Hamish Keith, Mentes Peligrosas, iPod Onion, Auntie Benazir, PTSD, P38
Hamish Keith has a tv show on NZ Art. What a pedestrian fart the fellow is. I may be biased because HK trashed cousin Gertrude's "Slim Pink Book"
But HK says nothing about art, just blathers on about how decent James Cook was, what decent chaps those Maoris were, etc etc (nothing about flogging or eating slaves)
One test for art seriousness may be Gordon Walters:
HK's 1982 NZart book trashed Walters in a couple of lines.
Mentes Peligrosas: Confession of an American Thought Criminal
5. I long for the collapse of the American Empire. While we can’t predict what will arise to fill the ensuing vacuum, at least it will present an opportunity for us to create a more humane and just sociopolitical order.
19 "thwarted attacks" by terrorists on the U.S. since Sept. 11, 2001. It's pretty thin gruel:
Charge Your iPod Using An Onion
dry the onion off and stick your USB cord into its side. What effect this has on the USB itself, and whether it can ever be plugged into a conventional port again, I have no idea. But, sure enough, the iPod turns on and begins charging— and as long as the onion has soaked up enough fluid, you can go for about 20 minutes!
Beware Auntie Benazir
Ms. Bhutto's repeated promises to end fundamentalism and terrorism in Pakistan strain credulity because, after all, the Taliban government that ran Afghanistan was recognized by Pakistan under her last government -- making Pakistan one of only three governments in the world to do so.- Fatima Bhutto
And I am suspicious of her talk of ensuring peace. My father was a member of Parliament and a vocal critic of his sister's politics. He was killed outside our home in 1996 in a carefully planned police assassination while she was prime minister. There were 70 to 100 policemen at the scene, all the streetlights had been shut off and the roads were cordoned off. Six men were killed with my father. They were shot at point-blank range, suffered multiple bullet wounds and were left to bleed on the streets.
Bad art on myspace:
Flash videos are increasing, low-bandwidth users getting frozen out
Also, the content polit/intellectual of a transcript vs a video
cf Chompsky "video" where the visual part is a set of slow scans of still images, including one still of Noam
with caption "voice of Noam Chomsky"
- as a fossil from pre-1950 I want the tanscript.
Also, I'm a low bandwidtrh paisan in both my houses
Vets & PTSD
You can have that too. You can come home. It may seem like you will never know joy again; you may feel like all positive emotions are washed out, empty, or shadows of what they used to be.
That will not always be so. You can come home.
P38 on Welsh beach
Hamish Keith, Mentes Peligrosas, iPod iPod Onion, Auntie Benazir, PTSD, P38