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RE: Rome's Trevi Fountain Gets Dyed Red
Topic: Arts 9:38 am EDT, Oct 23, 2007

CypherGhost wrote:

Vandals dyed the Trevi fountain red in protest of some issue over the city's film festival.

Trading satellites for substance
Let spectators pay their way
We'll invade the Trevi Fountain
Now that everyone must pay
Mama and babies mother tragedy
Babies mothers tragedy

RE: Rome's Trevi Fountain Gets Dyed Red

RE: A Traveler's Library
Topic: Arts 11:04 am EST, Feb 18, 2007

possibly noteworthy wrote:

I doubt you'll ever find yourself associating a YouTube video with a place and time in your life.

I have a distinct memory of the first place and time I saw I remember the struggle to download, then find the right machine to watch it on, etc. Not quite the YouTube experience, but now it probably would have been.

I also have associations with watching episodes of "The Wire" on my wife's laptop in our oceanfront bungaloo on our honeymoon. Not quite YouTube, either.

Most YouTube does not have the production values that would translate to a classic. Remembering time and place with a viral or homemade movie is like remembering where you read a pulp paperback or newspaper... if it resonated, great, but otherwise they are disposable media for disposable time.

RE: A Traveler's Library

RE: Doonesbury - Uncle Duke's head explodes
Topic: Arts 8:46 am EST, Mar  9, 2005

Rattle wrote:
] Trudeau has finally gotten around to addressing the passing of
] HST in Doonesbury. Check the comic before the linked one as
] well.

With all the syndicates, there is a two week buffer. How the various news-driven comics (Doonesbury, Boondocks, etc) play within that constraint is sometimes as interesting as the content itself.

RE: Doonesbury - Uncle Duke's head explodes Most Connected Campuses 2004
Topic: Arts 7:25 pm EDT, Oct 22, 2004

] Total Undergraduate Students: 5,347
] Computer/Student Ratio: 9:100

Wow is this off. The checklist is wrong on at least 7 items. The ratio is wrong by, oh, 91:100 or more. Weird. Someone at CMU drop the ball on giving them timely answers? Do they just not know what is here?

(ex: Does the school offer courses in emerging technologies? NO)

On the other hand, maybe the computer club should talk to the administration about how many of these services /they/ "can" provide. Most Connected Campuses 2004

Neil Gaiman
Topic: Arts 8:58 am EDT, Jun  1, 2004

] Then we sat in front of the computer for a few hours and
] I made her a playlist of more songs she had loved as a
] small girl, the ones she'd remembered and the ones she'd
] forgotten, which led to our having The Conversation. You
] know, the one I've known was coming for the last
] almost-nineteen years.
] I dragged songs from her childhood over to the playlist
] -- "Barcelona" and "Nothing Compares 2 U" and "I Don't
] Like Mondays" and "These Foolish Things" and then came
] Lou Reed's "Walk on the Wild Side". "You named me from
] this song, didn't you?" said Holly as the first bass
] notes sang. "Yup," I said.

Neil Gaiman

eBay item 4146756343 (Ends Apr-28-04 15:37:01 PDT) - SIZE 12 WEDDING DRESS/GOWN NO RESERVE
Topic: Arts 1:10 am EDT, Apr 28, 2004

] One Slightly Used Size 12 Wedding Gown. Only worn twice:
] Once at the wedding and once for these pictures.

Another eBay ad phenominon

eBay item 4146756343 (Ends Apr-28-04 15:37:01 PDT) - SIZE 12 WEDDING DRESS/GOWN NO RESERVE

RE: Pattern Recognition, by William Gibson
Topic: Arts 12:36 pm EST, Jan  4, 2003

Jeremy wrote:
] Gibson fans will not be disappointed.
] The book goes on sale February 3, 2003.

I've read a preprint of this book. It is pretty good, and interesting to see a contemporary Gibson novel.

Obvious precursors are some of his 1999 wired articles (,

RE: Pattern Recognition, by William Gibson

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