I have dreamed of Erebus.
mcwetboy took you to the Arctic
today. Now read one man's fascinating diary of his trip to Antarctica
in 2001, as well as this year's coming journey to the bottom of the world. Lots of words here, and some cool pictures. Not to mention margaritas and guacamole
The power of Western culture
illustrated with the story of Miss World 2001. Agbani Darego
of Nigeria is single-handedly responsible for a radical change in the feminine beauty ideal in her native country: voluptuous women are out, thin girls are in. A stunning illustration of the cultural power of the West, and a good example to think about what it means - for the better and for the worse - to those under its spell.
The Voice of the Prophet.
Rick Rescorla was Head of Security for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter in New York. A vet of three wars and a survivor of the 1993 WTC bombing. He saved many lives that day, but lost his own on Nine Eleven, no doubt again attempting to save lives as he had eight years before. If this is what Shrub means by a Patriot, he should listen to patriots instead of try to name Nine Eleven after them. Rescorla's words echo now in a startling matter-of-fact yet poignant way. I'll copypaste a partial transcript into the body of the thread for those who can't stream video.
Rolling Stone's Well Hung at Dawn
looks at the stuff that happened last year.
September 11th did not change our relationship to pop culture, except for the fact that we couldn't see Collateral Damage and are still waiting for Showtime to air The Believer. Osama didn't make "Beautiful Day" sound any friggin' better (though it did put Ray Stevens back in the Top Ten, and that's not a bad thing!).
The 22nd Annual Razzie Nominations
are in. Looks like Tom Green stands to be the big winner this year.
The SXSW Interactive Web Awards finalists are up...
and the site I submitted isn't mentioned. Am I bitter? No.. no.. OK. YES. Anyway, the sites listed are the best of the best of 2001. Worth a look.
So what are your Top Ten movies for 2001? The NYT's Elvis Mitchell
cites "In The Mood For Love" as the best and David Kehr
chooses "The Royal Tenenbaums." Then there's Roger Ebert
who's #1 is "Monster's Ball" and Harry Knowles
who picks, surprise surprise, "The Lord of the Rings."
Contribute to the BBC's E-cyclopedia Glossary of 2001
. "Impeachment nostalgia" - phrase coined by novelist Douglas Coupland to characterise depression following 11 September and a hankering for the era in which details of stains on Gap dresses were the main obsession of media and politics
Has anyone else seen the cover of the current New Yorker
. It's a great merging of recent threads
Time's 2001 inventions of the year awards.
Why do all of these have that cheesy "Sharper Image" feel to them? Aren't there inventions out there slightly more important than a potato masher or a remote control smoke alarm? Naww, everything else would go over the heads of the readers. Keep that gravy comin' ma!
2001 National Book Award Finalists
Awards tonight in New York mc's by Steve Martin. Will Franzen
win despite the raging controversy
? Pick the winners, anyone? Any good ones left out?
Mars Odyssey 2001 is in orbit around Mars.
- the interactive story of Albert and Lovely Lisa - a 2.4M shockwave download... Just one of many finalists in the flashforward2001
Flash Film Festival.
"2001: A Space Odyssey" is back in theaters
for a short year-2001 run. It is currently playing at the Seattle Cinerama
October 5-18, and is next scheduled to be shown at the Uptown Theater
in Washington, D.C. (where the film had its original 1968 premeire) November 2-15. After that, it will be shown at the Castro Theater
in San Francisco November 21-December 6, and at the Egyptian Theater
in Hollywood December 20-January 1.
With friends like these...
"The Left in 2001 needs a media upgrade in the worst way. It needs to figure out a way to communicate its message that doesn't cause a vast majority of Americans to roll their eyes. Change in this country comes about through numbers, and continually alienating the bulk of the nation with old, tired tactics isn't going to change anything. "
One World Ribbon Project.
This past week we have witnessed human destruction on a level never imagined. This is not just an American problem, it is a world problem. We are one species on one planet.
With this in mind, I have put together the "One World Ribbon Project" (please excuse this self-referring post) to emphasize that this is a human tragedy that affects each and every one of us on Earth.
I have created a ribbon icon that incorporates the colors of all nations on Earth. If you feel so inclined please display this ribbon on your web site as a reminder of the work that lays ahead for all of us.
New Calvin and Hobbes book!
"Calvin and Hobbes: Sunday Pages 1985-1995" will reprint the 35 sunday strips that are being featured at the 2001 Festival Of Cartoon Art at the Ohio State University Cartoon Research Library. While not really a 'new' book, it will include "an essay by Mr. Watterson about his work on the strip, plus his comments on each of the strips in the display."
This is a treat for fans because Mr. Watterson is an extremely private individual, and has given no interviews or produced any new work since Calvin and Hobbes left us, December 31, 1995.
As a soon to be minted threehundreddollar-inaire,
I'm one of more than 90 million Americans who has received notice of my tax rebate on the way. But some 32 million Americans are due no tax rebate, and are now receiving notices in the mail to this effect- a letdown that Democrats are trying to capitalize on. Is the tax break going to backfire on Bush and the Republicans... ? << more inside >>
The 2001 Emmy nominations
were announced yesterday. The Sopranos
and West Wing
came in with 22 and 18 nominations each. Are these really the best that teevee
has to offer?
THE Pope will host the European premiere of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
I'm guessing my thoughts on 2001 aren't all that different from the pope's, but I'm mostly an atheist. How do you view the monolith? And also, here's
a list of pope's favorite films. Andrei Rublev is my overall 4th favorite film, the Sacrifice and Decalogue are in my 20's.
The Museum of E-Failure.
"May history not soon forget the hell we've all been through."
Send in your votes now!
Fairvue presents the Bloggies for 2001.
2001 - The year of new reason?
"There is clearly only so much that people can take in terms of stories which range from the unnecessarily alarmist to the downright silly, and the news media are at last recognising this."
Also Sprach Zarathustra, anyone?
Does the arrival of a monolith in Seattle implicitly suggest that Microserfs are in need of an extra-terrestrial intelligence boost?
Explaining it all?
Now if only someone could explain the year itself before we have to slog through it for 364 more days. (Flash)
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