Monthly Archives: March 2007

edward bernays. freud. america.

“the century of the self” is a documentary by adam curtis from the BBC following the influence of freud and his cousin edward bernays (the father of public relations) on the development of united states consumerism, the engineering of consent, … Continue reading

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it’s a little tight in there

two out of every five traded barrels of oil in the world travels through the 35 mile wide strait of hormuz. it makes you wonder why persian gulf governments are just now getting around to constructing a pipeline to divert … Continue reading

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what the hell am i thinking

this is going to be the week that i give 30 day notice on my apartment and it has me a little stressed out. there is a finality to moving once i call the property manager, and i am slightly … Continue reading

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a “casual” game

desktop tower defense is one of those new “casual” video games, that people can play for brief amounts of time with no real committment to getting immersed. yeah. sort of like that.

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dr. tran

warning: this cartoon contains some adult language and situations. cracked me up though.

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postscript

as a postscript to my last post, let me add two more items. today’s news (emphasis mine): With tensions already running high, the United States has bolstered its naval forces in the Persian Gulf in a show of strength directed … Continue reading

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townhall on iraq

i went to barbara lee’s townhall on iraq in oakland this morning. sean penn (no link, he needs a blog) was a guest speaker, and daniel ellsberg got called up out of the audience to give a speech. the antiwar … Continue reading

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buckle on some balls

stephen colbert tells democrats to “buckle on some balls” and impeach the president. he says if they don’t they are “pussies”. funny clip.

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the iRack

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jim cramer

here is a clip from a few months ago. cramer talks candidly about the markets, and price manipulation techniques of hedge fund managers. you won’t see him talking like this on CNBC (as he says himself in the video). (via … Continue reading

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