Archive for February, 2004

Greatest Rock Instrumental

Saturday, February 21, 2004 0:00 Comments Off

I’m a huge fan of rock/soul instrumentals, especially from the 50s and 60s (and the early R&B instrumentals from the 40s). Probably the greatest rock ‘n’ roll instrumental ever is “Blue’s Theme,” by Davie Allan and the Arrows (1966). This is the first rock ‘n’ roll record I ever remember listening to, at the ripe [...]

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“Palpable Unease?”

Friday, February 20, 2004 21:18 Comments Off

Does Greenspan stay up all night to think of neat phrases? Of course, what he is calling for here is the US government to step in and cover Fed-induced unemployment with “job training,” to re-educate workers into other fields that the government deems robust.

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Outer Limits Imperialism

Friday, February 20, 2004 21:11 Comments Off

Just when you thought the US government had invaded everyone it could invade, and occupied every spot on earth that could be occupied…….well, there’s still a place that’s ripe for Empire……

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The Hollywood Tyrants Win Another One

Friday, February 20, 2004 21:06 Comments Off

During arguments made last May before the judge, Russell Frackman, attorney for the studios, said 321′s software bypasses CSS — the encrypted locks on his client’s copyright movies. That is a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, he argued. Under the controversial law, any mechanism that breaks a digital lock that protects copyright content [...]

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Thank God for Wal-Mart

Friday, February 20, 2004 21:02 Comments Off

Americans may have noticed that their grocery bills have remained fairly stable, but it may surprise supermarket shoppers to learn that they have retail giant Wal-Mart to thank for keeping a lid on prices. At an industry conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, this week, makers of foods from cereal to soup lamented the difficulty of raising [...]

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Murder City We Are

Wednesday, February 18, 2004 22:20 Comments Off

Just a few miles from me, but into the Detroit border, a murder of an armored car employee took place. Just before that, two Detroit cops were killed. Oh, but we lead the nation in cops killing citizens. Even LA cops take a back seat to ours. This is the environment set up by our [...]

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Living the Technologically Illiterate Life

Wednesday, February 18, 2004 6:22 Comments Off

Rockwell is right; I really liked this piece. The web is not a perfect world. It allows sin, vice, degradation, extortion, and every manner of evil

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Northern Exposure

Wednesday, February 18, 2004 6:01 Comments Off

You know how you can sign up for those Amazon.com pre-orders, so when an item comes out, you are automatically notified? After 2-3 years of waiting, it’s coming. This is the last weekly, TV show that I watched, and I loved it. The first season is coming out on DVD. Very cool. I bet some [...]

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An 1897 Six-Pack

Wednesday, February 18, 2004 5:51 Comments Off

Check out the pic on the right (scroll down). This is a really interesting piece on the “puffiness” of modern bodybuilders as opposed to the steroid-free versions of yesteryear.

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Awash in Statism (Militarizing America’s Sport)

Tuesday, February 17, 2004 17:40 Comments Off

It’s bad enough that the US Post Office sponsores the US cycling team, but now NASCAR has a National Guard-sponsored car on the circuit – a result of yet more post-9/11 feelgoodism. How nauseating.

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