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November 16, 2006

we should all feel bad for Santorum's kids

village voice > people > Savage Love by Dan Savage

I remember listening to the radio when Santorum said something obnoxious about gay couples: An anti-gay-marriage amendment was a homeland security measure, Santorum said, which makes gay couples terrorists. My son, who happens to be the same age as Santorum’s younger daughter (the one weeping and clutching a doll in that widely circulated photo), was in the room at the time, and he got pretty upset. So, yeah, we should all feel bad for Santorum’s kids — what kind of parent drags a sobbing child in front of the national media? — but let’s also feel bad for all the other kids that Santorum hurt.

ha ha

November 13, 2006

Richard Linklater maps out his Fast Food Nation

You try to be realistic, but they won’t let you. You can’t touch corporate America.

LA Weekly - The Meat of the Matter

November 9, 2006

take iT(unes) to the limit

This Macintouch Reader Report on Music Servers offers some deep and dirty real-world hacks involving network storage, multiple iPods, and other edge cases.

As home networks get more sophisticated, the shortcomings of iTunes’ single-user model become clear. The time I spend on dumb repetetive tasks, such as copying music to my wife’s computer, will soon be double as my children discover iTunes (it’s already my son’s number one “place to go on the computer” — he has a favorite podcast, you see).

I hope the famous it-just-works ease and elegance we expect from Apple are brought to bear on this issue. In the meantime, here’s what the pioneers of family music management are cobbling together with their bare hands.

November 8, 2006

radio: equally lame everywhere

Cool map that shows you what’s playing on radio stations around the country. Via WFMU’s blog. If someone could just do this with thoughts, we’d be living in Wim Wenders Wings of Desire.