laurence turner

the random musings of a fool

3 things…

1. The dark side of the internet,

2. Romanian president Traian Basescu punches a kid in the face,

3. Lastly, something nice – Bill Frisell Trio: Spontaneous at Kennedy,


Filed under: music, politics, stupidity, tech

giving thanks

Loudon Wainwright Looks ‘High’ For Inspiration, / What If Steve Jobs Hadn’t Returned To Apple In 1997?, / America, the beautiful? – Roadside Architectural Wonders, / Solar System Scale Model,

Filed under: architecture, history, music, tech, thanks


the songs stuck in our heads, / Not Funny: Reporter detained in Iran for ties to the Daily Show, / Harry Reid, and What Happened to the Public Option, / Before I Vote, Let Me Check My Portfolio, / Microsoft Offers To Pay News Publishers To Pull Content From Google, / Demons and beefcake – the other side of Francis Bacon, / the internet as playground and factory, / ABA President’s Curious Means of “Advancing Rule of Law”, / Homeless on the Home Front,

Filed under: economics + finance, music, news, politics, science, stupidity, tech

Weekend Reading Assignment

Catching up… been a little hectic around here of late. Sorry for my absence, O’ Mighty Web!

“It’s so terrible, it induces an entirely new emotion: a blend of vertigo, disgust, anger and embarrassment that I like to call “shitasmia.” It not only creates this emotion: it defines it. It’s the most shitasmic cultural artefact in history. Watch it for yourself. Still, bad though it is, I vaguely prefer the clumping, clueless, uncool, crappiness of Microsoft’s bland Stepford gang to the creepy assurance of the average Mac evangelist.” – Posted this Charlie Brooker piece a while back when it was first published by The Guardian, but it’s still funny: Better the broken Windows than life with the Mac monks,

Some wind in the sails of the Green Movement? Perhaps… Spain gets 53% of its energy from wind!, / Sarah Palin Suggests Coin Conspiracy In Wisconsin Speech, / With Berlusconi in the Soup, /  Barack Obama ‘risks Suez-like disaster’ in Afghanistan, says key adviser, / The Frightening Beauty of Bunkers by Paul Virilio, / Robotic Tightrope Walkers for High-Voltage Lines, / I am become Death, destroyer of worlds, / The Nerd Handbook, / Big news? Twitter and LinkedIn Status Updates Are Now Synced, / ‘Pirate Radio’ Tunes Into Rock-Revolution Nostalgia, / Be afraid, be very afraid… your privacy ended in 1994: User Tracking, / Another step towards the Fourth Discontinuity: Bare,

We took our daughter to see Where the Wild Things Are the other day. Go see it before we are all turned into robots of the hive mind.

Filed under: architecture, environment, film, music, news, politics, tech

you are what you eat

the gut response to what we eat, / Rock (and oil production) are dead,

Filed under: health, music, science, tech

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