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February 6, 2011
"CIA OFFICER PELEG: Your mission, Ishmael, is to travel up the Nung river and find Colonel Moby. When you find him... you are to retire Colonel Moby.
ISHMAEL: You mean... harpoon Moby.
CIA OFFICER PELEG: Harpoon... with extreme prejudice."
Yes, it's the script for Apocalypse Moby
, described by Bruce Sterling as "a very deft piece of writing".
posted by storybored at 7:36 PM PST - 25 comments
Introducing The Real Reagan.
"There is much to appreciate and even like about America's 40th president, and his two terms in office were not without significant achievements. But Ronald Reagan and his presidency are also badly misunderstood. To mark the 100th anniversary of his birth, we are offering what we hope will be a respite from the hagiography that has taken hold elsewhere -- a critical, but fair and respectful, exploration of the real Ronald Reagan
posted by homunculus at 11:31 AM PST - 149 comments
"We've had revolution in Tunisia, Egypt's Mubarak is teetering; in Yemen, Jordan and Syria suddenly protests have appeared. In Ireland young techno-savvy professionals are agitating for a "Second Republic"; in France the youth from banlieues battled police on the streets to defend the retirement rights of 60-year olds; in Greece striking and rioting have become a national pastime. And in Britain we've had riots and student occupations that changed the political mood. What's going on? What's the wider social dynamic?
posted by doobiedoo at 6:44 AM PST - 112 comments