was when we lived on the other side of history's rift.

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Want to give blood? Here's a list of Bay Area blood donation centers.

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This story is one of the most incredible I've seen yet.
Seconds before his San Francisco-bound plane went down, Thomas Burnett of San Ramon phoned his wife, telling her the flight was doomed but that he and two other passengers were determined to "do something about it."
My God. I'm still in such a state of shock today.

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Also from the Watt list: We are not Fortress America. We are limousine America, tooling through
the rough streets of the world, and we just got mugged.
--Kirk Voelcker

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From Kevin (via watt list):
hey all.
i was in lower manhattan this morning and took some photos, i'm sure there's lots of horrific footage out there but if you're interested you can see some of what i saw at
http://home.earthlink.net/~kefin/index.htm
i hope you and your loved ones are all alright.
what a sad day.
kevin

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Note the new address: http://www.honan.net/weblog.html

At some point I'm going to move the weblog permanently over here as I want to use the front page for other things, so beat the crowds and bookmark now. But until then I'll either have a redundant or redirecting front page. But for now I wanted to leave up the black front page. A trivial thing, I know, but what elese can you do in times like these? (give blood, I know, I'm going to today).

I haven't been blogging much lately because all of my spare time has been devoted to family matters. I'm going to get back into the swing, but for the next two or so weeks, expect fewer daily entries. -Mat

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friday, september 7

Today is the last day to speak up on the roadless area conservation rule. Help Save The Forests
Time is running out to tell the Bush administration that you want to keep historic protections for nearly 60 million acres of prized national forests. The landmark Roadless Area Conservation Rule protects unspoiled forest from road-building, logging and mining. But under the influence of special interests, the Bush administration wants to undo the rule. Go to http://www.saveforest.org to join the hundreds of thousands of concerned citizens who are speaking out against this special-interest assault on America's last remaining wild places -- critical habitat for imperiled wildlife. And don't forget to ask your family and friends to send their messages too. The Forest Service's deadline for commenting is Monday. Tell the administration to honor the will of the American people and protect our national forests for future generations. (Thanks Harp!)

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Shit. Red Herring too.

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(Many thanks to David Cassel for the link) You go Dave.

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Georgia legislator reports psychic contact with Chandra Levy

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Andy pointed this out to me, Reuters seems to have confused Fatboy Slim and Spike Jonez.

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Nice, Moby wore a Minor Threat t-shirt to the VMAs

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thursday, september 6

Yeah! Fuck 'em up Bjork! (I know how you feel)

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Dave sent me a link to a great site, CyberDen. There's some serious weirdness in some of those video files.

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Dwarf Metal Thanks Jeffy!

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Fuck, what a shitty week: U.S. won't seek Microsoft breakup.

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> Mat, while I dont pretend to be an expert, it really isnt nice to criticise
> someone's web-design ability when they are not claiming to be a web designer.
>
> Just because a writer decides to go online doesnt mean he has to also learn
> web-design.
>
> Dont judge another's design until yours is better.
>
> And yours isnt.
>
> Its about on par with his, and every other build-from-template website.
>
> Cheers
>
>
Natalie

Natalie

A few points...

a) I don't know who the fuck you are. Based on my referral logs you've only been to my site once, so to paraphrase our nation's president and my own personal hero, who the fuck cares what you think?
b) although I don't claim to be a designer, I do know that my page displays properly on both Macs and PCs if you've got a 4.x or better browser (Which Ez's does not... the text is all fucked up on Macs with IE)
c) mine ain't from a template, it's from BBEDit, a text-based html editor.
d) Ez is a good friend of mine, in real life, not on this here electronet, as I said before, I don't know you from Adam. Which leads me to my next point:
e) fuck off
f) Your Crocodile Dundee and Yahoo Serious Movies are for shit. What the fuck is wrong with you people anyway?
g) I bet you're fucking ugly
h) Your beer sucks
i) I hope you get eaten by a platypus

And here's the main reason your comments are completely fucking ignorant you dumb, ugly bitch from down under:

Ezra has been asking me to teach him how to create links, and how to make a box where he can have some permanent links. In other words, *he has been asking me to teach him about web design* which I do not have the time to do right now, even supposing I was so inclined, which-- since I'm dealing with a lot of heavy personal shit (most of which you're not going to read about on the electronet you twit)-- I am not. Hence the comment about someone teaching him web design.

And so that's the rest of the story you fucking nimrod.

Cheers,

-Mat, who has been doing his own shit-ass html since 1995 and yet has never, ever, ever, claimed to be a web designer

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wednesday, september 5

XP on a Mac? I don't think so, buddy.

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Ezra's got a great web log with some highly personal stuff on there... Now if only someone can teach him web-design.

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When David Weiss left, Adrienne inherited his aquarium. Now that she's leaving to take a teaching job, I inherited it from her. The original occupants have been reduced to a plant or two and a snail, who I've decided to call Gerald. Wanna see him? Here he is. Live on Gerald-cam. Look for the black spot on the side of the glass.

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From Alissa:
Hi all,

I hope this is enough notice... On Saturday, September 22nd (the 2001 autumnal equinox), my beau will be putting on a show at Vulcan Studios in Oakland featuring bands on his compilation CD, Embryo:03. The compilation is a great mix of local unsigned bands, most of them friends of ours. [Check out my two bands, That Hideous Strength (art rock/spoken word) and The Andy Peters Show (crazy-new-wave-rock-cheeze).]

The show will start at 7 and go to midnight (though bands will most likely start at 8 and we'll finish by 1am). There will be a five-dollar fee to get in, it's all ages, and alcoholic beverages will be free (though donations will be accepted).

For details about the show at which many of the artists featured on the compilation will perform and also at which you can acquire a free embryo:03 CD if you arrive early enough, go here: the cubby creatures :: upcoming shows

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The turrets syndrome 'a' phone is just what I needed.

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Do you hate pop-under ads? Me too:

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My mom called me yesterday morning and told me that my grandmother was dying. This is not a surprise, granny has been sick for a long time. In fact, I remember back when I was in college and she was scheduled to have an operation on her throat, my dad telling me she would probably not survive the operations. But this time it seemed like it was "for real."
She moved in with my mother a few weeks ago, as she has finally gotten to the point where it just wasn't safe for her to stay alone anymore. Just after moving in, the doctor told my mother that it was time for hospice care. This is taking place in the spare bedroom in my mother's house. The hospice nurse and social worker essentially told my family that it is day-to-day now. They gave her medicine to reduce the swelling in her brain, but chances are that if she does not pass away within the next two days, she will within the next two weeks.
This is rough.
The last four years have been incredibly hard for my Mom. My dad left her for another woman, I (her only child) moved 3000 miles away (largely because once the family split up, I saw no reason to stick around the South anymore), she had heart problems that eventually resulted in triple bypass surgery, and, of course, her mother is dying.
I've always been really close to my Granny, as close as I am to my parents. In fact there have been a lot of times when I have talked to her about things that I could not talk to either of my folks about. But right now I feel worse for my mom than anyone else. I love granny with all my heart, but I think that she's ready to go. I'm not so sure that My mom is ready for her to leave, and I simply cannot imagine what it must be like to have to watch one of your parents die in your home.
Nobody that I'm really close to has died in a long time. In my whole life, the only people that I've been very close to who have passed away have been my grandfather and my great aunt. I've been pretty down the last couple of days, and haven't felt like doing shit.

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tuesday, september 4

My grandmother is really ill. No updates today, sorry. I hope to resume shortly.

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