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May 5, 2002
Enron Pipeline Leaves Scar on South America
Enron Pipeline Leaves Scar on South America More goodness perpetrated by our favorite guys (and girls) from houston.
posted by specialk420 at 10:40 PM PST - 1 comments

An interesting find from Plastic.
An interesting find from Plastic. Are men becoming overly feminine? Or is this "nice guy" stage cyclical?
posted by BlueTrain at 10:27 PM PST - 41 comments

"Do It
"Do It is a manual of artist's instructions for you to actualize. It includes works by over 60 contemporary artists ... Once you have actualized an instruction, please send us a picture and your name, we will include it in the manual" I dont know about you, but I'm going to go get some boards and a bunch of bugs to squash right now - for Baldessari, of course. [via caterina]
posted by vacapinta at 10:03 PM PST - 3 comments

That was then
That was then,this is now.
posted by srboisvert at 8:23 PM PST - 32 comments

Retro-Garage, Proto-Punk, Rock-Boogie, Glam-Rock, Alternative Hip-Hop ?
Retro-Garage, Proto-Punk, Rock-Boogie, Glam-Rock, Alternative Hip-Hop ? From the NY Times [reg req] review of the third annual Coachella Art and Music Festival in Indio, California "...with music slightly further out on the cutting edge than predecessors like Lollapalooza and the Woodstocks of the 90's." Is so much "new" stuff really going on, or is this just reviewer's fever?
posted by Voyageman at 8:05 PM PST - 10 comments

Potatoland takes code and images from any site and turns it into web art, if it doesn't crash your browser instead. Start with the NetFlag link and work your way down. If you only have time to check out one distraction, pick RIOT; it's an alternative web browser that builds its page and makes art by combining text, images and links from the recent pages that any RIOT user has surfed to. You can check out what's been surfed and combined recently, and add your own sites to the mix. Right this minute the combo is Wired, Fray, and ABC.
posted by iconomy at 7:03 PM PST - 11 comments

Nike Can't Just Say It, Court Rules
Nike Can't Just Say It, Court Rules Law: Firms can be found liable for deceptive public statements, justices decide. Critics call the decision a blow to free speech. You've got to love it.
posted by onegoodmove at 5:16 PM PST - 15 comments

There is no far-right Vichyite renaissance in France, no Pieds Noirs uprising, nor, really, is there any antiSemitic rampage (Le Pen is spasmodically anti-Semitic but systematically anti-immigrant; i.e., anti-Arab.), but it's a safe bet that Jean-Marie Le Pen can never peacefully become President of the French Republic. It used to be said that for evil to triumph it was necessary only for good men to do nothing; in France, historically, for evil to enter it is necessary for good men to tell other good men that nothing is the best thing a good man can do. As the French are now being reminded, it is better to muddle through with your pants around your ankles than to die lucidly with your nose in the air. How relevent these words and events are here in the US?
posted by semmi at 1:29 PM PST - 32 comments

MIM's Maoist Movie reviews
MIM's Maoist Movie reviews - a new outlook on your most beloved films?
posted by bregdan at 10:47 AM PST - 5 comments

At large in the blogosphere
At large in the blogosphere And yet another analysis of the world of blogging. Does this one, by a decent literary and cultural critic, present blogs and blogging in a better light than many earlier ones? note: NY Times free reg reqd.
posted by Postroad at 10:31 AM PST - 43 comments

Cambodian police urge Glitter to leave.
Cambodian police urge Glitter to leave. Not even Cambodia wants anything to do with Gary.
posted by Leonard at 9:59 AM PST - 10 comments

If The Cinco De Mayo Means Anything Nowadays It's...Tequila, Tequila, Tequila!
If The Cinco De Mayo Means Anything Nowadays It's...Tequila, Tequila, Tequila! But you can't really appreciate real, natural 100% blue agave tequila until you realize what a rare and complex liquor it is. Thank you for for spelling it out, Ian Chadwick![More inside.]
posted by MiguelCardoso at 9:06 AM PST - 12 comments

Internet File-Sharing Boosts Music Sales
Internet File-Sharing Boosts Music Sales Or so this report by Jupiter/Media Metrix says. Is it true? It's true for me, anyway. Not that Jupiter/Media Metrix gets anything right.
posted by laz-e-boy at 8:00 AM PST - 20 comments