Lance Gould, Sara Faith Alterman, and Henry Santoro discuss the stimulus package, A-Rod, and Chris Brown in the latest edition of "Cares or 'Who Cares?'" on WFNX's Sandbox morning show.
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Geeks worldwide will be drinking at 6:31:30 Eastern (23:31:30 UTC) today as they celebrate a historic moment. A new iPhone? Bill Gates sex tape release? No, it's the alignment of the UNIX stars as the Epoch time reaches 1234567890.
What's an Epoch time? Well, UNIX-based computers (including Mac and Linux machines) count time as the number of seconds elapsed since midnight, January 1, 1970.
This would have been Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday, if he had not gotten himself shot and if humans had, in the intervening years, discovered how to keep from dying so much. Regardless, the bicentennial seems to be worth celebrating -- that is, if having another young Illinois ex-congressman in the White House were not celebration enough.
The Phoenix's gaming news coverage continues as another slow week plods past us, this one lethargically filled with previews, penguins and penises.
Geekologie, which has never once disappointed me, today provides us with what I deem to be one of the most exciting advances in video game technology, ever. Geekologie notes: "VIDEO IS PROBABLY NSFW DEPENDING ON HOW YOUR EMPLOYER FEELS ABOUT A GUY TREATING HIS JUNK LIKE AN ATARI JOYSTICK
Maine author Hannah Holmes, whose natural history of humans, The Well-Dressed Ape (Random House), I reviewed last month, has started a new viral campaign to help market her book. The first installment of her effort is this video, which I've embedded here:
But I'll also share with you her note introducing the video, both to give you a sense of Hannah herself, and a sense of the book world as it stands today.
Speaking last night at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, Tony "Angels In America" Kushner let slip that he expects to hear, within the week, whether funding will be approved for Lincoln, the long-awaited Steve Spielberg-helmed Abe biopic that Kushner has been writing the screenplay for.
Mike Miliard's blog post, "Barack Obama is @#$% tired of this @#$%! " has caught on like wildfire.
Congress has pushed back the Digital
TV transition (see "Kill Your Antenna," by Jeff Inglis, January 16) from
this week until June, ostensibly to allow the estimated 5.8 million
still-unprepared households additional time to get the converter boxes they
will need to receive digital television signals broadcast over the airwaves.
Once again proving that the innernets are dragging down the level of discourse in this godforsaken fucking country, the genius Twitter mashup CURSEBIRD wins our timesuck-of-the-day award for showing a real-time feed of . . . every single person who posts a Tweet with a nasty word in it.
That would have been enough to amuse us for at least half an hour.
With people buying $500 scalped tickets to watch Shepard Fairey spin records at the ICA Friday, I’m sure that struggling DJs were as comforted as baseball players were about Michael Jordan’s minor league stint and truck drivers are about Karl Malone’s odd enthusiasm for eighteen-wheeling.
Perhaps the only demographic angrier about Fairey’s ICA “Experiment” bash than disaffected steel wheel jockeys was the nagging artist sect, which has clamored extra loudly lately about the Obey master’s interpolative tendencies.
All right, the Super Bowl is over and now it’s time to focus on other important matters in the realm of sports -- Tom Brady’s imminent descent into "softness." In an article, published last week, Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy accused Brady of becoming "too soft" after photos of the superstar quarterback and supermodel fiancée, Gisele Bundchen, vacationing in Mexico surfaced.
Hey Saturday readers. Much more Phoenix coverage from Shepard Fairey's "Supply and Demand" dance party at the ICA last night - as well as on his arrest - coming soon, but for now I posted a whole bunch of links (many to Phoenix articles) on my weekend blog, JumpTheTurnStyle.com. Check here for what I'm calling "Everything You Need To Know About Shepard Fairey's Boston Arrest (So Far)."
Juicy Campus has officially shut its doors to the college gossipers and frightened socialites who loved and hated their presence on the site.
The website began in August of 2007 as a place to make anonymous postings about everyone and everything on college campuses. It took off this past fall as freshmen joined new colleges and needed a way to vent about the RA who was drunk all of the time, the easiest girl on campus, or that hot guy next door about whom nobody knew anything.
In a spoof on MTV's "The City," Newsweek is producing an online reality show called "The District." The premise is what if President Barack Obama had a reality show (on MTV). It's funny, not hilarious like we would be, but I was bummed when I finally realized it wasn't actually Obama speaking. Damn the gullibility!
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