15 11 2012
Glad you asked. It’s a UN organization that very soon will decide if the global internet is in need of some good old fashioned censorship, regulation, bandwidth throttling and lowered expectations of privacy and free speech. We defeated PIPA and SOPA last year, now we must encourage our own government to carry out our wishes internationally. […]
global economy, imperialism, media giants, net freedom
16 11 2011
Non-writing related, however if H.R. 3261 does pass, it will most certainly effect the way you consume your media, books included.
While the Stop Online Piracy Act sounds like it might be a good thing, it really isn’t. It puts the ability to censor websites and their content in the hands of major corporations and the enforcement of such in the hands of third-party ISP’s, completely foregoing legal due-process for any who might be targeted.
C.R.E.A.M., coorporate sheenanigans, imperialism, media giants, panties, puking, stank you very much
3 10 2011
I’m gonna continue my recent posts theme of reposting Grantland articles. This is fast becoming one of my favorite websites. on the 60th anniversary of the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” Rafe Bartholomew interviews Don DeLillo. I love what Don says in regards to a question posed, Is writing a lot like sports? When the […]
ballin, baseball, don delillo, history, imperialism, sports = opium
24 08 2011
Can’t make sense of the NFL or NBA lockout situations or their implications? You’re not alone. Hard caps. TV revenues. Guaranteed money. These are hardly the battle cries of a typical labor dispute. Well, maybe that’s because pro sports franchises really aren’t you’re typical business. In fact Malcolm Gladwell argues: they aren’t really businesses at […]
ballin, C.R.E.A.M., global economy, history, imperialism, sports = opium
23 08 2011
This might be old news to some of you, but I just heard about this today. Apparently Levi’s has managed to marry Bukowski’s “The Laughing Heart” with a sixty second “film” — aka commercial designed to sell you cool. It’s playing on the pre-roll in theaters all over. I love Levi’s. I only rock them. […]
coorporate sheenanigans, fuck ups, hardcore, imperialism, media giants, panties
23 02 2010
i love frequent Atlantic contributor Sandra Tsing Loh. She has the uncanny ability to nail, succinctly, the slices of the pie that make up our culture. This is from her “Classed Dismissed” piece:
ain't afraid to hustle, C.R.E.A.M., coorporate sheenanigans, illegals, illicit sex, imperialism, slack, the uncanny, women, work
3 02 2010
Right now I’m reading a double economic doozy, Raj Patel’s “The Value of Nothing” and David Walker’s “Comeback America.” For all our pomp, wealth and ego we’ve allowed our leaders to guide us into an economic minefield…and they don’t have a map or the brains to get us out.
C.R.E.A.M., coorporate sheenanigans, environment, global economy, imperialism, raj patel, Sanchez Grotto, uber alles