Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Clay Shirky on Cognitive Surplus

This is a fascinating talk by a very interesting contemporary social observer, Clay Shirky, who's book "Here Comes Everybody" I'm currently reading, learning from, and enjoying very much.

Battling the AntiChrist

Given this is who is currently battling the AntiChrist, I'm going to have to put my chips with him.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Fox News Folks

To get a good idea of the average Joe (and Jill) who reads Fox News, take a look at the comments
for the story about Jesse Jackson confronting the Tea Party.  This is really scary, and I hope the FBI, etc.
is following these clowns.

Friday, March 12, 2010

The Original Earworm

I'm sure everyone out there feels the same way about Pachebel's Canon as I do, so here's a rendition for you:

Take that Tea Party

It's the Coffee Party, a new political movement that is challenging the Tea Party to a competition of mudslinging and chicanery.  I'm waiting for the W(h)ine party myself.

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Vooks are the new thing.  A combination of book and video that work on computers and I-Phones and soon on Kindle-like devices (c'mon engineers, let's open these up and sell the cheap).  And at the rate video is evolving, they'll probably be in 3-D by next year.

Sonata for John Cage

Here's where I wish I had a million readers.

Walk to the nearest bookcase, magazine rack, etc.
Open a book or magazine to any page.
Read out loud for exactly three minutes.

Taken to the next level, each participant would video themselves and we'd post them into a huge mashup.
Such is my so-called life.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Village Book Reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Paul Piper,

Allen Frost, Laura Smith, myself and our publisher Larry Smith will be reading at Village Books out of "Bottom Dog Press Poetry Anthology: 25th Anniversary." The event takes place at 7p.m. All attendees will be wined and dined, receive free money and numerous back issues of the National Geographic. Plus Great Poems!!! Be there or be polygonal.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Colbert at Irish House

Although it's only a snippet, and the sound is crap, it is a great moment in Western Culture when Stephen Colbert reads a small portion of Ulysses at the Irish House.