Swimming with the Razorfishes

Saturday, June 17, 2006




"Forget the lap dances. It’s a place where lovely things are on display. It’s like a museum."

Friday, June 16, 2006


Joerg Colberg

"OK, let me make this official: I hereby declare that I have seen enough vacated houses and/or ruins of houses, and I don't feel like seeing more would add anything to a subject matter, which actually hardly ever deserves such coverage. Oh, and adding some poor, freezing naked woman to the scene only makes it weird and not better."

I second that.


Spouse and helpmate of Adam Kadmon: Heva, naked Eve. She had no navel. Gaze. Belly without blemish, bulging big, a buckler of taut vellum, no, whiteheaped corn, orient and immortal, standing from everlasting to everlasting. Womb of sin.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006


ESPN2 is airing a Dominoes tournament. Dominos. What planet am I on?


The New York Times on Col. Viele's Mmap.


Cher is on C-SPAN right now, and it is freaking me out.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006


Wierd Al makes more from CDs than iTunes downloads:

"I am extremely grateful for your support, no matter which format you choose to legally obtain my music in, so you should do whatever makes the most sense for you personally. But since you ASKED… I actually do get significantly more money from CD sales, as opposed to downloads. This is the one thing about my renegotiated record contract that never made much sense to me. It costs the label NOTHING for somebody to download an album (no manufacturing costs, shipping, or really any overhead of any kind) and yet the artist (me) winds up making less from it. Go figure."

This surprises me for two reasons:

  1. I thought Weird Al was dead.
  2. I can't believe that people buy his music.


Stepping out of the office today. 8:00 P.M. The sun setting in the canyon of 41st Street.

Three Women
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Walking west. Wrapped in golden light. It is a good day to be alive.


Washington Post: Karl Rove Won't Be Charged in CIA Leak Case

Monday, June 12, 2006


Infoworld: Microsoft blogger leaves for podcast startup

The change in Scoble's public speech after joining Microsoft really surprised me. Though he denied it, working for Microsoft blunted a great deal of the criticism he once directed at the company. He also seemed to discuss fewer products and technologies coming from non-Microsoft companies.

It will be interesting to see what he does next.