If there is no known footage of [early 20th century dancer Vaslav Nijinsky], where was this archival footage coming from? From the New Yorker article: "Because it turns out, these aren't films. They are computer-generated artifacts, made by Christian Comte, a French artist who has a studio in Cannes.~ You've seen this, right? Fox sure does "accidentally" turn a lot of Republicans into Democrats at the most opportune times. ~ Best movie review I've read in a long time. Ever, perhaps. ~ Astana's Chris Horner won't be at the Tour de France this year, and he plainly explains why. ~ Few quicker ways to piss off a cop (and find yourself in manufactured trouble) than to ask for his badge number. Funny, that. ~ I understand why they blurred out "fucktaco", but "ballsack"? Really? In any event, I must be 12, because I found the whole thing quite amusing. ~ Health insurers defrauding their clients? Well I never . . .
Month: June 2009 (Page 1 of 4)
In William Gibson's Pattern Recognition, there's an online community formed around mysteriously found video (the Footage), which was being released in bits and pieces online. I always wondered if there were real world examples of that - and it turns out, yes:
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) gets on the Big Brother/REAL ID bandwagon:
I'm sure the civil libertarians will object to some kind of biometric card -- although ... there'll be all kinds of protections -- but we're going to have to do it. It's the only way.As Lauren Weinstein puts it:
Isn't that last sentence what Darth Vader said to Luke when trying to get his son to join him, just after revealing his relationship? Here we go again. At least in regards to certain topics, when it comes to Congress, it's: Meet the new boss, same as the old boss!Sometimes - too often - it is. And this Democrat is tired of it.
Yes, I understand that I'm late to the game, but this is just too good to not share:
This week's cover takes on one of my all time favorites, which recently made an appearance here:
I'm very late in linking this, but on the off-chance that you haven't read Vivian Paige's analysis of what happened on June 9th, do so.