Author Archives: Ponyboy

Bush : America :: Water : New Orleans

That look of perpetual surprise on the President’s face isn’t faked: He and his Administration appear incapable of anticipating the sunrise. Condoleeza Rice, May 16, 2002: “I don’t think anybody could have predicted that they would try to use an … Continue reading

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Open Questions

With the question of who leaked Valerie Plame’s status as a CIA agent now resolved (answer: everyone in the Bush Administration), perhaps the Washington press corps would like to use up some of the energy they’ve built up to take … Continue reading

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Boing Boing, Ka-Ching Ka-Ching

It’s been almost a year since wildly popular geek site Boing Boing stared into the abyss and saw their bandwidth bill staring back at them. Like the good DIY, indie rock, mirrorshade cryptopunk rebels they go to great lengths to … Continue reading

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Bloom Ba-Da-Boom!

With the recent acquisition of Flickr, the defining characteristic of successful Web 2.0/Blooom companies is becoming clear. No, not usefulness. No, not design. No, not social capabilities. Duh. The thing that Blogger, Six Apart and Flickr all have in common … Continue reading

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Glassdog Terms of Use Update

Due to recent technological developments, Glassdog World Domination has revised its Terms of Use. Please read and agree to the following: Glassdog World Domination (“Glassdog”) and its official information dissemination organ (“Penis”“glassdog.com”) hereby and henceforth restrict users (“dirty rat bastards”) … Continue reading

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The Tipping Point

There is a cancer — warm and angry — metastasizing in the belly of the blogosphere. It grows, thrives, fed by the deluded, the self-satisfied, the people who use the word “blogosphere.” I speak, of course, of the “hat tip.”

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Oh, Why Not? It’s Saturday!

To some of us, homosexuality is an affliction, like alcoholism, and hellishly difficult to control. Why some folks can take or leave alcohol — while others can enjoy it in moderation, and others cannot stop drinking without help and must … Continue reading

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Now He Has to Say It Two More Times

Vice President Cheney announced today that the final report on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction — which concluded that there haven’t been any since 1991, and weren’t going to be any in the future — has fully justified the decision … Continue reading

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Blooom!

That’s blog and boom, see. “Blooom.” Man, if bloom.com wasn’t already registered, I’d grab it and start accepting VC money. Yes, the heady, yeasty days of the Boom are back. They’re smaller, of course, and hopefully less stupid. But with … Continue reading

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Third Strike and I Punch You in the Face

The man who invented under-car neon lighting has just changed his name to “They,” so he can claim responsiblity for all the things that are attributed to undefined outsiders: “They say…” I wonder if you can be sent to Hell … Continue reading

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