Tuesday, August 3, 2004
Wednesday, July 28, 2004
- Wanna hear Lincoln? Click here
- Greenpeace raids Khon Kaen lab
- Is that allowed?
- Muslim charity accused of conspiring with terrorists
- US unclear on listed terrorists
- Welcome to Miami
- Jazz comes alive in ghetto
- The ultimate situationist prank
- MPS question 'bizarre' environmental policies
- Can Ice-Man Eriksson Survive the Heat of Scandal?
- Korean literature in the world
- Teens tap power of poetry
- Painting Recreates Park Jogger Murder
- Hailed elsewhere, art show prompts Sask. police probe
- Google and Yahoo! accused of censoring web search
Tuesday, July 27, 2004
- Renowned gay art exhibit prompts police investigation
- Deal struck in auto parts strike
- Alaska files environmental complaint against Greenpeace
- Dial C for (Attempted) Murder
- Gangster nabbed after 50 cases of murder, rape
- Court Rules Boy's Violent Poetry Not Criminal
- Murders for black magic
- 15 Uzbeks On Trial for Terrorism, Treason
- Saddam's Prison routine: Plants and poetry
- French GM protesters wreck corn field
- Poetry good for the heart
- Organ scandal baby remains buried
- Controversial opera opens at Wagner festival without boos
- Big rise in pirate murders
- 'We thought we were the centre of the world'
- The Living Theatre takes its act of protest everywhere it goes
- Firefighters Speak Out About 'Porn Star Ball' Scandal
- Beaverbrook art dispute to be settled through arbitration
Monday, July 26, 2004
"In the United States a man builds a house in which to spend his old age, and he sells it before the roof is on; he plants a garden and lets it just as the trees are coming into bearing; he brings a field into tillage and leaves other men to gather the crops; he embraces a profession and gives it up; he settles in a place, which he soon afterwards leaves to carry his changeable longings elsewhere." - Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America
- Enterprise goes sour: Cost overruns, environmental damage...
- Gaza withdrawl protesters form human chain
- Workers hospitalized after inhaling fumes at INEEL
- “WMD” Previews in Boston week of DNC Convention
- Convention protesters demand more visible space
- The Path of Evil
- A new "Re-education-through-Labour " camp established in Tibet
- Gray area around stealing darkens as many people rationalize theft
- China says goodbye to dial telephones
- Red menace behind the scarlet poet
- Murder suspect acquitted
- 9/11 panel points way to combat terrorism
- For Guy Lombardo, a port in a stormy music scene
- Faith in the Postmodern World
- A long way from China
- How electricity gave us a shock
Thursday, July 22, 2004
- Poetry scholar dissects Dylan's lyrics
- GREENPEACE wants whaling ban
- Martin cabinet avoids any whiff of scandal
- US death toll in Iraq reaches 900
- Pollution forces Egypt to move statue of god-king
- Project to protect biodiversity in Mekong Basin launched
- Judge shocked at cruelty as murderers jailed
- Gray wolf cut from endangered species list
- The ''cutting'' truth on beheadings
- Emmanuil And Janet Snitkovsky — Paintings
- A Vesper to a 'Scream'
- Bonfire of the Holocausts
- Some industries want protection from coho Endangered Species listing
- Dateless in Christianville
- Gallery told: Keep naked sculpture under wraps
Wednesday, July 21, 2004
"Merely to be carried away by anything at all, to have something of their own, compensates for their impoverished and barren existance. The gesture of adolescence, which raves for this or that on one day with the ever-present possibility of damning it as idiocy on the next, is now socialized." - Theodor Adorno
- The mercurial girl throws a costume party
- Hate literature appears in section of Ellicott City
- Tere Irastortza examines Basque literature and censorship
- N. Korea Ready to Negotiate Nuclear Program-Official
- Nuclear cleanup depends on Yucca Mountain site
- Reciting a rhyme can keep your heart just fine!
- Of laughter and hatred
- Man Ray (1890-1976)
- Juarez Murders Produce Few Answers, Much Grief
- Pedophile Scandal Prompts Cross Border Checks Review
- Contemporary Tamil literature
- Greenpeace Renews Allegations
- For Corporate Directors, Scandal Ain't So Bad
- Industry rejects marine reserve idea
- Pope orders sex scandal probe
- 69 Brazilian Intellectuals and Artists Declare Support for ...
- India, Sikkim, China and a vexing Tibetan lama
- IRAN'S link to 9-11 terrorists being probed, Bush says
Tuesday, July 20, 2004
The rage of Bradchilles,
Son of Pitt,
That brought countless
Indigestions on the movie-goers,
Send many a good soul
Scurrying down the aisle
When "Homer" recieves
A writing credit, Poseidon causes
This bloated pseudo-epic
To sink like "Das
Boot", a much better
War movie by the same director.
that no-one cast Jennifer
Anisteus as Helen.
One hopes that the DVD
Includes a sex-scene with
The two hot chicks we
See well-coiffed tight-bunned
Bradchilles with at the beginning
As a bonus feature, and
That one of them is Xena.
Saturday, May 22, 2004
- Chomsky lecture is sold out
- Bush Doctrine
- Experimental, weird and firmly dead, Rodd Keith is hot again
- Nanotechnology: Jobs, Money, Products and the Environment, a SofTECH Event
- Trail of blood
- Puncturing the myths of the ‘New Economy’
- Pioneer of new wave poetry
Friday, May 21, 2004
After having completely FUBAR'd yesterday, the good news is I'm not fired, the bad news is I have to work Monday. May Two-Four weekend was going to be a weekend off, but now, alas, 'tain't so.
My whole "Freedom 35" plan is way behind. I will probably be forty before retiring to some hacienda in Peru with a small army of servants who will serve their master's insane whims.
Thursday, May 20, 2004
- Nobody say's stupid things about Spot looking peaceful
- No worries over estate taxes
- Pie is not required
- If you eat your dead dog, people will think you are weird - but it's technically not a crime
- You can bury it in your backyard in a cardboard box
- No pallbearers
- Nobody ever say's stupid crap like "They had a long and fruitful life and are survived by a litter of seven kittens"
- If it's a dog - dogs suck!
- It's cheaper than spaying or neutering
- You can make Bonsai Kittens
- You can make fun of your sister-in-law who is a PETA-Nazi
Well I got dropped off to work in Stratford today. Like a complete & total numbskull I forgot to bring my binder - I left it in the crew manager's car. When I tried to call her I couldn't get through - her cell phone number is considered long distance & won't take collect calls. Needless to say, that puts me in deep doo-doo.
Now I'm at the public library - where else to sit out the rain that is coming? - and trying to think up of good excuses.
If I'm lucky, I will only get fired.
I hope my boss doesn't read my weblog... I doubt it - nobody else does.
As someone who makes their living knocking on doors, a class of job that seems to fall somewhere between squeegee kid & executioner in terms of social reputation, I am ever amazed at the things people will tell me when I knock on their doors.
When I ask for the person responsible for the utility bills, invariably the wife will tell me the husband takes care of that, and the wife will tell me that is the husband's domain. Statistically this is about as likely as flipping heads on a coin about fifty times in a row. People will not hesitate to tell you any sort of BS to avoid doing anything. Including spending five minutes explaining to you why they could not find the bill. I could walk into a complete stranger's house and probably find it.
One time I was canvassing for Crimestoppers, a good & worthy cause if there ever was one. One jamoche answered the door, beer in one hand cigarette in the other, ripped track pants & stained T-Shirt, in a building whose tenants were certainly all on some sort of government handout. I told him what we were doing there, and, of course, he wasn't interested.
After he closed the door I heard him say "I can't believe what some people do for a living."
Yeah, I make about $14 an hour talking to people, and you can't afford to do laundry. I laughed my ass off.
I was born in the wrong era. In the 50's door-to-door marketing was common and no big thing. There was no stigma attached. People did not wrinkle their nose when you told them you sold things door-to-door.
I've never lied to anyone, pressured anyone, or pissed anyone off (well - nobody that didn't deserve it) and am more honest than your average mechanic. Yet when people find out what you do they see you as some sort of leech.
Next time someone comes to your door, invite them in, give them what they want, say thank you and have a nice day. They've heard all the excuses, so if you have an excuse (Like my boss once said to me "Must be an early spring - I can hear the birdies going CHEAP! CHEAP! CHEAP!) at least make it an original one.
- A parade of 'bizarre' toys
- Colombia asks world for cash to disarm militias
- Abu Ghraib: the rule, not the exception
- Emerging writers try oratory
- BOUTROS Boutros-Ghali to be invested into the Order of Canada
- 'New and Selected Poems, 1974-2004': Poet on Main Street
- There followed other evidently language-using apes, including Nim Chimpsky (named after linguist Noam Chomsky)
- War criminals' poems uncovered
- Poets discover a rhythm method
- Democracy far off in dissidents' eyes
- Birth Rights
- The Misery Index is Rising
- Poster poems from EU's new members
- US soldier pleads guilty to abuse in Abu Ghraib prison scandal
- Environment row as Jakarta fish die
- Group: Three dissidents sentenced in Cuba
- Many artists live in survival mode, reports agency head
- The Cruelest (and Coolest) Month
- 'The libertarian experiment has failed; abstinence is the way forward'
Wednesday, May 19, 2004
- Online dissident goes on trial
- Sensualtreat: Chocolate mousse, poetry
- Cynthia Rowley Designs T-Shirt to Benefit Poetry
- The passion for poetry
- Money management stressed
- European operation disrupts Turkish Marxist group
- Abu Ghraib detainee families await hearing
- Armenian dissidents go on hunger strike in Baku
- This is supposed to be a police state?
Tuesday, May 18, 2004
Just a last note before work. Get up. Eat. Work. Sleep. The circumscribed quaternity of an abysmal existence. Sometimes a person imagines that there might be some other way than to slog one's self through the miasma of daily life, but, like hiccups, the feeling passes.
Monday, May 17, 2004
Once again Blogger is being pissy - not allowing me to post, not allowing me to view my own Blog. I can see everyone else's just fine - just not mine.
What new problems Blogger is cooking up to make my life miserable is beyond me, but I am certain their teams are hard at work at it.
Saturday, May 15, 2004
- Dylan Critic Tipped to Land Top Poetry Post
- Supporting State Terror in Uruguay and Chile and the Movement to Stop It: A Look Back
- Spike in price of natural gas focus of probe
- IT'S not Natural Gas prices continue to climb in off-season
- Govt to impose heavy fines on environment pollution
- Terror distracts from the poor and the environment
Friday, May 14, 2004
Thursday, May 13, 2004
Wednesday, May 12, 2004
- Did Saudi Investors Pressure Disney To Drop Michael Moore's New Film on 9/11?
- Battelle: Anti-terror technology keeps evolving
- Breakthrough technology: Paper from green jute: Cheap, environment friendly, better
- Zimbabwe rejects international food aid
- Cuba's cruel prisons
- Cesare Beccaria on Torture
Tuesday, May 11, 2004
Monday, May 10, 2004
That impassioned letter, penned in smitten moments half a century ago, finds its way into Kaifi Azmi’s comrade-cum-wife Shaukat’s memoirs, Yaad Ki Rahguzar (Down Memory Lane).
Monday, May 3, 2004
Electoral officials in Panama declared Mr. Torrijos the winner late Sunday, as still incomplete results showed he had a commanding over his main challenger, former President Guillermo Endara.
Son of a former dictator winning an election? That could never happed in a free country.