"If you understood everything I said, you'd be me" - Miles Davis
"There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge." - Bertrand Russell
"Take away the right to say fuck and you take away the right to say fuck the government." - Lenny Bruce
"Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!" - Homer Simpson

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"In America, torture is illegal only up to a certain pay grade"
"In America, torture is illegal only up to a certain pay grade" - Torture And Pay Grades -

Twitter Tue, 29 Jun 2010 07:31:27
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RT @pattonoswalt Loose, confident, sloppy and brilliant: (I was just thinking about JC yesterday)
RT @pattonoswalt Loose, confident, sloppy and brilliant: - Johnny Carson - Monologue with big moth joke - (I was just thinking about JC yesterday)

Twitter Tue, 29 Jun 2010 07:05:50
Tweet 17339236389

$3 billion in cash flown out of Kabul (GDP=$13B)
$3 billion in cash flown out of Kabul (GDP=$13B) - Corruption Suspected in Airlift of Billions in Cash From Kabul (No shit, Sherlock) -

Twitter Tue, 29 Jun 2010 06:59:27
Tweet 17338795727

RT @GerryDuggan: "It's not porno until someone masturbates to it" -- Ben Franklin
RT @GerryDuggan "It's not porno until someone masturbates to it" -- Ben Franklin

Twitter Tue, 29 Jun 2010 06:53:42
Tweet 17338398370

RT @GreatDismal: RT @ColinPeters: Oklahoma police tase bedridden 86-year-old grandmother
RT @GreatDismal RT @ColinPeters Oklahoma police tase bedridden 86-year-old grandmother - Oklahoma police tase an 86-year-old bedridden grandmother -

Twitter Tue, 29 Jun 2010 06:49:13
Tweet 17338079744

RT @johnmoe Easily the most faithful & probably the best Beatles cover ever
RT @johnmoe Easily the most faithful & probably the best Beatles cover ever - Set Aside 18 Minutes, Sit Back, and Enjoy -

Twitter Tue, 29 Jun 2010 06:45:47
Tweet 17337805756

RT @CllrTim: There's is only one acceptable reason for being sweaty at this time in the morning. And this isn't it.
RT @CllrTim There's is only one acceptable reason for being sweaty at this time in the morning. And this isn't it.

Twitter Tue, 29 Jun 2010 06:07:41
Tweet 17334942417

RT @Richard_Kadrey: A gorgeous skull from Pompeii.
RT @Richard_Kadrey A gorgeous skull from Pompeii. .. Skull Mosaic from Pompeii, 30 B.C. - 14 A.D.

Twitter Tue, 29 Jun 2010 06:03:34
Tweet 17334639926

Deep in the Geek: I successfully diagnosed and fixed a Novell server misconfiguration.
Deep in the Geek: I successfully diagnosed and fixed a Novell server misconfiguration.

Twitter Tue, 29 Jun 2010 05:59:34
Tweet 17334321737

RT @tomtomorrow: @ggreenwald cartoon inspired by yr columns last week
RT @tomtomorrow @ggreenwald cartoon inspired by yr columns last week .. Sensible liberalism in the age of Obama ..

Twitter Tue, 29 Jun 2010 06:01:34
Tweet 17334495041

GIANT TWEETS
GIANT TWEETS - Giant Tweets - Biggify Your Tweetage -

Twitter Tue, 22 Jun 2010 06:05:27
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RT @GreatDismal: The Perfect Master of Paracord I heart paracord. (A Hello, Kitty machete is nothing, without it.)
RT @GreatDismal The Perfect Master of Paracord - Stormdrane's Blog - Lovely Knots - I heart paracord. (A Hello, Kitty machete is nothing, without it.)

Twitter Tue, 22 Jun 2010 05:55:21
Tweet 16773173320

Be Alert
Be Alert ++ Advice From Sluggo ++

Twitter Tue, 22 Jun 2010 05:46:56
Tweet 16772637603

The only alcohol you can drink at the World Cup is Budweiser? Great, another reason for the rest of the world to hate us.
The only alcohol you can drink at the World Cup is Budweiser? Great, another reason for the rest of the world to hate us.

Twitter Mon, 21 Jun 2010 07:51:23
Tweet 16702799868

"Ringworld" and "Lost", compared
"Ringworld" and "Lost", compared - Ringworld is a lot like Lost, but there's a crucial difference -

Twitter Sun, 20 Jun 2010 21:31:28
Tweet 16671946674

RT @crankfetter: BP Gulf gusher: best case is really bad, could become orders of magnitude worse (Mother Jones)
RT @crankfetter BP Gulf gusher: best case is really bad, could become orders of magnitude worse - Is the BP Gusher Unstoppable? - (Mother Jones)

Twitter Sun, 20 Jun 2010 11:25:10
Tweet 16638727359

RT @pattonoswalt Dear Santa: Limbaugh has stroke. Paralyzed but aware. New wife fucks Ed Begley in front of him daily 'til he dies. Please?
RT @pattonoswalt Dear Santa: Limbaugh has stroke. Paralyzed but aware. New wife fucks Ed Begley in front of him daily 'til he dies. Please?

Twitter Sun, 20 Jun 2010 01:10:58
Tweet 16637693157

RT @jricole: Top 6 GOP Oil Spill Gaffes
RT @jricole Top 6 GOP Oil Spill Gaffes - Foot, Meet Mouth: Our Top Six GOP Oil Spill Gaffes -

Twitter Sun, 20 Jun 2010 10:18:31
Tweet 16635109826

RT @Richard_Kadrey: Zombie Meat: Japanese undead snacks.
RT @Richard_Kadrey Zombie Meat: Japanese undead snacks. - Zombie Meat -

Twitter Sun, 20 Jun 2010 01:01:00
Tweet 16634637607

The weekend is coming - somebody kidnap me and make me do drugs and booze - ROADTRIP....shotgun
The weekend is coming - somebody kidnap me and make me do drugs and booze - ROADTRIP....shotgun

Twitter Fri, 18 Jun 2010 08:05:36
Tweet 16480664687

RT @johnmoe RT @kottke Toy Story + The Wire mashup:
RT @johnmoe RT @kottke Toy Story + The Wire mashup: Toy Story + The Wire mashup

Twitter Fri, 18 Jun 2010 07:55:35
Tweet 16480023259

RT @wikileaks: US cyber-censorship bill aimed at WikiLeaks?
RT @wikileaks US cyber-censorship bill aimed at WikiLeaks? - Can Obama Shut Down the Internet? (He can already have you killed) -

Twitter Fri, 18 Jun 2010 07:38:10
Tweet 16478777196

RT @TaraBusch: *Someone* should create a synth version of Top Gear...
RT @TaraBusch *Someone* should create a synth version of Top Gear...

Twitter Fri, 18 Jun 2010 07:22:50
Tweet 16477760412

Too much working with computers: Looked at a stand of blackberry bushes and wondered how to change the settings for flower color.
Too much working with computers: Looked at a stand of blackberry bushes and wondered how to change the settings for flower color.

Twitter Fri, 18 Jun 2010 07:18:18
Tweet 16477463580

Bruce Sterling on Cities, an Interview

"The obviously dangerous aspect of modern cities is urban organized crime, narcoterror, low-intensity warfare, war in urban terrain, favela shoot-'em-ups, whatever faddish name the trouble has this year. Baghdad, Mogadishu, Grozny.

But I'd also like to point out that large financial centers in certain cities around the planet are certainly going to kill millions of us by destroying our social safety networks in the name of their imaginary financial efficiency. You're a thousand times more likely to die because of what some urban banker did in 2008 than from what some Afghan-based terrorist did in 2001. *Financiers live in small, panicky urban cloisters, severely detached from the rest of mankind. They are living today in rich-guy ghetto cults. They are truly dangerous to our well-being, and they are getting worse and more extremist, not better and more reasonable. You're not gonna realize this havoc till you see your elderly Mom coughing in an emergency ward, but she's going there for a reason."

Bruce Sterling Interview: Cities


The FBI is scanning Facebook photos for suspicious words?
The FBI is scanning Facebook photos for suspicious words? - Armed police at Merseyside school after FBI warning -

Twitter Thu, 17 Jun 2010 20:15:46
Tweet 16444162245

The Facebook Suicide Bomb Manifesto
The Facebook Suicide Bomb Manifesto - The Facebook Suicide Bomb Manifesto -

Twitter Thu, 17 Jun 2010 08:03:18
Tweet 16399475942

Greenwald: Jon Stewart on Obama's executive power record
Greenwald: Jon Stewart on Obama's executive power record - Respect My Authoritah -

Twitter Thu, 17 Jun 2010 06:08:35
Tweet 16391481495

Today we're going to transplant/migrate the Novell server hard-drives. This could get nasty.
Today we're going to transplant/migrate the Novell server hard-drives. This could get nasty.

Twitter Wed, 16 Jun 2010 06:35:15
Tweet 16310567874

Creating a naked singularity
Creating a naked singularity . How to Destroy a Black Hole .

Twitter Mon, 14 Jun 2010 18:08:44
Tweet 16193610914

Fripp interviews McLaughlin, 1982 >>
Fripp interviews McLaughlin, 1982 - "It basically comes from love": John McLaughlin in conversation with Robert Fripp, 1982 - >>

Twitter Sun, 13 Jun 2010 22:40:34
Tweet 16128817938

Only thing I didn't like about the "Justified" finale was how unprepared Boyd was for Bo's retaliation
Only thing I didn't like about the "Justified" finale was how unprepared Boyd was for Bo's retaliation

Twitter Sun, 13 Jun 2010 22:09:25
Tweet 16127526255

Iron Man R2D2
Iron Man R2D2 - R2-Iron Man -

Twitter Sun, 13 Jun 2010 22:07:49
Tweet 16127457439

Dear South Africa: Enough with the stupid horns
Dear South Africa: Enough with the stupid horns

Twitter Sun, 13 Jun 2010 22:06:16
Tweet 16127389879

Godzilla Haiku
Godzilla Haiku - Your fate is now sealed. By my hand you will know death. Cold sea. Warm stomach. -

Twitter Sun, 13 Jun 2010 22:02:18
Tweet 16127220611

The Last Word on "Lost", by fishbiscuitland
The Last Word on "Lost", by fishbiscuitland - Bellyflop/Bullshit/Betrayal - Fishbiscuitland wraps up "Lost", and it isn't pretty -

Twitter Sun, 13 Jun 2010 02:40:58
Tweet 16063988746

RT @johnmoe: It's a steady job but he wants to be a piggyback rider / PIGGYBACK RIDER!/ Piggyback rider, rider!
RT @johnmoe It's a steady job but he wants to be a piggyback rider / PIGGYBACK RIDER!/ Piggyback rider, rider!

Twitter Sat, 12 Jun 2010 14:07:16
Tweet 16032332424

RT @warrenellis: RT @jimrossignol 'Frank Herbert's Dune barbecue. "The meat must flow."'
RT @warrenellis RT @jimrossignol 'Frank Herbert's Dune barbecue. "The meat must flow."'

Twitter Sat, 12 Jun 2010 13:37:41
Tweet 16031072626

RT @GreatDismal: Advent of Rudy Rucker on Twitter: @rudytheelder Mind like a swarm of crystal ants. Instant follow.
RT @GreatDismal Advent of Rudy Rucker on Twitter: @rudytheelder Mind like a swarm of crystal ants. Instant follow.

Twitter Sat, 12 Jun 2010 13:32:17
Tweet 16030847484

Learned that work has a satellite dish on the roof. For a second there I felt like a Bond villain
Learned that work has a satellite dish on the roof. For a second there I felt like a Bond villain

Twitter Sat, 12 Jun 2010 13:24:21
Tweet 16030503983

And They Wonder Why People Don't Vote

"What's going on here couldn't be clearer if the DNC produced neon signs explaining it.  Blanche Lincoln and her corporatist/centrist Senate-friends aren't some unfortunate outliers in the Democratic Party.  They are the Democratic Party.  The outliers are the progressives.  The reason the Obama White House did nothing when Lincoln sabotaged the public option isn't because they had no leverage to punish her if she was doing things they disliked.  It was because she was doing exactly what the White House and the Party wanted.   The same is true when she voted for Bush/Cheney Terrorism policies, serves every corporate interest around, and impedes progressive legislation.  Lincoln doesn't prevent the Democratic Party from doing and being what it wishes it could do and be.  She enables the Party to do and be exactly what it is, what it wants to be, what serves its interests most.  That's why they support her so vigorously and ensured her victory:  the Blanche Lincolns of the world are the heart, soul and face of the national Democratic Party. "

I'm done voting for the lesser of two evils.

The Democratic Party and Blanche Lincoln
Via

The Library of Congress has a room dedicated to rewinding things.
The Library of Congress has a room dedicated to rewinding things.

Twitter Thu, 10 Jun 2010 06:40:45
Tweet 15854660837

magnificent pencil drawings
magnificent pencil drawings - Unbelievable Pencil Art by Paul Lung -

Twitter Thu, 10 Jun 2010 06:32:32
Tweet 15854111504

The Shortest Possible Game of Monopoly
The Shortest Possible Game of Monopoly - Nine rolls, 21 seconds -

Twitter Tue, 08 Jun 2010 18:22:29
Tweet 15750392355

Obama expands "secret war"
Obama expands "secret war" - U.S. 'secret war' expands globally as Special Operations forces take larger role -

Twitter Tue, 08 Jun 2010 18:15:28
Tweet 15749962079

No expectation of privacy in public, unless you're the police:
No expectation of privacy in public, unless you're the police: _ Are cameras the new guns? _

Twitter Tue, 08 Jun 2010 18:05:18
Tweet 15749329685

RT @johnmoe: To this day, she still fights crime with a team of highly choreographed prostitutes. #BenatarFacts
RT @johnmoe To this day, she still fights crime with a team of highly choreographed prostitutes. #BenatarFacts

Twitter Tue, 08 Jun 2010 00:11:37
Tweet 15691954919

RT @hellobigfoot: for extra traction on muddy day wear upside down porcupine on feet
RT @hellobigfoot for extra traction on muddy day wear upside down porcupine on feet

Twitter Tue, 08 Jun 2010 00:01:39
Tweet 15691596486

RT @GreatDismal: RT @jwomack: Too many will deny climate change and tout torture, till water fills their throats
RT @GreatDismal RT @jwomack Too many will deny climate change and tout torture, till water fills their throats

Twitter Mon, 07 Jun 2010 23:48:21
Tweet 15691099128

Pure, by Jacob Bricca
Pure, by Jacob Bricca (Vimeo)
Via @GreatDismal (William Gibson/twitter)

RT @BPGlobalPR: Safety is our primary concern. Well, profits, then safety. Oh, no- profits, image, then safety, but still- it's right up ...
RT @BPGlobalPR Safety is our primary concern. Well, profits, then safety. Oh, no- profits, image, then safety, but still- it's right up ...

Twitter Mon, 07 Jun 2010 18:39:56
Tweet 15675921336

GWB is on Facebook. Where's the FUCK YOU button?
GWB is on Facebook. Where's the FUCK YOU button?

Twitter Thu, 03 Jun 2010 16:07:46
Tweet 15335194357

We've been listening to Robert Johnson at the wrong speed (and if not, we better start)
We've been listening to Robert Johnson at the wrong speed Robert Johnson revelation tells us to put the brakes on the blues (and if not, we better start)

Twitter Wed, 02 Jun 2010 18:23:30
Tweet 15294820760