Christopher Lydon interview with Zizek from Open Source Radio (via Boing Boing).
For those of you who are wondering what has the economic doom and gloom talk been about, you should check out this excellent one hour radio show that explores the chain of buying and selling of housing loans that has lead to the current state of affairs.
So the premiss of the second of the MIcrosoft Windows ads is that Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld go to live with some ‘average’ family. The dynamic between Gates and Sienfeld, while obviously contrived, is based on the generic conventions we expect from a man who cracks funnies about nothing and a super rich geek. […]
One of my students found this MA thesis by Matthew J. Aslaksen submitted to the Bowling Green State University August 2006. From the abstract: I have argued that emo represents challenge to conventional norms of hegemonic middle-class masculinity, a challenge which has come about as a result of feelings of discontent with the emotional repression […]
So I bought the new game Spore over the weekend. I have started it a few times and now my most advanced game is in the space stage and my ‘spaceship’ is at the highest level of advancement (‘Omniscient’). Sure I am a gamer, so I was very interested in playing such a hyped game, […]