Archive for the ‘Heroes’ Category

Richard Dawkins Sitting at #73 in the TIME Magazine 100 (“the 100 men and women whose power, talent or moral example is transforming the world”) is one of my heroes, Richard Dawkins. Brilliant, fearless, erudite, articulate, impassioned, clever, polite, charming and very, very funny, Dawkins is a writer of remarkable clarity and a noble crusader […]

Check out The Post-Rapture Post, whose atheist owners promise to deliver post-Rapture messages from the saved to the damned for as little as $4.99. Fucking brilliant. Be sure to check out the Testimonials and, if so inclined, drool a bit over cute ‘n’ nerdy founder Josh Witter. Absofuckinglutely brilliant.

Y’know, there’s a lot of fun to be had, mocking performance artists, especially the overearnest ones whose acts are superpretentious and hobbled by the fact that the artiste is… noticeably undertalented. None of which can be said of Laurie Anderson, whose blend of pop- and art-rock sensibilities layered familiar signifiers into a potent, subliminal and […]

Sometimes marketers get it right: As far as I’m concerned, it’s the most beautiful piece of music ever created, and its inclusion in both films and advertising doesn’t seem to diminish its exhillarating stillness. I want it played at my funeral if for no other reason than its unwavering capacity to simultaneously give me both […]

It was with great distress yesterday that I read Dougie Rushkoff’s blog entry concerning Robert Anton Wilson’s current, dire financial straits, so this (first entry in a series) will perhaps be more rushed than (and not as complete as) I’d like. Robert Anton Wilson‘s been an enormous influence on me for over 30 years, starting […]