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Thursday, September 23, 2004



posted by roj at 3:36 pm  

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Russ Meyer

faster pussycat, dead dead dead.

posted by roj at 4:23 pm  

Monday, September 20, 2004

political commerce – get your t-shirts here

i’ve been reminded that i should mention the other political messages i’ve generated here as we approach debating season (finally) for the 2004 presidential elections… so, for your review, and without further ado…

no irony left behind

the 2004 florida bingo ballot (with familiar user interface design!)

i wasn’t using my civil rights anyway

wise confuse-us say erection that last whole month keep hurting for years (lessons learned from the 2000 presidential election process)

there you have it. save some for democracy.

posted by roj at 11:53 pm  

Monday, September 20, 2004

no irony left behind

really late to the punch on this one…. but for your [be]musement…


posted by roj at 11:38 pm  

Monday, September 20, 2004

goodbye romania

goodbye romania is one of the most interesting applications of technology to message i’ve seen in a while.

the downside – each visitor destroys a little bit (well, pixel) of the site. or is that the point, really? be careful where you go.

posted by roj at 1:43 pm  

Monday, September 20, 2004

Eddie Adams

the camera eye

posted by roj at 4:30 am  

Friday, September 17, 2004

long live the cd

it’s a subject i’ve hashed here on the meta-roj blog pretty much since inception, and today i ran into a little blurb about it…

Legal downloading is no threat to CD sales says report [revolution magazine, september 16, 2004]

Contrary to opinion that the increasing popularity of music downloading will eventually make CD album and single sales obsolete, people still want to own hard-copy music and 92% of people said that CDs are their preferred music format.

to follow up a previous quickie on the subject, it seems that, still… nobody’s taken up the bet against the cd – at least through 2015.

posted by roj at 1:07 pm  

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Gerardo Garcia Jr – a fellow hair guy

in another inspirational story of youth gone wild and letting no good deed go unpunished, i present for your momentary attention, one mister gerardo garcia junior.

gerardo got a wacky idea that he would grow his hair to donate to locks of love, to make pediatric chemo and burn patients feel a little better along a very rough journey.

this, as you may or may not be aware, is something i do myself, and something i support wholeheartedly. in fact, i’m overdue for a hair harvest myself – i’ll be sending matching sets of 16-inch braids here “any day now” when i come up with an appropriately dramatic publicity stunt.

so what brings gerardo to my attention? he’s not allowed to do it.

it seems that the school district in which mr. garcia attends high school has a dress code, and part of that dress code is that boys aren’t allowed to have hair past their shoulders or over their eyes.

School dress code sparks debate [the valley star, september 1, 2004]

Harlingen Superintendent Linda Wade, who had to enforce the school dress code, said she did find it difficult to order Garcia to cut his hair.

“This was certainly a difficult decision to make,” Wade said. “On one hand, we have this young man doing something that shows responsibility and enforcing everything we try and teach our kids in school.

“But my job is to enforce a criteria set forth to create the best atmosphere for learning that fosters respect for adults and rules and prepares students for the work place.”

so, congratulations, ms. wade, you have taught the lesson that enforcing arbitrary rules is more important that considering the circumstances of the issue at hand. and you have done so in great form.

but all that was weeks ago – the reason it came to me is that the ap wire carried the news [ab via abc news, september 16, 2004] that the school board denied gerardo garcia’s appeal.

instead, the school board decided that the dress code was more important than the inspired efforts of a teenager, and offered to buy out his good intentions with a $500 donation to the american cancer society and the laughable title of school liason.

the local paper’s editorial and letters to the editor on the subject is worth a quick read.

gerardo garcia

“They just can’t see that I want to make a difference,” he said. “There are already plenty of organizations that give money.

i see it. i applaud it.

posted by roj at 12:14 pm  

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Johnny Ramone

permanently sedated

posted by roj at 3:01 am  

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

if bush wins

a collection of speculative essays discuss the future under the second bush administration…

posted by roj at 8:06 pm  
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