that’s enough now, i’m done singing.

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blade runner preview reel from a 83’ sci-fi con. (h/t 2 io9)

trailer for almodavar’s new film the skin i live in.

closure, coming to a ps3 near you…or maybe just me.

“this is the space age, we are here to go!” darpa seems to thinking in those directions.

really faux, a scientist is confusing people on climate change? glass houses, oh disinformation peddlers.

keeping the slate clean, because you know knowing stuff is dangerous.

branding sexual abuse victims for life…what would the patch look like, the red letter R or a red zero with a slash across it? anti-woman theocracy rears it’s shibboleth heads.

and tejas isn’t the only front in this anti-woman crusade. be glad you ain’t in kansas dorothy, they don’t respect no constitution, it’s god’s country. the asshat one.

finally some sense coming out of the right, or maybe he just has a thing for keeping mermaids outta jail.

this is what fascism looks like, the collusion of private enterprise with the government to divest individuals of their due process, or rights. these and others are war crimes, it’s time to prosecute those responsible.

some sweet music to calm the beast. september girls from big star. sooo good.

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attention all planets of the solar federation

Ready Player OneReady Player One by Ernest Cline

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

the hype is that e.c. is in the same rarefied air as sterling, stephenson, and gibson, that this is the decade’s neuromancer. at first i found his prose too easy, but we are living in a post-rowling world. by the second half of the story i was engrossed in the adventure. there are some great ideas in here, the depiction of online education in the middle of this century is worth the price of admission alone. so many great moments as it layers on the pop culture references of the 80’s (having lived them, i saw a few dropped balls, as it were), the music, the films, the television shows are all here. the stand-up arcade games of my youth are essential, as are many other obsessions of (mine &) the times. i suppose the highest compliment i can give it, it made me want to start a d & d game again, and get an emulator for my computer. i have neuromancer, islands in the net and snow crash if i want to really get lost in the “net”, but it is a good story and is recommended if any of the things mentioned above pique your interest.

true story: when i went to my local comic book store for the signing, who was giving eric words of encouragement (and likely came to see the delorean w/ flux capacitor) was none other than bruce sterling hissownself. welcome to the cyberpunk royalty mr. cline. i await your next adventure…

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and furnish his house with silver

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two chat bots go at it…like any chat room on the net…god and miscommunication. what is godwin’s law for ai and god?

racial profiling in the security theater, what reading about planes will get you while flying…

mmm. bacon. mmm. chocolate chip cookies. Mmm².

“leaves, where is she leaves?” at the bottom of your potted plants feeding them.

turning an old computer into an emulator wonderland.

diatomaceous earth, the ecologically way to get rid of bugs w/ exoskeletons.

“sitting on my tin-can…” david bowie’s ‘space oddity’ becomes a children’s book.

jeremy rifkin talks about empathic civilization in a rsa animation.

a one way street in a one horse town

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friday mornin’ music y’all. going out to rebels in libya and those bracing for the big blow of irene. end the wars now!

gonzo is back! johnny depp (finally) brings the rum diaries to a theater near you.

iranian lesbian teenagers in a world of oppression. turn up the rock n roll, let’s dance!

dem some strong and powerful women. foxy b and lagy gg. “callin’ me like a collector…”

hand illustrated and bound final project of german art student…the silmarilion.

syria targets a political cartoonist in an attempt to silence the opposition. fools.

is it time to go solar and ditch the electric companies and their rolling blackouts and collusion to defraud you of you hard earned dolladollayen? (h/t 2 io9)

the interconnected nature of our quest for energy that is running out…the energy crisis in ready player one is on its way…

teh gays have come for you marcus…they gonna heal that homophobia and help you come on outta that closet you and your beard been livin’ in.

“members of the media were also filming at monday’s event, but their cameras were not taken.” fear of being exposed as a selfish ass rethugnican.

i was on the inside when they pulled the four walls down

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new video from st. vincent  for her the single ‘cruel‘ from her upcoming strange mercy.

the daily show correspondents explain the tempest in a tea bag.

so close to paradise‘ a sweet side of electronica from n00bs elite gymnastics. (via da fork)

haven’t played it, but this portal fan film is definitely better than a lot of crap on the big screen.

bai bai steve jobs, you had a good run.

books to read while you burn the furniture for warmth and listen to the 2% talk about sacrifice, yours, not theirs (read 4 out of the 10).

the day that freedom died. i watched it unfold live and was stunned at the symbolic strike at the economic, military, and (thwarted) political hearts of us. but like ron paul said to r. guiliani….

wikileaks ftw! government officials do all they can to make sure monsanto can keep destroying food the world over.

who holds the key to wind up big ben

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a low(er)-cost alternative to apple’s ipad, hack the nook color.

new florence +the machine single, ‘what the water gave me‘…recorded in abbey road 3.

sleep ∞ over (from da atx) have a long player coming out, here is the first single ‘romantic streams‘ (and a remix of the same by balam acab).

new girls ‘honey bunny‘ off their upcoming father, son, holy ghost.

like coilhouse, mondo 2000 was a magazine that pushed the edge, boing boing was right there too. (h/t 2 da boing)

goldman sachs now owns us and has government officials do its ugly bidding. shame.

poor mittens, so rich, so awkward, so clueless, but at the least, unlike ron paul he’s not a strict creationist.

i ain’t you bitch, don’t put yo shit on me

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a love letter to coilhouse on the anniversary of its birth.

tom waits wants you to come to a private listenin’ party for his new one bad as me.

sitting down and being taken down by the man because the earth is just too important not to.

seriously? the new civil rights is about over taxation, over litigation, and over regulation. idiiioot!

icicle, icicle, where are you going? i have a hiding place…xtians are after your plastic fantastic lovers! (h/t 2 da boing)

as a young lad i loved listening to dr. demento, as a teenager i loved listening to zappa. call me weird, i don’t mind.

stupid BART, riot cops are not going to help you get your message out effectively, because cops with guns started this…