Was a freaking awesome dance party last night! Nothing like the last show I saw at WaMu theater. Non-stop crazy beats, lots of jumping and high high energy at Webster. If only they could spin for me every night!
“At the recent American Magazine Conference, one of the speakers worried that if the great brands of journalism — the trusted news sources readers have relied on — were to vanish, then the Web itself would quickly become a “cesspool” of useless information. That kind of hand-wringing is a staple of industry gatherings. But in this case, it wasn’t an old journalism hack lamenting his industry. It was Eric Schmidt, the chief executive of Google.”—The Media Equation - Mourning Old Media’s Decline - NYTimes.com
The high-profile interviews have been picked up across the web, and the word econalypse has taken its rightful place in biz-blog lexicon. Cheekier than “Economic Downturn,” catchier than “Economic Crisis” and more potent than plain old “Recession,” Econolypse may come soley to represent this strange and frenzied economic era. Hence, much like we speak about The Great Depression today, I wouldn’t be surprised if in a few decades we reference, “The Econalypse of 2008.”
It’ll be interesting to see where the word takes us…
An excavation led by Thomas Levy of the University of California, San Diego, and Mohammad Najjar of Jordan’s Friends of Archaeology has unearthed what they identify as an ancient center for copper production at Khirbat en-Nahas. Located in the lowlands of a desolate, arid region south of the Dead Sea in what was once the Kingdom of Edom, which the Old Testament describes as a foe of Israel, it is now the Faynan district of Jordan. As they are reporting in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, radiocarbon analysis dates the site as from the 10th century BCE, when David and Solomon would have ruled and about 300 years earlier than scholars thought. It is by no means certain that Solomon (or David) controlled the mines, but at least the dates now match.
When talking about politics, one should remember that they are not running for office themselves. And as far as a common ground goes, by and large, we all want pretty much the same things… except for you crazy pro-lifers.
No one WANTS higher taxes.
No one WANTS an abortion.
No one WANTS thousands to die needlessly for an illegal war.
We just differ on how we think those ideas should be executed.
I’m a simple kid. I like southern rock and boiled eggs in my salad, dark beer, and think if I work hard and stay off welfare, I should be able to smoke a bowl in my house if I feel like it. I don’t think I should be facing the food stamp line to get my rotater cuff operated on. I’m not asking for the fucking moon. More than anything, I don’t want someone telling me that my gay best friend can’t get married because some old, wormy, white guy that fucked 11 year old altar boys in the ass says its not okay.