The Bushiad and The Idyossey.
"Narrative epic poems of 24 chapters each, The Bushiad
and The Idyossey
use satire and irony to cover events during nine months from December 2002 through September 2003, and were inspired by events as they occurred. Homer would recognize the tale." But where's Hercubush
posted by homunculus
on Apr 4, 2004 -
Words of the Year 2002 Awards
American Dialect Society Word of the Year : "WMD - weapons of mass destruction
". Most Unnecessary: "wombanization
" . Most Outrageous: "neuticles
" . Most Useful (by unanimous decision): "google
".....1991 Word of the Year: "mother of all."
posted by Voyageman
on Jan 20, 2003 -
And so it begins: while I've already seen half a dozen "best ___ of 2002" lists, the year end list I look forward to, Pitchfork's Top 50 Albums
list is out for 2002. It's just the right mix between "so mainstream there are no surprises" and "so indie even your second cousin's girlfriend's brother in that band hasn't heard of them" though perhaps they're leaning towards the latter this year, seeing how I've only heard about a quarter of all the albums listed.
posted by mathowie
on Dec 22, 2002 -
Time Magazine's 2002 Best Inventions
my toys and gadgets, and I especially fancy the Air Surfer
, @ $75 it looks like the glider for klutzes like me. However, I'm not ready just yet to take the hoots of derision that this Bluetooth Mobile Phone Headset
This new chip
looks set to improve digital photography... I do fancy that! But will Foveon
have the muscle to bring the X3 to fruition?
This, though, is as close as we'll ever get to 'vaporware': Nasa's AeroGel
... find out what earthly purpose it could serve.
Some on the list are little more than product placements (I'm looking at 'Breathe Strips' and 'Ultra-Cashmere' now), and some - Mr. Dyson's Cyclonic
spin vacuum, I'm surprised to see - are hardly new. Others [Nano-Tex, Date Rape Drug Spotter & The Scramjet] I'm sure we've discussed before (but they don't figure in Mefi searches).
How many of these will change
our lives - and how many will improve
them? Is there something cool missing from the list? - something tells me that their gushing over their discovery of '3D Online Entertainment' ["...you can do it all and more in Second Life, a startlingly lifelike 3-D virtual world now evolving on the Internet"] gives it the Kiss O' Death. [...via blogdex]
posted by dash_slot-
on Nov 19, 2002 -
Down the memory hole!
An eye-opening comparison of how the various media outlets reported the removal of U.N. inspectors from Iraq back in the day (1998)
with today (2002, and itchin' to fight)
posted by Dirjy
on Oct 25, 2002 -
I posted about it before
and there was a mixed response. But Blogathon 2002
actually started this morning at 6 am PST. Bloggers with a gimmick have posted details here
and it's not too late to sponsor
. Are you watching? And what's your favorite blogger doing?
posted by dobbs
on Jul 27, 2002 -
England blew it.
Enlgand got off to a 1-0 lead before it was tied by Brazil. Even after Brazil was a man down they managed to score a goal and hold the lead for a victory. I really thought England was going to go all the way.
posted by suprfli
on Jun 21, 2002 -
Bon voyage, mes amis...
France now holds the dubious honor of being the first World Cup champs to drop out in the first round of the subsequent Cup tournament (i.e. Champs in '98/Goats in '02) since Brazil '66.
Somebody, strike up Sergio Mendez for me...
posted by Bixby23
on Jun 11, 2002 -
Great, but will it work in larger states?
"Maine’s Clean Election Law goes into effect for the 2002 governor’s race, establishing public financing for candidates. Political observers are beginning to realize it may cause a revolution. " A green governor?
I almost feel ... Canadian.
posted by foist
on Mar 13, 2001 -