Monthly Archives: June 2008

Lit 101

Lit 101 in three lines or less from McSweeney’s. Call me jaded from my undergrad Milton course, but I think Paradise Lost is a definite improvement.


Who’s the king of your satellite castle

Trevor Paglen has an interesting photography project.


The New Yorker on Ezra Pound. Every time I come across anything with Pound I get lost in his character rather than his work.  I should really pay more attention though given the death of the imagist movement in WWI and my own research in this area.

As a side note, a comic strip on Pound would be a hell of a read.

Electric Boogaloo

Articles like this always strike my fancy.  It’s not that I want to start ripping my car apart or that I see converting cars as a feasible process or something that people are going to rally to.  Nonetheless being my father’s son I do have a nostalgia for working on vehicles.  I will be the first to admit that I fell pretty far from the tree and there’s plenty to do with cars that I don’t understand.  Instead I sit around in autoshop waiting rooms wishing I had paid closer attention when I was a kid.

Still, there’s something to the image of people working through the gas problem we have right now and which is only going to get worse.  These guys are from MIT and aren’t folks sitting around in a garage.  That’s what I’d like to see though.  There’s something uplifting about the idea of folks getting fed up and saying “screw it, let’s convert the car.”  Maybe it’s just the tangible feeling that comes along with “fixing” a problem.

Zizek and Tibet, a rebuttal

A rebuttal to Zizek’s piece on Tibet that I haven’t had time to read yet.  Still, in fairness I thought I should post the link to it.

For kicks

If I had time I would love to be able to make comics on the eclectic caliber of Kate Beaton.

Tripping on a universe in a paper heart

An intriguing theory on the origins of “the” universe.

I wish Douglas Adams were still alive.