October 6th, 2004

drinking in the dark

lol, $$$

Remember how Dick Cheney told everyone to take a look at factcheck.com to find out the truth about Haliburton? He meant to say factcheck.org, the site for the political information site run by the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School of Communications.

When he made the error, factcheck.com didn't exist (it was a holding site for online education courses). By this morning factcheck.com now re-directs to George Soros's personal site, containing a personal message about why we must not elect Bush.

the only earth?


Tonight I had dinner with my 98102 i-neighbors at the Elysian. We did have computery moments such as comparing current operating systems and number of social networking site memberships*, but all around it was quite a nice bunch of non-scary people from the internet plus good food and pumpkin beer

* It turns out that I've signed up for a lot of these, even though I don't use them or remember joining (see, in order of use: livejournal, flickr, friendster, orkut, i-neighbors, plazes, okcupid, myspace, upcoming, etc. etc.)
i am not a stuffed tiger.


I'm interpreting this as pessimism about the Kerry campaign, but who really knows?

I know I've already mentioned it, but I bought a copy of Under the Radar this afternoon just because I love the pictures of bands holding up protest signs, which are being auctioned off on e-bay this month [utr]. There's just something pure about it, these people in nondescript settings, fed up with the world, resorting to clutching their opinions on cardboard for the world to see. The Fiery Furnaces "desperate for donkeys" sign kills me every time.

(I wish it was the photos and not the autographed signs that were for sale.)