Archive for April 20th, 2004

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Apr
04

failure to suck, part one

hey, the guy who invented web pages and web software, tim berners-lee just picked up a massive cash prize for his genius. in the spirit of recognition of the web’s creator, why don’t i put together a list of the web’s worthiest locations? the obvious answer follows: “because there aren’t any worthy locations.” but that would be impudent and cynical and unfair to dr. berners-lee, a guy who deserves billions in a world where bill gates couldn’t shine his shoes. so here’s the tip-top of the short list:

subservient chicken tell the chicken what to do. puzzle over its oblique interperetations or the prisoner locator bracelet on its right ankle. try not to have nightmares over the idea that this chicken is somewhere. brought to you by…burger king?!? what exactly the fuck?

little steven’s underground garage syndicated radio show rolling the best primitive garage rock from the day and from today. i love new jersey tough-guy personas who speak with a lisp.

the smoking gun unlike ‘reality’ tv shows, documents culled from real law enforcement agencies, courts and bureacracies provide more than light entertainment. they provide the kind of painful confirmations that will never, ever let you take at face value anything an institution tells you ever again.

jack chick christian comics before the era of the web, it took more than a cheap hosting account and a couple of html page templates to publish your specious piety to the world. back then, it took hard assets. paper! ink! a printing press! an incomparable drawing style – all of these and more were needed to disseminate idiotic branded belief systems ranging from religious fundamentalism to rock band fan club newsletters. the chick tracts have to be a huge success as they have been appearing regulalry for over twenty years. scary and fun.




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