Tempted to pick Han Solo, but I never think of him as part of the Rebellion. He provides the roguish charm and cynicism that the original trilogy needed (and that the prequels sorely lacked). Yet, there’s a part of him that seems to be sticking with the Rebellion because it’s a hell of a lot of fun, and that’s where the princess is.
“…once we have our gramophone, or iPad, or locomotive, we become that which has the gramophone, the iPad, or the locomotive, and thereby, are instantly incapable of recognizing what just happened to us, as I believe we’re incapable of understanding what broadcast television, or the radio, or telephony did to us.”—William Gibson (interviewed here).
Weibe has done it again. Steve Weibe, all American fan favorite and star of 2007′s King of Kong, is king again after shattering rival Billy Mitchell’s record. It’s been and exciting battle over the past 6 months for the Donkey Kong record title. Newcomer Hank Chien shocked the World when he…
Church of the SubGenius Hour of Slack #1274 - 9-11 and the Raging Yahoos of Yahoo.com
Many of the Pinks who post comments after the news articles on Yahoo.com News are so dense and agitated as to make SubGeniuses look like even-tempered geniuses. For the week building up to 9-11, Rev. Stang copied the dumbest, craziest and angriest from that raging peanut gallery into a giant text file. For this show, he and Princess Wei read aloud from the best-worst of these yahoos of Yahoo, in various character voices, phonetically (to capture the amazing spelling of modern Americans). NONE OF THE COMMENTS ARE INVENTED. All are real. Lonesome Cowboy Dave comments on the comments; collages by LeMur, Pref, Heart Ignition, The Large and Hazel of the Windmills bracket the live section. This show was originally broadcast on WCSB (Cleveland) on September 12, 2010.
…We believe what science tells us, as our strongest method and ideology, instead of believing advertising and the consumption habits of our culture and our time. That in itself would make a huge difference. It might move us to support democratically a government that became increasingly scientific, and the utopian project would then proceed on a collective basis.”
Kim Stanley Robinson interviewed. Fascinating thoughts.
“There is no such thing as intellectual property. I’m against the inheritance [of works], for example. An artist’s children could benefit from the copyright of their parents’ works, say, until they reach the age of majority… But afterward, it’s not clear to me why Ravel’s children should get any income from Bolero…”—Jean-Luc Godard.