Reviving this ol' format now that I'm back on the regular-blogging bandwagon.
New stories told in new ways:
- Atheists in Red Hook object to a road being named "Seven in Heaven" to commemorate seven firefighters who died in 9/11. I mean, I'm an atheist, and I'm hip to this whole "separation between church and state" thing, but... come on. How petty can we be?
- Stephen Colbert may make fun of canceling fireworks displays because of fire safety, but my hometown did just have a big blaze thanks to the official fireworks display.
- It's both a "new flavor" and an "original recipe"!
- Oh, and to add on to our Copyright woes, George Lucas takes down a Brooklyn Star Wars marathon. To be fair, the price they are charging looks like an admission fee; all they probably needed to do was make it a "suggested donation" toward alcohol.
Possibly important, possibly meaningless:
- Americans for the Arts wants the NEA not to fund Kansas... which the NEA said it's already not supposed to do, since Kansas axed its arts commission. I'm surprised that Governor Brownback is even going to try to get the money.
- Cryptome follows a tall man in a tie who is apparently important to the CIA. And was probably behind the Bin Laden raid.
Things of beauty:
- Polish lanterns.
- A graduate student at the National Archive is organizing Wikipedia volunteers around incorporating the wealth of archived material into Wikipedia. That's what I call taking advantage of an internship to make a difference.