Dr. C. Scott Ananian (cananian) wrote,
Dr. C. Scott Ananian

Light Matters

  • I recently designed Sam Shepard's play "Curse of the Starving Class" for TheaterZone in Chelsea; directed by Paul Melone. Hence I can't avoid mentioning the new Sam Shepard documentary, reviewed in Slate: "This So-Called Disaster".
  • Jacob Weisberg, a Slate editor, also calls Bush a dedicated fool. It's nice to remember that, with all the other freedoms we've lost and are losing, we can still insult the president without fear of imprisonment. But you should read the article; Weisberg marshals Real Facts on behalf of his characterization.
    The question I am most frequently asked about Bushisms is, "Do you really think the president of the United States is dumb?"

    The short answer is yes.

    ... As the president says, we misunderestimate him. He was not born stupid. He chose stupidity. Bush may look like a well-meaning dolt. On consideration, he's something far more dangerous: a dedicated fool.

  • Frank Gehry's Geek Palace. Wired not-quite-gets what it's like to work in the Stata center (as I now do). Although it's amazing how much whizzy tech has been crammed in in the past few days, just because the donors are coming to a dedication today. It's starting to feel like the Media Lab.
  • Disney tries to stop release of Moore film.
  • Dan is right: you should immediately go to Songs To Wear Pants To.
  • Kudos to Slate/the Hollywood Reporter for noticing that, in the latest Olsen twins movie, Intellectual Property thieves are the super-villians.

  • Editorial on Philadelphia Counter-Suits.

    This is a nice editorial that appeared in the Monday July 30th Philadelphia Daily News. BUST 'EM NOW, PAY LATER EXACTLY A YEAR AGO, the…

  • Philadelphia civil suits.

    Today I signed a contract with legal counsel for the civil suit against the city of philadelphia that I, and the seventy others arrested at the…

  • Rust is not fast

    There are plenty of safe high-level languages in the world; JavaScript, for example. Rust is different: it's supposed to be safe and fast. But…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded