In Sanity We Trust
Mesostic: Insanity Wet Rust
The mesostic is a type of poem invented by avant garde composer John Cage. Cage is perhaps best known for his "4'33"" a marvelous piece of performance art in which no instruments are actually played, the audience is instead encouraged to concentrate on the ambient sounds in the auditorium. It's not unusual for someone to develop the giggles during the first or second movements and then spend the rest of the performance trying to suppress it. The audience in effect becomes part of the performance.
"I certainly had no feeling for harmony, and Schoenberg thought that that would make it impossible for me to write music. He said, 'You'll come to a wall you won't be able to get through.' So I said, 'I'll beat my head against that wall.'"
The only difference between me and a Madman is that I am not mad.
Don't Be Evil:
Google claim a commitment to providing free and unbiased access to information on the internet. Their declared company policy is indeed "Don't be Evil", though their concessions to Beijing for operations in China might appear to be at odds with that ethic. Google, along with Microsoft, and Yahoo have come under considerable criticism for their approach to China which allows for censorship of politically sensitive search entries.
We occupy a position in the culture that I wish Google would take up, which is that we stand for the freedom for information, and for us to compromise I think would send very much the wrong signal: that there's no one left on the planet who's willing to say "You know what? We're not going to give up.
U.S. Congress is set to introduce the much hailed Global Online Freedom Act today.
The Guardian - Wikipedia defies China's censors
Shaft: Down at your Life
Yes, it's down. The new album "Down at your Life" by SHAFT. It's a dirty rotten shame. Down at your life, a rare event which indubitably requires closer examination. Still, things could be worse and chances are they will be. Thank God for electric guitars! One can always find salvation in a song. Don't let a chance like this slip by. In other words just buy it. Shaft: Down at your Life
The Times They Are A-Changin'
Bob Dylan's latest album, "Modern Times" hit the charts at number one, his first number one album in 30 years. It also makes him the oldest living person (65) to enter the charts at number one.
When you purchase Bob Dylan's new album "Modern Times" through iTunes, you'll also get four bonus videos, and if you pre-order the album, you’ll get a fifth video, “Jokerman,” an iTunes exclusive. Plus, you'll also receive an exclusive pre-sale Ticketmaster access code for up to four tickets to Dylan’s upcoming tour. Just pre-order and the pre-sale code arrives via email.
Polygamist on FBI's Most
Wanted List Captured:
Reputed to have 72 wives, he begged to be arrested. Ironic Times
Star Wars Episode III:
The Backstroke of the West
Many pitfalls may be encountered when translating between languages. Early attempts to market Coca-cola for example had some less than desirable results. While the phrase "Coke Adds Life" came out literally to mean, Coke brings the dead back to life, translations of the brand "Coca-cola" itself met with some unusual permutations such as the enigmatic "bite the wax tadpole".