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Try a little … wait for it

Mason posted this video for the fourth of July: [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoEKWtgJQAU] I haven’t got any idea what this song is about.  I couldn’t keep my mind on the lyrics. Instead, I mentally tripped, over and over and OVER, on the Otis Redding sample they used as the backbeat for the song.  The sample is from “Try […]

On Oil Spills and Brain Hemmorrhages

Something burst deep below and suddenly there’s a leak, a major leak, a catastrophe. Doctors are working to locate the source of the blood; the Navy’s working to stop the source of the oil. Spokespeople express sympathy for the families of the missing men (presumed dead); my class and I crack jokes about Bret Michaels, […]

Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town

by Cory Doctorow; narrated by the author GoodReads says I’ve been reading Someone Comes to Town since 3 April. That’s when I discovered and downloaded the back-episodes of Cory Doctorow’s ongoing reading of his novel. It finished last week and I’m pleased. The book tells the story of a man in a magical family of […]

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From A to <A>

cbd writes: I’m happy to say that at long last, From A to <A>: Keywords of Markup is under contract with the University of Minnesota Press. Jeff and I hope to see it in print in Spring 2010. As the contributor of the <style> chapter, I’m also looking forward to it.

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We got this movie accidentally — Jenny had seen it already so I was under pressure to get it watched quick.  I liked the multiple narratives interweaving around a number of nodes, but the end didn’t do much for me.  I would have liked to see it continue.  I wonder how you might work this […]

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