Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Newsflash: we are killing ourselves and the fucking planet

The newspaper printed an article about the insane amount of meat we are pumping out, on top of the one about mercury laced fish, tons of crap about the race to the bottom by a bunch of disgusting politicians all posing like they know something or will do anything.

I am not linking to all of this crap, which we all know already.

I am invoking the optimistic vim of Lester Bangs instead. We know it's all shit, but we can still keep going!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

A Pound of Squid is Still OK

The site is here, I want to see a risk-o-meter for other types of activity as well as an aggregated pull-down menu for being a complete fuckup and spending way too much time online.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

6 Day War To Save Tosci's Nets OVER 28k

A tribute to how Gus handed out super-premium ice cream with high cocoa content chocolate for free at the drop of a hat in public parks and kindergartens (never mind MIT cram sessions for almost 30 years):

The store is not yet open, but this is an amazing chapter in the Toscanini's story, worth a whole new chapter in the next Amazon Short. Details here.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Toscanini's update

In less than 5 days, $23,000.00 + has been raised to help out Toscanini's Ice Cream in Cambridge, MA. See here. I have some salt cod box paintings in an EBay benefit auction. (3 day auction.)

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Help Save Toscanini's Ice Cream!

Gus is having problems with paperwork and The Massachusetts Department of Revenue has temporarily closed the ice cream store. Gus is an artist and a mensch, not a businessman and for that we should all be grateful. He has contributed time, money, donated ice-cream (and not just any ice cream) to endless community events for decades now. Here is the link to see what you can do to help save this amazing ice cream store.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Can you look I.B. in the eye today?

“We must believe in free will, we have no choice” I.B. Singer

This is my favorite pic of I.B.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Mamet on writing for TV

The whole idea is, "We'll give you a whole bunch of money to write this television show. Then if you don't mind, take off your hat -- I want to defecate onto your head and rub it into your hair. And set your pants on fire." link here.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

How to play/convert FLAC files in iTunes

This post is great, I did it and now iTunes on my Mac plays .flac files natively--and can convert them into formats my iPod or a cd player understands. The writing is clear and amusing as well.