"I sometimes wonder if anyone still reads this stuff."
Here's an unique perspective for the self-styled brash, anarchist, punkrocker turned maturing, computer-geek
y, old git in all of us, or at least those of us who remember John Coltrane's version of My Favorite Things
. WrecklessEric dot com
contains the words of a man filled with faux passion
and finite jest, whose composed some good music and written some good lyrics to go with them. For those of you not that old, Wreckless Eric
wrote the song Whole Wide World
which is what Will Ferrell sings to Maggie Gyllenhaal in that movie
before she jumps his bones. It was just last year. You might have seen it. Eric's done some other things
too. I bring this to the blue cuz I happen to be fascinated by the wry, personable, unapologetic, self-referential, egotistical and occasionally self-loathing way the guy
writes in his website, and cuz I'm a sucker for the history of punk
, cuz I'm a geeky old git who used to fancy himself a shoegazing punk enthusiast. ...and cuz I'm bored.
posted by ZachsMind
on May 13, 2007 -
So it started with the original
(NSFW) Eric Prydz video . Then we got a Parody
(NSFW?) of the original. Now we have a completely different band doing a Sequel
(NSFW). Hughes Corporation revisits the leg warmer plight of the original song. A continuing saga...
posted by Lord_Pall
on Sep 28, 2006 -
Byron Calame, public editor of The New York Times, wrote a piece recently about how a faulty Page One story went unchallenged. He notes that despite a questionable premise, the story went uncorrected for a week, and even provoked a piece of art on the Times' op-ed page. Calame's piece gives us a tiny bit of insight into editorial mistakes and correction policies in the media, particularly when challenged from the outside. You get the sense of a behemoth bureaucracy in motion, difficult to head off, harder yet to correct. The Times itself collected some of its more ridiculous errors in its book Kill Duck Before Serving
a few years ago. But less amusing is what law professor Eric Muller found. In early May, he heard Fox News' Judge Andrew Napolitano telling a story meant to illustrate how out of control the federal government's commerce-governing powers have become. Though Muller researched the supposed case Napolitano reported and found nothing in the legal archives, and asked Napolitano for more details, Napolitano has yet to respond.
posted by etaoin
on May 25, 2006 -