aTypical Joe: a gay New Yorker living in the rural South
Monday, June 23, 2008
Links for 2008-06-23
TODAY ON TMV
- No evidence of “pregnancy pact” in Gloucester, it was bad journalism. (Or possibly a principal excited to be talking to Time magazine!)
YESTERDAY ON TMV
- Stop threatening to put kids in jail for sex! A writer in the Savannah Morning News wants the girls in the non-existent pact (see above) thrown in the slammer.
- On Corporate Complicity in the Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II, more from Douglas A. Blackmon’s “Slavery By Another Name”
SATURDAY ON TMV
- Barack Obama and the Muslim misinformation, some ask why Obama doesn’t attack the central issue in the Internet misinformation game. That is: what’s wrong with being Muslim?
- Solitary not solitary any longer. Now it’s “single-occupancy” just like torture’s not torture!
- On Google and our brains. Smart questions. And Carr’s disappointing answers. The Atlantic article was a missed opportunity. Carr always asks good questions; seldom comes up with good answers.
- Google Maps meets ‘Grand Theft Auto’ Drive a car around Google Maps.
- Is Kindle the iPod of eBooks? No, no matter that Bezos almost convinces The Philadelphia Inquirer it is. But it helps real book sales, eBooks never sell out (and you can get free previews), and you can change your font size among other features.
He called her a what???
Tape of the actual incident is included in this discussion of a presidential debates:
ALAN SCHROEDER: This year on the campaign trail...John McCain was asked by someone in the audience about an ugly name that he had allegedly called his wife in public.
BROOKE GLADSTONE: Yes, she was making a joke about his thinning hair?
ALAN SCHROEDER: Yeah.
BROOKE GLADSTONE: And he used a four-letter word in reference to her that begins with “c”.
ALAN SCHROEDER: That’s exactly right. And someone in a town hall audience stood up and asked him about that.
MARTY PARRISH: Is it true that you called your wife a [BLEEPING SOUND]?
JOHN MCCAIN: Now, now, you don’t want to go there—You know, that’s the great thing about town hall meetings, sir, but we really don’t—there’s, there’s people here who don’t respect that kind of language, so onto the next questioner in the back.