June 5, 2006

So the Election Wasn’t Rigged

Filed under: culture, graffiti, politics — ted @ 1:34 pm

It became increasingly clear to me over the weekend, as I read a few rebuttals to the RFK Jr. article from Rolling Stone I made such a fuss about on Friday, that I haven't been sufficiently keeping up with the "dozens of experts" and theorists who have been making the same accusations for years. If I had "spent time on Democratic Underground or have read Mark Crispin Miller's "Fooled Again,'" I would have been "already familiar with everything Kennedy has to say." This according to Farhad Manjoo in Salon, who argues that the election was not stolen.

Yesterday I purchased The Thinking Fan's Guide to the World Cup, and am loving it. The book contains 32 essays on each of the 32 teams by hip, cosmopolitan authors (cf. Dave Eggers, Rick Moody, and Sean Wilsey) who happen to be soccer fanatics. Also present are oodles of stats, schedules, and facts about the nations. Here's more info.

I've seen a lot of photos of graffiti on Flickr recently, and found this one (taken in Athens during the Olympics) particularly blog worthy:

The page has lots of action.

A man was killed by a lioness today in a Kiev zoo:

"The man shouted 'God will save me, if he exists', lowered himself by a rope into the enclosure, took his shoes off and went up to the lions," the official said.

"A lioness went straight for him, knocked him down and severed his carotid artery." [Reuters]

This piece of Flash art rules.

MC Hammer has a blog. And a sidekick, apparently.


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